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(@silverwolf83)
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Is there an ingredient that can be substituted for the coconut oil without messing with the integrity of the recipe?


   
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(@thermalmermaid)
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Yes! This formula isn't like soap, you can use any of your favorite oils in substitution. Avocado is my favorite in lotions, and even now I can't pin point why I prefer it but there is something that feels silky about it. Soy bean oil is one of the most underrated oils in skin care and there is a TON of information over on pubmed as to why it stands out for its skin soothing properties (despite it being horrible for food). Sometime people feel like because its so inexpensive that they're 'cheaping' out so they'll use sunflower..... but they're both the same. So the obvious difference here among all these suggestions and the coconut ----- is that coconut is a little thicker and you might notice that in the re-write of this instruction page I have already reduced the amount of steric acid (which has the purpose to thicken) and you can always increase that amount... but not decrease.  This formula is a very simple lotion formula, and for a few years it was this one that was the best seller at my pop ups, but the ingredients in here that really change the formula at the e-wax and steric acid. All of these things can be tweaked to your liking without ruining the formula.


   
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(@silverwolf83)
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Thank you so much! I was wondering because my niece is allergic to anything coconut! I'm looking forward to making this. I too love avocado oil! I use it in my soaps too. 


   
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