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VIRGIN COCONUT OIL: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

VIRGIN COCONUT OIL: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
While there have been some reports of reactions to RBD (refined, bleached, deodorized) coconut oils, there are no reported reactions to virgin coconut oil. The coconut itself is a drupe, not a nut.

YLANG-YLANG, GERANIUM: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

YLANG-YLANG, GERANIUM: Allergen Or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Both Ylang-Ylang and Geranium are on the published lists of the most common allergens. Many essential and aromatherapy oils contain natural ingredients that may smell and feel wonderful but are top allergens.

BENZOPHENONES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

BENZOPHENONES: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
2014’s Allergen Of The Year, benzophenones are popular in several products because of their UV-absorbing properties.
CARMINE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

CARMINE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
It’s a gorgeous color, and used to be a less-allergenic option for pigmenting cosmetics, but carmine has finally made it to the latest published allergen lists.
MONOLAURIN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

MONOLAURIN: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Coconut-derived monolaurin is not on published lists of common allergens. Monolaurin is found in breastmilk (it helps protects infants from infection) and has several benefits for skin.
“SULFATES”: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

“SULFATES”: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
“Sulfates” is a pretty broad term that has gotten a lot of bad press. While some of these bubble-producers are proven irritants, they are not on published allergen lists.
FEVERFEW: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

FEVERFEW: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
While a favorite ingredient of natural skincare buffs because of its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits, feverfew (Chrysanthemum parthenium) is on published lists of common allergens as part of the Compositae (Asteraceae) group.
LAVENDER: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

LAVENDER: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
A beautiful, gorgeous-smelling, and soothing herb used for centuries, lavender is on published common allergen lists.
ROSE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

ROSE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
No matter how organic, many flowers (such as roses) and their fragrant oils are allergens.

ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

ISOPROPYL ALCOHOL: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
This is a little tricky but let’s break it down: isopropyl alcohol is an irritant, it can be drying, but it is not an allergen.
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