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    All natural lip balm as lube

    Hey everyone,

    So my girlfriend's friend made us a bunch of all-natural lip balm made of beeswax, coconut oil, shea, and vitamin E oil. Not sure what the proportions are, but it has the consistency of normal lip balm. Problem is it is cinnamon scented and I hate it. Could I use it as bullet lube or patch lube? I imagine I might need to melt it down and cut it with more oil if I use it for patch lube. Might even be a little stiff for bullet lube. What do you say?

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    It's worth a try. I've made up some pretty unusual lubes, and most of them worked OK.
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    It should work if there’s a lot of bee’s wax in it and the coconut oil doesn’t leave too much carbon behind. No idea what it’s flash point is. I use veg oils with high flash points like Canola. Otherwise, just add to a batch of other lube.

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    Coconut oil is pretty high I think. No idea about the shea or vitamin E oil. Maybe I'll mix it wish some avacado oil to keep flash point high. You think I could use it for flux too?

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    Probably don't have enough beeswax in it, too much and it will rip your lips.

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    Try it.

    If it works, tell her how wonderful it is, how your lips never felt better, and you feel bad for using it up so fast.
    You may get a free source for bullet lube.
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    I don't know about a boolit lube but, it WILL make a good patch lube. For years I have carried a tube of chapstick to use as patch lube when hunting.
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    Probably make you hungry for cinnamon rolls when you shoot it.

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    I would suggest you use the proper lube for the application.
    Your lip balm may work??? or it may throw lube purge fliers? or it may foul the bore?
    ...It's not like the proper lube is cost prohibitive.
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    Some seem to have great luck with the remarked and scented chapstick lube.

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    As long as it works.
    I've carried a chapstick in every vehicle I've owned for the last 44yrs. Wife can't live with out it.
    It does make excellent BP Lube. If a bit expensive.
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    it should work fine. How much did they give you....must be a lot if you have enough for bullet lube.
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    Title says
    All natural lip balm as lube

    How about...

    All natural bullet lube as lip balm?

    I keep some lube around in a #11 cap tin for just that reason.
    Last edited by Chill Wills; 04-30-2020 at 10:18 PM. Reason: typo
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