What is DMSO and 11 Great Ways to Use It

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Several years ago I was plagued with back pain when I read about DMSO. Many people have recently discovered what DMSO does for pain. This miracle substance was first discovered in the early 1800s by a Russian chemist and has been used over the years for many different applications.

DMSO (Dimethyl Sulfoxide) is derived from dimethyl sulfide, a by-product in the manufacturing of paper products from Pine trees. It is widely used to replace sulfur in the human body. It is also used as a pain remedy. DMSO loves to eat up the free radicals in your body that cause inflammation. Rather than masking the pain, DMSO actually reduces inflammation and prevents free radical damage.

DMSO’s uses are seemingly endless in the area of pain management. People who have been using the solvent are also reporting other health improvements that they were not expecting. DMSO has been used successfully in conjunction with the following diagnosis:

  • Arthritis
  • Immune System Disorders like MS and Lupus
  • Atherosclerosis (narrowing of arteries)
  • Cataracts, Eye Inflammation, Retinol Disease, Macular Degeneration
  • Herpes and Shingles
  • Interstitial cystitis (painful bladder condition) FDA approved use
  • Scleroderma (hardening of the skin)
  • Wound Care
  • Psoriasis, Eczema and other skin disorders
  • Dementia and Alzheimer’s

Why Should I Try DMSO?

Our soil has been depleted of life-giving sulfur. This has caused us to be deficient. Sulfur can be found in almost every cell and is very important to maintain good health. Sulfur is the third most abundant mineral element found in our bodies.

Low sulfur levels in the body have been linked to many health issues including low levels of Glutathione. Glutathione has protective role against oxidative and free radical damage and its potential to enhance the immune function. Insulin disorders, inflammation, immune system disorders and weak joints are just a few of the areas that DMSO can help.

As a supplement, sulfur is available in two forms: dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) and methylsulfonylmethane (MSM). DMSO is the liquid form and MSM comes in a crystal form or powder. Used together you can have a powerful antioxidant that can help with free radical damage and inflammation.

MSM for joint pain

If you decide to purchase DMSO you will want to get 99.99% Pure Pharmaceutical Grade DMSO in a glass bottle or jar. In that form you will want to dilute it with distilled water. Veterinarians also use DMSO to help with pain management. Often used with horses and other animals it is most likely industrial grade and should not be used by humans.

Always get DMSO in a glass bottle
Always store DMSO in glass

How Do I Use DMSO?

DMSO comes in a liquid form. It can be taken internally with an IV or orally and may also be used topically. You will find it for sale in its pure liquid form or with another substance like Aloe Vera. If you purchase it in its pure liquid form you will want to dilute it. Depending on what you are using it for, many will add essential oils, distilled water or Aloe Vera.

You can purchase DMSO at local health food stores and on Amazon. I personally have it in 2 forms. There is a pure liquid form in a glass bottle. It can be taken orally or topically that can be diluted with distilled water or other substances. Then I have a jar that is a 70/30 dilution with Aloe Vera that can go on topically.

You can test your liquid DMSO for purity when it arrives. Pure DMSO will crystalize below 66F. Just put your bottle in the refrigerator over night and you will see crystals form. To warm it up just run the bottle under warm tap water.

DMSO can be irritating to the skin. You will not want to put it on at full strength as it can cause redness and itching. Even diluted you will have an itching sensation for about 15 minutes after application. Repeated use can also dry the skin.

This is a small price to pay for a natural supplement that has so many benefits. Prescriptions and over the counter pain medications that are wreaking havoc on our bodies.

How does DMSO Work?

DMSO is a carrier compound. DMSO has the ability to rapidly penetrate the skin. This also means that it opens a gateway for other substances to enter the body through the skin.

Because it is a carrier, you must use DMSO on clean skin and not have it come in contact with any other substances such as your clothes or furniture. The DMSO will carry whatever it touches right through your skin. That includes dirt and chemicals that you do not want inside your body.

Once it is in your system it attaches itself to the free radicals and eliminates them.

DMSO has the ability to break through the blood-brain barrier. It is being studied in patients with Alzheimer’s and dementia. This property has allowed for its use in drug therapies. DMSO is water-soluble. It can carry the drugs to areas that it can not normally be reached without doing any damage.

Side Effects of DMSO

DMSO can have a couple of minor side effects that can be annoying but are manageable.

DMSO Can Cause You to Smell

Many people report that their breath and body odor will start to smell like garlic or oysters. From my research, holistic health professionals, state that it is their opinion that this happens when you have more toxins. Others report that it only happens when you take it internally. Either way, you can manage the odors with peppermint gum and essential oils.

I have no idea if it is the toxins, but it is something that can be an issue for a few days after your last application or dose. The problem with it is that you can not smell it on yourself, so you will need to have a friend or a spouse keep an eye on it for you.

DMSO Is Itchy

When I used it on my back it was a struggle. Not only did I have to lay on my stomach to make sure nothing was touching the DMSO, like clothing or bedding, it also made me itch like crazy. Some say that this goes away in time. I was using a 70/30 ratio with Aloe Vera which did not dry quickly and is pretty strong. At a 50/50 ratio of DMSO and distilled water, it dried faster so it made it more manageable.

Supplement with Minerals

Many holistic health practitioners recommend that you supplement with magnesium or Trace Minerals when using DMSO. Many people will mix DMSO with Magnesium oil which is also anti-inflammatory.

When starting with DMSO it is important to start slow and allow your body to adjust.

11 Great Ways to Use DMSO

  1. MSM and DSMO used together are a powerful antioxidant and pain reliever.
  2. Essential oils used with DMSO go deeper into your cells and can penetrate the blood brain barrier.
  3. Detox your liver with Castor Oil and DMSO.
  4. 20% DMSO and 80% distilled water eyedrops can improve many eye diseases such as cataracts. Castor Oil in the eyes before bed can also help to soften cataracts.
  5. DMSO contains oxygen so it is antimicrobial, anti-viral and anti-fungal. You can use it for toe fungus, athletes foot, acne and other skin conditions.
  6. DMSO on your scalp may help regenerate hair growth in some people.
  7. Eliminate bruising and scars. I noticed immediate results on my newer scars. On my older scars it took about 6 weeks . Apply your 70/30 solution 2-3 times per day for best results.
  8. A teaspoon of DMSO with orange juice taken daily can improve your overall health.
  9. I have seen many testimonials from people who have suffered from strokes who have taken DMSO internally and REVERSED the damage if done soon enough.
  10. Use a 20% solution of DMSO in conjunction with Vitamin C in your skin care regimen for younger looking skin and wrinkles.
  11. A 50/50 solution of DMSO and distilled water around the temples and base of the neck has been reported to stop migraines if used at the onset.

What is DMSO Frequently Asked Questions

Is DMSO toxic to humans?

DMSO is no more toxic to humans than any other supplement as long as it is used properly. We recommend that you always start low and slow to see how you react to DMSO.

Is DMSO FDA Approved?

The FDA has approved DMSO as a prescription medication for treating symptoms of painful bladder syndrome. It’s also used under medical supervision to treat several other conditions, including shingles. The bottles sold over the counter are labeled not for human use.

Is DMSO Safe?

Yes, it is considered generally safe. However, any product can be used incorrectly. You should always consult with your Holistic Health Practitioner to go over your particular situation. You should also purchase DMSO from a reputable provider to ensure you are getting pharmaceutical-grade DMSO.

Is there any situation that I should not use DMSO?

You should not use DMSO if you have any type of medical implant, such as breast implants, or any other medical device without medical supervision.

Can I use DMSO on my pets?

Yes. DMSO has been used on pets for years.

Does DMSO cure some cancers?

I have read about people who have used DMSO to get other substances into their system that will help fight cancer. Since I could not find any reputable science-based medical studies I did not address it in the article.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any product(s) on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Always consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement or nutraceutical. Especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing medical conditions. Individual results may vary. These are from my own experience and the experience of others and only our opinions.

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These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. Any product(s) on this website is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

Always consult a licensed health care professional before starting any supplement or nutraceutical. Especially if you are pregnant or have any pre-existing medical conditions. Individual results may vary. These are from my own experience and the experience of others and only our opinions.

169 responses to “What is DMSO and 11 Great Ways to Use It”

  1. Michael Avatar

    I noticed that DMSO diluted w/ Distilled H20 @ 20/80 can be used as eye drops. Interesting. I use 15% Colloidal Silver mix as eye drops. I will now combine CS with DMSO.
    I just started use DMSO with CS and Pure Aloe for neuropathy no results of signifigance yet.
    I also have nebulized DMSO with CS and it has helped.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I have used it in my eyes as well. My husband can’t because he had lenses added to his eyes. For neuropathy, have you considered PEMF, like BEMER?

  2. Courtney Avatar

    I have also used DMSO with oil pulling with great success. Brush your teeth first, floss and ferociously swish for a minute to remove debris -do in your normal routine order. Then afterward for oil pulling, we generally use a base of 1 tablespoon of coconut oil, 2 drops of oil of oregano (start with 1 though, and can add different eos, but start with 1 drop of each only), 4 drops of DMSO. Start slowly. Swish for 10 mins, spit out liquid that acquires in the mouth. Can build up to oil pulling for 45 mins. Brush again once done.

    1. Rebecca Avatar

      I would be careful swishing dmso in your mouth if you have silver amalgam fillings. They contain mercury.

  3. Danielle Avatar

    Hello. This is all great info and I never knew about the dangers of using DMSO with silicon breast implants and now I’m freaked out to say the least after reading all these comments. I have been using for neck, back and foot pain so what are my chances that I just caused myself more problems? Are there any reports or studies on this? Thank you.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Hi there. Not that I am aware of. I would pay close attention to any changes to your breasts. I would also ask my doctor if there are any checkups you should be getting to ensure there are no ruptures. I am unfamiliar with breast implant follow-up checks, but I would imagine that should be a thing to do.

      1. Sarah Avatar

        I don’t understand how it can have all these benefits without doing something to the healthy cells and tissue also. for example could the reason it eases pain be in part because it”eats” the connective tissue so it feels like there is no more pain?
        Has there been any studies actually showing it doesn’t touch health tissue?

        1. Tricia Snow Avatar

          No it eats the free radicals that cause the pain. DMSO has a low toxicity to cells.

          Here is what I copied from a study with the link for you to review. There are also other studies cited in the article.

          Despite its well-documented capacity to dissolve a wide range of chemical compounds, further investigations regarding DMSO’s pharmacological activities and reliable safe use concentrations are required. For this purpose and regarding previous studies that used DMSO doses ranging from 0.5 to 40% v/v, the main objective of this study was to verify DMSO concentrations that are not toxic and do not modify the activation of peripheral blood cells on in vitro cultures.,cell%20death%20after%20seven%20days.

    2. CC Aimon Avatar
      CC Aimon

      Danielle, Remove the implants, placing plastic in your body is more dangerous than if you might use DMSO.

  4. Jennifer LaQuaglia Avatar
    Jennifer LaQuaglia

    I have a question. I do castor oil packs and love them! I want to try with DMSO but I’m confused. I bought my DMSO 25% solution from (the guy who worked with Dr.Jacobs who discovered it) and it comes in a plastic bottle? Would that be dangerous to use with a pack? I currently just rub on sore joints and discs from disc degeneration and have no had results.

    Thank you for your advice!

  5. Eleanor Mabery Avatar
    Eleanor Mabery

    Does DMSO kill scabies parasites on the scalp

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I am not sure but it is sure worth a try. I would not do it straight but start with a mix. You can purchase different ratios on AMZ.

      1. KRISS Avatar

        If it hasnt resolved yet, I would recommend looking into diatomateous earth. I recall it being useful for riding scabies, bed bugs, fleas, parasites, etc. Make sure to get food grade. Should definitely be in your medicine cabinet.

        1. Debbie Avatar

          How do you use diatomaceous earth for parasites and scabies? Internally? Thank you

          1. Tricia Snow Avatar

            I would try to find a FB group about the Diatomaceous earth. I have taken it internally, and I think for scabies specifically, you would make a paste and cover the areas, but I am not really sure.

          2. Heather Avatar

            Make sure that you purchase DE food. (Edible powder) rub it on infected area. I learn a lot about this product on fb groups raising rabbits naturally

    2. CC Aimone Avatar
      CC Aimone

      Look for manzanita oil if DMSO does not work, manzanita is a natural remedy for scabies, I testify to this as well.

  6. Nancy Avatar

    I have a stent in an artery by my heart. Should I NOT use DMSO?

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I would ask your doctor without knowing what your stent is made from.

  7. Shooter Avatar

    If you were looking at Adrenal Fatigue and going to try the Adrenal Cocktail could you also use DMSO internally and if you had fillings and shoot it down your throat would you dilute it with distilled water 50/50 or mix it with Orange Juice Thank You !

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Are the filings mercury or silver? I would not care if they were silver. If you have mercury I will not risk the DMSO touching that.

    2. MissB Avatar

      What carrier oils can be used with DMSO?
      I have Grapeseed oil. Is this a good option?

      1. Tricia Snow Avatar

        Hi there, so DMSO is the carrier. Whatever you put with it, the DMSO will carry it to your cells. I would not use a carrier oil with DMSO. You can find it on AMZ with aloe vera.I have also seen it mized with essential oils like frankincense.

  8. Paula Avatar

    A few years ago I touched a pan out of the oven hot and could hear my skin sizzle. I had to keep it on ice water for hours to control the pain, and once we got home, a couple hours drive away, I cut an aloe vera leaf and put juice on it, and put DMSO 70% gel on top of that. Within 10-15 minutes, the pain was gone and I could take the cold pack off. The burn healed without any scar. I did have to reapply the aloe juice and DMSO a couple more times over the following days. It never blistered, even.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Isn’t it a shame that DMSO is even being overlooked for that? A burn turned around with no blistering.

  9. Bruce Anders Avatar
    Bruce Anders

    Hello. Speaking about implants, like breast implants… What about a hip replacement? I have one new hip but the other was improving with mms, but I’ve started adding drops of dmso in with the mms to push it deeper. But I definitely do not want to mess with the one that is made out of titanium. Thanks so much, Bruce

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I take it and I have titanium implants in my mouth. I would not use it if you have softer materials like a plastic or silicone.

    2. Kristine Avatar

      MMS and MSM are two very different things. MSM is talked about in this article. Please make sure you know the difference.

  10. pamela santy Avatar
    pamela santy

    With arthritis and psoriasis is it better to use topical or oral? Thank you!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      For arthritis, you can put it topically. I like the 70/30 for pain and inflammation but it will itch for about 15 minutes after use. I am not familiar with psoriasis. I would look into the DMSO groups on Facebook.

  11. Armando S.Rodriguez Avatar
    Armando S.Rodriguez

    Excellent on uses but as always,a little devious on how it is produced and other ways to benefit from its primary ingriendiets,like pine tree extracts ??????

  12. Mark David Avatar
    Mark David

    If you want to use DMSO but can’t because of implants in your body like breast implants, you should consider Iodine, specifically Lugol’s Iodine which is an Iodine formulation liquid you mix with water, or the one I prefer in Pill form named Iodoral, It is effective against cancer, It regulates the rate of energy production and body weight and promotes proper growth. It improves mental alacrity and promotes healthy hair, nails, skin and teeth. It also stimulates the liver to produce the beneficial HDL cholesterol which helps to lower the LDL choleterol levels, determines the level of the metabolism, relieves pain by connective tissue inflammations in the breasts (fibrocystic breast problems), prevents thyroid gland disturbances, loosens mucus that may block the airways, is a natural anti-inflammatory and disinfection agent and offers protection against the poisonous effects of radioactive substances.

    1. Kathy Avatar

      Do you think titanium in the body or cobalt chrome would be a problem? Had some back surgery years ago for scoliosis.

  13. Grant Avatar

    Hello! Thanks for all the great info! The problem I have is so many talk about what a miracle DMSO is, and all of its uses, but not how to use it. There are so many warnings about applying it. Supposedly, it causes and dirt, toxins, microbes, and anything else on the skin to be driven deep into your cells. Obviously, you don’t want this. So, hundreds of people say to make sure the skin is clean. But, nobody really tells you how to do this. Use soap? Won’t that leave soap residue? Some say they use Clorox wipes. Wouldn’t that leave nasty chemicals? Just purified water and a washcloth? Is that enough? I have major pain in many areas so require a lot. What about running alcohol? It should dissipate quickly. I have a feeling big pharma plays into the lack of DMSO information out there. You seem as knowledgeable as any so hopefully, you can assist with application.


    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I can only tell you what I do. I take a shower, exfoliate and after drying put on the DMSO I need.

    2. Jennifer LaQuaglia Avatar
      Jennifer LaQuaglia

      A lot of the articles I read say soap like Dr. Bronner’s or no soap works! If you have a shower filter that’s great too! I bought mine at $55!

  14. Anuschka Armstrong Avatar
    Anuschka Armstrong

    Hi l broke my wrist in January and its painful especially at night
    l have found the DMSO can you advise a potent to help please?

  15. Glen Avatar

    How do I use caster oil and dmso for liver detox? Topical or orally?

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Topically. You can use castor oil packs for your liver cleanse. Then you can add a DMSO gel or cream over the castor oil.

      1. Jennifer LaQuaglia Avatar
        Jennifer LaQuaglia

        Once you do that should you use a new piece of flannel after? Or can you reuse? I worry something else touches it then you use again

  16. ingrid Avatar

    thank you so much for this.. my mother has horrible pain with stenosis. do you think it would help with that?

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I have not used it for that specifically. Have you tried Chiropractic, too?

      1. Jennifer LaQuaglia Avatar
        Jennifer LaQuaglia

        I have disc degeneration and bone spurs all down my back and my chiropractor helps immensely! Also, I was prescribed LDN from a functional med doc that really helps too!!

  17. Michele Silic Avatar
    Michele Silic

    I have purchased a bottle of DMSO but it came in plastic. Is that an issue or can I still dilute into a glass bottle?

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Was it pure DMSO? I believe if it is white opaque plastic it might be okay but not positive.

      1. Jennifer LaQuaglia Avatar
        Jennifer LaQuaglia

        That was my question too. Yes opaque soft plastic

  18. claire Avatar

    i have breast implants but have been using dmso on my shoulder and lower back for some time now with no ill effects. Why is it not to be used if you have implants

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      The idea is that DMSO can harm the implants and cause them to leak.

    2. WisdomWalker Avatar

      Claire, DMSO is a solvent. It can dissolve the material of the implant. Even if you apply to your foot, it can go anywhere in the body…

    3. don Avatar

      Is this proven? What about metal implants? Greenfield filter?
      Silicone spacers? Where to find in depth studies on is?
      Is not silicone impervious to solvents?
      Externally it is so why internally?


      1. Tricia Snow Avatar

        According to Stanley Jacob, MD, a former head of the organ transplant program at Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, more than 40,000 articles on its chemistry have appeared in scientific journals, which, in conjunction with thousands of laboratory studies, provide strong evidence of a wide variety of properties. People take it internally to make other internal medicines more bioavailable. It also eats free radicals.

  19. Veronica Avatar

    Can DMSO be used with homemade HCQ

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I am not sure about HCQ. I have never used it.

  20. Mila Vrab Avatar
    Mila Vrab

    What it more effective for hip pain ? Dmso orally or topically ? Can I apply elsewhere than painful area? Great info thank you

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I would use DMSO topically and add MSM orally to support the joint. You can apply it everywhere you are comfortable but remember it can get itchy! But it only lasts a few minutes.

      1. Mila Vrabec Avatar
        Mila Vrabec

        thank you- very important info for me 🙏👏💕

          1. Mila Vrabec Avatar
            Mila Vrabec

            sorry bather you again – after another sleepless night- I would like to try topical dmso plus hemp oil on the same spot plus hemp 1 ml orally- Can I know your opinion? or possibly some suggestions to st lower my hip pain ? Thank you Tricia – stay well 🙏👍

          2. Tricia Snow Avatar

            You are no bother! I would just be careful of what is in the Hemp Oil. Do you want those ingredients to enter your cells? MSM helps significantly. Just add it to hot water, let it cool and it is more absorbable, from what I have read. Holistic health is trial and error. I would also look into essential oils. Peppermint, Sweet Birch Bark, Sweet Basil, all help with inflammation and pain. There are also blends if you have access to someone who sells DoTerra or Young Living. Also, not sure if this is in your area, but look into Bowen Therapy. It can be life-changing. Sometimes we have to do multiple things to heal. Good luck!

          3. Mila Vrabec Avatar
            Mila Vrabec

            Thank you again Tricia – MSM I shall try as it sounds promising 🙏💕

          4. don Avatar

            How do you combine the two to make an application?
            Dissolve in distilled water?

          5. Tricia Snow Avatar

            I am not clear on what you are dissolving DMSO into. When I add DMSO to my meds it dissolves the meds. Then I top it with juice.

      2. Robin Avatar

        I found that 100% DMSO was so itchy, I couldn’t stand it.. My Chiro suggested I may be having an allergic reaction, as I was developing a small rash over my whole body.. I found a solution of 70% DMSO and 30% aloe vera, mixed w/ rose oil to work very well.. No itching!!

        1. Tricia Snow Avatar

          Yep, the lower amounts are more tolerable.

  21. Suzanne Miley Avatar
    Suzanne Miley

    Where might I find more info regarding having titanium rods in the spine and a spinal stimulator implant with wanting to take DMSO please? Many thanks!!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I am not sure Suzanne. Please check with the doctor who did the work before using DMSO. I hope you get answers.

    2. Heather Avatar

      I agree with contacting your doctor first. If they aren’t sure maybe try contacting Doctor Jacob Stanley’s company. I think his son runs it now. They probably have more knowledge about DMSO than anyone. They may not be able to give direct medical advice so you might want to ask if they know of people with titanium using it. I know someone with titanium in his leg and arm who has used it successfully for the last 10 years.

  22. Rhonda Avatar

    I have used DMSO topically and want to use it internally but I do have metal (titanium) in my neck. I just now read it may be contraindicated but I have used it on my neck a lot and as afar as I can tell I have had no problems. What would I experience adversely?

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I really can not tell you since I have not heard of anyone in your particular situation. I would be careful though and would highly recommend that you do more research. Good luck with whatever you decide.

  23. Helen Avatar


    I have a scar adhesion under my eye. Would it be ok to use 70% dmso and aloe vera to break up the scar tissue?

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Helen, I would do a test area somewhere other than your face. Maybe the inside of your arm. Tha way you can see if you can tolerate the itching that comes with DMSO. There are also silicone patches that work well.

  24. Jon Avatar

    The possibility of DMSO sorting out my long standing shoulder issue is tantalizing but I’m wondering whether I should be concerned about using it given I have a tooth implant…basically a very small metal pole drilled into my jaw bone…any advice you can give would be appreciated!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I have implants as well. I would not use it with Amalgrams. But I shoot the DMSO down my throat. I do not let it sit in my mouth. However, if you are concerned use it topically with a carrier like Aloe.

  25. Peter Botherway Avatar
    Peter Botherway

    I have been using DMSO daily for the past 6 years by applying it topically using a roll-on application to the veins in my wrists. In addition, I also use the aloe vera cream as a hand cream to keep Dupuytrens Disease and arthritis at bay in my hands and fingers, but the use I have found to be really helpful, especially economically, is by mixing DMSO with my toothpaste. Quite honestly, I have not been to the dentist for 6 years as I have not had any tooth decay or plaque build-up, and my teeth always have that “smooth” clean feeling like they did when the dentist cleaned them.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      That is awesome Peter! I am glad to see DMSO helping so many folks with different ailments.

    2. Susan Davis Avatar
      Susan Davis

      I’m guessing you don’t have any amalgam fillings. I would have to have those removed before I could do that.

        1. Jennifer LaQuaglia Avatar
          Jennifer LaQuaglia

          Sorry I’m confused are we talking about using it orally if you have amalgam? My husband does and he doesn’t believe me about getting rid of them! 🙄

  26. Steven James Avatar
    Steven James

    I would love to know if by taking a teaspoon of it DMSO everyday will it clear blockages in ones arteries?

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I have read amazing stories of people using it for recovery after a stroke.

  27. Steven James Avatar
    Steven James

    I use DMSO regularly. I wouldn’t go without it being my go to product for any injury.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      That is awesome! I am glad you found something that works for you.

  28. Teresa Avatar

    i have used DMSO for years on everything commented above and more. Anyone wanting to learn more should review books written on subject. Dr Jacob was a friend and researched DMSO for medical uses. He lived and practiced into his 90s.
    One add to health uses, as a sinus cure. I put diluted drops in my nose for immediate relief.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Wow! Thank you so much for reaching out! We love it as well. It has really helped my husband with his memory. I will add the sinus relief to the article. Thanks, again Teresa!

      1. WisdomWalker Avatar

        We make a nasal spray with it, too. And a muscle spray, and a mouthwash, an antiviral/antibacterial spray… and yes, as a solvent!

        1. Susan Davis Avatar
          Susan Davis

          Where did you find your recipes? Would you share them?

          1. Tricia Snow Avatar

            I mostly purchased them already made on Amazon.

      2. Susan Davis Avatar
        Susan Davis

        How did your husband take it for memory? I want to use it for my mum who has dementia. Love your Article! Just need a few more “How to use” I also use Young Living oils and have been told that rosemary, lavender and frankincense are good for the brain. So I want to include those. I’m very hesitant to give it to her internally as I have only used it topically. I was wondering if you knew how best to use it for Dementia or could put me on to someone who would know? I’m in New Zealand on the other side of the world and our doctors have not progressed enough to use DMSO except for the FDA approved things. Any help at all would be so appreciated. I get the 70/30 pharmaceutal grade from Australia.

        1. Tricia Snow Avatar

          What is the 70/30 mixed with? Unfortunately, due to lawsuits, it is tough to do “how too’s” on a blog. I am unwilling to give too much advice and hope it will cause you to research independently. I think people should know what they are doing before starting. There are groups on FB and lots of videos on YouTube. There is a DMSO roller on Amazon that my husband uses around his neck and temple to temple. Be sure to check with a medical professional before using!

    2. Susan Davis Avatar
      Susan Davis

      Is there a book in particular you recommend?

      1. Tricia Snow Avatar

        There are groups on Facebook that you can search for, but I try to stick to the studies. The products are sold on Amazon.

  29. smart blonde Avatar
    smart blonde

    So I can’t use it due to breast implants : (

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I would never recommend using DMSO anywhere near the breast if I have breast implants. I have read where folks still use it and it was fine, but the consequences if something goes wrong are not worth it in my opinion. I would recommend looking into MSM, Glutathione, and NAC. Supplementing with those will have similar results. Maybe just not as fast or dramatic. I hope that helps!

      1. JW Avatar

        i was looking into it for lipoma relief, and have fresh implants. Thank you so much!!!

  30. APRIL KEY RODE Avatar

    Great article and thanks for sharing this information. I am honestly considering this and I hope it can help me with my pain.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I definitely will! Be sure to read the reviews when you look at the product on Amazon. There are so many great testimonials for its use.

  31. Maya Avatar

    Great info. thank you, for sharing

  32. Marianne Avatar

    A lot of great Information. I have never heard of this before.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Many people have not. DMSO has huge benefits for those who have run out of alternatives.

  33. Lisa Avatar

    What a very interesting product. Thank you for sharing.

  34. Lisa Avatar

    That is so interesting that it can help with cancers. This sounds like a great product especially if it gets rid of free radicals.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes. There is no science for cancer that I could find on PubMed but many people are reporting success with some cancers.

    2. ebricca Avatar

      the plant against cancer is artemisia annua that is used with dmso ..

      1. Tricia Snow Avatar

        I love Arteminsin! Looking forward to writing more about it in the future.

  35. Alyssa Avatar

    Great post! Sounds like a great product! Thank you for sharing.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you for reading Alyssa.

  36. Leeanne Avatar

    Great info on this product. I haven’t heard of it before but it sounds like it would be great for inflammation.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Absolutely! DMSO is famous for gobbling up those free radicals.

  37. Julie Gazdecki Avatar
    Julie Gazdecki

    Interesting. I have supplemented with a sulfur powder. I learned quite a lot from all this info!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I will have to check into that. I have never heard of Sulfur powder before.

  38. Yvette Avatar

    Sounds like it works similarly to Magnesium, which is also itchy on the skin. This is a great article. I’m going to try this!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes, it is as annoying as Magnesium and as essential! lol

      1. Maryse Avatar

        How come it’s not recommended to use DMSO when you have breast implants? I have been using DMSO orally and topically for a while should I stop? What would happen?

        1. Tricia Snow Avatar

          DMSO is a powerful solvent. Breast implants may be compromised with the use of DMSO if used near the implant or if DMSO comes in contact with the implant.

  39. Alexis Farmer Avatar
    Alexis Farmer

    I’ve never heard of DSMO until now. Definitely seems like it has lots of benefits.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      We are loving the results! My husband is seeing significant improvement with his brain fog within hours.

  40. Michele Avatar

    This is very interesting and completely new to me. I am diabetic and have rheumatoid arthritis. Inflammation and pain are common. However, I have multiple artificial joints. I definitely need to do more research here. Thanks!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Then MSM would probably be your next best option. I would not be comfortable recommending it to anyone who has anything foreign in their body.

  41. kmf Avatar

    I’ve never heard of DMSO before so greatly appreciate learning about all the different uses and applications. DMSO sounds like a great anti-inflammatory alternative – and the whole thing about skin and wrinkles especially grabbed my attention.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I have been getting a pretty good response on my wrinkles. People notice something is different but they are not sure what!

  42. Chelsea Avatar

    That’s cool DMSO can help with inflammation. I’m always looking for new remedies to help with some shoulder issues I have.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes. If you can handle the itchiness it can provide great relief. I read where someone tore their rotator cuff and could not have surgery and the DMSO got him back to work.

  43. Barbara Avatar

    Interesting information to consider!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thanks Barbara! I appreciate you stopping by.

  44. Ayesha Siddiqui Avatar
    Ayesha Siddiqui

    I’ve never even heard of DMSO; thank you for this informative post about its benefits and uses.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you Ayesha! I appreciate you reading it.

  45. Jill Avatar

    Wow, I never heard of this! Thank you for all of this details information, it’s really helpful!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is my pleasure! Anything we can share to help folks feel better!

  46. Michele Vadnais Avatar
    Michele Vadnais

    I have never heard of DMSO. I’m going to show this to my hubs who has arthritis in his back.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! Just warn him about the itchiness! lol

  47. Melissa Jones Avatar
    Melissa Jones

    I’ve never heard of this! Great info! Thanks for sharing!!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you for reading!

  48. Heather Jandrue Avatar
    Heather Jandrue

    Thank you for this information. I love learning about holistic treatments and remedies. I have not heard of DMSO, but will keep it in mind.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! There is so much to learn.

  49. Cathy Avatar

    A lot of interesting information! I suffer from arthritis pain, I’m going to research this further. Thanks!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! Also, look into MSM!

  50. Sabrina DeWalt Avatar
    Sabrina DeWalt

    Very interesting. I will have to do more research on this, but a natural anti-inflammatory sounds like something I could benefit from.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Great! I hope it is something you might be able to take advantage of.

  51. Tonya Nicole Denmark Avatar
    Tonya Nicole Denmark

    I have never heard of DMSO before. Definitely keeping this guide in mind if I decide to pursue it.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thanks Tonya! I appreciate you stopping by!

  52. Lisa Manderino Avatar
    Lisa Manderino

    This is great information about DMSO. I learned a lot!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome Lisa! I hope if you use it, it will help!

  53. T.M. Brown Avatar
    T.M. Brown

    This was an interesting read and I’ll have to keep this kind of information on hand. I have never heard about DMSO before.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thanks for reading! I hope it helps if you decide to use it.

  54. Tiffany Smith Avatar
    Tiffany Smith

    I’ve heard of using magnesium but not this- Will have to look into trying it out!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Just like Mag we are deficient in Sulfur. I think you will like it!

  55. Debbie Avatar

    Interesting! Had not heard of this.

  56. Megan Avatar

    Interesting! I had never heard of DMSO before! Very cool that it comes from trees

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      It is definitely natural. Just be careful with the solvent aspect.

  57. It’s My Sustainable Life Avatar
    It’s My Sustainable Life

    DMSO has been used in the equine industry forever. It works, is powerful, and definitely smells!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      I remember the industrial version smell as we used it on our horses too! lol I would have never considered using it for myself. Fortunately, most of the brands for humans have no smell.

      1. Mich Avatar

        If you rubbed it on horses barehanded, then you have used it 😊

  58. Sydney Delong Avatar
    Sydney Delong

    Very interested! I have never heard of DMSO, what a great pain management remedy!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Great! I hope it works well for you. Remember to start with lower doses.

  59. Brianna Avatar

    Wow this is very informative! I never knew about this supplement and how beneficial it can be. Thank you for this information.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Thank you for stopping by!

  60. Kristin Avatar

    I had not heard of this before! I love finding out-of-the-box and more natural remedies for health problems. I’m going to take note of this for the future.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      We have been able to solve all of our health issues with alternative products. I was pretty excited to see that this works for so many things. Plus when I was looking for remedies, I already had some! lol

  61. Cindy Mailhot Avatar
    Cindy Mailhot

    I have never heard of this. Great info!

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Awesome! I am glad you found it. Thanks for stopping by.

  62. Magan Avatar

    I’ve never heard of this, but I’m interested in researching it a bit. The inflammation reduction is needed for a loved one in my life.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Yes! There are some great links in the article and lots of info in the medical journals.

  63. Kendra Avatar

    DMSO sounds very interesting! I love using essential oils, so this sounds like a perfect partner to go with them.

    1. Tricia Snow Avatar

      Absolutely! I am really enjoying rediscovering this important supplement.

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