The downside to Baby Bottom Butter

@p1kef1sh (45638)
June 30, 2008 5:55am CST
Baby Bottom Butter is the latest beauty rage in the UK. Yummie mummies are smearing it all over themselves and a jar is now as rare as rocking horse poo. However, I have one, thoughtfully purchased by me for Mrs P1ke and "liberated" to my side of the bathroom. I don't use it on my face but on my very dry arms. It is completely marvellous as it has an olive and chamomile oils base and scented with vanilla. However, everything sticks to it when I am gardening. I've just swept up some dry leaves and my arms are now covered in sticky dust! YUK. However, it is a small price to pay for smooth and non itchy arms. What makeup disaster stories do you have to share with us please?
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@skinnychick (6906)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Maybe you are putting to much on or not giving it enough time to absorb before you go outside. I'm not sure if this is a makeup disaster or not. But commercially made body wash makes me itch. It must be the chemicals in it or something. I normally use my own soap or someone else handmade soap, but there are just times that I want a body wash.
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• United States
1 Jul 08
Yep, body wash is liquid soap. The problem with making it or buying a base and scenting it- that is how people really do it, is that they are loaded with chemicals. I have to find one that is free of harsh detergents and I'm having trouble finding it. I don't want to dry anyone's skin out including my own. I have a special back scrubber for you, if I ever make it to that end of the globe. :)
@p1kef1sh (45638)
1 Jul 08
I'm out of my depth here. But is this any good? www.newdirectionsaromatics.com/soap-supplies-soap-bases-c-6_65.html Come ove one day. I'd love to see you. Otherwise you will have to wait until A. GW is out of office (I refuse to travel to the US whilst he is President), or B. I do my tour of my US friends. Mind you, I might get to Canada sooner and you could always stand at one edge of Lake Michigan and I at the other and we could shout! LOL.
• United States
1 Jul 08
Nope that soap base is no good. :( It has SLS (harsh skin drying detergent) and propylene glycol- (a preservative known to cause skin irritation). See how much I care. :) My soap base comes from a place called Wisteria Lane or I make it myself. The pretty glycerin soap base I have to buy because it's a pain in the ars to make but I only get it from one place. Anyway, it would kill me to shout. You would be so close yet so far. Too sad!!
• United States
30 Jun 08
Pikey, I would think that your baby bottom butter is a product best used at night time. Not use it then go out and play in the dirt :)) Of course this is something we women know :))) Any lotion or cream that does not absorb on application is best used when you are not doing other activities. I have used a different types of products to help combat rough dry skin and if they are thick like that I wait and use it at more opportune times of the day.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
30 Jun 08
Common sense, gardening and P1ke are not things that go together well Angel. LOL. But I'll note your comments and try it. Don't your jammies get sticky instead as a result?
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• United States
30 Jun 08
What jammies? Yes the sheets tend to get a bit stained but prewash takes that out right well. I think having to launder sheets better than feeling all gritty and dirty, then having to take yet another shower and defeat the purpose of baby butt cream :)))) LMAO
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
30 Jun 08
I'm not a jammie dodger (type of British biscuit), I love my jammies. But I don't mind washing them.
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@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Jun 08
Baby bottom butter? I don't know if Ihave heard of that or not, atleast at this time I do not recall..I have heard of something called Bag of Balm here is a link to check what it out more it is great for dry chapped skin. My grandma used it, as did most of us at one time or another. http://www.righthealth.com/Health/bag_balm/-od-definition_wiki_Bag_Balm-s I think I still hav it in the medicine cabinet.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
1 Jul 08
Bag Balm was designed for cows' udders! I suppose that's no weirder than butter for babies bottoms. LOL.
@mtdewgurl74 (18118)
• United States
30 Jul 08
Nope, It is a great product that works well on multiple things.
@focjop20 (233)
• Puerto Rico
30 Jun 08
The real you, sticks withing you and it. The make up is only like fantasy, see yourself good looking, but you are the same inside of it. Make-ups can decive; but your actions, will never do it.
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
30 Jun 08
Thanks Focjop.
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@ellie333 (21018)
30 Jun 08
I haven't any disasters to share with you but courtesy of you I now have a jar of this baby bottom butter myself and find it is fantastic to use on my elbows as they get very dry too. I'm looking younger by the day it really is making a difference to the softness of my skin and yes the smell is fantastic too. Oh I have just thought of one. I scared a door to doo salesman as I had let the girls make up my face when they were little and I must have looked a bit crazy as I opened the door to bright red blusher and eyeshadow up over the eyes and my lipstick all squiffy LOL. It was only after they had gone I realised I still had it all plastered over me. Ellie :D
@p1kef1sh (45638)
30 Jun 08
I don't see how you could look much younger Ellie without being grabbed all the time for being out without an adult! You look pretty flawless to me already. I haven't tried it on my face. If it would allow me to stop shaving that would be useful. LOL. The poor salesman, still, that's the risk he has to take if he must come calling at peoples doors!
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@MichaelJay (1100)
30 Jun 08
I have very dry skin beneath my bushy black beetling eyebrows. Mrs MichaelJay advised me to use olive oil smeared onto the offending parts, specially at night. Being an obedient husband in all things I dutifully tried this. I was awakened in the middle of the night by the cat standing on my pillow and licking the delicious oil off my eyebrows. Another fine mess you've gotten me into, Stanley....!
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@p1kef1sh (45638)
30 Jun 08
LOL. Next time you should consider a tossed salad as well. Just in case of the late night munchies! Seems a shame to waste the oil and cats aren't big fans of salad. Don't add fish!
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@mummymo (23707)
2 Jul 08
Ooops I am sorry honey but I cannot stop laughing here and I just snorted as I was laughing at the image in my head! Tell me honestly was it just your arms or were you doing an impersonation of the naked gardener at the time! xxxx
@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Jul 08
They were mostly holly leaves Mummymo. I had to keep little parts of me covered. I didn't want to be prickled on my prickle!!
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@mummymo (23707)
2 Jul 08
I suppose at least it wasn't poisoned ivy! Here was me imagining you with fig leaves too! I must have got it wrong - I thought you liked being pricked on your prickle! xxx
@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Jul 08
Depends on who is doing the pricking! XX
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@vanities (11410)
• Davao, Philippines
2 Jul 08
well i had with petroleum jelly..i always rub my feet on it including the soles then put socks on it before i sleep..but something happens om my husband dad..that we had to go to the hospital and guess what..when i put on my sandals on my feet it was a kind of slippery ..and it nearly make me out of balance that i decided to wash it off with soap...
@p1kef1sh (45638)
2 Jul 08
That could have been dangerous Vanities. I'm pleased that you got it all off.
@suehan1 (4355)
• Australia
1 Jul 08
hi p1ke.i once bought some wonderful cream that was suppose to get rid of wrinkles and fine lines.i put it on and after a few hour i had this burning sensation.well the cream burnt my face as it did not agree with me,so technically it did get rid of the wrinkles,it burnt them off.lol.cheers sue
@p1kef1sh (45638)
1 Jul 08
That sounds very scary to me Sue. I wonder what chemical reacted badly with you skin.
1 Jul 08
Oh so youve tried it then,I was wondering what it was like to use,but if its sticky then it must be a bit messy to use really.I used to use cocoa butter but the smael made me feel sick,it does smell just like chocolate,and it stinks when its on the skin.But I though that baby butter was more a woman thing than a man thing and if you are going to use the tub too then how is Mrs Pike going to get her fair share of it if you cant get another jar for a while.Surely if you are just using it for the sake of dry arms and Mrsa Pike needs it for a beauty routine then her needs must come first.But how much is this stuff a pot,was it dear,tell us how much you paid for that pot?
@p1kef1sh (45638)
1 Jul 08
It's not sticky sticky, but the olive oil base gives it a smeary consistency. But I have to say that it feels great. I don't fear too much for Mrs P1ke as she has a ton of other stuff and just pinches it back when she wants some. You can only by it at Waitrose and costs £2.49 a pot. Not a bank breaker. We have one of Waitrose's largest stores as our corner shop and they struggle to get it in. I went a couple of weeks ago and they'd just had a consignment so I got a pot for Mrs P and another for Ellie (on here) who I was about to see. She reports great things too. Being female, she probably puts on the right amount, whereas I just dig out a dolllop and get rubbing. If you have a Waitrose close by then go and see if they have any. You'll find it in the baby department. Happy hunting and smearing.
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
1 Jul 08
hi pikefish this is not exactly makeup but it is sort of related I got some really wonderful scented shampoo from whole foods one time and it smelled wonderful and left my hair looking great butg 'it also broke out my whole scalp and my hands and face ugh hurt and itch. so I took it back and told one of the clerks and showed my face and hands, I was allergic to whatever was in it so spent several days taking benadryl and it cleared up she said a lot ofother people had been allergic to that same product so I went back to my old favorite herbal essences by clairoil and no more breakouts, that was one miserable experience for me.my arms are also very dry but I just use jergens age defying lotion and it does help a lot.it stays sticky for awhile too but eventually does soak in. lol lol
@p1kef1sh (45638)
1 Jul 08
Yikes Hatley, that sounds awful. Funnily enough, Herbal essences gives me dandruff!!