Body Niche

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The Body Niche is a small business that makes handmade health and wellness products for bodywork professionals and the general public. We use all natural ingredients to make all of our products! Our product line includes Magnesium Cream for pain, Victory Pain Relieving Balm, TeaLaVera Skin Therapy Gel, and more!

What do other companies put in their products?

For information on the chemicals in these products, go to Just copy and paste the names here into the search box on that site and you can read how harmful they may or may not be to our bodies.

Ingredients of Leading Competitor's “Naturale” Massage Lotion:
Purified Water, Octyl Palmitate, Safflower Seed Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius), Sesame Seed Oil (Sesamum Indicum), Cetearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 60, Phenoxyethanol, Diazolidinyl Urea (and) Iodopropynyl Butylcarbamate, Pro Vitamin B5 (Panthenol), Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Green Tea Leaf Extract (Camellia Oleifera), Sea Algae Extract, Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate).


Leading Competitor Brand “Naturale” Massage Oil ingredients:
Safflower Seed Oil (Carthamus Tinctorius), Octyl Palmitate, Grapeseed Oil (Vitis Vinifera), Fractionated Coconut Oil (Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride), PEG-7 Glyceryl Monococoate, Peach Kernel Oil (Prunus Persica), Aloe Vera Extract (Aloe Barbadensis), Apricot Kernel Oil (Prunus Armeniaca), Jojoba Seed Oil (Simmondsia Chinensis), Vitamin A (Retinyl Palmitate), Vitamin E (Tocopherol Acetate), Green Tea Leaf Extract (Camellia Sinensis), Sea Algae Extract.

Even in something as simple as massage oil, companies still add chemicals to alter it’s purity! This massage oil contains Octyl Palmitate which is comedogenic and can cause breakouts. In addition, it can also cause irritations. (

You’ll also notice this oil contains PEG-7 Glyceryl Monococoate. This synthetic polymer is based on PEG (polyethylene glycol) and fatty acids derived from coconut oil. Due to the presence of PEG, this ingredient may contain potentially toxic manufacturing impurities such as 1,4-dioxane (

Both of these ingredients are chemically produced and though they are “derived” from natural products, they are not natural products.


Ingredients in leading Competitor’s brand “Spa Body Butter”: 
Purified Water, Cocoa Seed Butter (Theobroma Cacao),Cetearyl Alcohol, Beeswax (Cera Alba), Shea Butter (Butyrospermum Parkii), Sunflower Seed Oil (Helianthus Anuus), Glycereth-26, Glycerine, Ceteareth 20, PPG-2-isodeceth-12, Boron Nitride, Cyclomethicone, Cetyl Dimethicone Copolyol, LaurylPEG-9 Polydimethylsiloxyethyl , Dimethicone, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Sodium Hydroxide, Carbomer, BHT,Phenoxyethanol, Benzyl Alcohol, Imidazolidinyl Urea.

“Sodium Hydroxide” is lye! Lye is used in soap making and during the saponification process, it is chemically changed to make soap...Why would this leading brand of Spa Body Butter have lye in it??? 


Ingredients in Biofreeze Pain Gel: 
Active Ingredients: 
Menthol USP 3.5% 

Inactive Ingredients: Carbomer, FD&C blue #1, FD & C yellow #5, glycerine, herbal extract (ILEX paraguariensis), isopropyl alcohol USP, methylparaben, natural camphor USP (for scent), propylene glycol, silicon dioxide, triethanolamine, and water.


Ingredients in Commercial brand CAPSAICIN cream:
Active Ingredients: Capsaicin (.1%)

Inactive Ingredients: Benzyl Alcohol,Cetearyl Alcohol, Glyceryl Monostearate,Isopropyl Myristate, PEG 100 Stearate,Petrolatum, Sorbitol, Water

Wow, almost every ingredient in the store bought Capsaicin Cream is a harsh chemical! 
And even Tiger Balm uses petrolatum in its formulation!


DOVE Beauty Bar Ingredients:
Sodium Lauroyl Isethionate, Stearic Acid, Sodium Tallowate or Sodium Palmitate,Lauric Acid, Sodium Isethionate, Water,Sodium Stearate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine,Sodium Cocoate or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Fragrance, Sodium Chloride, Tetrasodium EDTA, Tetrasodium Etidronate, Titanium Dioxide (Cl 77891).

Dial Antibacterial Deodorant Soap:
Active Ingredients: Triclocarban.
Inactive Ingredients: Soap, Sodium Tallowate, Sodium Cocoate, Palm Kernelate Types, Sodium Palmitate, Water, PEG-6 Methyl Ether, Palm Acid or Tallow Acid, Fragrance, Glycerin, Sorbitol, Sodium Chloride, Pentasodium Pentetate, Tetrasodium Etidronate, BHT, Titanium Dioxide.


Ingredients in Chapstick brand Moisturizer lip tube:
Active ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Oxybenzone 3.5%, White petrolatum 40.7%
aloe barbadensis leaf extract, carnauba wax, cetyl alcohol, fragrance, isocetyl stearate, isopropyl lanolate, isopropyl myristate, lanolin,methylparaben, mineral oil, paraffin,propylparaben, tocopheryl linoleate/oleate, vitamin E, white wax.


Jergens Skin Cooling Moisturizer with Cucumber Extract:
Ingredients: Water, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol,Isododecane, SD Alcohol 40-B, Palm Glyceride, Ceteareth-20, Cetyl Alcohol, C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate, Glyceryl Dilaurate, Cucumis Sativus (Cucumber) Fruit Extract, Propylene Glycol, Menthyl Lactate,Dimethicone, DMDM Hydantoin, Stearic Acid, Fragrance, Methylparaben, Propylparaben,Sodium Hydroxide, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylates Crosspolymer, Carbomer, Blue 1,Yellow 5.


ESPA Bath Oil Ingredients:
Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, PEG-40 Sorbitan Peroleate, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (Sweet Almond) Oil , Tocopheryl Acetate, Rosmarinus Officinalis (Rosemary) Leaf Oil, Litsea Cubeba Fruit Oil, Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil, Pimenta Acris (Bay) Leaf Oil , Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Oil, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil , Citral,Eugenol, Geraniol, Limonene, Linalool.


The Body Shop Chocomania Body Butter ingredients:
Water (Solvent/Diluent), Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter) (Skin-Conditioning Agent/Emollient), Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil (Emollient/Skin Conditioner), Honey (Natural Additive), Sucrose (Flavoring Agent), Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter (Emollient), Orbignya Oleifera Seed Oil (Emollient),Cetearyl Alcohol (Emulsifier), Glyceryl Stearate (Emulsifier),PEG-100 Stearate (Surfactant), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil (Emollient/Hair Conditioner), Beeswax (Emulsifier/Emollient), Bertholletia Excelsa Seed Oil (Emollient), C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate (Emulsifier), Caprylyl Glycol (Skin Conditioning Agent), Ethylhexyl Palmitate (Skin Conditioning Agent), Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil (Skin-Conditioning Agent), Fragrance (Fragrance), Dimethicone (Skin Conditioning Agent), Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil (Emollient), Sclerocarya Birrea Seed Oil (Skin Conditioning Agent), Xanthan Gum (Viscosity Modifier), Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Skin Conditioning Agent), Disodium EDTA (Chelating Agent),Linalool (Fragrance Ingredient), Sodium Hydroxide (pH Adjuster), Limonene (Fragrance Ingredient), Coumarin(Fragrance Ingredient), Denatonium Benzoate (Denaturant),Citral (Fragrance Ingredient), Citric Acid (pH Adjuster), Caramel (Colour), Yellow 6 (Colour), Red 4 (Colour).


Baby Magic Lotion Ingredients:
Water (Aqua), Glycerin, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitol, Cetyl Alcohol, PEG-100 Stearate,Dimethicone, Allantoin, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Cetearyl Alcohol, Behentrimonium Methosulfate, Fragrance, Benzalkonium Chloride, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E Acetate), Panthenol (Provitamin B5), Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A), Mineral Oil, Lanolin Alcohol, Lanolin, Glycereth-2 Cocoate, Benzoic Acid.

This is just one site that explains the hazards of using mineral oil. After reading the above information on mineral oil, can you believe it is still used on our precious little ones??? And other than fragrance, mineral oil is the only ingredient in the popular Johnson & Johnson’s Baby Oil!


Canus Li'l Goat's Milk Baby Butter Ingredients:
Aqua , Stearic Acid , Cetyl Alcohol , Isopropyl Palmitate ,Glyceryl Stearate , Caprae Lac (Fresh Goat's Milk) , Glycine Soja Oil , Ricinus Communis Oil (Castor) , Glycerin , Elaels Guineensis Oil (Palm) , Dicaprylyl Carbonate , Allantoin , Isocetyl Palmitate , Tocopheryl Acetate , Aloes Barbadensis , Sodium Hydroxide , Parfum , Potassium Sorbate , Glyceryl Undecylenate ,Caprylyl Glycol , Polylysine.


Ingredients in Desitin Diaper Rash Ointment:
Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide (13%) (Skin Protectant)
Inactive Ingredients: Aloe Vera (Aloe Barbadensis) Leaf Juice, Beeswax (Apis Mellifera), Dimethicone, Fragrance (Parfum), Magnesium Sulfate, Methylparaben,Microcrystalline Wax, Mineral Oil (Paraffinum Liquidum),PEG 30 Dipolyhydroxystearate, Petrolatum,Phenoxyethanol, Potassium Hydroxide, Propylparaben,Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Water.


Johnson’s Baby Bar Ingredients:
Sodium Tallowate, Water, Sodium Cocoate or Sodium Palm Kernelate, Glycerin, Titanium Dioxide, Fragrance, Pentasodium Pentetate,Tetrasodium Etidronate.

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