unlikely: Topical application of caffeine does not give you the jolt you'd be looking for. It has interesting effects on your skin, subdermal triglycerides, and "cottage cheese" but ... yeah. No buzz effect.
utah dude: this. i've tried mixing it with DMSO and such.
unlikely: utah dude: this. i've tried mixing it with DMSO and such.Even if you mix it with MSM (Methyl sulfonomethane, I think?) it still doesn't work the same way.
Baron Krelve: Is that BS, chemist farkers?
unlikely: Baron Krelve: Is that BS, chemist farkers?Pure caffeine is a crystal, which can mean a fine powder, but not a liquid. You'd need to dissolve it in water or some non-oily non-alcohol to get a liquid you could throw. In that form, it would be annoying, and if you get it in your eyes it'd probably sting, but there's no "absorb through the skin" effect. Absorption through the skin requires a carrier (The DMSO or MSM mentioned above) that will carry it across membranes, and those will only let it attack cellulite and glycerides. And only really slowly.If you throw a cup of the powder in someone's face it might lead to them inhaling some, I guess. Which might have a serious effect. But I kind of doubt it. I've inhaled a cloud of pure caffeine powder accidentally, and it didn't have more than a few minutes effect. I guess it would also sting your eyes, probably, but because you just got a powder in your eyes, not any weird chemical thing. Throw a cup in my face and I'll likely just be mad at you for wasting it.
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