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Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Is topically using coconut oil, castor oil, sweet almond oil, avocado oil & aloe vera gel (as homemade lash/brow serum) safe to use during pregnancy?

Pregnancy-safe oils: Castor oil and sweet almond oil may bring on early labor, if used earlier than term. Coconut oil and olive oil are safe in pregnancy. Topical vitamin E oil is felt to be safe, but may cause contact dermatitis in some people, as can topical aloe vera. "When in doubt, leave it out" applies in pregnancy. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20306538 ...Read more

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Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Is it ok to use coconut oil, grape seed oil, argon oil, cinnamon powder topically during pregnancy?

Why would you?: There are not restrictions applying fruit oils during pregnancy but why would you? None of these have any proven health benefits and are probably quite messy and expensive. ...Read more

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Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Flax, fish, borage, evening primrose oils for very dry skin?

Yes: You can try each of the above after a warm shower and use plastic wrap over the dry area doe 1 h-2 hours. ...Read more

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Does saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, spearmint tea, primerose oil, or stinging nettle effect birth control pill apri 28?

Does saw palmetto, pumpkin seed oil, spearmint tea, primerose oil, or stinging nettle effect birth control pill apri 28?

No: None of those items have an effect on the functioning of any birth control. I'm not sure I understand your question or why you mention what I think is a date (April 28th). Please ask again and try to be clear about what you need. Best. ...Read more

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Will lavender or rosemary oil help treat nail fungus? Have already tried apple cider vinegar, listerine, coconut and tea tree oil

Not usually.: Toenail fungus is very common, and unfortunately very difficult to cure 100%. We can test the nail to see if it is a callused or traumatized nail or if it is indeed fungus, and from there you have several options: topical or oral antifungal medications, laser nail treatment, or removal of the nail in severe cases. See your doctor to talk about which treatment is right for you. ...Read more

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Can tree tea oil clean my acne?

Can tree tea oil clean my acne?

Possibly : Tea tree oil does have some antiseptic properties and work for some people as a spot treatment for acne. However, it can also cause a contact dermatitis or rash in some people so use with caution. ...Read more

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I'm 10 weeks pregnant and have been using desert essence tea tree oil toothpaste. Is tree oil toothpaste harmful in pregnancy?

I'm 10 weeks pregnant and have been using desert essence tea tree oil toothpaste. Is tree oil toothpaste harmful in pregnancy?

Not a fan...: I am not aware of any adverse effects on pregnancy from tree oil products. They are derived from the indian "neem" tree which was thought to have ayurvedic antiseptic properties... Unfortunately a large percentage of indians suffer from severe periodontal disease anyway... The fact that it has no Fluoride protection doesn't help the cause either, unless you are using a separate Fluoride rinse... ...Read more

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Olive oil safe lube for dry vagina?

Olive oil safe lube for dry vagina?

Safe.: But definitely not recommended if you are using any sort of latex products for contraception. Oil based products can weaken latex and render them useless for their intended purpose. ...Read more

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What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

What oil is better for cooking (i.e., stir frying) -- olive oil or grape seed oil?

Olive oil: Olive oil is one of the best oils you can use. It is a big part of the Mediterranean diet which is considered to be one of the most heart healthy diets around. ...Read more

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Hi. Can (hypoallergenic) baby lotion used as lube(for penis) or not ? He contain (almond oil -olive oil -Perfume-cetyl alcohol)

Hi. Can (hypoallergenic) baby lotion used as lube(for penis) or not ? He contain (almond oil -olive oil -Perfume-cetyl alcohol)

Not a good idea: Any of these oils can damage a condom and render is ineffective. Use a water based lubricant like K-Y jelly. ...Read more