02-13-2014, 10:32 AM
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I know that certain EOs can cause irritation. I am having trouble however finding a decent list though. I seem to be allergic to PDP, which is not cool since the performance is excellent IMO. I am sure though that it is not the Lanolin or Limonene , as I have used and use products with them and have had no ill reactions.

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 02-14-2014, 08:56 AM
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There is no "one list" as it depends on the individual person. Sorry.... but it may be a bit of trial and error or stick with unscented products.

Keep in mind some companies add a scent to mask the natural scents of the ingredients used to make it. So you may still need to read ingredient labels and pick apart the ingredients used to make it.

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 02-14-2014, 09:50 AM
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Actually, there are some EOs that are known to be more likely to cause an irritant skin reaction. This is completely different from an allergic reaction, which depends upon the individual's immune system becoming sensitized. An irritant reaction is partially related to the strength of the EO concentration and sometimes can be avoided by dilution of the EO. EOs that are most likely to cause irritant (rather than allergic) skin reactions include:

Bay laurel
Black Pepper
Lemon Verbena
Pimento Berry

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 02-15-2014, 08:19 PM
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If you are talking about pre de provence shave soap, there could be several things that irritate you.

Ingredient List: Potassium Palmate, Sodium Palmate, Potassium Palm Kernelate, Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Water, Palm Kernal Acid, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Shea Butter, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Rosemary Extract, Sunflower Seed Oil, Citronellol, Coumarin, Limonene, Eugenol, Hexyl Cinnamal, Linalool.

It could be something in the Fragrance
It could be Rosemary EO
Tonka Bean or citronella-possibly but probably not
Eugenol-comes from lots of different sources such as cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon, basil, bay-it can also be manufactured synthetically (according to EWG-it's Allergies and Immunotoxicity is Moderate to High
Hexyal cinnamal-can come from chamomile or can be synthetic-according to EWG is A/I rating is low to moderate

EWG-is environmental working group (health research and advocacy group)

Honestly, It can be several different things or a combination of things. You may use other products with these same ingredients in them, and you may have no reaction. Im not sure if they are using synthetic or naturally occuring ingredients here, but my best guess would be the eugenol or cinnamal.

I'm not a Chemist, but i am addicted to google Smile

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 07-11-2014, 10:53 PM
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Alot of those ingredients in the soap indeed can be causing you problems with your skin. The top 5 are listed below. They all rank between 5-7 on a hazard scale of 10. You can find this information at ewg.org/skindeep just like Kevin pointed out.

Whenever I am unsure of an Ingredient, I visit Skin Deep. I am quite knowlegable when it comes to Ingredients and I can go into why those ingredients can be harmful to your skin but I wont take up 2 pages of this thread.. I went to school to study the skin! haha.

1) Hexyal cinnamal - http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/7..._CINNAMAL/

2) Eugenol - http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/702373/EUGENOL/

3) Citronellol - http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/7...TRONELLOL/

4) Limonene - http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/702113/LIMONENE/

5) Linalool - http://www.ewg.org/skindeep/ingredient/703568/LINALOOL/

These ingredients are natually found in many essential oils and are quite beneficial if they stay in their pure state. The problem is when they become oxidized. Alot of these fragrance ingredients are synthetic. And don't get me wrong, pure oils can cause a reaction as well if used in high amounts.. But because of the high Prices on Pure Essential Oils, I doubt companies who use the Real Deal will add in amounts that will risk the consumers safety and well being.

I am also aware of all the horrible ingredients in Floid Blue AS, but I still use it because it smells so Darn Good! HAHA.

I hope this helps!

EDIT: This is why you gotta love our Artisans! They take pride in the Ingredients they use and give us all something Healthy to put on our skin!

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