If someone has coconut free soap/shampoo suggestions I'm all ears, also sourcing info (I can find lists, but then getting the products is a problem)
Majority of soaps, moisturizers etc. have coconut oil components. I'm hoping that I don't need to avoid them all, will likely need to be trial and error, but it's hard as it's not immediate and I even tried a bandaid with the shampoo and that was fine but not using it for a little while.There appears to be coconut oil (well, cocamidopropyl betaine) in the shampoo and conditioner my dermatologist suggested (Free & Clear), and also in the Dove soap she recommended. I think you're going to be better off to hook up with a local soap-maker.
It's especially frustrating when it's things that used to work well when my skin was irritated. And even something like glaxal base has coconut oil stuff in it.There's clearly a similar, minor, similarity in our immune profiles, @ChemGal. I come from a whole family of people with tons of allergies, skin stuff, asthma, etc. Many years of prednisone basically ended my Dad's life, although it also extended it so that he didn't die of asthma too young. What I find is that I find stuff that works - for a while that Neutrogena T-gel shampoo was a miracle for my scalp - that suddenly viciously turns on me. And the daily non-drowsy antihistamine seems to work better if I rotate between the three available.
I worked in the Research Office of the Faculty of Medicine at U of T for a few years (admin, not clinical). My boss, the Associate Dean of Research, was an immunologist, whose staff discovered that my blood had some interesting T-cell activity, so I was often a semi-voluntary blood donor...