Thursday, May 28, 2009

Useful Resources - Naturally Dah'ling

I often get questions about whether Gluten Free folks should care about Gluten in their cosmetics and personal care products. My usual answer is the general consensus is that Gluten particles are too large to be absorbed through the skin. However, if you are showering and happen to swallow some shampoo - that could be an issue. In addition, folks with Dermatitis Herpetiformis, a.k.a DH or Celiac skin would definitely need to stay away from Gluten containing cosmetics and personal care products - unless they want a blistering, itchy rash.

Luckily there are many Gluten Free cosmetic and personal care products out there on the market. And also, we are lucky enough to have a wonderful resource called Naturally Dah'ling to help share information about those products.

Naturally Dah'ling is the creation of Kristen Campbell - who also happens to write for the Gluten Free Asheville and Wilmington blogs. Kristen is also the creator behind the world's only Gluten Free search engine; The Gluten Free Fox. Lucky for us, Kristen just moved to North Carolina from California.

Here is a little blurb from Kristen about Naturally Dah'ling...
I created Naturally Dah'ling after learning about the lack of regulation for ingredients that go into the beauty products that we literally bathe ourselves in everyday. I purchased product after product looking for those that were not only as natural as they claimed to be, but also highly effective.

So when I was diagnosed as severely gluten intolerant, it was a natural choice for me to raid my make-up bag to ensure that all of my products were also gluten-free. It took several more months of researching ingredients, contacting manufacturers, and buying/ trying product after product.

Now that I have a firm list of my absolute favorite--can't live without--natural and gluten-free products, I am sharing them with you! No one should have to buy 10 mascaras to find the one that is the purest and most effective. Or purchase six shampoos to find one that doesn't irritate and performs like a professional.

I hope that you'll enjoy these products as much as I do!
Click the links below for Kristen's favorite and well researched Gluten Free products...
Skin Care
Hair Care
Nail Care
For Him

Naturally Dah'ling also features videos from Kristen with make-up demos and "Is it really GF" segments. Kristen also does a little blogging at the site as well.


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