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Old 02-11-2007, 04:27 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I got some Burts Bees Soap Bark and Chamomile cleansing cream to use for face wash yesterday, and now that i am looking at the ingredients I noticed stearic acid is listed and it says (vegetable fat) after it.

I looked it up online and it says it's a fatty acid used in soaps and cosmetics. So is this facial wash okay for me to use?

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Yup, you can even eat it (not the burt's bee product, but in general). Stearic acid is added to foods, cosmetics and even candles to make them harder. I know because my hubby who's a candlemaker has about 5 lbs of it sitting on his table.

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mmmm....yummy

Thanks for the info! I was all excited to find a nice natural face wash and then I was afraid I wasn't going to be able to use it!

Bye bye mean pregnancy breakouts! :

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You eat it whenever you eat chocolate (and that's a good thing)!!!
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Oh chocolate is definitely a good thing! Dark chocolate is rich in antioxidants...I think I need to go get some

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