Gluten Free MAN ProductsFriday, June 15, 2012
Father's Day is Sunday!
So, in honor of dad, today's Food Free Friday post is all about MEN!
Also, in honor of men, this post will be short and straight to the point! :) They are the hunters, after all, not the gatherers (shoot...already a tiny rabbit trail...this is going to be tough!). :)
First the products, then the company information (translation, men read the product list, then let your wives read all about the companies and their gfree policies!).
This is just a short list to get your started.
|Products Shown in Order as Listed Below|
(the razor..."naturally" gluten free?!)
Neal's Yard Remedies (NYR) Lemon & Coriander Deodorant
Axe Phoenix Deodorant
NYR Men Close Shave Cream
Body Wash & Lotion:
Bath and Body Works Citron for Men
Now, to highlight the companies.
From deodorant to body sprays to body wash, Axe has a bunch of "man friendly" products! A favorite for my hubby is their Phoenix deodorant.
The awesome thing about this company is they have a FAQ section on their site, which addresses gluten free.
This is what it says:
"We do not specifically test our products for the presence of gluten...gluten may be present in products that contain derivatives of wheat, oat, rye and barley.
In testing our products, our company follows the guidelines established by the International Nomenclature for Cosmetics Ingredients (INCI). Therefore, if we use an ingredient derived from a grain such as wheat, oat, rye and/or barley, those names will appear on the label."
So, there you go. If you're comfortable using this product, just check out the label, as the ingredients are CLEARLY labeled! Love that!
2. Bath and Body Works
This company (from what I understand) also clearly labels the sources of their ingredients (i.e., oat, wheat, barley, rye), so please make sure you read them carefully. The only ingredient that I've ever seen on any products I considered purchasing was "oats."
Also, I once heard that all body creams, body washes, and hand soaps are free of gluten-derived ingredients. BUT...that was what I read once on another blog, not information I heard from the company itself (it was about 2 years ago, so I'm guessing the company has changed how they worded their "gluten free" information, but not necessarily the ingredients).
3. Neal's Yard Remedies
This company offers much more natural products for both men and women. The ingredients of their products are also clearly labeled.
Lastly, as always, a word of caution.
- Choose wisely when searching for gluten free products.
- It is up to you if you use gluten free topical products (I like the peace of mind and the lack of itchiness on my skin...my hubby's super sweet and buys himself gluten free products for me! Or he's just avoiding me freaking out from a "gluten" item being in our house! Sweet/smart man?!?!).
- It is also up to you if you'd prefer products that are clearly labeled gluten free (none of the above) or are just free of gluten derived ingredients (all of the above).
- Check product labels yourself to insure they're gluten free (what's gluten free today could, sadly, not be gluten free tomorrow as ingredients can easily change for any given product).