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By Dana on Sun, 11-03-02, 15:04

Does anyone know of any bar or liquid bath and hand soaps that do not contain nut or coconut derived ingredients. We thought looking for peanut/ nut/ coconut free food was at times a challenge, it is nothing compared to finding a soap without coconut byproducts! Please help!!

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By steveandleslea on Mon, 11-04-02, 22:39

Dana, funny that you mentioned it!!!!

I just logged on to let people know about [url="http://www.herbalescapesbyerin.com."]www.herbalescapesbyerin.com.[/url] Erin is a work-at-home mom who makes soaps and does not use any peanut products or peanut oils at all!

Check out her website. I am hoping my husband signs me up for the soap of the month club for Christmas. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/smile.gif[/img]

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By Emmie on Tue, 11-05-02, 04:05

I went on to the website and I was happy to see that no peanuts or peanut oils are used. When I went onto the "faqs" section Shea butter was mentioned as an ingredient. I may be wrong, but I'm pretty sure I remember reading on the boards to stay away from Shea butter (it is from a tree nut).

Please let me know if I'm wrong about the Shea butter.

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By Kim canada on Tue, 11-05-02, 08:48

I jumped to the website with the peanut free soaps, seeing that almond is used. I am so frusterated by the increased use of almond in soaps and shampoos, cosmetics, etc. Don't people realize that almond is a tree nut and that tree nut allergies are just as severe as peanut allergies?

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By nopeanuts on Tue, 11-05-02, 14:26

I have used bath bubbles and baby wash from a company called babyspa. Their web site is [url="http://www.babyspa.com"]www.babyspa.com[/url] They use no nuts in their products. I am not 100% sure about the coconut, but they do list the ingredients on their web site. I have been very happy with their products.

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By Heather2 on Tue, 11-05-02, 15:12

We use Ivory Soap.

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By Dana on Wed, 11-06-02, 17:53

Thank you for the replies. I just wanted to let you know about Ivory

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By steveandleslea on Fri, 11-08-02, 02:37

Did any of you email Erin to ask her if she has any soaps w/o your allergens? She hand-makes the soaps, so I don't know why she wouldn't be able to accomodate you. It is worth asking!!!!!

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Mom to Sam, 7/15/01, anaphylactic to peanuts & lentils, allergic to milk, egg white, peas?, & sweet potatoes. Mom to Seamus, born 5/5/03, avoiding nuts, hoping he will be allergy-free!

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By nopeanuts on Fri, 11-08-02, 03:38

Dana - Have you tried calling on dial or soft soap (liquid versions). I checked my ingredients and do not find any allergens listed. I have not called them, though.

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By Dana on Mon, 11-11-02, 18:34

No I haven

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By cathlina on Tue, 11-12-02, 02:58

I am reposting this information from another thread...

I also wrote to Neutrogena. They have a product that is fragrance free called Rainbath Shower & Bath Gel that can be used to wash hair.
Has anyone tried this? You can order this product at [url="http://www.walgreens.com"]www.walgreens.com[/url] I have never seen in Walgreens here in Des Moines.

These are the ingredients:

ngredients
Purified Water, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Lauramide Dea, Oleyl Betaine, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol, Tetrasodium EDTA, Bht, Dmdm Hydantoin, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Methylparaben, Propylparaben

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By ACBaay on Wed, 12-11-02, 12:14

Hi Dana,
Have you thought about making your own soap? It seems pretty simple. Craft stores like A.C. Moore or Michael's carry the basic ingredients and fun molds. It might even be a neat project for you and your child.
Andrea

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By robinlp on Sat, 01-25-03, 17:57

Dana...I am still using Baby Magic w/ my son but I too am trying to find a safe soap. My son is not allergic to tree nuts but our Dr. told us that PA should be considered and all nut allergy.

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By cathlina on Sat, 01-25-03, 18:49

I have been using the Neutrogena Bath & Shower Gel, Fragrance Free, to wash my hair for two months without any problems. It can be used as a skin cleanser,too.

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By Jana R on Sat, 03-01-03, 02:11

I'm in the same boat trying to find coconut free soap. I did not realize I'd been subjecting my coconut allergic teen to this allergen so often. I don't know how I missed it - I didn't realize if there was a twelve syllable ingredient [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img] that had "coc" somewhere in it that it was most likely coconut. No wonder his exzema is so bad. I'm feeling huge guilt. I did find an olive oil soap called "Kiss my Face" ([url]http://www.kissmyface.com[/url]).

I have NO idea what to do about laundry detergent. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/confused.gif[/img] [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/frown.gif[/img]

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By hannah mom on Sat, 03-01-03, 03:02

Dana

Jana R's reply got me thinking and I did some checking in my bathroom drawers and on the internet. It looks like Olive oil soap may be an answer for you. There seem to be many brands available, several of which are made only of saponified olive oil, with no other ingredients. The bars aren't always expensive either, I have a few bars of Greek olive oil soaps that I have picked up cheaply at Greek stores or discount stores.

Here are a couple of web sites to check out, one for a "fancy" soapmaker (but it explains the saponification process pretty well), the other for a traditional greek soap. I don't know if they will appear as clickable links or not, I'm not great at that.
[url="http://consultclarity.com/tikvah/soap/bar.html"]http://consultclarity.com/tikvah/soap/bar.html[/url]

[url="http://www.greekolivewarehouse.com/soap.html"]http://www.greekolivewarehouse.com/soap.html[/url]

Good luck finding a safe soap,
Sarah

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By hannah mom on Sat, 03-01-03, 18:46

Jana R
I did some more checking this morning and it looks like finding a detergent free from coconut-derived products (I saw your listing in another thread - wow!) is almost impossible (hard even to find ingredient listings).

I did find a site that gave a recipe for making your own, which I realize is a lot of work, but could be a last resort. You use soap flakes in the recipe (which you would have to grate from olive oil soap in your case), plus Borax (a naturally occurring mineral composed of sodium, boron, oxygen and water), Washing soda (sodium carbonate, in the same family as baking soda but much more caustic), and water. Here is the site:
[url="http://www.greenhomeliving.com/001/soitriedit.html"]http://www.greenhomeliving.com/001/soitriedit.html[/url]

Sarah

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By Jana R on Sat, 03-01-03, 20:08

Sarah, thank you so much for your reply. I don't think making my own detergent will be that difficult - I had been looking into it and it wasn't until late last night that I found out what Borax was and decided we could use that. I still hadn't found out what washing soda was but it sounds like from your post that it's safe, too. So thank you so much for your help!!!!

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By krasota on Sun, 03-02-03, 02:20

You could contact Heritage products and ask if their Olive Oil shampoo is safe. I use the unscented version, but I'm not allergic to coconut and I don't react to peanut on my skin
[url="http://www.caycecures.com/2003/page11.html"]http://www.caycecures.com/2003/page11.html[/url]

[url="http://www.caycecures.com/"]http://www.caycecures.com/[/url]

And when my husband and I realized we were buying Cayce products, we laughed long and hard. When he's feeling silly, he informs people that I use super spooky shampoo formulas based on wacky psychic's trances.

On checking the catalog I have, I see that the shampoo comes in three sents--almond, citrus, and lavender. I have no clue how well the clean between batches, but lavender gives me instant migraines and I've been safe thus far. That's really not sufficient info, so you'd want to make sure.

You do *not* want to use the conditioner I use. Granny's Soft n Silky creme rinse, unscented. There are three or four ingredients, including water. The other two or three are *all* derived from coconut. It is peanut, soy, corn, and wheat free, though. I buy it from NEEDS, for anyone else who's interested.

ygg

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By Jana R on Mon, 03-03-03, 20:17

Hi krasota - Thanks for your help! Cayce sounds like an interesting character!

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Jana

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By Batman on Tue, 03-04-03, 01:12

We use Johnson's Mosurizing Baby Bath for the kids (6 and 2 1/2) - it smells nice and is very good.

Rita

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By misypu on Wed, 07-20-05, 23:47

This topic came up on a yahoo search I was doing for cocnut free soap. sodium lauryl sulfate is a coconut derivative as well and I try to avoid.

kiss my face makes a great olive oil soap that I recommend.

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By falcon on Fri, 07-22-05, 02:40

The American Soap Company online sent me an email recently that many of their soaps are coconut, pa, and tna free. I have not tried any yet though.

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