Making your own Ballistol

Discussion in 'Back to Basics' started by hot diggity, Jan 16, 2020.

  1. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    DuxDawg, Ganado, gunbunny and 7 others like this.
  2. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    So 80% Mineral Oil, 10% Oleic Acid, and 10% Benzyl Acetate with a little Anethole if desired. I like the price point!!
  3. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    The last gallon I bought was $56.00. The only gallon I see listed today is direct from Ballistol and it's $80.00. Definitely cheaper, and the ability to make it more or less odorless is nice too.
  4. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    Checking with Ebay and Amazon at the moment, of all the ingredients, Benzyl Acetate seems to be the hardest one to get. 120ml of Benzyl Acetate would be just under $20 shipped and taxed, and it will have a "strong" Jasmine odor. I'll look around at some other places and see if they have a better version available.

    Oleic Acid is available for $10/4oz

    The Anethole I can get locally; I like how Ballistol smells.

    Thank you for posting this!
  5. hot diggity

    hot diggity Monkey+++ Site Supporter+++

    If you like the fresh Ballistol smell, don't leave a rag with Ballistol on it in a hot car.

    Alters the smell, and not in a good way.
  6. Ganado

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