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In the UK, Surgical Spirit is the cleaning liquid rubbed on one's skin prior to an injection etc.
I always keep a small 200ml bottle (cost about £1) at home for cleaning purposes.
It addition to cleaning, it can be used as a plastic polish. e.g. I have successfully removed light scratches from a mobile/cell phone screen.
Take care, it should not be used where there is printing (letters or colours) as it can remove them.
Elsewhere in the world, in wood burning areas such as yours without electricity, it is called Rubbing Alcohol. :-)
White Spirit(UK) or Mineral Spirits is good for removing sticky Paper Labels etc. Dampen the label with the liquid and after about 20 minutes, one should be able to peel off the label. Take care, it can mark some plastics such as black or clear ones. So do not over apply and wipe off thoroughly.
Regards - Mike.