Watch out for Bath and Body Works Grapefruit and Jasmine Lotion. There is Macadamia Nut Oil in the ingredients, which I used on my hands and my daughter broke out in hives!
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I'm sorry your little one reacted to your lotion. Almost all of Bath & Body products contain some sort of nut oil.
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[This message has been edited by e-mom (edited September 17, 2003).]
My MIL has Bath and Body Works stuff all over her house. The stuff that she has mostly contains Shea Nut Butter. I constantly remind DS not to use the stuff.
Yes, a bunch of bath products do use some nut oils. I am currently a Body Shop at Home consultant and there is nothing with peanut oil. However, since I know the severity of nut allergies, let me know if you are interested in any Body Shop products. I can get all information you need and can recommend some great products!
And if you happen to live in CT, you can even host a Girls Nite Out Party!
But what about other nut oils? Like Almond and Macadamia?
Ah yes, Bath and Body Works.
Let me tell you my story.
Two or three years ago, my daughter got a coupon in American Girl magazine for some free Bath & Body Works products. So we went to the store and got some lotions and stuff.
Up to that point, I had never thought to read labels on COSMETICS and LOTIONS for nut oils. Well Duh stupid me!
My daughter began mysteriously breaking out on her arms where she had used the lotion. It took a few days to figure out the connection. Thank God the reaction didn't get worse than that. The culprit: Macadamia Nut Oil in all the products she got from that store.
I wrote to the company. They were very apologetic and sent me a bunch of gift cards and some gifts for my daughter (a big comb, mirror, cosmetic bag, etc).
In other words, they paid me off to keep my mouth shut.
I know that a lot of people are NOT allergic to nuts, but I think there should be a nut warning on cosmetics. I really wish the industry that controls cosmetics would "get it" and do something about this.
Since that day, we always read labels for any product that goes on my daughter's skin, whether it be lip balm, lotion, or eye makeup. You never know where nut oils will enter the picture.
I'm still very ****** at Bath & Body Works, promoting products that contain nut oils for young girls, when more and more kids in this country have nut allergies.
[This message has been edited by SFMom (edited July 17, 2007).]
I called Bath and Body Works some time ago and they said to not use any of their products. I kind of had it figured out anyway, but I went on and called.
I called Bath and Body works as well to ask about their kids foam soaps. I noticed that all of my lotions contained almond oil and I wanted to see if by chance they had a dedicated line for the children's products. They told me it would not be safe to use their products on my child because many of their products contain nut oils and cross contamination would occur.
Bummer. I don't know about anyone else, but I get to the point where I wonder...."what's next? What else can he NOT have?" I am getting so freakin' frustrated.
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