Some manufacturers of natural oral rinse products voluntarily follow special practices. Many natural oral rinses are vegetarian/vegan and have earned a cruelty-free product seal from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). PETA-approved products adhere to socially responsible packaging and business practices (fair trade, third world projects, conscientious use and ingredient disposal, cooperative work environment), respect for endangered species, biodegradability/environmental friendliness and environmentally protective production methods.
The greatest difference between antibacterial and antiseptic mouthwashes is exactly what you pointed out: most antiseptic mouthwashes contain a significant amount of alcohol, often about 25 percent. Some people, yourself included, find alcohol irritating. Alcohol is a desiccant, meaning it tends to dry things out, including the lining of your mouth. Having a dry mouth could actually aggravate bad breath. In fact, most dentists will tell you that the greatest preventative measure against bad breath is to drink plenty of water to promote saliva production in the mouth, as saliva itself has natural antibacterial properties. Happy rinsing!