A question we get asked a lot is how safe are our beard products for those with nut allergies and those who may come into contact with your facial hair who have an allergy?
When you think of how many people you may hug or kiss that may be allergic to nuts, it is worth knowing what you are putting on your beard.
Having a product in your beard and on your skin that contains ingredients that are derived from nuts could result in a serious reaction if an allergy sufferer comes into contact with it.
Although everyone is different and reactions differ, you will certainly wish to avoid products that contain Sweet Almond oil, Coconut oil, and Argan oil which are known to have potential irritative effects to nut allergy sufferers.
Many experts consider Jojoba oil as hypoallergenic, and thus extremely unlikely to provoke an allergic reaction in people.
Our beard products are handmade from natural, organic products so we can tell you everything contained in them and where it is produced. We have currently had zero complaints from customers after selling thousands upon thousands of products and all our ingredients are reported as safe for nut allergy sufferers. However these natural products cannot be guaranteed free from traces of nuts or other allergens as there is a slight possibility that they have been prepared at source with products containing nuts.
Note: But as with any product you try, there may be a small percentage of people who are hypersensitive to them, so it is best advice to patch test a small amount on the skin first.
We only use the following ingredients in our original products:-
Hemp Seed Oil - To date hemp has no documented allergies and it is classed as a fruit and not a nut. The Anaphylaxis society has no reported cases of Hemp seed or Hemp Seed Oil causing reactions to people with nut allergies.
Jojoba Oil - This is actually a wax rather than an oil which is derived from the seeds of the flower of jojoba shrubs. This liquid wax is similar to the body’s own natural moisturizers and oils, or sebum, which is easily absorbed by the skin. There have been no reported cases of allergic reactions from nut allergy sufferers.
Shea Butter - FAAN and the FDA classify shea as a tree nut. Again with no documented allergic reactions to it.
Beeswax - Although some people can develop an allergy to beeswax it is not known to cause any reaction for peanut allergies.
Cedarwood Oil -An oil made from the cedarwood tree is not reported as affecting any nut allergy sufferer.
Note: if you do have an allergy then be sure to seek medical advice before using any product you feel may have an adverse reaction to.