Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Lotion, Soap and Shampoo

Just a little reminder today. If you or your kids have food allergies make sure to read the ingredients on your lotions, soaps and shampoos. Many of the organic and natural products contain some of the top 8 food allergens!

Today for example, I was looking at the ingredients for Burt's Bee's Baby's Bee Fragrance Free Shampoo. It has sweet almond so we can't use it. It also has oats which for us is OK, but not OK for someone with a wheat allergy. So even though Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database gives a great safety rating we still can't use it. Also Our pediatrician gave us a lotion recommendation but didn't know it had almond in it. I will be sure to tell him at our next visit just so he knows.

Skin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database is a great site to see what in the skin and hair care products we use. You will be surprised by products that you think are natural and safe but aren't. Check out your sunscreens too, and you will be shocked!

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