I like to put essential oils/body oils on my skin after a show and sometimes on my face before bed. I noticed sometimes I wake up in the morning with a hive or two on my face. This never used to happen, but I'm wondering if it's possible for these oils to contain gluten? I've emailed Aura Acacia but they never got back to me. Has anyone else had this problem or talked to any manufacturers? It's only sometimes which is why it's weird to me.
I've never had an issue with body oils. I usually use pure argan oil (i.e. Kahina Argan Oil) or a product that has a combination of pure oils (currently polishing off a sample of Vered Signature Scent Body Oil). But I've also never really had issues with gluten on my skin/had skin related issues while ingesting gluten. Perhaps it's an allergy and/or the essential oil is too potent for direct application (not sure if that's what you're doing or not). Alternatively, cross contamination.
mmm, i was thinking it can sometimes get on things and inadvertently get into your mouth. i had to switch shampoos for that reason. I used to use Aveda, but it started giving me problems.
I would not trust any Aveda products to be gluten free. Even on their website they refuse to disclose a list of products that are gluten free. Apparently, when Aveda was sold to Estee Lauder it went downhill (read: at one point, more of their products may have been gluten free/more natural). The creator of Aveda, Horst Rechelbacher, actually created another line: Intelligent Nutrients. The Intelligent Nutrients line, as the company has assured me, is gluten free and manufactured in a gluten free facility. If you liked Aveda's Rosemary + Mint shampoo/conditioner, Intelligent Nutrient's Harmonic shampoo/conditioner smells almost identical