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Soy Intolerance And Carmex

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I was frustrated with lip balms as they all seem to contain soy, which I am intolerant to. I was going on a skin trip in lake February and bought some Carmex after I thought I researched the ingredients well. For the following month I had a lot of GI distress and bloating. It was OK some days, mild on others and pretty bad on other days.

I finally did better research and am convinced that either the cetyl esters of lanolin, or both, are vegetable based. That suggests soy. I have quit using Carmex and am feeling better. So this is just a warning for people who are intolerant to soy. Watch out for cetyl esters and lanolin.

I'm going back to plain Vasaline.

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Can you do olive oil and Shea butter?

If so find pure Shea and mix in some olive oil. Works great for a multitude of things, I've found.

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Vaseline is my to-go lip balm and it comes in a small tube.

I was using CLEURE for awhile,as it is free of gluten and salicyates, but then realized it had soybean oil (bummer)

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I don't know if there is soy in the balm, but lanolin is from sheep so that wouldn't be soy.

Coconut butter or oil is often suggested.

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Cortisone cream also works well for chapped lips.

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I'm using this because it smells purty, and I got some at a B&BW closeout for $2. :) Otherwise, vaseline is a quick fix, and coconut oil tastes good. You could probably make up your own blend of coconut and almond oils so you have a softer substance to use.

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I'm using this because it smells purty, and I got some at a B&BW closeout for $2. :) Otherwise, vaseline is a quick fix, and coconut oil tastes good. You could probably make up your own blend of coconut and almond oils so you have a softer substance to use.

I love that stuff but not sure a guy would.

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