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propolis in my face!
« on: February 24, 2008, 10:34:00 PM »
Ok,...here it is,...
 Soooo,...yesterday I got some honey...and a glob of propolis. Tonite I flattened out the wad of propolis as best I could and plopped it into a shallow bowl of alcohol and let it set while I took a shower (Oh yeh, and shaved REAL CLOSE too!)
When i got out I stirred it up..it didnt melt like i thought it mite so I worked with it the way it was(flat, and about the size of a quarter to a half dollar).
 I've been getting itchy areas on my face and i think its from my meds I have to take. Nothing seems to work to make it go away.
 It was time tonite to take matters into my own hands and use the world famous product from the beehive...PROPOLIS!!!
  Well, I just rubbed it on my face, dipped it in the little bowl of alcohol and proceeded to rub it on my face some more!( mostly on my cheeks and under my sideburns.)
   My plans are to do this until I use up the glob of propolis, and when that time comes I'll type up a full report right here to inform you how (and if) the results come out.

   IN THE MEANTIME,......I look sort of jaundiced !!..clean shaven and jaundiced!...And I can turn the pages of a book with my FACE!!! I picked up my toothbrush and didnt close my fingers to do it!  I'm betting the pillow's gonna stick to my head all nite long!

 This is the cost of "Scientific Experimentation".

    I just realized my glasses dont slide down my nose anymore!


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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 01:16:15 PM »
we need a picture   :evil:. 

we might have to change your name to johnnystickyface!
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008, 02:06:01 PM »
i've been using propolis aftershave ever since i made the first batch. let it sit in alcohol for at least a month (until it gets brown-reddish) also, this way, you don't get sticky fingers nor face

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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 12:51:36 AM »
John, oh man oh man alive, you have got me and my Husband both splitting our guts laughing.  You have got to be one funnnnneeeeeee dude!!!!  I picture you with your face stuff on the pages of a book, the paper sticking all over your face, walking down the road with paper pieces, tonight your pillow stuck to your face too.  When I rub propolis off my fingers (I dip them in cold water), my skin is turned yellow too.  Oh such a funnnneeeeee picture you have painted in my mind's eye!!

All I have to say next, is:  ARE YOU NUTS!!!!!

Do as Mici says.  Make a tincture.  Put the propolis in some overproof rum and let it sit for at least a month and then use the liquid that has dissolved the propolis glob.....there is other products that will dissolve propolis but I would bit that bullet and go buy a micky of overproof rum, you could drink what you didn't need to mix in with the propolis glob.  Or go on the internet, there are other things that will dissolve propolis other than alcohol.  But I wouldn't use the alcohol that you are using.  It has to be specific if I am not mistaken.

Anyhow, you got me into that good gut rollin' laugh, and thankyou, that made my day, have a wonderful and awesome night and day, hope you're not sticking to your pillow.  Cindi
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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 08:07:21 PM »
Ok,....151 it is!!
 A month eh'?
 Liquor NEVER lasted that long in my house until recently!
Now its REALLY for medicinal purposes!
thanks you guys!
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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 01:34:52 AM »
Johnny,

Just go buy some brown pillow cases and spray them with silicone..no worries mate...LOL

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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 10:56:25 AM »
Johnny,

Just go buy some brown pillow cases and spray them with silicone..no worries mate...LOL

Sharon, oh no!!!  Now you are making me laugh that silly little squeaky laugh, the one that I try to keep inside if I can, it is too noisy right now to laugh that gut roaring, hoot and hollar that emits from my teeny weeny little mouth, hee, hee, oh I love these good morning hugs (things that make me laugh, I'll call them "Hugs").  Have the most beautiful and awesome day, we be obviously lovin' this life we live!!!!  Cindi
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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #7 on: February 27, 2008, 11:01:00 AM »
Cindi, this stuff is some silly business!  LOL, laugh on girlfriend...

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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2008, 11:24:42 AM »
Sharon,  :) :) :) yes, I like that, girlfriend, such a pretty connotation.....have a wonderful and greatest of this beautiful day, Cindi
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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2008, 08:13:40 PM »
My pillowcases are already brown!!!
 My wife calls my side of the bed the"Gravel pit"!
I dont know about silicone cuzza the fumes...But I bet PAM will work!
keeps things from sticking to my pans!
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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #10 on: February 27, 2008, 08:40:59 PM »
Vodka would make it Johns propolis martini...they make em out of everything else..just might make you fameous & beeks everywhere would have a ready market for the stuff!  Have a great night!

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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #11 on: February 28, 2008, 08:56:37 AM »
                       "SCIENTIFIC UP-DATE!!

Ok,...here I am,.....Still spreading the "primitive form" of propolis tincture.
    Now, as mentioned earlier, this stuff can be used as an After Shave,....So, that's what i did...............!!!!
  After shaving, as usual, I was cut at the bottom of my sideburn. I applied Styptic powder, then wiped the left over dust off.
 After the bleeding stopped I started using the back of my finger to spread my "Aftershave" around my face.

Ohhhh mannnnn.....Everywhere blood leaked out, even though it was wiped off, I looked as if I had rubbed BLACK CHARCOAL around my face. A spot about the size of 2 silver dollars!!!!..The prop. I guess had a chemical reaction to the styptic powder residue!
 And I cant GET IT ALL OFF!!! Its stuck with all the stickyness!!!
 I tried toothpaste....nope,..I tried soap,...nope. I did manage to get most of it off but theres still enough to make people ask what i did to my face! It looks like I went to mass on Good Friday and the priest rubbed the ashes in the wrong place!
I didnt work much longer than i did as i started bleeding again(Remember, I'm on coumadin and i bleed easier than most)..Most of all, I was in a hurry to report my findings to you guys!!!..Now I gotta go to work already dirty looking!
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« Reply #12 on: February 28, 2008, 10:18:32 AM »
Oh John, when I saw this post and I saw that you were the last one responding to it, my heart leaped for joy.  I knew that there would be that gut rolling laugh come out of my mouth, and yep surely it did.  All kidding aside.  That is nasty about the septic reaction with propolis and that could very well be....

Now with propolis, I find the easiest and most efficient way of removing it is to use a little bit of rubbing alcohol.  Food for thought.

Up at the apiary I keep a pint size mason jar with rubbing alcohol in it.  This is for dipping my fingers in when they get too gooey.  Comes off in a moment.

When I get my New World Carniolan bees from our bee breeder here (he is importing from Strachan Apiaries in northern California around the end of April), I will be requeening my Italian colonies with these.  I don't like the enormous amounts of propolis that this breed collects.

My dealings with all the Carniolans that I have had have been that they are not huge propolis gatherers. Yes, of course they do gather it, but I never had ANY issues with over excessive amounts of propolis until the Italians came along.  Kind of turned me off.

The Carniolans have a propensity to be swarmy, but then that is OK too, I will deal with that as it comes.  I have every intention of working hard on swarm prevention and I know that I can do that thing.  Ooops, sorry John, didn't mean to take over your thread.

Tell us more, tell us more.....what did everyone say at work?  Have a beautiful, wonderful and groovey day, Cindi
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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #13 on: February 28, 2008, 10:37:16 AM »
Nail polish remover works quick.  As well as mineral spirits. 

Although you may want to stay away from mineral spirits, it sounds like you have made the mineral spirits angry.
Rick

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« Reply #14 on: February 28, 2008, 11:43:40 PM »
Heh heh, hehhhh..What'd they say at work???
 THEY SAID," Hey John, Whats that BLACK CRAP all over the side of your face!"
  I said,"....ASHES from Lent"!!
 What was I gonna do, tell the truth??..OF COURSE I WAS....AND DID!
 And they laffed!. I work around a very EASY crowd....They even laff when I make it to work on time!..They all assume when I'm late its beecause I'm catching a swarm of bee before work.
Ok,...Gotta go before I tell you what really makes me late,...Remember, I have 5 dogs!
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« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2008, 07:20:15 PM »
Ok,...I had to look back a little to see when I began my study of propolis and its medical benefits..It was Feb. 24th or 23rd.
And it WORKS!!..No more itchy patches on my face!
 .So, today I took off work as my son was sick..We had to go to the pharmacy all way past town because they had to mix some stuff up and put it in syringes.Brad is supposed to squirt this on his wrist and rub it in to make his stomaCH not hurt...Have you EVER heared of such a thing??..What'll they come up with next!?
 Well, I remembered that I needed a "Special Bottle" to put my propolis mixture into so the alcohol wouldnt evaporate(havent got the rum yet)..The pharmacist had the PERFECT bottle! It was clear brown with numbers on the sides and a screw on top.
 I was picturing myself showing this magnificent bottle to my friends with the "Magic Potion" inside, sparkiling under the flourescent lighting in my office. I was even thinking of making a tiny label for the front of the bottle!
 Ok,...So a few minutes ago, I went into the kitchen to get the bottle.......I walked to the bathroon to get my medicine to put into the bottle but couldnt find it....I figured my wife had put it in a safe place....I just couldnt find it!..It turns out,..........
               She THREW IT OUT!!!!
 She said it was all dried out and thought it had gone bad!...She said it looked like a little bowl of ear wax!....Can you guys BELIEVE THIS!??
 Now, I gotta start all over.....
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john
             

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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2008, 07:59:23 PM »
do you think your wife would come here?  i have a bunch of stuff that needs throwing out   :evil:

the first was an experiment. now you have the chance to perfect your potient.  may we call you Professor Snape??
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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Re: propolis in my face!
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2008, 08:56:42 PM »
hey Kathy! YOU can call me anything you want, cuz I like you!
 Ok,...Who is Professor Snape, anyhow?
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« Reply #18 on: March 03, 2008, 09:07:01 PM »
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Severus_Snape

don't worry.   he's a good guy.   :-D
.....The greatest changes occur in their country without their cooperation. They are not even aware of precisely what has taken place. They suspect it; they have heard of the event by chance. More than that, they are unconcerned with the fortunes of their village, the safety of their streets, the fate of their church and its vestry. They think that such things have nothing to do with them, that they belong to a powerful stranger called “the government.” They enjoy these goods as tenants, without a sense of ownership, and never give a thought to how they might be improved.....

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« Reply #19 on: March 03, 2008, 09:19:49 PM »
Oh yehhhh,....I remember him!!
My son would've known in a minute!!
 Snapes it is!
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john