Body Lotions use an emulsifier, polyethylene glycol (PEG) to keep the oil and water from separating. PEG can be contaminated with a carcinogen. TEA and Parabens are also used and can cause contact dermatitis. Other chemicals used release formaldehyde. Hands lotions are petroleum based products which glue down dry flaky skin cells with oil. 8

Again, the smells of these products can send some people into reactive overdrive. And just think about what you are putting all over your body.

8 – Guide to Less Toxic Products, Environmental Health Association of Nova Scotia