It goes without saying – that no individual ingredient and/or combination of ingredients are universally allergy-free.

There are certain ingredients (natural and synthetically man-made) that have been known to irritate.

The list below is not exhaustive but will be updated periodically.

If in doubt perform a patch test prior to the use of any product. If redness, rash or other irritation occurs discontinue use.
Please Read All Label(s) regardless of whether you purchase our All Natural Body Care Products or others.

It is important for all consumers to educate themselves and determine what is best for their and their family’s body care.

The information below should be used as a guide only.

If you are allergic to Wheat, Gluten or suffer from Coeliac/Celiac avoid these ingredients:

Wheat Derived

  • Amp-Isostearoyl Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein
  • Hydrolysed Wheat Gluten
  • Hydrolysed Wheat Protein
  • Hydrolysed Wheat Starch
  • D-alpha tocopherol – Vitamin E – naturally derived from Wheat Germ Oil
  • Hydroxpropyltrimonium Hydrolysed Wheat Protein
  • Wheat Amino Acids
  • Wheat Bran Extract
  • Wheat Germ Extracts
  • Wheat Germ Glycerides
  • Wheat Germ Oil

Wheat Protein

  • Wheat (Triticum Vulgare) Bran Extract
  • Triticum Vilgare (Wheat) Flour Lipids
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Extract
  • Triticum Vulgare (Wheat) Germ Oil
  • Barley Derived
  • Amino Peptide Complex
  • Barley Extract
  • Hordeum Vulgare (Barley) Extract

Oat Derived

  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Flour
  • Avena Sativa (Oat) Flour Kernel
  • Oat (Avens Sativa) Extract
  • Oat Beta Glucan
  • Oat Extract
  • Oat Flour
  • Sodium Lauryl Oat Amino Acids

Those with High Blood Pressure and/or Epilepsy should avoid these particular Essential Oils:

  • Cedar Leaf
  • Hyssop
  • Lavandin (a variety of Lavender that is a cross of both English Lavender & Spike Lavender grown mainly in Provence, France.)
  • Thyme
  • Sage
  • Spike Lavender
  • Sweet Fennel
  • Rosemary

Possible nut allergens:

  • Almond oil
  • Hazelnut oil
  • Walnut oil
  • Peanut oil
  • Macadamia oil

Avoid using any of the following Essential Oils during pregnancy:

  • Wintergreen
  • Anise
  • Bitter Almond
  • Pennyroyal
  • Peppermint
  • Rose
  • Rosemary
  • Sage
  • Tagetes
  • Thyme
  • Basil
  • Bay
  • Birch
  • Cedar Leaf
  • Clove Bud
  • Geranium
  • Hyssop
  • Lavandin
  • Spike Lavender
  • Sweet Fennel
  • Juniper berry
  • Marjoram
  • Myrrh
  • Cedarwood
  • Citronella
  • Clary Sage

Photosensitive ingredients:
Certain essential oils (such as citrus) may make your skin and/or scalp sensitive to ultraviolet light the following should be used with care. Only .5 to 1% or less of a selected few individual essential oils have been used in our formulations. (i.e.: 5%-1% = .5ml to 1ml to 100ml base)

  • Cajuput
  • Cassia
  • Cedar Leaf
  • Cinnamon Leaf
  • Steam Distilled & Cold Pressed Lemon
  • Wintergreen
  • Bergamot
  • Bitter Almond
  • Lemongrass
  • Peppermint
  • Pine
  • Cold pressed Tangerine
  • Allspice
  • Bay
  • Basil
  • Birch
  • Cold Pressed Bitter orange
  • Clove Bud
  • Mandarin
  • Orange
  • Cumin
  • Dill
  • Cold Pressed Grapefruit
  • Lemon verbena
  • Angelica
  • Yuzu
  • Steam Distilled & Cold Pressed Lime
  • Sweet Fennel
  • Fir Needle
  • Tea Tree
  • Thyme

Pregnancy – avoid these essential oils for the first three months & 3 months after giving birth:

  • Fennel
  • Hyssop
  • Sage
  • Myrrh
  • Clary Sage
  • Aniseed
  • Basil
  • Cinnamon
  • Clove
  • Thyme
  • Camphor
  • Juniper
  • Parsley
  • Rosemary
  • Nutmeg
  • Cedarwood
  • Marjoram
  • Lavender

However the following essential oils are appropriate for use on children:

  • Roman Chamomile
  • Rose Absolute
  • Vanillin

If you have Sensitive Skin & Scalp avoid using the following essential oils

  • Lemongrass
  • Basil
  • Fennel
  • Rosemary
  • Lemon
  • Pine
  • Lime

If you suffer from dermatitis avoid using the following essential oils & absolute:

  • Ginger
  • Citronella
  • Pine
  • Geranium
  • Jasmine Absolute
  • Ylang Ylang

Although the cocoa bean allergen is destroyed through processing the cocoa bean into chocolate it still remains unknown as to how much of the allergen remains in the chocolate.

Therefore, those allergic to chocolate should avoid using:

  • Cupuacu
  • Cocoa Bean Solids
  • Cocoa Butter (refined & unrefined)
  • Cocoa Powder
  • and of course Chocolate

Shea Butter

  • Those sensitive to latex may “break out” if they come in contact with Shea Butter.
  • Those with Psoriasis are heavily advised to conduct a patch test first before using any products with Shea Butter as an ingredient. Shea Butter helps cell regeneration, something that psoriasis sufferers don’t need because psoriasis occurs when cells of the outer layer of skin regenerate too fast for the body to naturally slough off.

Natural and Organic ingredients offered by Sistah Butters are not intended to diagnose, treat, prevent or cure any condition or disease. Sistah Butters assumes no liability for any claims arising out of the misuse of our All Natural Body Care Products.