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Old 04-16-2013, 03:13 PM
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So... do you mix the oils together before putting it on? Like you have a bottle with castor oil and whatever other oil you use? Or do you combine them when you apply? I suck at measuring and I'm pretty sure I did way too much of both oils. I made the mistake of pouring some castor oil in my hand and then had an "Oh sh*t" moment when I realized I had forgotten the coconut oil.

Any good visual aids to this? (I need pictures or videos because... again.. I suck at measuring. 30%? What?)
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:19 PM
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So... do you mix the oils together before putting it on? Like you have a bottle with castor oil and whatever other oil you use? Or do you combine them when you apply? I suck at measuring and I'm pretty sure I did way too much of both oils. I made the mistake of pouring some castor oil in my hand and then had an "Oh sh*t" moment when I realized I had forgotten the coconut oil.

Any good visual aids to this? (I need pictures or videos because... again.. I suck at measuring. 30%? What?)
Why not just use teaspoons?
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:22 PM
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So... do you mix the oils together before putting it on? Like you have a bottle with castor oil and whatever other oil you use? Or do you combine them when you apply? I suck at measuring and I'm pretty sure I did way too much of both oils. I made the mistake of pouring some castor oil in my hand and then had an "Oh sh*t" moment when I realized I had forgotten the coconut oil.
I know some people have two bottles and just use one from each bottle - I have a small plastic bottle I got from The Container Store and I measured my amounts into that single bottle, and that's what I use. It was way easier for me to do it that way than to mess with two bottles... also I often would use it in the shower (ahhhh, long hot showers while massaging oil all over my face for twenty minutes...) so trying to have both bottles in there was kinda goofy.
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:30 PM
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For mine, since I use coconut oil, I do like them premixed (as its solid at room temp). I just melted some coconut oil, stirred in some sunflower oil, and added a bit of lavender eo. Then poured it into glass container to let set up. I like having it be more like a butter consistency to start, easier for me to work with.

The one on the left was mostly cooled, the one on the right was still mostly liquid in this pic
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:51 PM
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I work at a pharmacy so I just stole some RX vials for liquid medicine and use those with it premixed.

Greenmagick, how hard does it get when it's set? As hard as coconut oil or does having the added oils make it less solid? I really like that idea though moisturizing after 'washing'
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Old 04-16-2013, 03:54 PM
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I work at a pharmacy so I just stole some RX vials for liquid medicine and use those with it premixed.

Greenmagick, how hard does it get when it's set? As hard as coconut oil or does having the added oils make it less solid? I really like that idea though moisturizing after 'washing'
Lol I work at a pharmacy too. I didn't even think of that.

I think I will pre-mix them. Sees easier and I'm lazy. Getting me to wash my face at night is enough.
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They are fairly soft. Depending on how much liquid oil you add of course that can change but keeping them in the bathroom where it tends to be a bit warmer keeps them pretty nice. Or very easy to melt a bit off with just body heat.

They are very convenient I must say Wash....if I feel a bit dry add a little more on and leave it. Slather it on legs, arms, etc as lotion, add a little bit to my hair for flyaways and frizzies....ahhh convenience

I do think I may make an actual cold cream at some point...which basically would be adding water to the above and some beeswax to emulsify it.
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Old 04-16-2013, 04:41 PM
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I would love to do the coconut oil thing for hair but I don't think I can leave it on al night ... I might be able to do 30 min - an hour at the most in the evening (I take my showers at night).... Would it still work?
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:01 PM
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Just found another amazing use for coconut oil. I used to it get rid of the extra wax on my face after I waxed my lip and it took the wax off like a charm, usually I have to used soap a few times to get rid of it. YAY for coconut oil!!
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Old 04-16-2013, 05:22 PM
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What kind of facial wax do you use? The last time I waxed my face it ... Well let's say it was a disaster :/.

I would like to try again but my skin is so sensitive :/
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