Dove soap

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2001 - 6:13am
AlwaysAvoidAnaphylaxis's picture
Joined: 06/23/2001 - 09:00

We have been using dove soap and found out that some of their dove soaps contain almond oil!!!

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2001 - 10:49am
tkiamly's picture
Joined: 05/22/2001 - 09:00

That's interesting to know...
My son is very sensitive to soaps and can only use Dove Sensitive Skin Body Wash for both his body and hair. This was suggested by his allergist because he had so much trouble with eczema when he was a baby (he's 2 now). It is the only soap/body wash that doesn't break him out or cause him to wheeze although I haven't tried any new ones in a long time because he had so much trouble.

Posted on: Wed, 08/15/2001 - 10:51am
TDJEVA's picture
Joined: 06/20/2000 - 09:00

I questioned the almond oil my self and called. I found out that it comes from a tree not a nut. There is a Tree that is a Almond tree. Thought you might like this information. We have been using dove for years.

Posted on: Fri, 08/17/2001 - 11:47am
Joined: 03/17/2001 - 09:00

DS is only able to use Dove. Allergist and Dermatologist both insist he use it. Only thing that helps him. By the way he was tested for almond and is negative. I suppose if someone had a diffinitive allergy to almonds they obviously should avoid Dove. I do highly recommend it though if you can use it. Mikes' skin hasn't looked so good.

Posted on: Sat, 08/18/2001 - 2:43pm
Renee111064's picture
Joined: 07/05/2001 - 09:00

My son is also allergic to dove soap. I have found that the only soap that I can use on his skin is soft soap body wash and Johnson's head to toe body wash. My son too has extreme eczema since he was 2 months old. He is now 5 1/2 and only for the last 6 months has his eczema been under control.
When he was a baby we were told to give him Aveeno baths daily then moisturize him immediately afterwards. When he was 2 1/2 we
had him skin tested at the allergist. We had found out that he was allergic to oats. I almost died when i found it out. He had reactions to the aveeno. He would constantly cry when we used it. Of course I stopped and only washed him in water for the longest time. I expermented with different mild soaps but found that Softsoap and Johnson's head to toe do not cause his skin to be red after his baths. Now he does not mind taking a bath. He now enjoys it. Best of luck.
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Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 9:55am
torontosue's picture
Joined: 06/08/2001 - 09:00

I am the one allergic to the Aveeno here, so when it was first recommended for my PA son with eczema, I endured the pain (sometimes causing my hands and arms to bleed) for him. When I realized it wasn't making a difference to him I stopped. The dermatologist recommended is a non-soap cleanser and fantastic. His skin (and mine) have both cleared up so much it's fantastic.
I am in Canada, and I'm afraid I don't know if this product is available in the US. I get it at the drug store where you get the skin lotions, not in the soap aisle.

Posted on: Tue, 08/21/2001 - 8:57am
FromTheSouth's picture
Joined: 03/01/2000 - 09:00

We have been done the exzcema road, too. Cetaphil bar soap, liquid soap, and lotion worked like a charm until they started using macademian and almond oil in their products. My kids itched like crazy then! We switched to Dove soap (regular) but do not use the sensitive skin formula due to the almond oil. Just wanted you to know it isn't in the reg. Dove soap and though it doesn't work as well as Cetaphil (before they changed their formula) it helps their dry skin.

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 8:38am
barb1123's picture
Joined: 04/08/2000 - 09:00

Oh my,
I've been using this soap for years on my nether regions as doctor told me the ph of extra sensitive Dove is such that will reduce incidence of yeast infection. I use 100% olive oil soap on rest of me.
I always check shampoos, face soaps, etc for allergens but haven't with Dove.
Oh **** .

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 8:44am
Galette's picture
Joined: 05/26/2004 - 09:00

Gwen 5 Hi,
What fragrance was it if any?
I never used Dove my dd has sensitive skin, I use Aveeno moisterizing bar soap. But I was looking to change and I read Dove with almond oil in the ingredients so I just never use it. Easy to smell thow if your in someones house. Smells like Dove don't use the soap in the bathroom.
But the other day I was looking at soaps again and read all the Doves and not one had any nut oil. What exactly do you have? You said "sensetive skin" anything else? What is it with that company?
Thanks and stay safe,

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 9:11am
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

We currently have the white dove soap, no nut ingredients listed. For the most part the kids use the Vanicream Bar (which I highly reccommmend) once in awhile they grab the dove. The only thing I noticed was the sensitive skin bar has soy oil in it and a few of their deoderants have the sweet almond oil in it. We currently use the Dove shampoos and conditioners, styling gel and anti-frizz cream, no nut ingredients listed on those that I noticed.

Posted on: Mon, 02/06/2006 - 9:33am
Gwen 5's picture
Joined: 01/24/2003 - 09:00

The exact soap is in a green package-
It says Sensitive Skin, hypo-allergenic, fragrance free
Milder than any soap for soft, healthy skin
I guess I should be grateful that after listing Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond Oil)
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