In the last post I made a recipe of BLO, Turp and bees wax. I didn’t much care for all the extra chemicals that was in my mix. So that set me on a mission to find natural products for future use.
I found some Raw Linseed oil and Distilled Turpentine.
What a difference they were. Lets talk about both a bit.
Turpentine was originally taken from trees in the Asian content. It has been harvested from trees from other counties. You can get it from birch, pine and many other species.
The resin from the trees is a natural enemy to bugs and parasites. Turp has been used for antiseptic, balms, savs and so many other remedies that there are imposable to add. Remember your mom rubbing vicks salve on your chest. It was turp.
Now even if they are getting it near the traditional ways. They place a herbicide on the tree to keep the tree from healing itself. That chemical gets in the turp to. Most of the turp in the stores now is a bi product from some other process. It tends to have a lot of stuff in it that is not good for you.
With all that said it has been very hard to find it manufactured like it used to be. They get it as a by product in the wood industry and it is not the same stuff.
I found the real McCoy. From a family in Georgia.
Now I couldn’t play with Turp and not play with some resin.
I would like to show you how to make pitch. In my video I don’t take the time to get it strained and as clean as I would like to. But you will get the idea.
You can use this as glue for fish hooks, eating utensils, canoes and almost any thing that needs building and repairing.