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#1 minibabe

 
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 07:53 AM

I have not been feeling well, and I would really like to pin point the culprit. Is chapstick gluten-free or not and if it is which ones are gluten-free. And does anyone else share chapstick with there signifigant other that is not gluten-free.

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 08:01 AM

It is not the sharing the chapstick that is making you sick, it is the chapstick itself. Regular and medicated are not gluten free.

Hope the will help you solve the problem. :o

I have traded in my cherrished chapstick for berts bee's honey lip balm. I have forgotten my chapstick and now love my berts if not more.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 08:14 AM

OMG are you serious!!!!!!! I LOVE MY CHAPSTICK!!!!!!!

As soon as I get home, i will have to run to the store and get burts, if you say that it is good and you were a former chapstick lover, well then I hope that I too will love burts.

This is so frustrating.

THank you

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Posted 13 March 2006 - 08:21 AM

I use either Burts or Lobello.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 08:27 AM

I use Badger Balm--the kind that comes in the tube like chapstick. My Whole Foods has it right near the registers.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 08:29 AM

I second Badger Balm--great stuff! You can get it at Whole Foods, Wegman's, or other health food stores.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 10:28 AM

Is Blistex gluten-free?
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 10:55 AM

Hmmm. My dx son recently got sick, and I was trying to find the source. He used Chapstick Lip Moisturizer. I contacted Wyeth Consumer (1-800-322-3129) and rec'd this email note from them on 3/10/06:

"The following list of Chap Stick products are deemed gluten free based on certification from our suppliers for all raw materials that go into the product. This certification is based on the fact that these products were not made from wheat, rye, oats, triticale, or barley and do not contain any ingredients that were derived from those grains. Those are the grains that contain the gliadin form of gluten. However, we do not test the finished product.

Chap Stick Lip Balm Cherry
Chap Stick Lip Balm Medicated Stick
Chap Stick Lip Balm Mint
Chap Stick Lip Balm Regular
Chap Stick Lip Balm Strawberry
Chap Stick Lip Moisturizer SPF-15, stick
Chap Stick Lip Moisturizer SPF-15, tube
Wyeth Consumer Healthcare"

That said, I'm still changing my son's chapstick based on other posts - just to be on the safe side

When I'm not sure, I don't use the product. ;)
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 04:49 PM

I got the same confirmation of the particular Chap sticks that are considered gluten-free... my daughter uses the flava craze ones with no problems which the lady on the phone said were gluten-free... personally I don't like Chapstick, so I stick with Burts Bees.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 05:19 PM

Chapstick is gluten free (the regular flavors anyway) - I have checked this 2x, most recently only a couple of months ago.
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 09:53 PM

I had checked Chapstick, and they told me that it did contain gluten . . . I think they're giving out conflicting information . . .

Don't know about Blistex, but I do know that Carmex is gluten-free, so is Burt's Bees, Badger Balm . . . I think everybody's listed those, though. . . . .
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Posted 13 March 2006 - 10:09 PM

These are listed on Delphi as okay:

ChapStick (Wyeth Consumer Healthcare Products) (888-797-5638) (ve= 01/18/05)
ChapStick All Natural
ChapStick Cold Sore Therapy
ChapStick Flava Craze SPF 15 Tropical Twist
ChapStick Lip Balm Cherry
ChapStick Lip Balm Medicated Stick
ChapStick Lip Balm Medicated Squeeze Tube
ChapStick Lip Balm Mint
ChapStick Lip Balm Regular
ChapStick Lip Balm Strawberry
ChapStick Lip Moisturizer SPF-15, Stick
ChapStick Lip Moisturizer SPF-15, Tube
ChapStick Lip Moisturizer Vanilla Mint SPF-15
ChapStick Lip Moisturizer Vanilla Raspberry SPF-15
ChapStick LipSations Lip Moisturizer, Glitter
ChapStick LipSations Lip Moisturizer Gloss
ChapStick Overnight Lip Treatment (with Hydroxy Acids)
ChapStick Sun Zone Flava CrazeSPF 15 Wild Crazeberry
ChapStick Sun Zone Ultra 30 Berry
ChapStick Ultra SPF 30 Lemon-lime
Children’s ChapStick Flava Craze - (Blue Crazeberry)
Children’s ChapStick Flava Craze -(Fruit Punch)
Children’s ChapStick Flava Craze -(Grape)
Children’s ChapStick Flava Craze SPF15 (Watermelon Splash

Blistex (2-17-03)
Blistex Relief Cream

Blistex (Blistex, Inc.) (888-784-2472) (http://www.blistex.com) (ve=07/31/03)
Lip Ointment, Lip Balm (regular, mint, berry), Ultra Lip Balm stick, Lip Tone Stick,

Complete Moisture Stick, Daily Conditioning Treatment SPF-20 Ointment/Salve, Herbal Answer

Lip Balm Stick, Herbal Answer Gel, Lip Medex Ointment/Salve, Lip Revitatlizer Gel,

Kank-A-Liquid, Silk & Shine Stick, Smoothies Sticks (Berry Explosion, Melon Medley, Triple

Tropical), Clear Advance Stick)

Bonne Bell (ve=2-15-05) The following Bonne Bell, Inc. products can be used by people

afflicted with Celiac disease. They do not contain any gluten containting grains: wheat,

barley, rye, oats, amaranth, teff, millet, spelt, and quinoa. We do recommend that celiac

patients steer clear of all Strawberry flavored products because vinegar is used for the

tart taste. The rep also indicated that any gluten containing grains would be clearly

identified on the label by its common name.
10-0-6 Lotions
All Colognes
Lip Lites
Lip Enticements
Lip Fashion
Sponge-On Sparklers
Shower 2000
Lip Lix
Lip Gear Lip Crayons
Eye Shades
No Shine Oil Control Makeup
Lip Shades with SPF 15
Lip Sheers
Nail Lacquers
Cosmic Cheeks
Lash Tints
Glimmer Gels
Roll-On Lip Smacker Shiners and Shimmers
Roll-On Glitter Gloss
Lip Gear (Matte only)
Lip Shox
Eye D¡¦Votion
Splash N Shine
Honey Kiss
Glitz N Glo
Liquid Lines
Pressed Poweders
Lip Burst
Lip Frosting
Lip Shake
Colorglaze
Face and Body Sparkle
Sheer Shimmer Swirls
Lip Smoothies
Liquid Lip Smackers
All Skittles Flavors
Eye Pencils
Lip Rush
Sponge on Glitter Gloss
Jewell Lip Smackers
Lip Sours
Lip D¡¦Votions
All Clic It Colors
Glimmer Lights
Liquid Star Shine
Shimmer Stix
All Starburst Flavors
Lip Definer
Lip Shiners
Make Your Own Gloss Kits
Sweet and Sour Candies
Shiny Stixs
Candy Gloss
All Vita Gloss
Blushing Gels
Loose Powders
Concealer Stick

Neutrogena (Johnson & Johnson) (800-582-4048) (www.neutrogena.com) (ve=03/26/04)
Overnight Lip Therapy
Lip Boost Intense Moisture Lipstick SPF 20
Lip Boost Intense Moisture Therapy
Lip Moisturizer SPF 15
Lip Nutrition- All
NOTE: Some Norwegian Line products contain small amounts of Oatmeal and the company

considers this to be gluten-free . Norwegian Body Emulsion and Regular Lotion contain NO oatmeal.

Reading labels is recommended as well as calling company if there are questions.

Vaseline Intensive Care (000.000.0000) (00/00/00)
New Solutions Skin; Vaseline Lip Therapy; Petroleum Jelly; Advanced Healing

Vaseline" (<Vaseline.Comments@unilever.com> ) (ve=2/27/03)


Personally, I use Vaseline.

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Posted 14 March 2006 - 01:06 PM

I wrote to Chapstick freaking out about the overnight lip balm I use - here is there answer (similar to cshaw's):

Thank you for contacting us regarding Chap Stick® Overnight Lip Treatment, Chapstick® Medicated and, Chap Stick® Lip Balm-Regular. Your interest in our products is appreciated.

Chap Stick Overnight Lip Treatment, Chap Stick Medicated and Chap Stick Lip Balm-Regular are all deemed gluten free. This is based on certifications provided by the raw materials suppliers for all raw materials that go into the products. We do not test the final products.

At present time, we do not have a gluten free list. We recommend that prior to using one of our products, you contact us at the phone number listed below to obtain the gluten status of our products,

If you or someone you know has used one of our Chap Stick products and experienced an adverse event or unwanted side effect, we ask that you contact us at your earliest convenience so that we may obtain additional information for our Global Safety Department.

Wyeth Consumer Healthcare is firmly committed to the manufacture and sale of only the finest quality products and is grateful that you took the time to contact us. Should you have additional questions, please call 1-800-322-3129. Our offices are open weekdays, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 02:55 PM

Karen, you rock! :P ((((((((hugs))))))) Lynne
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Posted 14 March 2006 - 04:08 PM

Ok.........I'm sorry, I broke the cardinal rule, which is don't post until you know for sure. ( well, at least I posted on the side of caution, whew)

When I joind the site in August there was a little this or that about chapstick and at that time after being sooo sick, I put it aside and opted for Burts Bee's. There was sooo much to learn in a short period of time

Sorry if I led a rant bout chapsick without proper documentation.

Humbly, me :(
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