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Advice neeeded for cleaning grease gland

G&C

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Hi, I’ve had a read of a thread on here and have bought some pure coconut oil. The thread states you can use this but how do you use it? I need more instructions, thanks very much.
 

Guineautopia

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I tried this recently for the first time and was really pleased.
I just took a little of the coconut oil and massaged it into hair around the grease gland.
Afterwards I gave a bum bath with Shampoo.
Hint is not too use too much, otherwise he’ll still have a greasy bum but from the oil!
 

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Ok thanks, how much did you use? Like a pea size amount? And the shampoo is that guinea pig shampoo?
 

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Ok thanks, how much did you use? Like a pea size amount? And the shampoo is that guinea pig shampoo?
I would say a tea spoon, I used more like a table spoon and it was way too much! :doh:Probably better to start with smaller amount, it worked very quickly.
I always use gorgeous Guineas shampoo, very good!
 

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And do you leave it to soak in for five minutes or just bath straight after? Sorry for all the questions. Just want to do it right
 

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No problem :)
I actually didn’t need to leave it in for cleaning the grease gland. I just rubbed it In and I could see it melting away the dirt and grease before my eyes :nod: then I shampooed the bottom straight away.
 
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