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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Soaping with Allergies: Nuts, Gluten & More
One of the benefits of making your own bath and body products is having complete control the ingredients you put in them. If you have sensitive or an allergy to particular ingredients, creating your products from scratch allows your to fully customize your products to your personal preferences. If you or someone you know suffers from severe allergies to products such as nuts or gluten, creating your own products can be very appealing. Would you believe that tree nut allergies are one of the most common allergens in both adults and children? Is is. And according to The Soap Queen, tree includes (but are not limited to) walnuts, almonds, hazel nuts, cashews, pistachios and Brazilian nuts. Peanuts are also a common nut allergy event though they are technically considered a legume. People who are allergic to tree nuts are more likely to be allergic to other types of nuts and should avoid all of them. If you would like more information, you can read the recent post by The Soap Queen called Soaping with Allergies: Nuts, Gluten & More.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.