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Am I strange for liking the smell of Ballistol? lol 

And why isn't it on every hardware store's shelves? 

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Guy Thomas

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Reminds me of guns, use it a lotB)
I have a friend who is a Ballistol evangelist, takes a teaspoon in half a glass of water for upset stomachs.

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I like it too, and yes, it's hard to find!  Even the local gun shop only has the spray.

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1 hour ago, Alan Longmire said:

I like it too, and yes, it's hard to find!  Even the local gun shop only has the spray.

Yup, just a single location here has it, an indoor shooting range, and just the spray. I would have been using it for years if it were commonly available!

7 hours ago, Gerhard Gerber said:

Reminds me of guns, use it a lotB)
I have a friend who is a Ballistol evangelist, takes a teaspoon in half a glass of water for upset stomachs.

I've heard it is food safe, but I don't know that I'd go that far, lol

Guy Thomas

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Freely available here, and the buddy I mentioned stocks the whole range in his shop.

What he takes for a stomach upset is just oil in a little bottle, not the spray can type.

Google lists the medical uses, but as far as drinking it:

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Is Ballistol non-toxic? Ballistol does not contain ingredients considered hazardous by the FDA. It does not contain any ingredients which may be harmful for warm-blooded organisms, reptiles or aquatic organisms (if used as directed). If swallowed, DO NOT INDUCE VOMITING, ASPIRATION CAN OCCUR

I'll ask my buddy where he gets his information from.

Ballistol does react with UV light, my grandfather had some issue with his ankle so my dad put his UV light on the ankle to sooth the pain (???), not knowing my grandfather had rubbed on Ballistol.  He got what amounted to a very severe sun burn in a few minutes.

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We may need to list "Namibian Home Remedies" (or wherever Gerhard grew up) in the "Things that can kill you" thread :P

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