Caring for Your Lobes | General Discussion | Forum
January 5, 2012
I never gave a lot of thought to it before, my body naturally heals well and stays healthy on its own. But I gave it a bit of research and I found this
"Holey Butt'r is a premium ear care creme to maintain stretched ear lobes. Contains a natural blend of emollients and moisturizers including Karanja oil, Jojoba Oil, and Soy Butter.
Scientific research has confirmed that Karanja oil is non-toxic and an effective antiseptic, antifungal, antibacterial, antiviral, dermatological and dental agent. This oil has been used for centuries to aid in the healing of topical skin disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, rashes, burns and acne. It is rich in fatty acids and glycerides and together with its healing properties, provides an excellent natural moisturizing base for skin care formulations.
Jojoba oil is a liquid wax. It closely resembles the sebum of the skin, and is rich in vitamin E. This promotes a glowing complexion."
I looked it through in several other places across the web, and got an altogether same opinion on it. Although I havn't used it myself so I can verify.
March 2, 2011
As Ignacious, I haven't used the commercial creme he speaks of, but I have used Jojoba oil. I have used it for my beard, when it was long, as well as my face, hands, tattoos, and stretched lobes. I swear by it and it really does help A LOT. I didn't start using it until a few months ago, but I definitely saw improvements in as little as a week. For my beard, it made it soft and itch-free, which helped with my lady friend as well. haha.
Hole Butt'r is a great product, but stupidly expensive for what you get.
I use my own similar product, but am still experimenting to get it perfect (still better than the aforementioned though!).
Before that i used jojoba which is excellent, makes the lobes stretchy and soft.
Emu i've avoided due to the fact it's an animal product.
Olive oil works ok, but can go rancid, so not for anything but an emergency imho.
Neem is great, especially for inflammation, but it smells a bit like onions!
January 24, 2012
although olive oil may go rancid…it is still a very quick market pick me up and it is a very great nutrient, i mean you put that shit on your nails once a week and you're gonna see a major difference. i haven't tried any so i can't say for sure, but you can find olive oil anywhere, it's not expensive, and it's very nutrient rich.
i do want to try the hole butt'r my fiance mentioned though.
seems almost too good to be true=P
Yep health shops should have them Web shops may be cheaper and supply bulk though. I get 500ml of jojoba for £15.
October 3, 2011
Hand lotion?! What brand?
I'd be concerned about additives like lanolin which might block pores, let alone other additives and preservatives….
March 2, 2011
Above is the exact jojoba oil I use and don't be afraid of the price or the small quantity because that bottle has lasted me 3 months so far and I'm not even an 5th of the way into it.
October 3, 2011
January 5, 2012
April 3, 2012
As a professional piercer I would encourage the use of emu oil for streching your lobes not only does it have antiinflamtion qualities, as well as some anasthic qualities and antibacterial qualities, it's also been seen in clinical studies have shown that it helps to increase cell growth, therefore strengthening your tissue allowing for for stable streching. I also want to encourage saline soaks with a presterilized saline solution, or a mixture of 1/4 teaspoon non-iodized sea salt, and to 8oz of distiller water. Soak with this several times a day it brings food to the cells to promote healing, increases drainage, and also has some antibacterial, and anastethic qualities.
March 2, 2011
April 19, 2012
July 7, 2012
errrrm am I the only one here who uses safflower oil on my extremely tiny lobes? xD. Well it's the safflower oil with high oleic acid (not the one with linoleic acid, the one for weight loss), it is also enriched with vitamin E (which may be the reason it feels so great).
The brand is Hollywood lol. It's pretty cheap, I think like 3-5 dollars for 32 ounces. It is SLIPPERY. It gives me amazing slip and it made stretching a breeze. It feels so nice on my ears. I've had no problems with it so far. A microscopic amount goes a long way because it is so damn slippery! I have a little bit left (way less than half) and I'm sure it's gonna last me until I stretch up to 00 (very long time).
May 24, 2012
Jojoba is really a wax and not an oil at all which is why is doesn't go rancid or "spoil" as some people say. The male and female plants both produce flowers which is a beautiful thing about jojoba along with health benefits. It grows near the Joshua Trees which I love love love… any guess why?
Back to the point, external application of any cream or goo seems to me a medium for the massage which is the real lobe helper here. The point is to strengthen the structural proteins in the human body. Many oils contain 2 or more of these structural proteins plus they feel good or smell good which is a bonus. For ALL TIME FAVORITE oil I'm going with coconut, because it is so good for you on the inside and the outside. Jojoba is sold in small amounts which is convenient and not so temperature sensitive for the rotting factor…. gross huh? I'm glad it has replaced sperm whale oil as beauty treatments.
We get to a problem when the oil used on the outside gets into a piercing. This is not an issue with large lobes, of course, but for the smaller sizes be careful. Skin needs air to stay healthy. I'm sure your body will tell you if you should do something different.
vampyremage – i massage for a few seconds up to maybe 30. You can feel the ear relax. I find if it's cold i keep going until it not only relaxes but warms up again.
ColaChampagne – I've not used safflower or anyone else who has. I don't know of a reason why you couldn't though. Can i ask why you chose it? Have you tried jojoba, and if so, how does it compare?
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