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Re: Tea Tree Oil Recipe

$7.95 for 2 ounces is better!

* save the old tubs
* add about 1/2 oz. mineral oil (to keep it from drying completely)
* gel with cabosil (works on any petroleum/oil product)

On the other hand, Forespar dilutes with DI water (most probably with an emulsifying agent) and gels it with something like SAP (the powder in diapers).

I'm sure there are better ways, but you might have this stuff on hand.


Personally, I don't care for the smell and in testing I've found dehumidifiers to work better, but it does have some very slight biocide effectiveness. My wife likes it.

(when asked how he reached the starting holds on a difficult rock climbing problem that clearly favored taller climbers - he was perhaps 5'5")

"Well, I just climb up to them."

by Joe Brown, English rock climber

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