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    Latex-Fruit Syndrom Allergies

    Girlishcharm2004, I appreciate you mentioning that Shea and Mango Butters are latex-fruit syndrome cross-reactive. So is Cocoa Butter, avocado oil, castor bean oil, soybean oil.,... Sadly the list goes on. I should have posted a link earlier to an article from the Latex Allergy Foundation...
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    No-Poos?? Anybody tried this?

    Long time No-Poo I read a book by Lorraine Massey, The Curly Girl Handbook () sometime around the late 1990's/early 2000's, that revolutionized how I view my spiral curls. I have come up with my own variation on the book's recommendations, and gave up shampoo when I first read the book over...
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    Latex-Fruit Syndrom Allergies

    Nevermind, I went ahead and posted the OO liquid soap anyway (see the previous post). :-)
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    Latex-Fruit Syndrom Allergies

    I appreciate the positive encouragement, and I will post further questions in the subforums. I am sorry I didn't respond sooner, but I was busy over the holidays with the family and making soap! I made notes in my soap journal about the suggestions from this thread. Maybe soon I will be gutsy...
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    Latex-Fruit Syndrom Allergies

    I am indeed a research first person. One of my degrees is in healthcare architecture research! It might seem random, but some of the topics covered include materials research that promote or inhibit positive patient health outcomes. Latex was definitely one of the materials being researched...
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    Latex-Fruit Syndrom Allergies

    Thank you for your recommendations. I CAN use lard and will look in to that. I held off because I want to go slow, work with what I know, and gradually figure out what works. Honestly, I have only grazed some sources that talk about lard, but I will delve deeper after your suggestion. There...
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    Latex-Fruit Syndrom Allergies

    Thank you for your encouraging note. I would be interested to learn about the soap you made that cleared up your husband's dermatitis. I told my husband when I first kicked around making soap that I wanted to see if I could help his skin issues by finding a good soap recipe for him. I am...
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    Latex-Fruit Syndrom Allergies

    I have lurked, and lurked in the forum for months, looking in different sub-forums in order to get a basic understanding of cold process soap making; ingredients, tools and vendor sourcing; and to learn about soap making techniques before ever attempting to make a batch of soap. My interest in...
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