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I'm pretty new to all of this stuff. The forum thing and the whole gluten free diet. I was just diagnosed two weeks ago and I haven't even met with the nutritionist yet. I've been noticing a lot of people asking about gluten free shampoo and lotions and makeup and things like that and what I'm wondering is...do I have to watch out for this stuff if I'm not having a reaction to it? Since I'm not ingesting it will it still affect me? I do get eczema on my scalp sometimes, can that be a reaction to shampoo with gluten in it?


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Allergic to: soy, peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and mustard

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I'm pretty new to all of this stuff. The forum thing and the whole gluten free diet. I was just diagnosed two weeks ago and I haven't even met with the nutritionist yet. I've been noticing a lot of people asking about gluten free shampoo and lotions and makeup and things like that and what I'm wondering is...do I have to watch out for this stuff if I'm not having a reaction to it? Since I'm not ingesting it will it still affect me? I do get eczema on my scalp sometimes, can that be a reaction to shampoo with gluten in it?

If you get eczema i think it would be good to worry about all your stuff to be gluten free. I for one only use dove soap, shampoo, deodrant cause they are all gluten free. And even if u gont directly ingest them, u can still touch your hair and then put your fingers in your mouth ang get gluten. Same thing if u dye your hair, the dye needs to be gluten free.

I am new with all this to. If it wasnt for this forum i would be so lost.

paula


gluten, casein and soy free

on low carb/low sugar diet

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If you get eczema i think it would be good to worry about all your stuff to be gluten free. I for one only use dove soap, shampoo, deodrant cause they are all gluten free. And even if u gont directly ingest them, u can still touch your hair and then put your fingers in your mouth ang get gluten. Same thing if u dye your hair, the dye needs to be gluten free.

I am new with all this to. If it wasnt for this forum i would be so lost.

paula

Hi Paula,

I haven't been at the forum too much or the computer in general. Hope all is well.

I never thought about that with the hair!

I use gluten-free everything too b/c my symptoms are so bad. I don't have DH although I have been having a lot of redness to skin lately even using dove exfoliating body wash, dish detergent...

Just call the 88# on the back of your hair care product if it is not blatantly listed.

Good luck!

Jacqui


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I used to get terrible skin problems, being itchy all over, but especially on my scalp. My head is rarely itchy now that I use gluten-free shampoo and conditioner (Dove). It used to be so bad that I'd scratch myself bloody!

Also, if you use soap that contains gluten, you will definitely ingest some (you wash your hands with it.......and then eat with them). The same goes for lotion and everything else you'll get on your hands (that includes laundry detergents and dryer sheets).

Make sure your medications and vitamins are gluten-free, too. Vitamin E is often made from wheat germ oil.

A lot of lipsticks have gluten in them. It is impossible to avoid ingesting some of it when you eat, or lick your lips. You would definitely gluten yourself that way.


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Dear Kali Mist,

I have a great beginner's list for you. I have been working on this a while. When I first went gluten-free six months ago, I spent half of my day on the phone calling manufacturers, and the rest cooking and obsessively cleaning. :unsure: It become thoroughly exhausting. So, I decided to save you the effort and worry. Here you go!

1. There are a number of things in the regular grocery that are safe. Some things are labeled already. Wal-Mart's Great Value brand has numerous things you can eat.

2. For the love of God use Coupons on items you are allowed to eat. People can get them and print them out online even. Call some of the local stores and ask if they accept online coupons.

3. Check the ads online and in the newspaper. You would be surprised how many people do not do this.

4. Some items like rice flour and rice noodles are safe to buy at the Chinese or oriental market. The merchants are more than happy to help you if you cannot read the label.

Now, here is my list of great things to get you started:

Condiments:

Smart Balance Margerine

Crisco Shortening

Crisco Oil

Pompeiian Olive Oil

Great Value soy sauce

Heinz Ketchup

Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce

Kraft French Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Kraft Thousand Island Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Pace Picante Sauce

Ortega Salsa

All Classico Red and White sauces

All Jif Peanut Butters including Smooth Sensations

Welch's Grape Jelly

Cool Whip

Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Miracle Whip

Daisy Sour Cream (fat-free, low-fat, regular)

Snack Foods:

Fritos

Tostitos

Lay's Original Potato Chips

Cool Ranch Doritos (Nacho cheese has gluten)

Act II Microwave Popcorn

Cheetos

3 Musketeers candy bars

Butterfinger candy bars

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Marshmallow Peeps

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans (all except the cinnamon toast flavor)

Cadbury Creme and Caramel Eggs

Kraft Caramels

Skittles

M&Ms (regular and peanut)

Starbursts

Andes Mints

Kraft Marshmallows and Marshmallow Cream

Junior Mints

Extra Sugar Free Gum

Juicy Fruit Gum

Meat and Protein :

Eggs

Great Value Frozen Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Extra Lean ground beef

Carl Buddig lunchmeats all are safe

Johnsonville Original Bratwursts

Kraft Cheese Shredded or sliced (Kraft is a great company, they never hide gluten in their labels. If it does not say wheat, barley, oats or rye, then it is not in there!)

Cereals:

Cocoa Pebbles

Fruity Pebbles

Dora the Explorer Cinnamon Stars

Seasonings:

Durkee Cinnamon-ground

Durkee Ginger-ground

Durkee Chili powder

Durkee Vanilla Extract (in fact, all of their liquid flavorings, food colorings, and extracts are g.f.)

Emeril's Essence - Asian, Italian

Ortega Taco Seasoning (In fact, since they are under a very strict labeling policy, all of their products are gluten free at this time)

Miscellaneous:

Ortega Taco Shells

Starkist or Great Value Tuna

Butter Buds

Great Value Soy Milk

Lettuce

Tomatoes

Apples

Pears

Carrots

Great Value Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Del Monte Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Ore Ida Tater Tots

Ore Ida French Fries

Hormel Chili

Hormel Spam

Hormel Beef Au Jus Entree

Hormel Pork Au Jus Entree

Hormel Turkey Spam (Oven Roasted or Smoked)

Hormel Vienna Sausages (original)

Libby Vienna Sausages (original)

Idahoan Instant Mashed Potatoes

Progresso Creamy Mushroom Soup

Dinty Moore Beef Stew

Plumrose Bacon

Jimmy Dean Fresh Taste Fast Sausage (links, rolls, or patties)

Household Items:

All Laundry Detergent (We also use their dryer sheets)

Wisk Laundry Detergent

Cascade Dishwashing Detergent

Dawn Dish Soap (all including the Power Disolver)

Murphy's Oil Soap

SoftSoap Hand Soaps

Paper Towels - we use Mardi Gras although they have wheat in the adhesive, so do not use them when they are at the end of the roll.

Toilet Paper - We use Angel Soft, but again, the adhesive at the end of the roll contains gluten. Do not use it.

Cosmetics/ Hygiene and Beauty Items:

Revlon LipGlides (I am wearing Sparkling Sangria in my avatar)

Maybelline (They clearly label gluten if present)

CoverGirl (They clearly label gluten if present)

Wet'n Wild (All products except for one of the mascaras)

Dove Soaps, Lotions, Hair Styling Aids, Shampoos, and Conditioners (Gluten is clearly labeled if present)

Suave Soaps, Lotions, Hair Styling Aids, Shampoos, and Conditioners (Gluten is clearly labeled if present)

Colgate Toothpastes (all)

Crest Whitening Expressions Toothpastes (all)

Deoderant - I use Mitchum for Women (Mennen clearly labels products as well)

Crest White Strips

Colgate Simply White

I hope this helps a bit!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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I know I get really sick from laundry detergents and dryer sheets. Of course before knowing about gluten I just thought it was a coincidence, or maybe a "regular" allergy. So now I just use shampoo for laundry soap, and no dryer sheets. I can deal with static electricity a whole lot easier than gluten.


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I saw you listed Ore Ida tator tots. On the package it doesn't list gluten, but when you look on their website the tator tots aren't on their safe list. I have thought that I reacted to them, before I knew this. I am wondering if they forgot to put them on their website or if there is a risk for CC.

Does anyone know this?? Who eats tator tots? I would love to be able to eat them.

Monica

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I saw you listed Ore Ida tator tots. On the package it doesn't list gluten, but when you look on their website the tator tots aren't on their safe list. I have thought that I reacted to them, before I knew this. I am wondering if they forgot to put them on their website or if there is a risk for CC.

Does anyone know this?? Who eats tator tots? I would love to be able to eat them.

Monica

Monica,

I have been eating McCain potato products....I haven't eaten the tater tots, but they won't hide any gluten, it will be labeled clearly. http://www.mccainusaretail.com/Retail/index.asp?section=7

Hope that helps some.


Kim

"Life isn't about how to survive the storm

but how to dance in the rain."

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gluten-free since 1/12/06

Very positive dietary response

DS (12 years old)

Biopsy 7/7/06 ~ Diagnosed Celiac 7/12/2006

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DD (almost 6)

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I saw you listed Ore Ida tator tots. On the package it doesn't list gluten, but when you look on their website the tator tots aren't on their safe list. I have thought that I reacted to them, before I knew this. I am wondering if they forgot to put them on their website or if there is a risk for CC.

Does anyone know this?? Who eats tator tots? I would love to be able to eat them.

Monica

Dear Monica,

I received my list directly from Heinz, who manufactures them. They are on the list they gave me. I had called on Lea & Perrins products, which they also make. All of Lea & Perrins products are gluten-free! Heinz had the list specifically sent to me. You could be reacting to the soy or the corn. I eat them, and so far, have had no trouble.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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thank-you very much for posting your list ...somethings on there i have already switched to....there was alot of newbies that i have added to my "shopping list".....funny that there was a mention of having a reaction to soya or the corn....think that is my next problem....going to the MD on Friday....thanks again for your shopping list.....

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Dear Monica,

I received my list directly from Heinz, who manufactures them. They are on the list they gave me. I had called on Lea & Perrins products, which they also make. All of Lea & Perrins products are gluten-free! Heinz had the list specifically sent to me. You could be reacting to the soy or the corn. I eat them, and so far, have had no trouble.

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

I don't know a whole lot but I do know that the Lea&Perrins is only gluten free in the US. In Canada the Worchester Sauce is made with malt vinegar. I'm still trying to find a gluten free one in Canada.


~Julie~

Gluten-free since March 2007

Allergic to: soy, peanuts, almonds, hazelnuts, and mustard

"The sweet is never as sweet without the sour"

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I don't know a whole lot but I do know that the Lea&Perrins is only gluten free in the US. In Canada the Worchester Sauce is made with malt vinegar. I'm still trying to find a gluten free one in Canada.

Have you been able to locate The Wizard's Organic Wheat free Vegan Worchestershire Sauce, made by Edward and Son's? It's made in USA, but distributed directly from the US manufacturer. When I get it from my local health food store it has a sticky label with the french version of the ingredients ;) .

Debbie


Gluten free since July 97

corn free since Jan 98

Never diagnosed by a Doctor

Symptoms cleared on gluten-free diet

Mom and one sister are also gluten-free

One sister with type I diabetes (diagnosed at age 10)

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thank-you very much for posting your list ...somethings on there i have already switched to....there was alot of newbies that i have added to my "shopping list".....funny that there was a mention of having a reaction to soya or the corn....think that is my next problem....going to the MD on Friday....thanks again for your shopping list.....

Just remember that some of the items could be different in Canada.


Suzie

London, ON, Canada

celiac disease diagnosed by pos tTG March 2006 and pos biopsy June 2006

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Just remember that some of the items could be different in Canada.

Oooops.... I see that someone else has already mentioned that there could be differences between items sold in the US vs Canada. Sorry for repeating the same message.


Suzie

London, ON, Canada

celiac disease diagnosed by pos tTG March 2006 and pos biopsy June 2006

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Dear simplicity66,

I know you have to be extra careful being in Canada. U.S. products have maltodextrin and it is normally derived from corn. I do believe someone on here mentioned having a list for Canada. As others noted on this thread, ingredients change after you cross the border. This is frustrating for many people in the U.S. and Canada. I searched on Google and found this http://www.penny.ca/Products.htm basically it is a list of safe foods from manufacturers such as Borden and other mainstream manufacturers. I hope this helps!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl


Jin

Strawberry Allergy, mold allergy, dustmites allergy, ragweed allergy, dust allergy, food dye allergy - 1985

Asthma - 1994

Ovarian Cyst - May 1999

Anemia - 2000

4 More Ovarian Cysts - March 2000

Bloodwork for Celiac - November 2000 negative

Colonoscopy, Endoscopy, Intercolisis, Gastric Emptying Study - May and June 2001 negative biopsy

Fibromyalgia - June 2001

IBS - June 2001

Gallbladder Removal - July 28, 2003 after doctor said the tests showed nothing, so it was not gallbladder disease. It was very inflamed and irritated and nearly ruptured the surgeon told me at my 10 day post-op check-up.

Thyroid Disease - August 2004

Celiac Disease - March 2007 Current Dr. refers to me as Celiac, as she says blood tests are often inaccurate.

Official Purple Glittery Bat Keeper, District Attorney, and Chinese Restaurant Owner of The Silver Dragon of Rachelville

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Thanks again for your input ...i have bookmarked the site you posted and i will investigate...too bad manufacturers couldnt get on the same page when it comes to our health....real shame....thanks again NoGluGirl...

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Dear Kali Mist,

I have a great beginner's list for you. I have been working on this a while. When I first went gluten-free six months ago, I spent half of my day on the phone calling manufacturers, and the rest cooking and obsessively cleaning. :unsure: It become thoroughly exhausting. So, I decided to save you the effort and worry. Here you go!

1. There are a number of things in the regular grocery that are safe. Some things are labeled already. Wal-Mart's Great Value brand has numerous things you can eat.

2. For the love of God use Coupons on items you are allowed to eat. People can get them and print them out online even. Call some of the local stores and ask if they accept online coupons.

3. Check the ads online and in the newspaper. You would be surprised how many people do not do this.

4. Some items like rice flour and rice noodles are safe to buy at the Chinese or oriental market. The merchants are more than happy to help you if you cannot read the label.

Now, here is my list of great things to get you started:

Condiments:

Smart Balance Margerine

Crisco Shortening

Crisco Oil

Pompeiian Olive Oil

Great Value soy sauce

Heinz Ketchup

Lea & Perrins Worchestershire Sauce

Sweet Baby Ray's Barbecue Sauce

Kraft French Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Kraft Thousand Island Fat-Free Salad Dressing

Pace Picante Sauce

Ortega Salsa

All Classico Red and White sauces

All Jif Peanut Butters including Smooth Sensations

Welch's Grape Jelly

Cool Whip

Philadelphia Cream Cheese

Miracle Whip

Daisy Sour Cream (fat-free, low-fat, regular)

Snack Foods:

Fritos

Tostitos

Lay's Original Potato Chips

Cool Ranch Doritos (Nacho cheese has gluten)

Act II Microwave Popcorn

Cheetos

3 Musketeers candy bars

Butterfinger candy bars

Reese's Peanut Butter Cups

Marshmallow Peeps

Jelly Belly Jelly Beans (all except the cinnamon toast flavor)

Cadbury Creme and Caramel Eggs

Kraft Caramels

Skittles

M&Ms (regular and peanut)

Starbursts

Andes Mints

Kraft Marshmallows and Marshmallow Cream

Junior Mints

Extra Sugar Free Gum

Juicy Fruit Gum

Meat and Protein :

Eggs

Great Value Frozen Boneless, Skinless Chicken Breasts

Extra Lean ground beef

Carl Buddig lunchmeats all are safe

Johnsonville Original Bratwursts

Kraft Cheese Shredded or sliced (Kraft is a great company, they never hide gluten in their labels. If it does not say wheat, barley, oats or rye, then it is not in there!)

Cereals:

Cocoa Pebbles

Fruity Pebbles

Dora the Explorer Cinnamon Stars

Seasonings:

Durkee Cinnamon-ground

Durkee Ginger-ground

Durkee Chili powder

Durkee Vanilla Extract (in fact, all of their liquid flavorings, food colorings, and extracts are g.f.)

Emeril's Essence - Asian, Italian

Ortega Taco Seasoning (In fact, since they are under a very strict labeling policy, all of their products are gluten free at this time)

Miscellaneous:

Ortega Taco Shells

Starkist or Great Value Tuna

Butter Buds

Great Value Soy Milk

Lettuce

Tomatoes

Apples

Pears

Carrots

Great Value Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Del Monte Canned Fruits and Vegetables

Ore Ida Tater Tots

Ore Ida French Fries

Hormel Chili

Hormel Spam

Hormel Beef Au Jus Entree

Hormel Pork Au Jus Entree

Hormel Turkey Spam (Oven Roasted or Smoked)

Hormel Vienna Sausages (original)

Libby Vienna Sausages (original)

Idahoan Instant Mashed Potatoes

Progresso Creamy Mushroom Soup

Dinty Moore Beef Stew

Plumrose Bacon

Jimmy Dean Fresh Taste Fast Sausage (links, rolls, or patties)

Household Items:

All Laundry Detergent (We also use their dryer sheets)

Wisk Laundry Detergent

Cascade Dishwashing Detergent

Dawn Dish Soap (all including the Power Disolver)

Murphy's Oil Soap

SoftSoap Hand Soaps

Paper Towels - we use Mardi Gras although they have wheat in the adhesive, so do not use them when they are at the end of the roll.

Toilet Paper - We use Angel Soft, but again, the adhesive at the end of the roll contains gluten. Do not use it.

Cosmetics/ Hygiene and Beauty Items:

Revlon LipGlides (I am wearing Sparkling Sangria in my avatar)

Maybelline (They clearly label gluten if present)

CoverGirl (They clearly label gluten if present)

Wet'n Wild (All products except for one of the mascaras)

Dove Soaps, Lotions, Hair Styling Aids, Shampoos, and Conditioners (Gluten is clearly labeled if present)

Suave Soaps, Lotions, Hair Styling Aids, Shampoos, and Conditioners (Gluten is clearly labeled if present)

Colgate Toothpastes (all)

Crest Whitening Expressions Toothpastes (all)

Deoderant - I use Mitchum for Women (Mennen clearly labels products as well)

Crest White Strips

Colgate Simply White

I hope this helps a bit!

Sincerely,

NoGluGirl

I just came across this and man what a help. But i noticed it is from 2007. have you kept an up to date list like this? I am new to this about 4 months ago i started gluten-free got alot better and the last month is been bad. I am now turning to maybe my personal care products which i wasnt to concerned over but now i am thinking twice abt it. my other biggest issue is learning ingredients so i stick to buying only fresh and only if it says gluten-free. it is getting very frustrating at this point. some days good some days bad!! but thanks for this post very helpful.

melissa

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This person hasn't been on in a few years. You should get more up to date info on products. Read the newer threads here for info on lots of products


 

 

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Try googling " shampoo" for example. Read the newer ( last year or so) ones. The google search for the forum is in the upper right corner.

Sorry, I got cut off by a sudden clap of thunder, a scared 75 lb dog and a teenager out riding his bike in the storm with friends!


 

 

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I used to get terrible skin problems, being itchy all over, but especially on my scalp. My head is rarely itchy now that I use gluten-free shampoo and conditioner (Dove). It used to be so bad that I'd scratch myself bloody!

Also, if you use soap that contains gluten, you will definitely ingest some (you wash your hands with it.......and then eat with them). The same goes for lotion and everything else you'll get on your hands (that includes laundry detergents and dryer sheets).

Make sure your medications and vitamins are gluten-free, too. Vitamin E is often made from wheat germ oil.

A lot of lipsticks have gluten in them. It is impossible to avoid ingesting some of it when you eat, or lick your lips. You would definitely gluten yourself that way.

Unless someone has an additional topical wheat allergy, then you do not have to use gluten-free skin products...unless you make a habit of ingesting them. Your statement that people will definitely ingest some from washing their hands is not quite true. I know I always rinse my hands well after washing and I certainly don't eat food with my hands but if there is the odd occasion where there are finger foods, again, I have rinsed my hands well so don't worry about it. Ditto for laundry detergent and dryer sheets..do you put your clothes in your mouth often? :blink:

I would agree that hand lotion needs to be gluten-free as that stays on your hands. Ditto for lipstick..that's a no brainer. I think that if people feel emotionally better about going all gluten-free or if they have a topical skin allergy, then do what you have to do but the vast majority of Celiacs do quite well not going to such extremes. I'm a pretty sensitive diagnosed Celiac and have never had a problem with any of these products but have no topical allergies. The reaction comes from within and is not absorbed through the skin. I also have yet to find any soap which contains gluten but I'm sure they may exist somewhere.

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