Product list that is free of coconut and coconut derived ingredients for those allergic to coconut or sensitive to coconut ingredients. Includes bath, body, hair care, skin care, and more.
Finding products when you are allergic to coconut can seem impossible. Especially now when it is a really popular ingredient in so many products.
This guide was put together to help. It is a product guide for bath and body care, skin care, hair care, make up, sunscreen, bug spray, and so much more. All of it is coconut free and contains no ingredients derived from coconut.
Note: These products are listed as coconut free at the time of writing. However, companies can and do change their products all the time. Therefore, it is SUPER important that you double check all the items on this list and make sure that they are safe for you to use before purchasing. I always recommend a skin test before using a product.
Keeping the body nice and clean, but also staying coconut free!
Kiss My Face Olive Oil Soap (this is what I use!)
No matter if you wash your face in the morning, evening, or both, the type of cleanser you use is key. These products are all gentle on the skin and have different properties for different skin types.
My face tends to break with eczema thanks to my allergies, so I always look for extra hydration.
There are lots to choose from here, but be aware that some contain other allergens like wheat or almond oil.
Garden of Widson Soothing Cleansing Gel
Dr Hauschka Cleansing Cream - Contains Peanuts, Almonds, Chamomile, Wheat
Badger Rose Face Cleansing Oil
Badger Unscented Cleansing Oil
Face Moisturizer + Lotions
After washing your face, having a good moisturizer is essential. Some of these are lighter moisturizers for the day, and others are thicker for the nighttime. No matter which type of moisturizer you choose, these all are coconut free.
There also is a recommendation for a vitamin c powder that you can mix with plain water to give your skin an extra boost!
Chagrin Valley Squalane Face Cream
Garden of Wisdom Decadent Oat Enriched Cream
Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream
100% Pure Intensive Nourishing Face Oil
100% Pure Multi-Vitamin + Antioxidant Facial Oil
100% Pure Super Fruit Facial Oil
When I first started to search out coconut free hair care products, they seemed like a unicorn. However, they can be found! These products should help you on your hair care journey no matter where you are and no matter the type.
Buying shampoo without coconut can seem challenging. Shampoos do more than cleanse the scalp, they can provide moisture, clarify, and even exfoliate.
Clean Kids Tropical Orange Burst
Kiss My Face Olive Oil Bar (this can be used on body and as a shampoo or even as a hand soap!)
Penn’s Hill Olive Oil Castile Soap (this can be used on body, hands, and as a shampoo!)
Hair conditioner is usually applied right after shampooing as a means of restoring moisture and closing the cuticle. By helping close the cuticle, it reduces tangles, gives the hair more shine, decreases static, and moisturizes (of course!).
Clean Kids Naturally Mango Hair Detangler
Chagrin Valley Coco Hair Butter
Badger Jojoba Hair Oil for Dry Scalp
No matter what your skin care routine looks like, everyone needs a good body lotion. Daily application is crucial for the best results. The body has fewer oil glands than the face, so the body can dry out a lot faster than the face.
These coconut free body lotions are generally thicker in consistency. I like to apply mine after a shower for better absorption.
Chagrin Valley Vanilla Shea butter
Egyptian Magic All Purpose Cream
Every skin type should be wearing sunscreen and coconut free sunscreens make that possible! I found these that are the recommended SPF of 30 or more so that the skin is getting proper coverage. Make sure you re-apply it every 2 hours, and always after swimming.
If you’re wearing makeup as well, put your sunscreen on under makeup.
Badger Active Mineral Sunscreen 30
Badger Adventure Sport Mineral Sunscreen Tin SPF 50
This is my favorite. You can also make a home mix of a safe oil as a carrier oil and a few drops of tea tree oil, eucalyptus oil, lemongrass oil, and some witch hazel.
Badger Anti-Bug Spray - contains soy
Makeup lovers, it’s time to celebrate! Here are some simple finds to expand your makeup collection. From foundations to blush, eyeshadows to lips, here are some great places to get you started.
Bare minerals Original Loose Powder - multiple colors
100% pure cosmetics Fruit Pigmented Healthy Foundation - multiple colors
100% Pure Cosmetics Fruit Pigmented Blush - multiple colors
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Eyeshadow - multiple colors
100% Pure Fruit Pigmented Coco Butter Lip Stick
For more coconut free things check out these articles
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Thank you thank you thank you!!! I have an (undiagnosed) allergy to coconut both contact and ingested. I have struggled for years with mild but persistent and unnerving reactions to soaps, detergents, clothes, water, lotions, and all kinds of products to the point where I’m just avoiding health and beauty care products and my skin/hair is suffering for it. While I’ve been able to do mild experiments on my own to determine that it is in fact coconut I am reacting to, I have spent countless hours researching the allergy and was only able to come up with bits and pieces. You have provided such a complete overview in your coconut allergy 101 post and that comment section was so helpful with even more information that I feel I make actually begin to get a handle on this allergy and my reactions!
I was able to cut out ingredients like cocamide mea since I recognized them easily as coconut derived, yet I continue to have daily reactions and I can’t find the source. Your hidden coconut names list on the coconut allergy 101 blog and the list of products on this (and other posts) are going to change my life! I’m definitely going to get tested once I get my insurance sorted, but until then, I’m Im going to start purging my house of anything with these ingredients and start over. I cannot say thank you enough for this information!
Wow, thank YOU so much for this comment! I'm so glad that you have been able to find this and feel able to get a good handle on this allergy to coconuts. Thank you for sharing your story and I'm so happy that you are on your way to feeling better and feeling more in charge of your health with the lists of products and hidden names and everything. If you ever have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask! I'm always searching out new products and new DIYs to keep things coconut free.
Your work here makes me so happy! Thank you!!!!
I am trying to cut toxin exposure in my household but my dad and I are allergic to coconut so it’s been tough. These options will save us and lower my worries around the eczema we have as well.
Hi, Amanda! Thank you so much for this comment!! It makes me so happy to hear that you've found it helpful. That has just totally made my day! 🙂 Yes, coconut allergies are some of the most difficult in how many products it has been put in. But I hope you're able to find something that you and your dad can safely use. And check back here as I'm always updating the list and love it when I can add extras.
I really appreciate this article. I have just found out about my coconut allergy and I am struggling to find products I can use. Thank you for sharing!
I'm so happy to hear you found this helpful! Allergies are a community and so if you ever find a coconut free product you love, please tell me so I can add it to the list. 🙂