Bath & Body Works Lotions

Posted on: Sat, 03/17/2007 - 11:38am
MarkiesMom's picture
Joined: 02/23/2006 - 09:00

Many of the Bath & Body Work lotions contain macadamia ternifolia seed oil -- after searching on-line, it doesn't appear to be derived from the actual nut. Can anyone enlighten me on this stuff, or anyone use these lotions without a problem??

Posted on: Sat, 03/17/2007 - 12:28pm
chanda4's picture
Joined: 12/14/2006 - 09:00

I guess I am not answering your question...but I tend to stick with sensitive skin or baby formula lotions and soaps...for some reason I never got into B&B because they just use too many flowers, scents, fruits, foods's just too much to deal with...IMO [img][/img]
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Posted on: Sat, 03/17/2007 - 3:03pm
ahensley's picture
Joined: 08/23/2005 - 09:00

Doesn't B&B use a lot of almond oil in their products too? I end up either returning them or giving them away when I get them for Christmas and Birthdays. I used to always use the stuff before DS PA, but not since. I can't even find anything in their stores that is safe besides the hand soap - and I usually stay away from that now too. So sorry, this doesn't help much re: macademenia nut oil - but its not in my safe zone - although I would love to use it if I could.

Posted on: Sun, 03/18/2007 - 12:05am
Anonymous's picture
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I have found that I can only use B&BW products in certain fragances. Some of their products cause me unbearable itching - which I had always assumed was attributed to the fragrance in the product.
Mango Mandarin has been one of the few that has never cause me any type of trouble.

Posted on: Sun, 03/18/2007 - 2:07am
starlight's picture
Joined: 01/16/2004 - 09:00

I'm pretty poor at the moment and I haven't been able to buy B&B stuff in over a year, so this may be outdated info.
I've never had a problem using the antibacterial line of lotions and soaps, they appeared to be nut free. I really liked the orange and the vanilla scents.
BUT (big but), I never called on them AND I'm not TNA. So there may be a nut oil or something in there that is listed in the ingredients under a fancy name I didn't recognize.

Posted on: Wed, 03/21/2007 - 8:54am
Happymommy's picture
Joined: 12/18/2006 - 09:00

I called them a few months ago. Some of their products say almond oil or shea so obviously I was avoiding them. When I called they said that products without nut oils are manufactured in the same facility as those with nut oils so there could be cross contamination. I didn't ask about shared lines-- that was enough for me. We're avoiding now, however I had used these products for a few years around my son with no problem (I didn't even think about avoiding cosmetics until I bought some Arbonne, and saw walnut and almond on anything and it clicked, then I started checking everything).
[This message has been edited by Happymommy (edited March 21, 2007).]

Posted on: Wed, 03/21/2007 - 12:51pm
MommyMegan's picture
Joined: 12/07/2005 - 09:00

I'm too scared to wear any of their stuff. When we go out of town to the bigger malls, I hold my breath when we walk past it, it scares me THAT much. Ugh, we were there around Christmas time, last year and you could smell the cinnamon stench a few stores away, gagggg!

Posted on: Thu, 03/22/2007 - 1:33am
MarkiesMom's picture
Joined: 02/23/2006 - 09:00

Here's the response I received after questioning BBW what exactly macadamia ternifolia seed oil is. (Didn't really get an answer to my question -- big surprise):
We appreciate you taking the time to write us in regards to our policies, services and products. We value your inquiry and your interest in Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Co.
We know having an allergy to any item can be a serious condition, so we want to give you clear information regarding the use of our personal care products. If an ingredient is directly added to a product, it will be displayed in the ingredient list on our packages. Like many companies, we purchase the scents for fragranced products from outside suppliers, and the components of these substances are proprietary information belonging to those companies. Therefore it's possible that a very small amount (generally parts per million) of nut oils may be present in all of our products based upon the fragrance.
Since allergy sensitivity can vary among people, it would be best if you consulted with your physician to determine if the extracts that are not added directly to the product and are only present in the small trace amounts make the end product something that is safe for you to use.
I'm sorry, but we due to the fragrance we do not have a list of nut-free products. I hope this response has been helpful to you.
Thanks again for contacting us. We hope you will continue to enjoy your favorites from Bath & Body Works and The White Barn Candle Co. If we can do anything else for you, please feel free to reply to this e-mail (please do not change the subject line) or call us at 1-800-395-1001.
Randi Monroe
Randi Monroe
Customer Relations Representative

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