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I know dish detergents can sometimes contain gluten, but today I called an 800 number on the back of my daughter's can of bubbles (you know, the kids stand around in the back yard on a summer day, blowing bubles through a little, yellow, plastic wand), and guess what I found out... not gluten-free! :o

I understand that technically, the medical community says celiacs can't be effected by gluten on the skin, but we're talking about a four-year-old here. She's bound to stick her fingers in her mouth at some point after blowing bubles.

So does anyone know of a gluten-free brand of bubbles? We love to blow bubbles, and I hate to give that up.

Along the same lines, I found out Palmolive dish detergent can't guarantee gluten-free status either. :( (I was thinking we could just make our own bubbles, so I called Palmolive!) Does anyone know of a gluten-free dish detergent -- not the dishwasher kind but the liquid kind?

Mechelle

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I had no idea bubbles could contain gluten! All it is is soap and water! Yikes. We used to always make our own. It's way cheaper. But I'm concerned that Palmolive may not be gluten-free. That's the brand of soap we have at work. I might have to go one a campaign to switch brands.

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What brand did you discover to have gluten in it? Just so all of us know not to buy this brand.

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ack, I hadn't even thought about bubbles - Izak loves them! Do you happen to know exactly what the source of gluten is?? I mean, I also thought they were just soap and water?? Or is it just that they're made in a factory that makes other things that have gluten in them? (more of a cc issue than a direct one?)

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HI, I am new here... I know of three options for gluten-free bubble solutions for children (I was researching this today, which is how I found this list- my mom-in-law wants to bring the kids a giant bubble wand today when she visits):

1. the bubble baths by California Baby (and all their products) are gluten free and nontoxic and all natural/organic ingredients. They even include a bubble wand. This is an expensive but healthy alternative. See www.californiababy.com. We use their supersensitive line for bathsoap, shampoos, and bubble bath for our kids.

2. the bubble solution by Gymboree is apparently gluten free but the rep I spoke to did not exude confidence- more of an "I believe/am pretty sure it is gluten-free... here are the ingredients: glycerin, water, aqueous surfactants- miracare MHT, lauramide DEA" one disadvantage to this solution is that it contains some fairly toxic chemicals (actually so do regular bubble solutions) such as lauramide DEA

3. homemade solution: 1 cup water, 2 Tbsp glycerin, 4 Tbsp gluten-free dishwashing liquid.

I hope this helps!

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Whew, glad to hear that about the Gymboree bubbles. That's what my daughter uses and I love them because they don't stain anything.

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Mechelle wrote:

Along the same lines, I found out Palmolive dish detergent can't guarantee gluten-free status either. :( (I was thinking we could just make our own bubbles, so I called Palmolive!) Does anyone know of a gluten-free dish detergent -- not the dishwasher kind but the liquid kind?

Hi, me again, I did call the company that makes our dishwashing liquid and it is gluten free. We use Ultra Dishmate by Earth Friendly Products.

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I never thought about bubbles and we use them all the time. I know dawn dishsoap is gluten free, maybe try that.

paula

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