Is Bath and Body Works halal

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Bath & Body Works Hand Soaps

Is Bath and Body Works halal

Dear Lazeena,

The gelatin used in our products is derived from general fish stock - they are not caught solely for the harvesting of gelatin. The gelatin is taken from fish that are being used for food purposes.


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I guess this goes for gelatin found in any other BBW's line of products because she didn't specify the Anti-Bacterial Hand Washes (which I inquired about)... rather, she said 'our products'. Allah knows best!

Salaam, after the long weekend and my sister’s Jalsa and all that awesome jazz. 😀 So today it’s bodywash. I have not looked at all the bodywashes out there and checked every single one, but I have looked at a lot in my quest to find one I could use. So here forth is a list of sorts:

Bath and Body Works: I used to se the citrus bodywash from this company, but when I called and asked about the ingredients (from the list to have handy), they said that there is no guarantee that there are no animal byproducts in their merchandise, as they use whatever is available. Not halaal if any of those ingredients found.

St. Ives: all halaal (this is what I use now)

Dial: not halaal as not guaranteed, according to the MCG site, and then a reliable source called and confirmed

Caress: the rest of my family used to use this, but it is not halaal as not guaranteed, it says so right on their website

Olay: same, not halaal as not guaranteed

Suave: according to their website, any product containing glycerin or stearic acid has animal byproducts. So if otherwise, it’s fine.

Dove: according to the website, if either stearic acid and/or glycerin in the ingredients, then not animal-free, so not halaal. Otherwise is fine.

Nivea: all halaal

Irish Spring (owned by Colgate): the ones that contain glycol distearate are not halaal, others are fine. You can check the ingredients before you buy here, just hover over “view ingredients”.

Old Spice: no guarantee, not halaal

Softsoap (owned by Colgate): you’ll have to check the ingredient list for any suspicious ingredients; I do know the pomegranate one has gelatin, and not halaal

Aveeno: a lot of Aveeno’s are halaal (all the stuff owned by me and my friends here from them proved to be so, when I called them) but I have not personally checked each body wash. Call and ask; if you want me to, request it below.

Gillette: no guarantee, not halaal

Tom’s of Maine: all halaal (I don’t know about the alcohol content, exercise caution and read the label carefully, please)

Axe: no guarantee, not halaal

White Rain: all halaal

Okay, that’s all I have for now; and as always, questions/comments/requests are welcome below. Jazakallah khair.


Is Bath and Body Works halal


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Is Bath and Body Works halal


Are Bath and Body Works cruelty free?

None of our products are tested on animals, and we do not sell products anywhere that requires animal testing. The Bath & Body Works Global Ingredient Policy prohibits our suppliers from conducting animal testing on our finished products.

Where are Bath and Body Works products made?

The vast majority of Bath & Body Works products are manufactured in the United States by strategic supplier partners that are long-term, low-turnover and share our values.

Does Bath and Body Works expire?

What is the shelf life of BBW products? Unless the product has a specific expiration date listed, a product shelf life is 2-3 years. Products with an expiration date on them usually have an active ingredient (such as SPF) that expires prior to our normal 2-3 year shelf life.