Udder Balm not for human use?

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Would you use udder balm on your skin like lotion?

  1. I would and I do. It’s the best lotion there is.

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  2. I would. The government over regulates stuff, hence the warning.

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  3. I would not. It is unsafe for human use.

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  4. If you use it you will develop mutant type characteristics.

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  1. gohammergo

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    Now, that is funny! :)

    We've always had it, and always used it. My mom always had something similar in a red can. Carona? Something like that.

    Edit. Just checked Corona! Was used on us kids initially for diaper rash. I remember getting it used on scratches and other assorted owies too.
     
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    How about udders? :eek:

    Sorry, couldn't resist.
     
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    Pulling from decades of personal experience, I strongly disagree with your assessment of this product!!

    BF
     
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    I just found one of the tiny cans of Udder Balm, about 1-1/4" cube. It IS going into my kit. Works for all the things we need a greasy substance for. Not sure how it will taste when used to grease the skillet for pancakes though. :26:
     
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    The best that I've found is made by a wife's coworker. She mixes up beeswax from her hives with some coconut oil, olive oil, and a few essential oils like clove and thyme oil. Its got a very, very minor scent that is kind of outdoorsy or smells like a good hearty meal but everything in it is natural and a very tiny bit goes a long way. It takes about 2 minutes or so to work in but even when I'm out in the cold all day long even as little as 2-3 applications a day (morning, lunch, and dinner) will keep me from having my hands crack and bleed.
     
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    @Butler Ford ”crud” is not my assessment of it. I was referring to it in the same context as the post that @battle.munky made. Although, crud is an acceptable term. I don’t think it was a derogatory statement, more of an explanation.
     
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    Best thing for dry skin? Bring out the Eye-talian in you. :)

    My wife suffers from terrible dry lizard skin all winter. She is very envious of my Italian olive oil skin. I seldom get dry skin at all. If I get a little roughness on my elbows, that's about it.

    Going to have to eat some lasagna pretty soon. Fortify the skin. :)
     
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    My SWAG is that the container is marked as not being for use on people, is that the manufacturer probably never went through the effort and expense of FDA certification for human use. Doesn't mean that it's bad for you, just that they never got the .gov stamp of approval.

    We use Bag Balm in my house all the time. It's the only skin cream my wife will use.
     
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    I use Bag Balm to this day, grew up milking cows and we used it almost every day. Recently at a farmers market I saw a guy selling a mix of lanolin and beeswax that he claimed was better than Bag Balm, personally I could not tell much difference.
     
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