How different is this from lanolin? The market for lanolin
around here, is all $13/ounce at pharmacies
The usual 'lanolin substitute' is waterless hand cleaner (the
white no-abrasive kind); would that be effective on planes?
I'm going to give it a try this afternoon...
Ahh..., brings back memories.
My wife, who was a nurse for many years, got all upset and focused because
she did not have any bag balm. Apparently wearing those latex gloves and
hand washing many times per shift can lead to chapped hands. And many
medical people swear by bag balm. When she finally located a can of the
fabled bag balm, she proceeded to tell me about it.
I laughed and told her that I used to apply it directly to the cow's udder
back in the 1950's. As a farmboy, I had to perform many first aid and minor
veterinary functions. I was VERY familiar with bag balm. I became a
historical expert among her nursing friends. They all asked me about the
original use of bag balm and how the cows reacted to me applying it (They
did not like it.)
There is still a can of bag balm on the shelves above the toilet. And we do
use it from time to time.
On Monday, February 25, 2013 9:36:11 AM UTC-6, Lee Michaels wrote:
Should have given them a first-hand demonstration.
Regarding sheep tallow or balm, I think that might be too oily, if your pro
duct is similar to what I'm thinking. I have an old jar of home made sheep
balm, my grandfather made, and not only does it smell to high heaven, it's
oily. *I never use it, except when particular relatives or friends come o
ver and I extoll its virtues and of course they have to try it. LOL.
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