|Purred: Sat Feb 7, '09 5:23am PST |
|FEBRUARY 7, 2009 - BAG BALM
While doing the grocery shopping, I had planned on buying a small tin of Bag Balm. The only supply in our town was a 10 oz. tin at $9.39. To expensive just to find out what it smells like! Even just a few years ago, Mom saw this product in more stores. Housing developments are destroying farms and farmland and a lot of good things are being lost. Wish humans would stop their own overbreeding.
Back to an overview of Bag Balm:
It is a soothing, healing ointment that has been manufactured by a small company since 1899. The green, square tin it comes in is delightful, featuring a cow and red clover design. If you can get all of the product out, it's great for storing nails, screws, etc.
This product contains only three ingredients: 8-Hydroxyquinoline, lanolin and petroleum. 8-Hydroxyquinoline has antiseptic and disinfectant properties. Lanolin is secreted by the sebaceous glands of sheep and extracted from their sheared wool. Freshly sheared wool can contain 5-25 percent lanolin. Lanolin is soothing, hypoallergenic and bacteriostatic. Both the lanolin and the petroleum help seal wounds to keep out germs and dirt. Some people prefer it over Neosporin, claiming it works just as well and costs less.
Some of the uses of this product are:
chapped skin from outdoor sports
rough feet and hands
softening fingertips for office workers handling alot of paper
crafter and sewers little nicks
and the original reason that this product was mentioned:
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