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Thread: Hand Lotion

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    I have a lot of trouble with the fabric drying my hands. Looking fora hand lotion that will absorb quickly and not leave my hands greasy so I can grip a needle. Whacha got?

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    When my hands get dry, I use bag balm at night and gloves... then I don't usually have the need for lotion during the day :D:D:D

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    Quote Originally Posted by amma
    When my hands get dry, I use bag balm at night and gloves... then I don't usually have the need for lotion during the day :D:D:D
    I have really dry skin as well and the bag balm does the trick, also good for dry hair, rub a little into the ends the night before a shampoo and it makes it more tangle free and less frizzy.

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    gloves in a bottle,i buy it at my lqs; it's kind of expensive but great!

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    I love Bee Bar

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    There used to be one called Secretary's Secret that was good.

    I've also used Fruit of the Earth Vitamin E Cream which can be found at Wal-Mart and is quite inexpensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ckcowl
    gloves in a bottle,i buy it at my lqs; it's kind of expensive but great!


    I can vouch for 'Gloves in a Bottle'. Your hands feel soft and smooth but nothing comes off on the fabric.

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    I love Mary Kay hand cream.

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    I love Utter cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margie
    I love Utter cream.
    I use this and Gloves in a Bottle. Regular hand cream stays on the top of my skin and I worry about transferring it to my quilt.

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    Here is a great hand body lotion to make. I make up a big batch every Christmas for guild members. I buy pretty little tins/jars and everyone loves it. I use it at night and my skin is never dry, not even my feet.


    All ingredients are Dollar Store General Brand. You may find the vitamin E cream and Vaseline in smaller jars but use 16oz each.
    The clean up is quick and not messy.


    Bottle of Baby Lotion (16 ounces)
    Jar of Vitamin E Cream (16 ounces)
    Jar of Vaseline (16 ounces)

    Mix all together with mixer until light and creamy and put in containers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Here is a great hand body lotion to make. I make up a big batch every Christmas for guild members. I buy pretty little tins/jars and everyone loves it. I use it at night and my skin is never dry, not even my feet.


    All ingredients are Dollar Store General Brand. You may find the vitamin E cream and Vaseline in smaller jars but use 16oz each.
    The clean up is quick and not messy.



    Bottle of Baby Lotion (16 ounces)
    Jar of Vitamin E Cream (16 ounces)
    Jar of Vaseline (16 ounces)

    Mix all together with mixer until light and creamy and put in containers.
    Love this idea. Could you use those cute little quilted jelly jars?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jenni M
    I love Mary Kay hand cream.
    Ooooh, my favorite - especially the peach. They have a kit they call Satin Hands. Works wonderful and smells so good, but you want to do that before you go to bed at night because it will leave a film on your hands.

    I put CVS hand cream on most nights before going to bed and do the Satin Hands every once in a while because it's expensive.

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    Love this idea. Could you use those cute little quilted jelly jars?


    it's thick enough to put in jars. I save the round jelly jars during the year. I buy food that come in jars by the prettiness of the jar. :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    I love the idea of making my own. Might even try the lavendar baby lotion

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    Quote Originally Posted by prairiequeen
    I love the idea of making my own. Might even try the lavendar baby lotion
    OHHH, that's a good idea! Great little gifts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Margie
    I love Utter cream.
    Udder Cream

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    Out here where our average relative humidity is about 15% or less, the favored hand lotion in our neighborhood is Cetaphil. We get it at Costco. It really penetrates well but isn't greasy.

    If you want something that is ultra-moisturizing, but sort of vaseline-like, Aquaphor is what my dermatologist recommends. It sorta stays on your hands for quite a while though.

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    When taking a class from Harriet Hargrave she said how she uses Neutrogena hand cream as it didn't mar her quilts as she did her sewing machine quilting.

    I love it and it has lasted longer that some less expensive hand creams.

    ali

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo
    Love this idea. Could you use those cute little quilted jelly jars?


    it's thick enough to put in jars. I save the round jelly jars during the year. I buy food that come in jars by the prettiness of the jar. :lol: :lol: :lol:
    LOL :lol: :lol: I buy anything by the prettiness and/or shape of the jars... Thanks, it was a great comment. I am so glad to see I am not the only one that does this type of shopping.

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    I am going to try that recipe! My daughter and I both have very dry hands and legs, and the boys all work with their hands and on their feet all day( they work at Toyota) and they get such dry hands callouses , maybe this will work for them. Hubby's hands will crack open they get so dry. We do use Nuetragena and that helps a lot. I've been using the Olay age defying lotion, and I love it. Smells good, soaks in and leaves my hands nice and soft. My mother always said to warm Vasoline, rub it on and wear gloves while you sleep.

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    Bag balm here too....but...I'm going to try Bellaboo's recipe for lotion....

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    I absolutely love Hoof Maker. I use it all over my body after a shower, and often since I wash my hands frequently while volunteering. Even the nurses use it. And I use the companion Shampoo and Conditioner. The hand cream soaks in easily and I've never noticed anything showing up on my fabrics or clothing.
    It's cheap and easy to find, I get it in grocery stores or some drug stores or feed stores, most of those carry it.

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    I use Lantiseptic. It is an adult skin barrier for incontinence. In simple terms butt paSTE. For me works much better then bag balm. I love Mary Kay 4 step hand care, but as someone mentioned earlier a little expensive. This I usually have to have pharmcist order in. Only takes a day or two. Lasts long time. Comes in different sizes. I buy 14 oz size.

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    I use Udder Balm which you can get almost anywhere vet supplies are sold in agricultural states. (I buy mine at Tractor Supply.) If you can find a cow somewhere you can find this stuff. :-)

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