Be very careful with DMSO (Dimenthyl Sulfoxide). As a chemist, I've used DMSO and it is a great compound because it is an EXTREMELY effective solvent.
The reason that the FDA is against DMSO for home use is because it basically dissolves almost anything and takes it along for the ride. Since it is readily absorbed into the skin, anything dissolved in it is also absorbed. This can be dangerous if you inadvertantly come in contact with a hazardous chemical while using DMSO. Many things that are safe when placed on the skin aren't necessarily so when they are absorbed into the body.
DMSO should be stored in glass containers (not plastic) and whatever area on the body it touches should be extremely clean. Be very conscious of not contaminating your bottle by dipping anything into it and make sure any container you use is also clean. As long as you're careful, you shouldn't have any problems.
In researching DMSO, I found a patent from someone who said that if you mix a little bit of raw honey into your DMSO that it will make it so you don't smell!
I've been using it that way since the beginning and I've never been told I have an odor. The owner of the patent said that the best mix is 1 part honey to 7 parts DMSO and 3 parts water.
(Grand Rapids, Michigan)
(Grand Rapids, Michigan)
DMSO Smell Issues
My first question is how long can one keep DMSO? I have a gallon of Medical Grade that I forgot about and it has been stored in a dark closet for about 10 years. Is it still OK to use?
Secondly: Years ago I was using DMSO in an exterior manner and not really all that much but using daily. My friend and co-worker asked me if I was using it. I said Yes, she said that I stunk to high heavens and she recognized the smell because her husband used to soak his feet in it daily. I could not smell it at all and I have a really good smeller.
Is there an aromatic oil that will not be offensive after applying with the DMSO that anyone has used?
HI U D, ORH here, and your post on DMSO resonated with me as I have used it topically for most of my adult life. Today, I started taking it internally to augment my CDS program. Got this from the German Dr's website. It is supposed to be a catalyst to increase the effectiveness of the Chlorine Dioxide I take 30 minutes following the DMSO. No test, so I assume your state of health will indicate if this protocol is working or not.
I bought a box of cheap lab glassware to get back into the chemistry life of my past. The DMSO solution is made with 30 drops of 100% DMSO into a liter of distilled water. The drops depend on the size of your dropper so next time I will measure with a small graduated cylinder. One ml = 20 drops so I will measure out 1 1/2 ml instead of drops. DMSO is not dangerous, but it can easily pick up garbage from dirty glassware. Finally got my molasses from North Louisiana that I was reared on in the swamps of South Arkansas. So tonight my Tractor Driver is fixing pancakes topped by this molasses for supper. Been a long time.
Can DMSO be used internally with food? I am wanting to put a few drops in my dog's food. Thank you.
Re: Soft tissue problems on my feet that I've had for 20 years:
Thanks all, I did manage to find some DMSO to buy and used it today for the 1st time I also made a cream or gel from using powdered magnesium from caplets some distilled water a few drops of h2o2 and some colloidal silver with a bit of coconut oil and gently heated in a stainless steel pot until I was able to blend them then put it into a glass.
This I used a few minutes after applying the DMSO I applied both with organic cotton balls washed off after 20 min and applied pure aloe gel.
Within 10-20 min I was able to jog on the spot for close to 10 min!! Something I have not been able to do in years!! Big thanks to earthclinic and all who post and share :D
I learned about DMSO from watching Tony Pantalleresco's YouTubes, one of which is about using DMSO and turpentine and salts in a bath. I had first used DMSO that I bought at the health food store 99.9% pure for $13 for 4 oz. The one at the feed store was 99.9% pure and $9 for 16 oz. So I bought that and have seen no ill effects. What is medicinal grade DMSO? How can it be more pure than 99.9%? So I guess the horse DMSO is medicinal grade. Does anyone know what is what with this issue? Am I missing something?
Also, I have not dared to take this internally but I guess a lot of you do. I will have to read more about it.
I have enjoyed reading so many of your posts. I also read that DMSO should not be used daily but some of you have used it daily, and internally, for decades. And there you are: alive!
First time trying DMSO. Just received my order (via Amazon), distributed by a construction/materials company. Claimed to be pharmaceutical grade (at least 99.9% pure, and undiluted), with a glass roll-on bottle and a 16oz refill bottle which is #2 HDPE plastic, the recommended material.
I heard that it doesn't have a scent, or very little. But this stuff has a chemically smell (not sulfur or garlic or other things described as normal). How would I know if it's actually what it claims to be?
I have been using it for a few days, straight on the skin, sometimes with coconut oil after application. There's only a fleeting and mild heating-up sensation. Haven't experienced any garlicky taste. Some itching later, but not more than I get from using transdermal magnesium chloride, which is really itchy to me. Except that with the DMSO I sometimes get itching in places where I had not even applied it to (like the back of my neck, which broke out in itchy bumps like mosquito bites after sweating).
Another question: I had also dropped some in my mouth with iodine, as Walter Last suggested on is website for possible deep tooth problems (may have a problem with a root canal from over a year ago, which never fully stopped hurting). But then I thought about the 3 fillings I have left, made up of the old style mercury amalgam. Not to mention whatever material it is that filled the root canal.What's the probability that the DMSO would leech the mercury and other materials quickly and directly into my blood (even across the blood-brain barrier)? And more so than would happen anyways without it?
I have been drinking a bit of DMSO too, in mint tea (with a shot of Borax dissolved in purified water, and sometimes a few drops of Lugol's, and ACV which had eggshells steeped in it for calcium). Probably not more than a quarter to a half teaspoon of DMSO yet. I'm undecided as to whether I should be doing this or not, but seemed to be worth a try.
I will be getting magnesium chloride, and a bottle of colloidal mineral liquid, ascorbic acid powder, and MSM powder. Maybe to make a mixed solution with, to add some DMSO to and drink.
Any suggestions or potential reasons this may not be a good idea?
Can DMSO be used to regrow hair if so what is the best way to use it?
(San Clemente, Ca Usa)
I herniated a disc or two last summer when I was carrying my 75 lb golden retriever outside to go to the bathroom 4-5 times a day towards the end of her life. It eventually got better with aspirin and chiropractic sessions. I managed to inflame the area again after shoveling snow last week. What has been working phenomenally well for the pain, especially in the morning when the pain is most acute, is 2-3 droppers of undiluted pharmaceutical grade DMSO (99.99%) and a drop or two of peppermint oil. I mix the 2 together in my palm after washing my hands thoroughly. Then I rub it into my low back, all the way to the tailbone, where it has been hurting the most. About 10 minutes later, the pain is all but gone. The effect lasts a number of hours. I repeat this 3 times a day.
Also tried DMSO and magnesium oil with the same effects.
People often remark that they have to dilute their 99.99% DMSO but I have found I don't need to. It stings for a few minutes but goes away. I am also applying the DMSO with Magnesium Oil on the upper part of my body (neck, chest and face) without dilution. NO ISSUES!
This is the first time I have been experimenting with DMSO for a number of days. Even trying it internally here and there. I definitely noticed a garlic smell the first day, but that stopped after I started to add peppermint oil after reading a post on Earth Clinic about how peppermint oil can stop the clam/garlic odor from DMSO.
There are a lot of scare tactics on the internet about DMSO, but I'm finding it to be incredibly helpful in alleviating severe pain fast.
DMOS & HSV2 -- Wow, what a product. I had been getting outbreaks every two weeks for over 25 years. Some times I would have up to 17 in one month. They would come one right after another. I tried various creams ointments and meds. After three days on DMSO...no out breaks now for over 2 months and counting!
(Sherman Oaks, CA)
Hi there I just have to say that I have battled cold sore for my entire life since I was a very small child. These are embarassing and very sore. I found out about DMSO and purchased some. I put it on my lip as soon as I feel that tingling feeling that comes prior to an outbreak. Since using this product the cold sore does not become visable. I am thankful and recommend others who suffer to give it a try.
(Federal Way, Wa)
My good friend's boyfriend is a professor in sleep research at a university in California. When I was visiting them a few weeks ago, I asked if he used dmso in the lab and if so, how did he store it? He told me that they use dmso in many, many experiments and that they always store it in glass bottles. When I told him that I had recently put some of my dmso in a small, cosmetic plastic spray bottle to use with grapefruit seed extract for nail fungus, he looked concerned and suggested that I only store dmso in glass.
Ah, good thing I had that discussion. When I got home from the trip, I smelled the little plastic spray bottle that I had been using the previous 2 weeks. It reaked of chemicals! Yikes!! I compared the smell to the dmso in the thick white plastic bottle that I bought from an online vet supply store, which looks just like the one in Ted's photo. Thankfully the big bottle had a typical dmso odor - a faint scent of garlic. Needless to say, I immediately threw out my spray bottle. Until I find a glass beaker or bottle from a science supply store, I am using a glass dropper for the dmso.
Be warned, be warned!
(Armadale, Western Australia)
(Colorado Springs, Co)
I think Dr. Jacobs ingested some DMSO everyday.
Never ingested DMSO before but, I'm watching the Avengers with a little bit of a stuffy nose from dust of spring cleaning, just went to put a dropper full of cayenne extract under the tongue. HowEVER - big fight scene, not paying attention, picked up the DMSO instead. Full strength. Whole dropper full. Under the tongue. Should be interesting! ROFL!!
(TEN MILE, TN)
(TEN MILE , TN)