Today I am looking for help.
I’m wondering if anybody can suggest a shampoo, conditioner and shower gel that would be suitable for my two year old daughter who has developed a serious allergy to coconut and coconut derived ingredients.
Unfortunately as you can see from the list below this excludes a lot of traditional ingredients in ‘cleaning’ products such as the Laureth Sulfates.
Her allergy has escalated from being triggered by eating coconut ingredients to the point that now she starts exhibiting symptoms if an ingredient touches her skin, even diluted in a bath!
I have emailed LUSH and The Body Shop today and will publish any reply for the benefit of others.
List of coconut derived ingredients:
Ammonium Lauryl Sulphate
Coconut diethanolamide (CDFA)
Cocos nucifera (another name for coconut oil)
Organic Sodium Cocoate
PEG – 7 Glyceryl Cocoate
PEG – 100 Stearate
Sodium Cocoyl Isethionate
Sodium Cocoyl Glutamate
Sodium Laureth Sulfate
Sodium Lauroyl Sarcosinat
Sodium Lauryl Sulfate
Vegetable Cetearyl Glucose
Thank you very much!
(List stolen from Coconut Allergy ??? )
LUSH replied with the following:
I have looked into this and unfortunately all of our shampoos contain Sodium Laurel Sulphate. This is something that we are working hard to remove but currently there isn’t anything suitable.
I’m pleased that they replied but sad that there is nothing suitable for my daughter.