• Gluten Free Personal Care Products
    Personal Care

    Gluten Free Personal Care Products

    I was giving a lecture the other evening and one of the attendees asked about lotions.  Personal care products can be challenging when going gluten free.  I remember the many mistakes that I made, and how the D-Man paid the price for my mistakes, welts and rashes were commonplace.  In the United States, the labeling of Cosmetics and Personal Care Products is the responsibility of the FDA.  Unfortunately, these products do not have to adhere to the same labeling standards as the foods we eat; even though we are applying them to the largest organ of our body…our skin. It can be confusing sorting through personal care products since gluten…

  • Gluten Free Lip Balms
    Health,  Personal Care

    Gluten Free Lip Balms

    The weather is frightful; it’s bitter cold and the winds are howling.  Being outside for any length of time quickly saps the moisture out of exposed skin, especially your lips.  For those that are industrious you can make your own lip balm, it’s a fairly simple but it can be a laborious process.  For those who want a “grab and go”  lip balm, I have compiled this list of gluten free products.  Please always make sure you read the labels as companies do change their ingredients.   While I have not included every gluten free lip balm produced, this list provides you with a variety of resources so you will…

  • Health,  Personal Care

    4 Essential Gluten Free Oils for Bunions and How to Use Them

    WHAT ARE BUNIONS? If the side of your big toe sticks out noticeably, you may have a bunion. A bunion is a deformity of the joint connecting the big toe to the foot. Scientifically speaking, bunions are characterized by medial deviation of the first metatarsal bone and lateral deviation of the big toe. The exact cause of bunions is unknown: some medical professionals say that it’s caused by long-term use of shoes, especially the tight fitting ones with pointed toes. Others say it’s caused by genetic factors, worsened by wearing tight fitting shoes for extended periods of term. Bunions occur when pressure is applied to the side of the big…

  • Gluten Free Sunscreens, 2019
    Health,  Personal Care

    Gluten Free Sunscreens, 2019

    I first blogged about Gluten Free Sunscreens in 2010, and so much has changed.  The good news; more and more companies are producing gluten free sunscreens! Companies have also realized that we are looking for safer, less toxic products, you will find that many of the sunscreens on the list are Mineral Based.  While the list below provides you with options, it does not contain EVERY brand of sunscreen, nor does it contain every gluten free product that the company produces.   There are also some companies that produce gluten free sunscreens that I did not include on the list.  Some of these brands did not fare well in independent…