Help Me Choose: Tree Nut Free Skin Care

    Natural Organic Skin Care & Hair Care with Black WalnutTree nut allergy, one of the most common allergies, can cause everything from a severe, potentially fatal, allergic reaction called anaphylaxis to localized dermatitis.

    A person with an allergy to one type of tree nut has a higher chance of being allergic to other types.

    Please Note: The oils we use are generally cold-pressed or expeller-pressed. They are pure high quality oils which contain a higher protein content than refined oils. It is these proteins that can cause an adverse reaction for an allergic individual.

    Food proteins in cosmetics may be irritating to those with sensitive skin or eczema, however, they may not trigger a systemic reaction if used topically. People with allergies must read labels carefully, discuss potential problems with their allergist, and choose ingredients based on their individual allergen sensitivity level. 

    If you have a food or plant allergy, reading the list of ingredients before buying or trying any new product is imperative. 

    It is extremely important to make sure you know your allergen inside out, including all of its potential byproducts, as well as their chemical and common names.

    Tree nuts can mean many different things. Since most of our products do NOT contain tree nut ingredients, the table below lists the ingredients and the products that may cause nut allergy.


    Products NOT to use if you have nut allergies
    Walnut Oil Babassu Marsh Mallow Shampoo
    Sweet Almond Oil Vanilla Bean Body Oil
    Romantic Spirit Body Oil
    Tranquil Spirit Body Oil
    Lovely Lavender Body Oil
    Energizing Sore Muscle Body Oil
    Honey Butter Lip Balm
    Coconut Milk Shampoo
    Nut Butters Please see notes below*

    Since we proudly list every ingredient in all of our products, you can always scan the ingredients list for each product. Please double-check the ingredients on the product pages, we sometimes change recipes!

    *A Note About Shea Butter, Illipe Butter, and Kokum Butter:

    • We have not included nut butters like Shea Butter products in our Nut Allergy avoidance list above.
    • The Shea Nut is distantly related to the Brazil Nut, but the relationship of proteins from this nut to other nuts or peanuts has not been studied well.
    • Please see our list of Shea Butter-Free products

    There are other natural butters that are derived from the kernel or nut of a tree such as Illipe, Kokum, and even Mango butter or Coconut Oil. The information as to whether or not these products can cause an allergic reaction in people with tree nut allergies is often quite contradictory.

    *A Note About other possible nut allergy triggers:

    There are studies that show that some products/ingredients that are related to nuts or nut-producing trees may trigger nut allergies in severely sensitive people.

    Below is list of some potential allergens for nut allergies found in skin care products along with their scientific names:

    • Sweet Almond (Prunus dulcis and general genus Prunus)
    • Argan (Argania spinosa)
    • Brazil Nut (Bertholletia excelsa)
    • Cashew (Anacardium occidentale) 
    • Hazelnut (Corylus rostrata and general genus Corylus)
    • Kukui Nut (Aleurites muluccana) 
    • Macadamia Nut (Macadamia ternifolia and general genus Macadamia)
    • Peanut (genus Arachis) -- peanuts are actually legumes not nuts
    • Pecan (Carya illinoensis)
    • Pistachio (Pistacia vera and general genus Pistacia)
    • Tamanu (Calophyllum inophyllum
    • Walnut (Juglans regia and general genus Jugulans)

    If you or someone in your family has any problems with tree nut allergies or other sensitivities PLEASE do an allergy patch test before using any new products to be safe.

    Use Our "Ingredient Preference Filter"

    If you are looking for one specific type of product like a soap or a lip balm, on the left side of any product collection page there are filters to help you narrow down your product search. Under "ingredient preference" you can search for "shea butter free" products. 

    We do not have a "Tree Nut Free" ingredient preference since allergies are often unique to individuals. So please read the product ingredient list. 

    *People with severe allergies--please note: If you have severe anaphylactic-type reactions to ANY of the ingredients in ANY of our products, please do not buy our products. We have dedicated soap rooms and product rooms that are kept meticulously clean, but we cannot guarantee against possible cross-contamination of individual ingredients.

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    People with severe allergies—please note: If you have severe anaphylactic-type reactions to ANY of the ingredients in ANY of our products, please do not buy our products. We have dedicated soap rooms and product rooms that are kept meticulously clean, but we cannot guarantee against possible cross-contamination of individual ingredients.

    Chagrin Valley Soap & Craft is not responsible for any individual reaction to any particular ingredient. Each product description on our website includes a complete list of ingredients. People with sensitivities to any listed ingredient should not use the product. In case you are in doubt always try an allergy patch test and if at any time irritation occurs, discontinue use of the product.

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