Whether it's food borne or topical having allergies can either be a nuisance or deadly and for those of us who have them it’s a constant struggle. Coconut oil appears to be a allergen increasing in the population due to the exposure of coconut oil in many foods.
Thanks to a brave customer, one who is very allergic to many nuts including coconut oil, she volunteered to do a patch test to see if she would react to babassu oil. After wearing the oil for more than 24 hours there was never a reaction.
In our most recent soap we decided to replace the coconut oil with Babassu oil. Babassu oil comes from the Brazilian rainforest and as with all of our Rainforest oils, is sustainably sourced by Paris Fragrances. The soap is colored with rose hip seed powder and pink Brazilian clay and scented with Rose Jam. It has cranberry seeds for gentle exfoliation and rose hip seed oil. Rose hip seed oil is rich in vitamin A and C and is a "dry" oil which is readily absorbed into the skin without leaving a greasy feeling.
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