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moisturiser for sensitive skin?

Posts: 1981
Location: La Palma (Canary island) Zone 11
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Tobias Ber wrote:hey linda...

i m no expert but what might help:

- aloe vera leave gel (grow them yourself)

- wash with water and then apply oil or fat (olive oil ... hemp seed oil should be very good ... evening primrose oil??? ... butter or ghee ... maybe shea butter??)

best wishes


I have found how to make a better recipe!
It happened to me just by chance...

I tried coconut oil on my skin after damaging with cement.
I was not satisfied with the imidiate result and it stayed greasy... so I decided to try aloe vera (i grow it), and I did not wash the oil... It was like a miracle! It made like a milk on my skin, and my skin litteraly sucked it! Is there a natural emulsifyer in aloe gel? Maybe....

Then I went to bed with gloves on this.... The next morning I could not even believe it.... soft skin and no more skin flakes at all.
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Location: Grand Valley of Colorado's Western Slope
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Miki Odendahl wrote:

And, as with any natural products like these, whether you use water, borax, vitamin e, whatnot; refrigerating and/or freezing them in small containers (I use 2 oz jars for most) will delay rancidity. All of my saleable products say "refrigerate when not in use" on the labels for just this reason.

Hi Miki,

I can't remember if I included meadowfoam oil in the recipe I posted,so I will mention that I add an ounce or two of meadowfoam oil to a batch that includes 12 oz of liquid oils.

The wonderful thing about meadowfoam oil is that it is very very very stable.  As far as I know, it does not go rancid or oxidize.  Additionally it stabilizes and protects the oils it is in mixture with from deteriorating.

I didn't have time to recheck my data here, but it might be worth looking in to,for anyone concerned about stability, rancidity and all that.  I have had my skin cream unrefrigerated for months with no ill effects, and even left it in the sun sometimes.  Find it fresh and unseparated.  I sell this cream, and have many satisfied customers who also have not reported the cream going off or needing refrigeration.  I attribute it to the meadowfoam oil.
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