this is not the same as arachis (peanut, right?)
a quick Google search gave me this:
"Arachidyl Propionate - A skin softener and humectant obtained from coal and limestone."
Hmm, that description makes me want to rub it all over my skin right now. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]
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I'm new to that "term" for peanut.
I was reading a chapstick label, and that word looked so much like the word for peanut..sorry!
The reason it sounds so similar is because it probably [i]is[/i] something derived from 'arachidonic acid', which can be peanut-sourced. Common names for naturally-occurring organic chemicals are often botanically-derived. Because that may have been the first place they were isolated and identified from. It may have little to do with their common origin NOW.
Sort of like 'caseinate' and milk or 'cocamide' and coconut. You were right to question its source with a name like that, IMO.
So people DO use regular cherry chapstick?
it sounds like your chapstick is safe. The components of chemical names are often derived from the organic shape of the molecule. And then there's just the random use of Latin in science. It is entirely possible for two completely differently derived compounds to have similar sounding, but not exactly the same, names.
[This message has been edited by Lori Jo (edited June 12, 2007).]
I'm British and I'm excited to have found this website. I read Arachidyl proprionate on the back of a chapstick and I too wondered of it was anything to do with Arachis (peanut). Am I right in thinking that chapstick and other items containing Arachidyl propionate are safe for we allergy sufferers?
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