Friday, December 8, 2017

Coconut free lotion!

THIS.  Coconut free lotion is what fills my inbox almost daily with emails begging for ideas, help. . . asking what to use for certain conditions, multiple allergies, on babies, on scent sensitive kids, and the list goes on.

I usually suggest coconut free lotion-type things found at the drug store that are almost straight off the periodic table:

Mineral Oil (Baby Oil is just a scented version of this) 
Petroleum Jelly (Vaseline)
Vitamin E
Lanolin (like in breast feeding ointments)
Aquaphor (a mix of several of these elemental ingredients- one of my most used lotions)


Despite being able to use these generic ingredients, I miss "real" lotion.  But, there is a new one that just came out from Pectolite called none other than "Coconut and Palm Oil Free Body Lotion".  


Pectolite sent it to me to try out and I've been using it for a couple of weeks once the cold chapped air finally got to me and I'm happy to report it is really good stuff.  

It has some really creative (and coconut-free) ingredients: 
Water (Aqua), Cupuacu (Theobroma Grandiflorum) Butter, Safflower (Carthamus Tinctorius ) Seed Oil, Rice (Oryza Sativa) Bran Oil, Jojoba (Simmondsia Chinensis) Seed Oil, Hydroxystearyl Alcohol and Hydroxystearyl Glucoside, Hydrogenated Olive Oil (and) Olive Oil (Olea Europaea) (and) Olive Oil Unsaponifiables, Kokum (Garcinia Indica) Butter, Camellia (Camellia Oleifera) Seed Oil, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil , Xanthan Gum, Lactobacillis Ferment, Gluconodeltalactone (and) Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance and/or Essential Oil(s)


The lotion absorbs well, isn't greasy at all, and is long lasting.  Some of you with bad reactions to petroleum products might especially enjoy it.  My lotion was completely unscented and it just smelled faintly of olive oil.  You can order it in several scents that their coconut free soaps also come in.  I did have to shake it up after it sat for awhile since I didn't use a pump and it has a tendency to separate a little bit.  I didn't use it on my face, but it moisturized and was very healing on my hands, legs, and even feet! My skin seemed rejuvinated and it never made me itchy or red!  

If you want to try it, go to Pectolite.net (not .com)

Happy Winter!





7 comments:

Unknown said...

What size is the bottle? The website doesn't say. Thanks

Becky said...

The bottle is 8 ounces.

Anonymous said...

Thought would be great- until i got to near the end of the fermented lactobacciculus. that would probably do me in. besides coconut allergy, i appear to have a bonafide allerge to milk and i've noticed in past have had troulbe particularly with lactobaccilus (in e.g. probiotics, fermented cabbage, and toothpaste, sourdough bread). sigh. its just hopless...Want a cream to wear under face powder -oh and no aloe either!!

salamanda76 said...

I bought a couple bottles and was not overly impressed. It's expensive, has expensive shipping, smells like plastic (I got the unscented clarion and matcha pear), and didn't moisturize well. On top of that, I wound up breaking out from it anyway. Looked up more info about the ingredients and I guess kokum butter is considered to be in the nut family, so that's a no go for someone like me who also has tree nut allergies.

Rockin Robin said...

You listed Aquaphor as a coconut free lotion. It has glycerin, which comes from coconut.
Also, petrolatum is NOT that good for us. It's made from crude oil. It's rated a 5 on the Think Dirty App.

salamanda76 said...

Not all glycerin is made from coconuts. Unfortunately, you can't always figure out what their glycerin is derived from, but I have done okay spot testing products with glycerin.

Ann said...

Here is another coconut free lotion. It contains no chemicals, surfuctants or harmful preservatives: http://naturallyfreeinc.com/products/hair--body-moisturizer-souffle--1515916775547x741844434058293800