Soaps, Lotions, Medicines, and Vaccines

This doesn’t fall under the “food” category, but a reader named Susan pointed out problems she’s had with her son with hand/body cream and soaps. Because of eczema issues when our son was 6 months old, we’ve been very conscientious about all-natural soaps and lotions, so I’ve never really had to think about what’s in “ordinary” products. Apparently, soy is rather prevalent in soaps, lotions, medicines, and even vaccines.

Since Susan pointed this out, I’ve now seen soy candles. I’m not sure I even want to think about what ramifications that may have.

Just a reminder, if you’re putting it in or on your body, check it for soy, because it’s everywhere.

I'm trying to track allergen information for every restaurant that we eat at. With my son's soy allergy, each time we eat at a restaurant, it can take up to 30 minutes to figure out what he can eat. Especially since most restaurants don't accurately represent their usage of soy.

We're tracking what soy free (including soybean oil free) foods our son can eat at all restaurants we go to. If you've got a soy allergy in your family and have any information you can share, please contact us.

2 thoughts on “Soaps, Lotions, Medicines, and Vaccines”

  1. I am currently breast feeding my daughter and she is allergic to soy. I had no ide it could be in topical and medicinal items. I am so glad I stumbled across your blog. I will deffinatly be closely following it. Thanks.

  2. Hi Hi Nicole,
    That’s the most frustrating part about a soy allergy… It’s almost impossible to get accurate information as to whether or not there’s soy in what you’re using. Can you imagine the uproar if a manufacturer just listed “nuts” and used peanuts, but so many times we just see “vegetable oil” or “lecithin” and they give no more specifics.

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