Crayons?

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 4:04am
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Tell me it isn't true. I just heard that crayons are made with peanuts! I have a home daycare and crayons are used daily. I am going to do my research today- if there are peanuts in the crayons I must find an alternative. Not happy about the fact they are peanut-ful.

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Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 4:29am
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I have never heard of peanuts in crayons. Some crayons are made with soy, so if that is a problem, avoid those specific ones (the ones that I saw were called soy crayons or something like that). May I ask where you heard that from? The only thing that I can think of is if they are used by kids with peanut on their hands and then used by the allergic child.
Take care

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 4:39am
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My mom told me that a friend told her about beeswax crayons since crayons are made with peanuts. I told her I never heard of that and she said she forgot they had peanuts but remembered when the friend mentioned it. Then my aunt told me today that she also knew crayons were made with peanuts. I cannot find anything on the internet that suggest that. But do find it weird 3 people believe it to be true. I'm still looking for some supporting evidence.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 4:45am
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My son is severely allergic to peanuts and contact sensitive. We use crayola crayons all the time and their markers and colored pencils too. I don't know their ingrediants but he never reacted when touching the crayons. It would be nice if everything listed ingrediants on the label: crayons, markers, playdough. The other day I bought a rocket kit for my son and there was silly puddy in it and I threw it out.

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 4:52am
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I can't find anything that suggests there are peanut in crayons. It just says pigment and parrifin wax. I don't know what the pigment is- but nothing anywhere says there are peanuts in it. I may call the manufacturer.
You'd think if it did have peanuts in it we'd know and the peanut-free schools would ban crayons too - which they haven't. I am beginning to think my mom, her friend and my aunt are crazy.
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Aidan (3 yrs) NFA

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 5:22am
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I would think that if there is a grain of truth to that, it may be that some off-brand (not a major one like crayola) uses peanut oil.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 5:24am
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I contacted them about peanut and soy last year. They were great as they even followed up the email with a call and sent coupons for the items my daughter could use.
Thank you for your e-mail. I can understand your concern for your daughter. I am happy to tell you that the basic ingredients contained in Crayola Crayons are paraffin wax, stearic acid and powder color pigment. The ingredients are the same for all Crayola Crayon colors, with some modifications in special effects crayons. We manufacture almost 3 billion crayons each year and none of them contain soy. In addition, since 1998 crayon labels are manufactured with soy free inks.
Sadly, soy derivatives is contained in Crayola Colored Pencils, Crayola Color Wonder Markers and Crayola Color Wonder Fingerpaint.

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 9:07am
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Thanks for the info! Maybe I will dump all the other crayons and just keep the crayola.

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 10:45am
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Roseart assured me they were soy and peanut free also. I called and emailed them.

Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 11:21am
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Quote:Originally posted by Naturemom:
[b]I have never heard of peanuts in crayons. Some crayons are made with soy, so if that is a problem, avoid those specific ones (the ones that I saw were called soy crayons or something like that). May I ask where you heard that from? The only thing that I can think of is if they are used by kids with peanut on their hands and then used by the allergic child.
Take care[/b]
Crayola. I heard it's Crayola.
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Posted on: Wed, 02/28/2007 - 1:30pm
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So wait, did we come to a conclusion as to who is using Peanut Oil or if anyone is in their crayons??? Why oh WHY can't people just LEAVE FOOD out stuff?! :P
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