09-26-2016, 03:10 PM
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Does anyone know about and have experience with this  product? 

It's an elixir that's 80 per cent alcohol. So it's 160 proof. 

This was invented by Botot in 1755 for King Louis the 15th of France. 

A friend gave me this. [Image: xZcAWgP.jpg]

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 09-26-2016, 03:31 PM
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You have a nice friend. This is a very old mouthwash with cinnamon, ginger and a flower I cannot name and created for one of the king Louis'. You can dilute it a little or  go full strength. You can probably pair it with a sandalwood AS or Cologne. I forgot all about it, was given a bottle years ago.

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 09-26-2016, 04:53 PM
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been using this mouthwash and their toothpaste for over 2 years.  love the taste and i would not try the mouthwash without dilution.  it will knock you out straight.  put 4 splashes in 1-2 oz water.  Found it online as the name is practically my last name.  it is expensive though but my dentist approved it and all checkups since have been perfect.

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 09-28-2016, 07:31 PM
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I forgot to ask a question about the Botot.

Dave already answered this , but is it OK to swallow this stuff? My usual portion is only a few drops in a small amount of water.

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 09-28-2016, 08:36 PM
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I think I would abstain. The throat is a rather delicate construction. I recently read a high incidence of throat cancer in a former USSR republic was traced to drinking extremely hot tea over a lifetime.

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 09-29-2016, 07:34 AM
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swallowing is probably fine but i treat it as every other mouthwash.  i don't ingest it.  mouth feel is great and the small bottle lasts me about 6 months which helps with the cost.  It really tastes like quality locorice

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 09-29-2016, 04:40 PM
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(09-26-2016, 03:10 PM)duck creek Wrote: Does anyone know about and have experience with this  product? 

It's an elixir that's 80 per cent alcohol. So it's 160 proof.

Ethyl alcohol is very highly deliquescent. If you have broken the seal on the bottle just once, then the contents longer are 160 proof. Cap the bottle tightly, and if you have access to some liquid nitrogen, inject it into the bottle to displace the moist ambient air.

When I was in college, the Unobtainable Goal was to acquire a bottle of Batavian Arak, 151 proof. I suppose that it could be purchased somewhere, but not in any liquor store where anybody had tried to find it.

The cruel joke was that — had one managed to lay one’s hands on a bottle and had inveigled a Sweet Young Thing up to one’s living quarters to share a glass of the rare beverage — the longer the evening went on, the fuller the glass into which one had poured the liquid would become, as it sucked the moisture out of the air in the room and self-diluted.

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 10-01-2016, 05:48 AM
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I've use Botot before, it's a good product but didn't last as long as I'd like. Took more than a few drops, more like a tablespoon. Bottle lasted about a month.

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