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Old 02-14-2015, 00:52   #21
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Is this anywhere near what you're referring to? (I've used eBay at times, but I use Amazon a lot more often)
Yes. Cheaper on Ebay, though. I think some of the farmers are selling direct this way. If you want a trial size, look in the baby section of any store that sells baby products. It provides some relief to nursing moms that's non-toxic to the kid.

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This is only 2 oz., is that a lot? I'll just use it as an add-on next time I order from Amazon.




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2 oz is enough to try, or to use for travel. I buy it by the pound now, but began with a smaller container to test.

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Understand totally your problem. You have my endless sympathy.

I use avocado oil for hands, feet, face, anywhere. Works well, absorbs quickly, not greasy. (I use food-grade oil & it's very nice for salads etc, too!) I have psoriasis on palms and soles of feet, so I need something reliable and calming. Sometimes at night I put on pure lanolin followed with very thin cotton socks and gloves. Most cracks are gone in the morning.

Before that I tried EVERYTHING over several years prescription & non. Most were useless or aggravated inflammation, cracking etc (including cetaphil - interesting how different things work for different people, eh?)

Noxema (original formula) is particularly relieving when my skin starts to crack open, though just putting a bandaid over the crack often works even better. Bandaids keep the skin from splitting more and keeps dirt out of the crack, both which can be very painful. Bag balm is good in a crisis, too.

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OK, I guess I am a little OCD, wash my hands a lot. I have a terrible time in the winter months with my thumbs splitting open. I use super glue or the "fancy" liquid bandage to seal them, but in the end as they are healing, a bandaid over them seems to do the trick too.

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When I used to get the deep fissures on heels as well as hands, I would use butterfly bandages so the split would stay closed, but the surrounding skin didn't get soft & mushy. Sometimes I had to cut them myself from regular bandaids or adhesive tape, but they always worked better than sealing the area from air. I have a lot less trouble with cracks like that now, but the dry cold air of winter always brings the renewed threat.

And I've had good luck with avocado oil too. I'd forgotten about Noxema, but it's good - it's just all the methol-y and camphor-y aroma that I could do without.




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Oh, I am going to try avocado oil! Another use for one of my favorite foods!

Mentholated vaseline is the only thing I have found the heals my splitting fingers/hands.

I had a medium psoriasis on my lower legs/ankles for decades. Two months of rubbing on CO healed that.

I have heard tallow is supposed to be an excellent moisturizer. Hmmmm, time to pull the jar out of the fridge and give that a try.

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Tallow report:

It melted in my hand slowly. It did not absorb easily, I had to massage it in. After wiping off the excess, it did not give the 'glow' that I get from CO etc. But, wowsers, my skin felt like fine silk!

Unfortunately, to me, it stinks. And, you know how the smeller usually quickly adapts to an unpleasant odor so it is no longer noticeable? Not tallow. I wore for an hour and I stank for an hour.

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Nancy, I love your Tallow report! I think I'll try lanolin instead...but thanks for letting us know the real story.

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Tallow report:
Unfortunately, to me, it stinks.
I wonder if your tallow was rancid?

I render my own beef tallow and store it in the freezer, only leaving out a couple tablespoons in the refrigerator. It doesn't stink. In fact, I'm hard-pressed to detect any odor and that's when my nose is almost touching my hands.

I tried it and it is really nice on the hands. I have a thumb that, if not protected with rubber gloves when I wash dishes, and not kept hydrated with lotions/creams/etc.etc., will get very dry and crack. The tallow felt great on the ol' thumb - as it did on the rest of the skin on my hands. Tried it on my lips and it stayed there longer than anything else I've been using.

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