arachidyl?

Posted on: Thu, 11/18/2004 - 8:40am
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I'm confused again by this *^&^%(!@ allergy! Justin has very chapped lips and I bought him chapstick (cherry). An ingredient is "arachidyl propionate". I searched the net and got confused, then searched here and found posts where people had called chapstick and were told it is not peanut related, then other posts that list "arachidyl" as another name for peanut. I saw some alternatives to chapstick but I don't know where to get them and I need to use something asap. Does anyone know a definitive answer? I am so sick of just not being able to do the "simple" things in life w/out having to call God, the President, and on down.
So sorry to rant, just sick of it.
Thanks if anyone can help.
Melissa

Posted on: Thu, 11/18/2004 - 10:26am
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It does come from peanuts, but is so refined as to be almost 100% free of proteins. (I'm a chicken, I don't consider anything to be 100% free).
As an alternative, the good ole Vaseline works wonders. Even better than Chapstick if you ask me.

Posted on: Fri, 11/19/2004 - 7:42am
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Hi Melissa,
I emailed Chapstick about this same question this week. and this is the response I received.
Dear Ms. Eldridge,
Thank you for contacting us regarding Chap Stick

Posted on: Fri, 11/19/2004 - 7:45am
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I agree with your frustration about calling everyone before you can do anything.
Vaseline also has a small dispenser for lips. I know I got this for my DD (non PA) so can't remember the ingredients. I would not have gotten it if it had listed peanut products. Cannot remember if it contained 'flavors'.
Good luck.

Posted on: Fri, 11/19/2004 - 11:02am
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I found this definition for it using msn search:
Arachidyl Propionate: A skin softener and humectant obtained from coal and limestone

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