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Ok, Ive used the Google Search option and have even scoured the internet for a list of personal care products. Is there a place like the GFoverflow website that I can check out items that I would pick up in Walmart or places like that? I am so new to this and I haven't had time to properly learn how to read labels yet. So bascially I need a cheat sheet. :)

After all the reading I have done on this website and hearing of other's skin sensitivity, it makes me wonder. Ive ALWAYS broken out at the tiniest of things. When we go on vacation and the condo has a washer and dryer, I break out because of the laundry detergent not being Purex (which I have no idea if it is gluten-free) There are only certain lotions, body wash, etc or else I have major issues.

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Ok, Ive used the Google Search option and have even scoured the internet for a list of personal care products. Is there a place like the GFoverflow website that I can check out items that I would pick up in Walmart or places like that? I am so new to this and I haven't had time to properly learn how to read labels yet. So bascially I need a cheat sheet. :)

After all the reading I have done on this website and hearing of other's skin sensitivity, it makes me wonder. Ive ALWAYS broken out at the tiniest of things. When we go on vacation and the condo has a washer and dryer, I break out because of the laundry detergent not being Purex (which I have no idea if it is gluten-free) There are only certain lotions, body wash, etc or else I have major issues.

Hi :-)

It can be overwhelming at first, but you will get the hang of it, it has been 5 years for me and I am still learning.

Personally, since I am very sensitive, I only use products that are certified gluten-free on my skin, hair, cleaning and laundry supplies etc. etc. I just do not want to stuff near me. Recently I tried using Suave shampoo, and I got a reaction to it really bad, itchy scalp, burning eyes, and a migrain, I know other people in this forum use it with no problems, it did not work for m :(

There is a book you can buy called "Cecelia's Marketplace gluten-free Grocery Shoping Guide",they have a whole section on personal products, I still double check with the manufacturer just to be safe.

-Miriam

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The Celiac Diva has a few lists on her blog like sunscreen, body wash, eye cream, shampoo, etc.

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I actually put in a best offer for that book on ebay to try and save a bit of money and haven't heard back from the seller. I thought maybe I could try and make it without it, but Ive reconsidered and think Im going to go ahead and buy it. I was hoping I could find it in a bookstore nearby but I haven't been successful so far. And yes, its overwhelming right now. Im relying on whole foods to get me through until I get better at reading labels and know what is safe and what isn't. After I had my ER visit and been sick ever since, the shampoo Ive used for years started making my head itch. It was so bad I made my hubby go through my head looking for lice! I swapped to something else, and it went away. After about a week, I tried it again, and the same thing happened. So that shampoo is a no no.

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I use Garneir products for hair and skin. They will label gluten ingredients and I have had no problems with any of their products. Sometimes I will try a different shampoo or conditioner but usually I end up donating them after one or two uses.

If you have favorite products ask about them here. As far as buying a book keep in mind that they are out of date, so to speak, as soon as they hit the stacks. Better to contact makers if you can or ask folks here.

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I've also just begun to look into hair and body care products. It has been and enlightening and depressing process. I'm about ready to look into homesteading! On the bright side, I'm finally getting to the bottom of a lot of mystery glutenings.

I was very sad to discover that John Frieda (Frizz-Ease), some St. Ives, some Burt's Bees, and most (if not all) Bath and Body Works products were not safely gluten free. I'm still working through all of the products in my bathroom, but I am already having to get rid of A LOT of stuff. At least we can always fall back on Dr. Bronner's and Method products!

I am very curious to see if anyone posts a helpful resource like you are seeking. Sorry I haven't found one yet to share!

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I use the Organix line of shampoos and conditioners, all gluten free. I get them at Target. Love them all!

Body wash is Dove sensitive, and I use either Dove or Secret deodorant, both gluten free. For lotion, we love CereVe which is all gluten free, we order that online but they sell at Walgreens, and sometimes you can ask the pharmacist at places like Walmart or Target to order it for you.

Toothpaste, Crest, I use the Country Life brand for safe gluten free vitamins/supplements.

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I react to almost every bar of soap that I buy at the store. I mean even at the natural food coop. I used to use Dove soap, but I had eczema at the time. Also, I don't think it cleaned me well. I make my own soap.

My eczema went away about the same time I started making soap. I can't guarantee that the soap caused it because I also had started a supplement program at that time.

Now, when my family goes to a hotel they look in my stuff for "The Soap". We just hide those the hotel provides. Last time I washed my hands in a public bathroom I noticed my hands swelled and got red blotches immediatly. Now, A bag of tiny pieces of soap travels in my purse for emergencies.

If you want to know there is no gluten in your stuff, and you want to get really clean. Homemade soap can be a good thing. One can also make creams, lotions, and lip balms.

The basic soap process combines oils(Such as we cook with) with lye. The lye is harsh, but becomes soap and safe as it cures.

You can learn about making soap and find recipes online. I recommend taking a soap making class, unless you are fairly familiar with cooking to a trace. Do protect yourself when using lye. I use googles, a windbreaker, and gloves.

I also use soap to brush my teeth. One of my children use it Once a week for her teeth, because the dentist doesn't complain about her teeth that way.

If you don't feel up to making it, or have young children perhaps you can find a soapmaker to buy from. Be careful of the ingredients as usual, though.

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Everyday Shea is line of hair products sold at Whole foods that is Gluten free except for one of their scents. Desert Essence is also a line of skincare products that is gluten free except for one of their scents. In hair products a lot of manufactures add hydrolyzed wheat protein and obviously that is NOT gluten free. Just to be clear not all celiacs give up their hair/body care products that have gluten. Some do so they don't accidentally ingest the gluten and others find it irritating to the skin. There are many different lines of vitamins that are gluten free and they are clearly marked gluten free ( I believe one brand I use is Nature's Made). For makeup, it is very expensive but NARS is gluten free, can be found at department stores. The only gluten free make-up that I make sure is gluten free is lipstick. For some of the other brands you actually have to email the company with the specific name of the product as well as color to find out. There are other companies that have gluten free lines of make-up but most are much harder to find or need to be ordered online.

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Hi!

I'm new here,so a bit about me: I'm from Eastern Europe,everything is different here (different products). In skincare products they usually use wheat germ oils. So better not to use any bio ecco cosmetics. I'm very sensitive to all glutens,everything's on the skin immediately. What I have tested without any issues is: Garnier for hair products. Shiseido for the face. And some absolutely clean mineral powders with sunscreen.

My question is about Kanebo Sensai cosmetics-is it safe? Maybe smbody knows,because I cannot find information anywhere.

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