or Connect
Mothering › Groups › September 2013 Due Date Club › Discussions › Toilettries and products for baby?

Toilettries and products for baby? - Page 2

post #21 of 26
Thread Starter 

Does coconut oil go bad? I've had a jar open for a bit over a year - wanted to try it out for cooking and found that I did not care for the taste. It has been stored at room temperature but without light.

post #22 of 26

I think with most oils, it is pretty easy to tell if they have gone bad.  They will have mold growing on them or have a rancid smell or taste.  If you don't see mold and it still smells and tastes like it did when you first tried it, it is probably fine.

 

http://www.doesitgobad.com/does-coconut-oil-go-bad/

post #23 of 26
As far as baby cleaning goes, we're actually not buying anything special. My husband has some of the most sensitive skin ever (Some "baby" products like Johnson's make his skin go all exema-y) so we figure if it doesn't cause his skin to go nuts it will probably be okay for a baby, especially if the baby inherits his skin. So Cetaphill and Dr. Bronners soap and a locally made shampoo (not that babies need shampoo) and coconut oil for moisturizing and we're all set.
post #24 of 26
Kat, its likely the sodium laurel sulfate that makes his excema worse. It does it for me. I use dr bronners for shampoo most of the time for that very reason. I'm assuming our baby will have sensitive skin too.
post #25 of 26
I just went and bought the dr. Bronner's baby soap. I already used various fragrances for my hair, not sure why I didn't think to try the baby one too. I also got the organic unrefined coconut oil. We got Burt's bees and Shea moisture products at the shower, but I definitely want to use more natural, fragrance free products the first few months.
post #26 of 26
Quote:
Originally Posted by OceanSolitude View Post

Kat, its likely the sodium laurel sulfate that makes his excema worse. It does it for me. I use dr bronners for shampoo most of the time for that very reason. I'm assuming our baby will have sensitive skin too.

That and fragrances we think. So we pretty much buy unscented everything already.
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: September 2013 Due Date Club
Mothering › Groups › September 2013 Due Date Club › Discussions › Toilettries and products for baby?