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tr3kkie9rl
« on: November 16, 2011 09:41:35 AM »

So I have one full, unopened, and one half-full, partially used bottle of makeup remover from Avon. I stopped using it to remove my makeup when I switched to pure olive oil, but I hate to let anything go to waste. The main ingredient is of course mineral oil, along with some petrolatum, various emulsifiers, emollients, etc. *PLEASE NOTE* I am not interested in debating the evils of mineral oil here, so PLEASE don't comment telling me it's bad and I should just throw it out  Cheesy

Moving on... I've read that it might be a good leave-in conditioner, on that note I was considering mixing a little with some liquid castile soap to see if it works as a sort of 2-in-1 shampoo/conditioner but I have a feeling it might leave my scalp too greasy. Any crafty peeps out there have any other ideas of different ways I could use this or things I could mix into it to make it more useful? I'm not going to use it on my face since I do have pretty sensitive skin and it contains one of the more comedogenic oils, but any other suggestions would be welcomed. I would be happy to list all the ingredients if that would be helpful.
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tr3kkie9rl
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2011 06:53:32 AM »

One use I thought of would be as lotion for my kids, after all, baby oil is just mineral oil with some fragrance. I would probably add some olive oil for extra moisturizing though, and maybe a soft scented eo like rose and vanilla or something.
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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2011 08:34:43 AM »

So I wanted to report back - I filled the rest of the half empty bottle with olive oil and shook it around, then added one drop of something citrus-y, and kept shaking it til it looked well blended. At first the makeup remover portion looked like it wasn't incorporating, and had almost the consistency of curdled milk in the olive oil (only much smaller particles) but when I checked it this morning, it was totally smooth and creamy.

After trying it on my hands, I really liked it! It will be a nice moisturizing hand cream for the upcoming winter dryness that always occurs. It did leave a slightly greasy film (presumably from the mineral oil and petrolatum), but it didn't feel gross, just felt basically like a heavy cream would and it had evaporated or soaked in within minutes.

From the full bottle which I hadn't altered in any way yet, I did use a little in my daughter's hair after her bath last night as a leave-in conditioner/de-tangler, I'm waiting to see if it makes her hair more greasy than usual and if so I'll try to use less or just not use it for that purpose at all. Although it did really help with the de-tangling issue, so we'll see.
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