Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Gluten in Bath Products
I am a huge bath addict. One of my routines for relaxation includes a decadent bath with candles, bath salts and oils, bath scrubs, great music...you name it.
If you have Celiac disease, unfortunately, you really have to watch the ingredients in your bath products. Some doctors will tell you that is nonsense and that gluten has to be ingested orally. These are doctors that are not viewing Celiac as an auto-immune disease.
Our skin is the biggest organ on our body and gluten can be absorbed through the skin (studies have proven this). Any gluten for someone with Celiac disease is a big issue. Some of the ingredients to watch for are: wheat germ oil, some Vitamin E derivatives (you can email companies directly for further information), hydrolyzed wheat protein etc.
Here is a more extensive list of ingredients in bath products that are gluten derivatives: http://glutenfreebeauty.com/blog/gluten-ingredients-in-beauty-products
I will also be featuring some amazing artisans that create fantastic gluten-free bath products in upcoming blog features.
Take the time and pamper yourself and indulge your senses..just be careful with what products you use. Happy bathing! xo