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site sticky remover - home made

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by Ivan's Mum, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. Ivan's Mum

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    Anyone got any home made recipes for the sticky left over once you take off a site? I know you can buy products, and there's dissolve it but anything you can make at home that's no so harsh?

    I just got some baby oil today and am thinking of mixing it with a gentle body scrub to get the lovely black marks off (seems to have worked on my plaster left over).

    I remember from my beauty therapist days we used to use oil and lavander or something to remove wax so if you've got any ideas to jiggle my memory - let me know.
     
  2. jilmarie

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    This isn't exactly "gentle", but I use nail polish remover to get the sticky residue from the edges. It works great and it's a lot less expensive than tac-away. Then I usually put a dab of antibiotic ointment on the spot.
     
  3. Sarah Maddie's Mom

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    The one we use, "Medi-Sol" contains "Natural oils, Aloe Vera, Lanolin and organic Wetting Agents (I have no idea:eek:)" It removes everything - given a little time. Contains no solvents, no artificial color or fragrance - must contain orange oil - that's what it smells like.
     
  4. Abby-Dabby-Doo

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    I'll send you something we use. Be ready for a package! :D
     
  5. Ivan's Mum

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    Ah you make me laugh. I did get some of the tac away and love it but $$$ and shipping make it to difficult. If I manage to cook up something in the kitchen I'll let you all know.

    The nail polish remover would work but I won't tell you what's in it(LOL) you might want to try the baby oil idea. Maybe add lavender oil and knock the little rug rats off to sleep.
     
  6. Mama2H

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    If you are looking for an all natural solution Tea Tree oil will work. To make it a bit less harsh smelling you can mix it in with a base oil like sweet almond oil or some other neutral base oil.
     
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    Drench the pad in Baby oil and then sit in the bath... It's okay but not the best.
     
  8. Mojo's mommy

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    Olive oil, put it on , leave it for a few minutes and wipe away..the lady at our Pharmacy told me that little trick:p
     
  9. jendean

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    LOL nicole, I was going to say tea tree oil too. Id mix it with aloe vera, or even buy some vitamin E tabs, poke a hole in one, and use that... VERY good for the skin, and use a wet loofah sponge, or Wal mart sells the exfoliating gloces,and these tiny loofah sponges, just a teeny slice of loofah on it, once they are wet, they are abrasive, but gentle too.
    Mother Nature makes the best stuff. I would say to mix vitamin E oil, aloe vera, and a few drops of tea tree oil, one drop would do it, esp after a bath, (then rinse again) that would really treat the skin well. IN fact, I may invest in some Tea Tree soon here. Nicole, wanna go in on a batch? :cwds:
     
  10. wellsfamily

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    We use Skin So Soft by Avon, but I am kind of getting sick of the smell.
     
  11. Mama2H

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    Walmart has Tea Tree oil. I have bought the more expensive stuff but walmart's is just as good. It is in the bandaid section.
     
  12. Ivan's Mum

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    ohhh ladies,I'm going to try them all - baby oil worked okay but took a bit of rubbing.

    Olive oil tonight and I'll work down the list from there.
     
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    Let us know the outcome of your "experiment" please :D!!
     

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