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The Shangri-La Diet => Tips and Innovations => Topic started by: tenista on June 02, 2006, 02:10:19 PM

Title: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: tenista on June 02, 2006, 02:10:19 PM
Today I was going to be out of the house for the first time since I started the diet for my oil dose (I work at home), so I was looking around for something to put 2 TB of oil in and I found my little cache of travel makeup bottles.  I had one with a little pull up/push down spout and it was perfect!   I did wrap it in a plastic baggy just to make sure it didn't leak oil into my purse.  You can get these bottles at beauty supply places (where I get mine) and even some supermarkets and drugstores. They cost 1-2 dollars. 
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: CarolS on June 10, 2006, 03:24:11 PM
I use the little jam jars with metal lids.  I put a tablespoon of oil in each and take them to work.  Then I add a little water when it's time to take it.  Best thing - no leaks!
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: Ann H on June 14, 2006, 04:45:18 AM
I get little plastic medicine bottles from my pediatrician every time the kids are sick. They use these generic bottles, dispensing their liquid meds from the pharmacy's bulk containers into them.

They already have ML measurements on the side. And are reasonably unleaky. Pretty much perfect, once washed. (And washed well--or else, after my oil it's, "Hm, is that the faint taste of Robitussin? Ah, no--acetaminophen.")

And I like the medical association. The oil is my meds!

Ann H
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: Rabin the Cat on June 16, 2006, 12:22:20 AM
We bought half a dozen of http://www.specialtybottle.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=35
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: creatrix on June 18, 2006, 02:51:44 PM
I use those little toiletry bottles you get at hotels. I keep them around for camping, etc., so I used up an ounce of shampoo and an ounce of shower gel and now I have two little oil bottles.
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: waynewirs on June 19, 2006, 06:59:33 AM
I use these little 4oz squirt bottles (see my original post here: http://boards.sethroberts.net/index.php?topic=661.0). Put a little water in your mouth, tip your head back and squirt a dose of ELOO. Works great even at work.  :)

Wayne Wirs
Author/Photographer of Fading Toward Enlightenment
http://Fade2e.com
Day 31: 9 lbs. lost.
Title: Hammer gel bottle
Post by: Jamin on June 22, 2006, 11:00:54 PM
I had an extra Hammer Gel bottle (sports energy gel) that I use.  It holds 10 oz.  I had to fill it up at 1 tbsp intervals to make the ounce markings with a Sharpie pen on the side.  Works great and I know I'm getting the right dosage.
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: bekel on June 23, 2006, 06:24:03 AM
I tried a white film canister (remember those from the 'old-time' cameras when you actually had to wind the film?). Fuji puts their film in them. Kodak canisters probably will work (they are black with a grey lid) but the Fuji lids fit into the canister while the Kodak lids have a 'lip' outside of the canister. No muss, no fuss. For my 1 T of oil there was enough room in the canister to put water on top and slug it back like a shot glass.



Want more fun? Put about 2 T of water and a 1/4 to 1/2 Alka-Seltzer tablet in a Fuji film canister. Put the lid on and place it upside down.

You want to do this outside on a sidewalk...trust me.











(I teach science in a special ed HS classroom. This is a super introduction to Newton's Laws.)
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: splitbamboo on June 23, 2006, 09:36:14 AM
What's the science behind the mentos and diet Coke thing?
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: bekel on June 23, 2006, 12:19:37 PM
What's the science behind the mentos and diet Coke thing?
I have to google that--don't have a clue what that is.
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: bekel on June 23, 2006, 12:31:14 PM
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=5341058

Mentos provide a surface for CO2 to gather--hang together. They have a rough surface, so there's a lot of surface area. The molecules move at the same time, which creates the reaction...from what I heard on the above link.

He mentions doing it as a kid with M&Ms--I've seen that, and he's right--it just gets fizzy. They are very smooth and smaller than the Mentos. So the theory sounds right.

In the Alka-Seltzer rockets, the Alka-Seltzer fizzes which gives off CO2. Since there's a limited space for the CO2 molecules to expand in the canister, when the space is full the extra molecules have to go somewhere. That force pushes the lid off and propells the canister up (equal and opposite reaction).

We found that using hot water creates a faster and more vigorous reaction, like the young lady in the NPR report.


And for a twist on that... http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=5695044769427318137

Freaking awesome!
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: bink on July 23, 2006, 07:22:26 AM
I use these 2-ounce bottles from the Container Store: http://www.containerstore.com/browse/Product.jhtml?CATID=74067&PRODID=69233. I fill it to the 50 ml line and that's my oil for the day. I just swig from it at the appropriate times.
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: thinktwice on August 16, 2006, 05:55:54 AM
One note on traveling and storage of canola oil. My first trip I used sugar water and will use this instead of canola oil after my experience on my second trip. I looked around for something to store my doses of canola oil and settled on this little Rubbermaid juice holder. All plastic, good seals and a folding straw to boot. So I put my canola oil doses in and put the whole thing in a double zip lock bag. All is still not leaking when I remove it form my carry on during my flight. I pop open the straw and then....it started gushing oil. I guess the pressure difference did it. The thing looked like a mini- oil derrick. Out came most of the canola oil. All over me, the floor, everything. What a mess. I'll bet the people cleaning the plane had some puzzled looks when they found my seat! So needless to say I will stick to sugar water on flights until I have another brilliant storage idea. he he!
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: falconcy on August 16, 2006, 12:26:43 PM
I think sugar water on flights is gonna be the norm for quite a while thanks to some inconsiderate @$$holes who probably caused more chaos with the threat of what they planned to do than actually being able to carry it out.
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: Ann H on August 16, 2006, 11:09:07 PM
Yep. My family's got a 31-hour flight around the world--4 planes and an overnight airport stay!!--to get back to Kentucky in September, with a 15-month old and a 4-year old, squeezed into those horrible economy seats. How in the hell are we going to manage it without drinks, toothpaste, etc? I can't even face the thought squarely. It was completely miserable before, already, without this horror. If it gets any worse, I swear I'm gonna start taking cruise ships instead to go back to see my folks.

Any tips, anyone? OT, I know, but I am panicked!
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: falconcy on August 17, 2006, 02:49:40 AM
I've never had any probs getting free drinks out of cabin crew, and this will be a lot easier now you can't take them on board, especially with kids. You may even be able to get toothpaste and small brushes on board, given the embargo on such items, sure I saw them in the goody bag. It will also likely depend on the airline you are flying on as well as the airports you are using.

I would think you might go through Dubai somewhere en route, no probs in Dubai Airport, food and drink in Dubai Duty Free area is very cheap ;-) I've flown Emirates a few times and their crew are usually pretty good. I don't know how the price compares, but you could fly via Dubai, then on to JFK and over to your final destination from there.

My sympathies on flying cattle class, I know what you mean, tis a real bitch getting the dropdown tray to fit when you are a bit on the big size.
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: Ann H on August 17, 2006, 04:29:37 AM
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My sympathies on flying cattle class, I know what you mean, tis a real bitch getting the dropdown tray to fit when you are a bit on the big size.

Gee, I hadn't thought about this size-wise. All the more reason for me to keep up my "nuke down the weight" experiment and try my best to make it work! Smaller would certainly seem to indicate easier all around in flying (given that I'm already tall enough to reach everything.) And less body mass = less need to hydrate, doesn't it?

Hmmm....
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: Marianna on August 17, 2006, 07:15:18 AM
I don't know--I suspect the airlines are going to have to provide "in air concessions" or the like--
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: zerimar on August 17, 2006, 10:01:21 AM
My recent experience with domestic US air travel:

I was away from home with a half full bottle of walnut oil and jar of coconut oil. I had to fly home from the east coast, (US) to west coast last Friday the second day of no liquid allowed in the plane.  I didn't want to throw out good oil, so I mixed them and stored it in a strong plastic (Nalgene) bottle, in my checked luggage.  It came through fine.  I also took a last dose of oil in the airport, before going through security.  I did throw out the cute perfect jam jar I use to carry my single dose of oil, I can get a new one at a place that sells sample sizes of mustard and jam.

When on the plane I asked for tea, bag on the side, and sugar, so I had a little warm sugar water.  There were quick chances to eat and drink during one layover.  It was slightly complicated but painless, SLD-wise. 

Now AnneH, you will be adding about 24 extra hours, 2 small children and several customs and immigration stops!  You can have your tooth brush, and the airport shops are still selling all those travel size shampoo and toothpaste kits designed for travelers. I have traveled with small kids and can appreciate your panic.  But just imagine this (to calm yourself), on one plane trip, with a baby asleep on the chairs to my right and left, I had about 2 uninterupted hours to browse magazines.  It was bliss.  I wish you some such moments next month.   Z.
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: terio on August 17, 2006, 11:06:56 AM
I can see a market for powdered products that can easily be mixed with water on the plane.  Freeze dried juice, tooth powder, etc.
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: Ann H on August 17, 2006, 10:23:16 PM
I'm actually the most worried about diaper cream. My daughter gets rashy easily, and ANY baby going through 31 hours on planes / stuck in airports gets rashy without creams. That is the part I'm dreading. Ugh.

Good news that it's not so bad, though, on the whole, and manageable for SLD!
Title: Re: Found the perfect little bottle for carrying oil
Post by: falconcy on August 18, 2006, 07:29:06 AM
I think you'll find that most baby stuff will be OK to get onboard. If they are funny about it, just be a normal mother and say, well you'd better have some of this on the plane that I can use or my kid is gonna make everybody's like a misery when she gets diaper rash.