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TALC: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

TALC: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
While there is some buzz around talc, it is not on published allergen lists.
RUBBER FLIP-FLOPS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

RUBBER FLIP-FLOPS: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Rubber flip-flops, slippers, shoes…rubber is one of the top allergens and can also cause problems in rubberized plastic.

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.
SALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

SALT: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Salt is not on published lists of common allergens. But be wary of salt that has been bleached or processed, or that has additives that may be allergens. Raw, pure, organic rock salt from the ocean can even be a great skin scrub!
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
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.
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.
BAKING SODA: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

BAKING SODA: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
Baking soda is another classic favorite of many dermatologists for its versatility and non-allergenicity. 
LEMON, LIME: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

LEMON, LIME: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen
Not An Allergen
They are common allergens but — being so packed with wonderful vitamins and antioxidants— lemon, lime and other citruses should not be avoided, particularly as foods, unless you are truly allergic to them.
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.

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