“Natural” Skin Products Loaded with Nickel

From grocery stores to cosmetic counters, skin care is not care at all. Forms of aromatherapy, massage and skin “treatments” traditionally known as delightful indulgences often include a rash when you have eczema. Facial peel, yup sure did. I don’t think that’s what they meant. Sounds delightful right? Nope, it results in such unpleasant eczema and undoes the intended sought after relaxation.

Many unscented cosmetic and personal hygienic products with “natural” ingredients like seeds, nuts, beans, cocoa, and oats all contain high concentrations of nickel.

Unless I am interested in nagging and acute scratching, I cannot place any of these ingredients on my skin:

• Almond butter
• Coconut butter
• Cacao butter
• Shea butter
• Jojoba oil
• Oats
• Walnut oil
• Bran oil
• Safflower oil
• Sunflower oil
• and anything with fragrances

Instead I enjoy using Cetaphil’s lotion and cleansing products, and simple olive oil when I receive a massage.


olive oil

If I cannot eat it, I certainly can’t slather it on my skin.