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 Post subject: Lotions and Soaps
PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 12:23 pm 
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Location: Montreal, QC
Does anyone know if eggs and milk are relatively common ingredients in soaps and lotions? I use Cetaphil and Johnson's Baby Shampoo on my little one, but I was wondering if she could start using the same soaps my husband and I do. We normally use Dove bars, nothing fancy, but I was curious... It's hard to find 'ingredients' on any type of body soaps, shampoos and lotions...
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Anyone heard about people allergic do dairy and egg reacting to cosmetics or soaps?

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Me - Kim - No allergies
DH Ben - 31 - Allergic to nuts and peanuts, lots of environmental allergies.
DD Anne - 4 - Asthma. Allergic to dairy, eggs, mustard, kiwi, peanuts, wheat and barley... for now...
DS Francois - 1 - No allergies so far...


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 5:30 pm 
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Milk can be found in many soaps and lotions but usually the company conciders this a selling feature and points it out.

Egg can be found in shampoos and I suppose it can be found in lotions as well.

I call the 1-800 number if I can't tell by the label.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2007 8:13 pm 
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Location: saskatchewan, canada
I've found eggs and milk to be fairly common, but really well hidden. I see Anne has a wheat allergy too...wheat is pretty common in body products too. We found out last year that unlabelled baby dove has almond oil in it and was contributing to eczema problems. We got rid of any unlabelled body products...I felt that either the company is too ignorant on allergies to care to inform their consumers and/or their products contain ingredients they'd like to keep secret from consumers. Either way, that's not a company I trust.

We now use "Kiss my Face" soap available at Walmart and Claifornia baby super sensitive shampoo and lotion http://californiababy.com/super-sensiti ... -5-oz.html. It specifically says on it "conatins no nut oils, gluten, soy, oat or dairy" it also does not contain eggs. California baby is available at some health food stores...we purchase ours on-line.

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DD age 9 1/2 -peanuts, nuts,
DD age 7 1/2 - milk, eggs, chicken, peanuts, treenuts, cats, dogs,
DS age 2 1/2
Husband- asthma, eggs, treenuts, fish, shellfish environmental
Self - penicillan, eurithromiacin, mild laytex allergy.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:29 pm 
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Location: Winnipeg, MB
kdufour - This is slightly off topic as you were asking about dairy & egg, but I'd watch the Cetaphil - it contains macadamia nut oil and I see your toddler has nut allergies . . .There are differing opinions as to whether oils contain allergens, but I'd err on the side of "not in my house".!

"Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion
Ingredients: purified water, glycerin, hydrogenated polyisobutene, cetearyl alcohol (and) ceteareth­ 20, macadamia nut oil, dimethicone, tocopheryl acetate, stearoxytrimethylsilane (and) stearyl alcohol, panthenol, farnesol, benzyl alcohol, phenoxyethanol, acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, sodium hydroxide, citric acid"

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