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ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

ALUMINUM CHLOROHYDRATE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Allergic sensitivity to aluminum chlorohydrate is very rare, which is why it is not on published lists of common allergens.
EUCALYPTUS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

EUCALYPTUS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Eucalyptus is an allergen, even when completely natural, fresh and organic. If you’re not allergic, it’s wonderful.
BLUE JEANS: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

BLUE JEANS: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Blue jeans are a surprisingly common cause of contact dermatitis…and worse! The allergen are the indigo dye itself as well as the “mordants” used to help the colorant bind to the fabric.
FRESH COFFEE: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

FRESH COFFEE: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Avoid instant coffees (“just add water”) as some do contain allergens. Fresh, and as an ingredient in skin care, coffee is a great source of antioxidants and is not on common allergen lists.
GREEN TEA: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

GREEN TEA: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
No literature reports green tea reactions.
AMIDO-AMINE SURFACTANTS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

AMIDO-AMINE SURFACTANTS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Several of the replacements used to make a product “sulfate-free” are allergens — the most common being “amido-amine” surfactants
MANGO: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

MANGO: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Mango, even when completely natural, fresh and organic, is a common allergen.
THIURAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

THIURAM: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
What do onions, erasers, condoms, garden hoses, makeup sponges, balloons, sneakers and swimsuits have in common? Many contain thiuram or thiuram mix, or residue from thiuram sprayed on them.
BRASS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

BRASS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
If it also contains nickel or other allergen-metals, that’s a different story, but unlike many metals, brass, in its original form (with copper, zinc, sometimes tin) is not (currently) on the published list of the most common allergens.
COCONUT SUGAR: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

COCONUT SUGAR: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Used as a sweetener for thousands of years, coconut sugar (from a coconut’s flower buds) is not on published allergen lists.
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