Measure 1 oz. of DMSO and add it to 3 oz. of aloe vera cream. Mix the two in a bowl, or use the cream container.
Pour the mixture in another container for ease of use and storage. Store it in an air-tight container away from heat or sunlight. The best type of container to use is a glass container with a dark surface, such as cobalt. This will keep the sunlight and any other light or heat away from the DMSO cream. Keep this container in a cool area.
Apply the DMSO cream to the affected area. Make sure to wash the skin thoroughly before applying, as the absorbency of DMSO might absorb other germs or bacteria into the skin along with the cream.
Apply an additional amount after around one hour of the first application. You might notice a slight redness, but this usually tends to fade away after a while. The DMSO quickly penetrates the skin. According to DMSOCream.com, the sooner it is applied after the injury, the more effective it is in relieving pain.
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