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What can I use for replacement lotion?

Asked by Open (198points) July 5th, 2009

My hands are really dry and I have no lotion. Any ideas of what would work instead?

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La_chica_gomela's avatar

olive oil, coconut oil, or really any kind of cooking oil would be fine. Some lip balms will do. Others, not so much.

Open's avatar

I cannot admit to owning any oils either… =/

Grisaille's avatar

Is it bad that whenever I read or hear the word “Lotion”, I automatically think of The Silence of the Lambs?

Open's avatar

@Grisaille shudders Wow…of all the movies you could have picked, you pick the one with the line that creeps me out every time. I hope you know my boyfriend enjoys turning to me and repeating “It puts the lotion on it’s skin or else it gets the hose again.” on a semi-regular basis. This usually earns him a smack in the arm.

the movie was intriguing, that part not so much. Yea, i think it’s pretty sad that you think of that movie =/

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

Butter? lol.. why not just buy some lotion?

quasi's avatar

I won’t make the first suggestion that popped in my head.. but you should probably just buy some lotion.

Open's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater easier said than done. 1— I live in the country and the nearest open store is several miles away 2— I’m a poor teenager with no money and 3 -butter is slimy.

Aethelwine's avatar

Here are some home remedies for dry skin.

Open's avatar

@quasi I was waiting for some one to mention something like that >.> and no, got none of whatever it was you might have been thinking either >.<

Aethelwine's avatar

@Open Do you have hair conditioner? I’ve never tried it but I don’t think a little drop on top of your hands would hurt.

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@Open 1. Got a bike? 2. I’ll loan you 3 dollars. 3. A small price to pay. xD

quasi's avatar

I love the idea of a poor teenager stranded in the country with no lotion desperately searching the internet for a solution to his dry hands.

This should be a TV show.

quasi's avatar

Sorry about the rude comment.. I just had a moment.

Open's avatar

@NaturalMineralWater riding a bike at 12:40am all the way into town is a level of desperate I have not reached yet.

@quasi- nah, it amused me ^_^ and *her hands…btw. Though that would make quite the dull TV show if I say so myself. It could rank up there with “Cheaters” or “Living Lohan” >.<

NaturalMineralWater's avatar

@Open I guess it’ll have to be butter then. Oh well.

MacBean's avatar

Astroglide. ...No, wait. Other way around. Never mind!

On a more serious (or, you know, serious at all) note, when you can get real lotion, you might consider this. It’s great.

Grisaille's avatar

@MacBean That is worst name ever.

La_chica_gomela's avatar

Butter’s not that bad. I’ve done it before in a moment of desperation. Just wipe your hands on a towel or paper towel afterwards, and you’ll be all set.

MacBean's avatar

@Grisaille: It is. I was so skeptical at first. But it’s really awesome.

sandystrachan's avatar

Vasaline works wonders , so could ky jelly . Saliva and urine would be a short term remedy

PandoraBoxx's avatar

Why don’t you tell us what you do have in your kitchen. Cooking oil, crisco, olive oil? Is there any baby oil, suntan lotion in the house?

Once you can get to the drug store, there’s a product called bag balm that works wonders on really chapped hands. It comes in small square tin.

Open's avatar

@MacBean Ironically I used to have some of that lotion. They handed out little sample packs at a parade I was at once… We laughed at the name then too.

PacificToast's avatar

Cetaphil works well.

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