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Looking for mineral oil based massage lotion

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  1. Cool like fire!!!!

    Cool like fire!!!! Member

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    I know most of you pooh-pooh mineral oil. But it is one of the few things I am not allergic to (externally).

    I am looking for a mineral oil based massage lotion.

    The supplier I had is no longer carrying it.

    I may be okay with some other oil carriers. Most of the products have some form of palmitate (from coconuts) as a main ingredient and that makes me break out.

    Thanks
     
  2. raiin1029

    raiin1029 Member

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    Try http://www.natural-formulations.com/Products/MineralOils/MineralOil.htm

    They dont have a lotion with mineral oil, however they might be able to make something for you. It's worth a call.
     
  3. this kitty needs a hug

    this kitty needs a hug Member

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    Look into jojoba oil. It's actually a plant wax rather than an oil. It's very similar to the skin's sebum, so it absorbs very well, without that slimey coating. It washes out very well with normal detergent and does not go rancid. It has a thicker consistancy than some other oils so my clients that prefer cream don't mind it at all.

    Steph!
     
  4. :) smile (:

    :) smile (: Member

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    Elta Paraffin Massage Cream/Lotion is mineral-oil based, so may be just what you're looking for:

    http://www.buyelta.com/product/0-90205-02230.html
     
  5. maziahsteel

    maziahsteel Member

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    how about just watering down sorbelene with mineral oil?

    Though I would recommend looking into jojoba but it will be much more expensive than a mineral oil option.

    Are you looking for a mineral oil based option to use when you have a massage? Or to use on your clients?
     
  6. krascow_jr

    krascow_jr Member

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    Just something to pop in, don't mean to hijack the thread, but I know from personal experience coconut can makes you break out because it pulls impurities out of the skin.

    They always say you should gradually work up to using it, not just slather tons on at first, and after that it is actually really good for you. You probably already knew that, but just wanted to throw that in. You might not be allergic to it.
     
  7. fizixx

    fizixx Member

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    I can recommend the Elta lotion. I have been using it for years for the same reasons you listed, with no reactions. My clients like it too and for those few who need to avoid mineral oils, I do keep some options on hand.
     
  8. Bradly

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  9. dccgirly1862

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    The list of aromatherapy essential oils in that article contains known skin irritants!! Plus it includes citrus oils which oxidise into a skin irritant! Citrus oils have a relatively short shelf life. If you use a known skin irritant, you're bound to get skin irritation eventually. Lavender is sooooooo overused, I find a lot of people are sensitised to it these days.

    This article is a bit more of a whole body concern for oils rather than a hand rash http://www.amtamassage.org/journal/jobmakeyousick.html From the second page...
    Daily long-term use of man-made chemicals found in many massage oils can accumulate in the fatty tissues of our body and affect vital organ systems if used over a long period of time on a regular basis. We can handle synthetic chemicals in small amounts, but not when they start rising to such an extent that our inbuilt detoxifying mechanisms are overwhelmed.7 If the chemical toxicity from these man-made chemicals is severe enough, the body can break out in rashes and hives, as well as develop asthma, liver, gallbladder and pancreas problems and hormonal imbalances.
     
  10. broken haert

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    Daily long-term use of man-made chemicals found in many massage oils can accumulate in the fatty tissues of our body and affect vital organ systems if used over a long period of time on a regular basis. We can handle synthetic chemicals in small amounts, but not when they start rising to such an extent that our inbuilt detoxifying mechanisms are overwhelmed.7 If the chemical toxicity from these man-made chemicals is severe enough, the body can break out in rashes and hives, as well as develop asthma, liver, gallbladder and pancreas problems and hormonal imbalances.[/quote]

    I didn't have time to click and read the whole article, but what then, is the suggestion for massage lubricant. I prefer lotion and perfom a lot of deep tissue work.

    I'd be interested in someone providing a list of possible alternatives to the "man-made chemical issue.

    Thanks in advance. If this hijacks the thread, I will start it over by itself if you prefer.
     
  11. FireFop

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    Pueppi, if you like lotion, there are lots of options available to you. (I like thicker massage creams, and unfortunately that seems to require chemical additives to give it that consistency.) Here's a list of possibilities for you to try, though. (Even though some are called "creams" they have the consistency of massage lotions.) They all are made from purely natural ingredients. One thing to remember -- since they don't contain preservatives, their shelf life is only 6 months. So, buy in smaller quantities if necessary.

    Each product name below is a link to a website that sells the product:

    Texas Herbal Body Solutions - Live Oak Creek Massage Creme

    Alpine Naturals - Jojoba Butter Lotion

    Zen Organics Dual Action Massage Cream

    Evo Solutions Massage Lotions

    Aura Cacia Unscented Massage Cream-Small Size
    Aura Cacia Unscented Massage Cream-Gallon size

    Twelve Corners - Radiant Massage Products

    Santa Barbara Massage Cream
    This one has the consistency of a massage butter, rather than a cream/lotion.

    P.S. I found all of this information on the Massage Cream Ingredients Thread in the Tools of the Trade section of this forum:
    http://www.massageplanet.com/forum/viewtopic.php?t=4813
     
  12. Zieleni pakowacze zatoki

    Zieleni pakowacze zatoki Member

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    Thanks. :)

    I generally use the Natural Formulations - Deep Tissue Sunflower, but have been having some recent toxicity issues, and need to make a change for at least a while until I get this under control. I am not knocking NF - as I really do love them and the owners have been great when I've dealt with them.

    I really appreciate you taking the time to make that list and link to them for me, Blisss.

    A thousand times over - Thank You! :smt048





    PS. I have decided to test the Alpine Naturals - Jojoba Butter Lotion and Evo Solutions - Olive Massage & Body Lotion.

    I'll also be getting the Twelve Corners - Liquid Radiance (funny side note to this is that years ago a lady used this particular oil on me and I really liked it, but she did not know the name. She mentioned "10 or 12 jewels".) So, I'll get it and test it out as I've always wondered about it since then. I'll be trying the lotion. Normally I don't like scents for clients, but, I'll get someone to test it on me. *cheesy grin*
     
  13. The Dude

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    I've tried Twelve Corners and really liked their products. As for the scents, I'm partial to their "Mothers Wish," it's a really nice scent!

    Angie
     
  14. liney

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    I contacted Natural Formulations
    http://www.natural-formulations.stormer.com/index.htm

    They could make up a mineral oil based lotion if I ordered 8 gallons. But I can't use all that.

    If there was enough interest maybe they would make a batch.

    As I mentioned in the original post, the mineral oil based lotion I've been using is the only thing I haven't been breaking out with.

    I've been getting Topical Plus Lotion from Promotions Unlimited, Boone, NC, 1-800-766-5756 (I don't think they have a web page).

    Right now they have a problem getting supplies (they mix their own). Hopefully they will have some again soon.

    They also make a sunflower oil based Topical Plus (but they are currently out of that too).

    Hopefully
     
  15. AVALON

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    Cdamassage, is there a reason you aren't trying the Elta lotion? It's sold in both 16 ounce & gallon sizes and contains the ingredients you seek. Just curious. In case you didn't know, the two primary ingredients in that lotion (petrolatum & paraffin) are scientific names for "mineral oil." So, it is a mineral-oil based lotion.
     
  16. blueberry89

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    Bliss
    I still have time to check around. Elta sounds good. But $71 dollars a gallon (including shipping) is steep.

    The lotion I've been using was around $50 with shipping. I'll call back today to see what the statis is on their supplier. Elta says their lotion goes twice as far (you need less) but I doubt if it is much different than the mineal oil based product I've been using.

    Thanks
     
  17. Jazmyne

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    I order mine direct from the company. The minimum order is one case, which is 4 gallons. I think I paid around $175 including shipping. Here is their contact info:
    http://eltamassage.com/contact.html

    You can't order online which is a pain. Maybe you can get some samples.
     
  18. Tatianna.

    Tatianna. Member

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    Thanks Babybear.

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    Also I talked to someone at Promotions Unlimited today. No website but they do have a catalog.

    The problem they had was they had to find a new company to mix their formulations. Apparently there are special processes to ceate lotions and creams out of ingredients. They expect to have their lotions in a week. '

    They will be continuing their mineral oil based Topical Plus massage lotion.

    Phone # 1-800-766-5756. You can probably get samples.
     

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