Shea Butter

Posted on: Thu, 06/28/2001 - 3:28pm
supermom1023's picture
Joined: 01/12/2001 - 09:00

Today my dermatoligist recommended a face creme that has shea butter in it. I had never heard of it. I looked it up on the web and it apparently comes from the shea tree in Africa. I have a 7yo pa daughter and I don't want to use it if the shea nut is anything close to a peanut. I'm not even sure that it's made from the nuts. If you have info on this please help me out.

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Posted on: Thu, 06/28/2001 - 11:00pm
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Posted on: Fri, 06/29/2001 - 3:30pm
supermom1023's picture
Joined: 01/12/2001 - 09:00

Thank you Blackmoss!

Posted on: Thu, 08/16/2001 - 2:49pm
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blackmoss, thank-you! I'm scanning the Main Discussion pages looking for a particular thread and I saw this *new* one on Shea Butter. I thought, I know the information is here about this and sure enough, you had provided the link.
While I'm on the topic, I think the thing that really irritates me about this particular *product* or line of products is that they say Shea Butter NOT Shea Nut Butter when used in cosmetics. Irritating. Also, if my rare glances at women's magazines are any indication, it is becoming quite *the* product to be using.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 2:32pm
supermom1023's picture
Joined: 01/12/2001 - 09:00

Would you use it having a pa child in the house?

Posted on: Mon, 08/20/2001 - 5:35pm
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supermom1023, this is only from my "comfort zone". I do not have any tree nuts in my home at all even though Jesse is not allergic to any. This does include any tree nuts in cosmetics. My absolute favourite moisturizer is Rialto Vanilla. It has almond oil in it.
I won't use it anymore.
I have no reason not to because I have even used it on Jesse but I am simply not comfortable with peanuts and/or tree nuts any more at all.
This may be considered extreme by many people.
I do know that we did have a thread going some time ago about peanut/nut extracts in cosmetics and people posted their feelings about whether they would use them or not. I can't even remember the title of the thread, but I do know that Cayley's Mom was concerned because she had recommended L'Oreal Kid's Shampoo and one of them has almond oil in it.
Again, it's a "comfort zone" thing and I'm sure that many people would feel okay about using it.
I do know that I was originally contacted by another PA parent (I am not clear if her daughter is TNA) when she had a candy which contained sheanut oil and that's how we started our "investigation" into the sheanut.
I hope this post made some sense.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Mon, 09/15/2008 - 12:53am
GeGe's picture
Joined: 06/26/2008 - 16:11

Shea butter is another name for hazelnut butter.

Posted on: Mon, 09/15/2008 - 10:30am
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Joined: 01/16/2007 - 09:00

There has been some debate about that... I think it is now classified as a tree nut. My son has a PA only he has tested neg for tree nuts ( the major ones) so we don't have a problem with it

Posted on: Mon, 09/15/2008 - 1:05pm
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Joined: 02/14/2000 - 09:00

Originally Posted By: GeGeShea butter is another name for hazelnut butter.
Ethel It is?? I have read a ton about shea butter but never heard of it being hazelnut butter. Do you have a link with that information?

Posted on: Mon, 09/15/2008 - 10:57pm
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Joined: 05/24/2007 - 09:00

I asked DD's allergist about shea butter and he said she didn't need to avoid products with this. She's PA and TNA - almonds and hazlenuts. It shouldn't cause problems.

Posted on: Tue, 09/16/2008 - 8:51am
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Joined: 11/09/2004 - 09:00

Here is a link to explain it but it is NOT a nut of any kind. Much like Coconut is not a nut it is a fruit. It is however one of the very best natural moisturisers you can use.
I hope this helps.


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