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Last post Aug 14, 2010 7:56 PM by Adria_NyxxTX . 8 replies.


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  • ? re: vaseline-Vit. E lotion-baby lotion

    Once you combine them, any tips on bottling it?  I have the empty vit. E & baby lotion plastic bottles & I'd like to refill them but it's too thick to pour in the small  opening.  How do you store yours?  I'd like to divide it up & my DIL wants some.  She said it works great & since she works in a dental office, she's always washing her hands.  I don't want to pour it into glass jars since she has 3 kids & the oldest is 4.  Hate to have 1 of the kids grab the jar & have broken glass all over.  I didn't empty the vaseline container because I didn't need the whole jar.....otherwise that would be a nice wide-mouth, plastic container.  Thanks for any help.

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  • Re: ? re: vaseline-Vit. E lotion-baby lotion

     I have mine in small "disposable" Rubbermaid containers with a screw-on lid.

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    Thanks - that's a good idea.  I've stuck a funnel in the baby lotion bottle & tried to get it down - not easy....I have lotion on my glasses, kitchen cabinets, counters....bit messy.  I've tried poking it down the funnel....slamming it on the counter (that's where I splattered all over).....the vaseline container would be perfect if it wasn't half full of vaseline.  Think I have 1 screw-on lid Rubbermaid container. 

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    I filled up my 1 screw top disposable container.  Then DH came home from breakfast w/former co-workers (he retired 7/16)....he left  at 8 am.....came back at 2:30 pm....leasure breakfast!  And, when he saw my trying to get the funnel empty....he took over.  If you fill the funnel & gently squeeze the now empty plastic original bottle, a vacuum is created....the suction will pull the lotion down into the bottle :-)  Too bad he didn't come home earlier....I had to clean off the bottom of my high shelf that is over the top cabinets.

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    Lynn, I found some plastic containers today that has a twist top to them. They're made by Ball and were with the Ball canning supplies. I found them at a Kroger store. The price were $2.20 for 5 containers. I think they're the perfect size to give to friends and family.
    I always have plenty left after making the lotion.
    I use 16 ounces of the vitamin e, 15 ounces vaseline and baby lotion.

    Everyone that I gave the lotion to loved it. I tell them that they only need to use a small amount on their hands. One friend told me she lathers it all over her body.

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    Homesweethome....I'll have to look for the twist top plastic Ball containers....they sound like a good idea.  Think the recipe I followed used 2 bottles of the lotions & half as much vaseline?  Sounds like yours has more vaseline.  And, the lotions are no longer 16 oz.  The baby lotion was 15 oz. but the vit. E was larger & the vaseline was 13 oz.  So, if I halved my vaseline....I've got about 6.5 oz.  in mine.  The suction from squeezing the almost empty lotion bottles worked pretty good but I still have some left....had 1 screw-top 1 cup size & then just a snap-on lid for the other zip-lock 1 cup size.  Both my DIL's have jobs where they wash their hands a lot - one works as a dental hygenist & the other is an artist for a museum...so both complain of dry, cracked hands. 

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    Lynn, I thought that the containers were nice.

    The 16 ounce jar of  Vtamin E cream I buy at the Family Dollar store. It cost $1.75. I bought the Kroger brand of vaseline and baby lotion this time around.. I read that some people prefer to use a small jar of  vaseline. I’ve been making it with a large jar so I thought I just stick with making it that way.

    Yes this lotion does wonders for dry crack hands. No other hand cream works for me as well as this one does.  

     

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  • Re: ? re: vaseline-Vit. E lotion-baby lotion

     I fill up baggies and snip off the corner and squirt it into the bottle I want it in.

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     Oh, and I've got a bottle of vanilla-oatmeal scented baby lotion for the next time I make it. Smells wonderful. Last time I used the shea-cocoa butter scent...MMMmmmmmm

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