Gum spirits of turpentine are mostly used as paint thinners and to make products such as menthol and camphor. Derivatives of turpentine have also been used to flavor food and drinks.Know More
Gum spirits of turpentine are also used medicinally to relieve muscle aches and toothaches. They are applied topically to serve as a counterirritants to muscle pain. When added to a bath, they relieve the symptoms of sclerosis and treat sexual problems. They also treat wounds and are part of the formula for chest rubs that treat congestion.
Turpentine, an essential oil derived from pine trees, may also have antibacterial properties and stops osteoclasts, which are specialized bone cells, from reabsorbing bone.Learn more about Cleaning Products
Depending on the cause of itchy skin, the irritation can be treated with topical medications that contain camphor, benzocaine, pramoxine, menthol, diphenhydramine or phenol, notes Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, for MedicineNet. Some skin itching responds well to creams and lotions that contain hydrocortisone. Cold baths, showers and ice packs can temporarily relieve the sensation of itching. Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl, Claritin and Allegra also help symptoms of itching.Full Answer >
Most paint thinners contain aliphatic hydrocarbons, dimethyl ketone, turpentine, methyl ethyl ketone, glycol ethers, xylene and ethylbenzene. However, different kinds of paint thinners have different chemical compositions.Full Answer >
According to The Clorox Company, the manufacturer of Pine-Sol, the ingredients of Original Pine-Sol Multi-Surface Cleaner include water, C10-12 alcohol ethoxylates, glycolic acid, fragrance, caramel, dimethicone/silica/PEG distearates, sodium C14-17 secondary alkyl sulfonate and xanthan gum. Ingredients are listed according to their proportions in descending order. Ingredients that make up more than one percent of the product are included.Full Answer >
The active ingredient in most Lysol products is benzalkonium chloride, which primarily functions as a disinfectant. Lysol was first introduced in Germany in 1889 to end a cholera epidemic.Full Answer >