Hello, I'm new to this list.
I'm curious to find out if shea butter is considered a tree nut. My two kids 4 and 2 are allergic to tree nuts and through research found that shea butter is good for eczema. However the 4yr old had an interesting reaction - her skin got hot and the eczema on her knees looked like it was starting to heal, to scab. But a day or so later, we noticed puffiness in her knees. Dermatologist advised that her knees were infected but that could be due to my daughter not letting the skin heal. Whenever it starts to, she'll scratch off the scabs and reveal raw, weepy skin again.
It's the raw unrefined type we used. Initially we bought the L'Occitane refined shea butter, it was white. Extremely expensive, it was used up in 3 days. So I did research and found that unrefined had much better healing properties than refined. When she used the refined, it was fine but the unrefined, she had a reaction to.
I look forward to some comments on shea butter.