Ingredient Spotlight: Linalool

A picture of beakers full of liquid descriptive of the linalool chemical structure

There’s a lot of confusion – even lack of education – about what ingredients are in personal care products. Especially in the United States, most of us have NO IDEA what’s in the products we buy, why we are buying them, or whether they are beneficial or harmful. Today, I’d like to highlight one ingredient that has taken my skin for quite a ride over the years, Linalool, and subsequently Linalool Hydroperoxide Allergy. I avoid it now like the plague, and hopefully, after you read this, you’ll be inspired to clear your homes of it as well to avoid sensitization for you and your family.

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The Allergy Life Safe List | Allergy Free Body Care


Allergy Free Body Care

With Sensitive Skin, Eczema, Atopic Dermatitis, and Allergic Contact Dermatitis, finding allergy-free body care products safe to use can be a real challenge – if not a near impossibility!! I wanted to put together a go-to list of SAFE products for this community. This list you can quickly access when you’ve just been diagnosed or to keep your environment clear of sensitizing ingredients like fragrance.

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Start the Day with a Smoothie! Balsam of Peru Avoidance Diet


 

A Balsam of Peru allergy can be minimized for some with a strict avoidance diet. While not all individuals with a BoP allergy will need such a strict regimen, many are finally able to live reaction-free once they begin to avoid foods containing the constituents of BoP.

When I was diagnosed with Balsam of Peru allergy, I began a strict avoidance of all foods and products found on the avoid lists here. I stuck true to this diet for about 8 months before I slowly began to reintroduce some food items. There were definitely times when eating became a huge challenge. With four children and a husband to cook for, making my avoidance diet a priority was hard. I learned to whip up a few things like a quick stove-top stir fry or an omelet and I carried nuts with me as I’m not allergic to those, but one of my go-to’s became a quick protein smoothie.

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