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Topical phoenix tears with moldy weed?

Bubblecloud

New Member
Wondering if it is safe to use Rick Simpson oil/phoenix tears made with weed that may be a tad bit moldy?
(Unsure how it is. a bit stale - not full out hairs/spores etc)...

It would strictly be 100% topical (Acne, psoriasis...) not ingested.

I understand the risk if it is ingested/inhaled but wondering if it can perhaps be used topically.

Thanks for your time! :)
 

CanadianJim

Well-Known Member
I don't see why not. I'm not familiar with the process for making the oil you're talking about, does it use any form of alcohol, or heat to make it? Because both of those would kill the mould.
 

Magnus8

Well-Known Member
Hi. I am not boasting but I know a thing or two about topical ointments.

I would do independent research into how spores might affect your skin if they get into it.

But truly, if it was just stale, why do you consider it moldy? Does it smell moldy? Most molds have a very distinct smell when they release spores. So if it smells moldy I would think it has spores it is releasing.

Mind you, it's not just the spores that can hurt you when it comes to mold. Mold, as an organism, produces a liquid chemical with lots of nasty stuff in it. I really dont know if these chemicals can hurt you if applied topically.

Myself, if I e researched and havent found a definitive answer, I would err on the cautious side and just throw that old weed out.

All my best,
~Magnus
 

Magnus8

Well-Known Member
I don't see why not. I'm not familiar with the process for making the oil you're talking about, does it use any form of alcohol, or heat to make it? Because both of those would kill the mould.
No. You need quite intense heat to kill mold and dont think alcohol does kill mold. I'm not sure but that would be something else to research.
 

CanadianJim

Well-Known Member
I'll give you the heat thing, the articles I found recommended the oven at the lowest setting, although the clothes dryer works for fabric.
I found this, and 6 others like it before I stopped counting when it comes to alcohol.
alcvsmould.JPG
 

Magnus8

Well-Known Member
I'll give you the heat thing, the articles I found recommended the oven at the lowest setting, although the clothes dryer works for fabric.
I found this, and 6 others like it before I stopped counting when it comes to alcohol.
alcvsmould.JPG
I'm glad you found credible answers to help guide you. Much better than doing it and not knowing.

All my best,
~Magnus
 

Bubblecloud

New Member
Thank you for the replies and input!

(Was on roaming data and couldn’t reply :)

Some of the weed was moldy - the hairs, black rot and smelled-. Although a lot of it was salvageable, it actually kind of smells like the stuff people used to get from Mexico years ago! Brick weed. Not fully lost just a bit gamey/stale - like it should be in a barn...

as I’ve heard, even inactive/dead mould spores can be agitative to the system. Hence my concern. Will look into some of the suggestions you guys made.

Thank you again!
 
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