Gluten Free DIY Beauty

Hello, beauties! It’s guest post time!

I have a wonderful post for you on Gluten Free DIY Beauty recipes by Sabrina Taylor of BESskincare.com. They’re actually perfect for the gluten sensitive as well as everybody else. Read below for three awesome recipes to add to your DIY repertoire.

What are your favorite g-f beauty recipes?

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DIY G-Free Skincare

by Sabrina Taylor

Gluten can be a sneaky ingredient in many of your favourite skin care products. For those of us with allergies, the consequences can be painful and more importantly, dangerous.

For those who don’t know much about gluten and Celiac disease, let me give you the 411.

Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye and most oats. All of these items are commonly found in your favorite foods, drinks and even beauty products.

If you are diagnosed with Celiac disease or have a severe intolerance, it means that your body is rejecting the protein. Gluten rejection causes your body to attack the villi in your small intestines. Nutrient absorption is stunted when this happens, so basically when a Celiac has gluten they are hurting the very thing that is meant to nourish them. Removing gluten from your life repairs villi damage over time.

Gluten removal involves more than just eliminating it from your diet.

It means removing it from your skin care products too.

One of the best ways to ensure g-free products is to make them yourselves, so here are my favourite recipes.

Moisturizer

You will need the following items:

- 1 cup Shea Butter

- ½ cup 100% Virgin Coconut Oil

- ½ cup Almond Oil

- 1 ½ tablespoons Beeswax

- 1 tablespoon Zinc Oxide

- 1 tablespoon Glycerin

- 10 drops of your favourite Essential Oil

 

Melt your butter, oils and beeswax in a pot over low heat. Once it’s all melted, remove from the heat and let cool.

Add zinc oxide and glycerin in a blender then one spoonful at a time add your cooled mixture. Blend on high for a few minutes or until desired consistency is achieved.

This moisturizer is rich and creamy and even protects your skin from UVA rays.

 

Facial Cleanser

Gather together:

- 1 cup Coconut Oil

- ¼ cup Grapeseed Oil

- 1 cup Raw Sugar

 

Blend your oils together then slowly add in your sugar and stir it all together.

 The sugar is a great natural exfoliant and the oils help rid your skin of dirt and makeup. If you double the recipe it makes for a great body scrub as well!

 

Toner

Simple to make, all you will need is:

- ¼ cup Witch Hazel

- ¼ cup Aloe Juice

- 2 tablespoons Chamomile Essential Oil

- 2 tablespoons Distilled Water

- 5-6 Fresh Mint Leaves

 

Mix all of your ingredients together then use a muddler to crush the natural oils from the mint. Pour into a spray bottle and mist when necessary.

 Chamomile and aloe are soothing for dry, inflamed skin, but also hydrate. Mint is stimulating for your senses and acts as an antipruritic. It’s a great g-free facial product for on the go.

 

All of these recipes are gluten free and perfect for Celiacs. Hope you enjoy them as much as I do!

 

Author Bio: Sabrina is a jet-setting Celiac who loves beauty blogging for BESskincare.com. To avoid being accidentally gluten-ized by her skin care products she comes up with homemade alternatives like this G-Free Anti-Aging Face Mask . Connect with her on Twitter or Facebook.

Robin started her career as an educator of children and has now become an educator for adults everywhere who want to know the truth about what they put into their bodies through the skin. She is passionate about educating people to make better health and beauty choices.
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  • http://radiant-brown-beauty.com Michelle@Radiant Brown Beauty

    I pleasantly got the results back from my son’s celiac panel and thank God it’s negative. Even still I’d love to add some gluten freedom into my life :)
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  • http://www.boostyourbustnaturally.net/ Katie R

    Thanks for sharing this. I don’t have a gluten allergy, but I still think things like this are a good option for everyone.

  • http://www.toxicbeautyblog.com/about?rel=author Natural Organics

    Hi Katie!

    Thanks for visiting and leaving a comment. I agree! It’s fab for everyone! I usually do a DIY mask at least once a week. :)

  • disqus_ceHz3oRCGR

    I was diagnosed with Celiac Disease over 5 years ago. If you have Celiac Disease, a gluten sensitivity, or an allergy, you don’t have to worry about gluten in your cosmetics… unless you are planning to eat them! Seriously, if you have celiac disease, gluten has to be in your intestines in order to cause a reaction– even the DH skin condition that sometimes accompanies celiac disease is not caused by gluten-to-skin contact, but rather by the antibodies in the intestines. I can understand why some people are wary of lipstick and dental products with gluten in them, as there is a risk of ingesting that gluten, but other “gluten-free cosmetics” seem totally unnecessary. Gluten cannot be absorbed by the skin. If you have a reaction to lotion, shampoos, etc., with gluten, you probably have some underlying problem unrelated to celiac disease and should see your doctor… Or am I missing something here?