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Does anyone just go ahead & use body lotion that could possibly have gluten in it? I have a pre-diagnosis bottle of body shop lotion that I love. It has no gluten ingredients but does have fragrance & the company will not state gluten-free or not. I thought I could just use it on arms & legs & wash my hands really good. I don't get symptoms from accidental glutens, just hidden symptoms I wouldn't ever know about. Any advice on this one?

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Does anyone just go ahead & use body lotion that could possibly have gluten in it? I have a pre-diagnosis bottle of body shop lotion that I love. It has no gluten ingredients but does have fragrance & the company will not state gluten-free or not. I thought I could just use it on arms & legs & wash my hands really good. I don't get symptoms from accidental glutens, just hidden symptoms I wouldn't ever know about. Any advice on this one?

I have been using my lotions as long as they don't have an obvious gluten ingredient in them. But I'm new to this so not sure if I'm doing things right :blink:

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i debated long and hard about this very issue in the fall and finally decided to stick with lotions i know are ok on a daily basis but still keep and use occasionally ones the ones like you are talking about, where the company won't say but you know from the list that there probably isn't gluten in it. that said, i don't react to having gluten on my skin and don't appear to be sensitive. plus, i love my old lotions too much to get rid of them! :D

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I have been using my lotions as long as they don't have an obvious gluten ingredient in them. But I'm new to this so not sure if I'm doing things right :blink:

I'm a big fan of body shop products... i thougt it was okay to use lotions even if they had gluten in them, as your not ingesting it..It's only the lipbalms you have to worry about..this is what i've heard..anyways i hope i dont have stop using my body shop products! :blink:

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Body Shop perfume is cane alcohol based and therefore gluten free. Pacifica also has gluten free perfume.

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I use some of my old lotions and make-up that do not have obvious gluten-containing ingredients. Just make sure to wash your hands thoroughly after applying and avoid your mouth.

I did have to give away a lot of my Bath and Body Works stuff, because they use oat fiber in a ton of their lotions :(

Also, just found out yesterday that my John Freida hairspray had Hydrolized Wheat Protein in it. HAIRSPRAY?!? Who would know? I threw it away immediately.

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Rachelle -- that is very true. All the ingredients were very clearly listed, which makes it nice and easy.

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I'm a big fan of body shop products... i thougt it was okay to use lotions even if they had gluten in them, as your not ingesting it..It's only the lipbalms you have to worry about..this is what i've heard..anyways i hope i dont have stop using my body shop products! :blink:

Well, technically it is ok. But, I wouldn't want to get my gluteny body all over my sheets, or have to worry about washing my hands every time I scratch an itch. For me, gluten in topical products isn't an option because I do have a skin reaction to gluten, but I probably would avoid it even if I didn't, I'm too clumsy and there's too much risk. There are so many gluten-free products out there, why give myself something to worry about you know?

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Does anyone just go ahead & use body lotion that could possibly have gluten in it? I have a pre-diagnosis bottle of body shop lotion that I love. It has no gluten ingredients but does have fragrance & the company will not state gluten-free or not. I thought I could just use it on arms & legs & wash my hands really good. I don't get symptoms from accidental glutens, just hidden symptoms I wouldn't ever know about. Any advice on this one?

i am 2 1/2 years gluten free. I have found the more picky i have been about cross contamination etc. the more sensitive i have become even to topical products. When i first went gluten free i used any hair, beauty products even if they had wheat protein and saw no problems. After about a year i noticed skin reactions to wheat protein in my shampoo, really bad welts that wouldn't go away for weeks. Then later i cut any products out with tocopherol or vitamin e (which can be made from wheat)and at this point i got on the internet and bought 100% gluten free hair products and found new makeup and noticed i immediately felt better in a day or 2 going totally topical gluten free.

Your skin is an organ, at this point i believe that i react just from gluten or possible gluten contaminated topical products on my skin with no possible ingestion. I actually get rash or hive like symptoms around my scalp if i use hair products that don't list any gluten but are possibly contaminated i also get bumps on my arm and on my chest all in the same spots every time, and yes from a hair product. i also get brain fog, body pain, etc. i just basically feel off and it seems like gluten is slowly seeping into my body, until i wash it out then my body seems to get better after about a day. I have tested this numerous times with exactly the same results which are my normal gluten reactions. I used to use dove since i read it should be ok, not anymore, i totally have gluten reactions to it. So now i use only totally gluten free lotions, makeup, and hair products. And i'm not getting hair in my mouth because my hair is short. And its not during shampooing because i wash may hair about every 4 days and the first time i noticed with dove was after 2 weeks of continued use of dove. I realize i am super sensitive but i would tell people to try going totally topical gluten free (hair, lotion,makeup) for awhile then go back to your normal topical products and see if you notice a difference in how you feel. It was the only way i was able to figure out if i should be more cautious or not.

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For anyone wondering, I just got off the phone with TJ's and they said that all of their hair products are gluten free. (Its not labeled as so, but I asked anyways.) The Tea Tree Tingle has only Tocopheryl in it which was the concern, and they informed me that all of the vitamin E they use is derived from Vegtables. YAY!! =) I am going to be able to wash my hair tomorrow! lol. Another fun fact for anyone looking for a safe gluten free face oil (it actually makes my skin glow a little) is Earthly Body Miricle Oil/tattoo tonic. (www.earthlybody.com)Their Vitamin E is derived from Soy (sorry for those allergic to soy also). This one was a big concern for me as their product cuts the healing time for my fever blisters literally in half!

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