Gluten-Free Personal Care Products from Green Beaver – Review and Giveaway

Gluten Free Personal Care

Gluten-free personal care products are a controversial subject. Most doctors say that people with Celiac Disease/gluten intolerance can only be affected by gluten if we ingest it. Supposedly, we can’t absorb enough through the skin to affect us. They do give way when it comes to people with dermatitis herpetiformis. But personally…

I would rather be safe than sorry. I have been going back and forth on the subject in my own head for years. I waver between making sure everything I put on my body is gluten-free (really a pain in the you-know-what when you realize all that it entails) to just going with the cheapest thing not-tested-on-animals I can find.

But, every time I go back to the cheapest thing, I get something weird going on with my skin. I don’t seem to have my normal reaction like when I accidentally ingest gluten, but I get a reaction nonetheless.

Now, truth be told, I have had skin issues when it comes to gluten. I have never been officially diagnosed with dermatitis herpetiformis, but I have seen dermatologists that just couldn’t figure out what the heck was going on with my skin. Then later, when I went gluten-free, all my skin issues seemed to vanish into thin air.

Coincidence? I think not.

Green beaver logo

Anyway, this is all leading up to some gluten-free personal care products I was sent to try. The company is Green Beaver. You can read all about them on their website, as well as on Heidi’s review of Green Beaver Personal Care Products on her website, Adventures of a Gluten-Free Mom. (I love Heidi. She’s one of my girls. And, she can make a kick-a$$ dye-free, allergen-free, kid’s birthday cake. Check out Batman and Star Wars Legos.)

Anyway, back to our story… I gave these products a shot. I am going to do my review like Heidi did. I will tell you what I got and what I thought in each paragraph.

Green Beaver Gluten Free Shampoo

#1. Shampoo – This one was a little weird. I didn’t really know what it was like to have my hair clean. I mean really clean. If you think your hair is clean when you shampoo it, think again. It is most likely coated with some form of something that I am sure I can’t pronounce. When I used this shampoo, my hair squeaked. And, it definitely needed conditioner because it was so clean that there wasn’t anything keeping it from tangling. But that is ok because I was also sent…

Gluten Free Conditioner

#2. Conditioner – I also really liked this conditioner. It made my hair soft without feeling like it was coated with… yeah I still have no idea what is coating my hair with the cheap shampoos.  So far, two for two. Good score. Next, we have…

#3. Body Wash – I usually use soap that my mother makes for me. It is fantastic and only glycerin and light scent. But, I really enjoyed this body wash. Once again, I felt clean. But I am used to that with the soap. Oh, and all of the products so far had a beautiful lavender scent. It isn’t too heavy at all. So, after our hair and bodies are all clean, we need to clean our teeth. So, next in line is…

Gluten Free Toothpaste

#4. Toothpaste – Um, I know I am going to sound like a broken record, but here goes. Clean. Yes, my teeth were clean. No weird coating that I didn’t even realize was being placed on my teeth by my old Crest toothpaste. And, this tooth paste does not contain fluoride. I know most people think we need fluoride to have healthy teeth, but I’m not so sure. A lot of controversy on this subject. And, fluoride has been known to cause other health problems from ingestion. Why else were the teachers such freaks about making sure we did not swallow the fluoride treatments we had in grade school? (Do they still do those?) And, no matter how hard we try, I think we all know that a little toothpaste always get ingested. I mean, if we ingest lipstick from wearing it on our lips, we must certainly ingest some toothpaste. After we clean ourselves all up, we need to make sure we stay smelling pretty, so next up is…

Gluten-Free Natural Deodorant Lavender

#5. Deodorant – I just realized how that word came about. Just one of those words I took for granted. Funny. Oh, anyway… um, where was I? Yes. Sweet smelling. This stuff was good. I usually have a strange issue with deodorants. I have really sensitive skin, anyway. And, putting it on such sensitive skin right after I run a razor over it has led to some icky things. But, this worked quite nicely while still keeping me smelling like lavender. Nice thing to smell like. And, last but not least…

GB Gluten Free Body Lotion

#6. Body Lotion – Smells nice, again. Like the lavender. Great lotion. Made my hands soft with no greasy residue. I could use my iPad right away. That’s important.

Green Beaver has many more products that I did not get to try, like tinted lip balm. I really like the idea of tinted lip balm that is gluten-free because I have thought I was allergic to lipsticks my whole life, only to realize I was just reacting to the gluten in them. That sucked. My lips would feel like they had gotten sunburned for weeks.

Gluten-Free Lavender Square Line
Gluten-Free Lavender Square Line

For the giveaway, Green Beaver is going to give one lucky recipient a shampoo, conditioner, body wash and body lotion from their new square line in one of three scents: Fresh Mint, Lavender Rosemary, and Cranberry Delight. The winner gets to choose the scent.

So, what do you think? Do you want to try these products? Do you want to win? Just leave a comment below telling me which scent you would want if you won.

Of course, there are the usual ways to get extra entries.

~Post about this giveaway on your blog and/or share it on Facebook. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.

~Tweet about this giveaway using @GlugleGFree and @TheGreenBeaver. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.

~Subscribe to Glugle Gluten-Free via reader or email (upper right-hand corner of page). Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.

~“Like” Glugle Gluten-Free on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~“Follow” me on Twitter. Leave a separate comment here saying that you did.

~“Like” Green Beaver on Facebook. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

~“Follow” Green Beaver on Twitter. Leave a comment here saying that you did.

If you already follow or like, go ahead and leave a comment saying that you already do. That counts.

Until later, here’s to…Living better, easily!

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PPS – The giveaway for the Green Beaver Square Line ended August 23rd, at 9pm, PST.  (That’s my son’s birthday, by the way.) I will emailed the winner, and you will have 48 hours to get back to me. After which, if I have not heard back from you, another winner will be drawn.

The winner is Alicia Makjavich! Congratulations!

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104 Responses to “Gluten-Free Personal Care Products from Green Beaver – Review and Giveaway”

  1. The lavendar sounds great as you described it, but I’m eager to try the cranberry — one of my favorite scents!

  2. carey moore

    I think the laver rosemary sounds amazing… I’ve been looking for a new shampoo for those same reasons. Excited to have a new option!

  3. Oh goodness!! I’ve been looking for GF beauty products, and have never heard of Green Beaver! Sounds absolutely perfect!! I do love lavender, and the rest of the “flavors” sound lovely, too! Thanks for the chance!!

  4. ROFL Tia! Great review and I totally know what you mean about squeaky clean hair! Thanks for the link love and the nice words…(no need to enter me in the giveaway, although, now I want some of that deodorant!).

    I will be seeing you in October, right? RIGHT???

    xo,
    Heidi

  5. The laverder/rosemary sounds VERY relaxing. :) I’ve worked with aromatherapy and my life could use a little relaxing with this! Sounds yummy!

  6. Susan W.

    The lavender Rosemary sound really good but so does the Cranberry.

  7. The lavender care products sound great! We have 3 gluten free people in our family! Would love to try your products. I have “liked” both Green Beaver and Glugle Gluten Free! Thanks for sharing. also posted a link on my fb page to here and signed up for email! thanks for information and offer!

  8. Venessa

    I’d love to try the lavender Rosemary. Thanks for this giveaway!

  9. Michelle O'Connor

    I’m sharing on facebook & I’d love to find something that makes my hair feel clean…this new conditioner I got, just don’t like how my hair feels afterwards. Anyhow, if I won I’d be happy with any scent….i do love mint though. :)

  10. Jennifer C

    I’d love Rosemary, so I’d have to pick the Rosemary Lavender scent. Thanks!

  11. Jennifer C

    I “like” Green Beaver on Facebook. Thanks!

  12. OH how is that I never thought that my “sunburned” lips were from gluten in my lipstick?! I’d love to try these products….

  13. I would love to try the Cranberry Delight products.

  14. I woud love to win these products, I also struggle with finding and using gluten free self care products.

  15. I’ve been looking around for body and hair care products that are not only GF but that work well. I would love to try out the Cranberry scent.

  16. I would love to win, thanks for hosting such a cool giveaway! The lavender rosemary scent sounds awesome. cakedarla at gmail dot com

  17. I’m always looking for a good, natural body wash that won’t dry my skin out! I would love to try the mint!

  18. Hey there…I officially like you on FB. Hooray for the Fresh Mint scent…it sounds divine!

  19. I subscribed to receive your email updates! Hooray! Oh and I might give the lavender scent a try too…Ahh…so many choices. :)

  20. Sharon Clayton

    This is all new to me. I am just now learning that my skin problems are caused from gluten. I would love these products.

  21. I have the same problem you described when I use shampoos etc with gluten in them. I have been searching for the perfect products, and would love to try these. Cranberry is my pick.

  22. Lavender or Cranberry Delight sound wonderful!
    I didn’t realize I need to watch personal care products for gluten.
    Thanks!

  23. Crystal Hatcher

    As someone who doesn’t want gluten ANYWHERE near me, I definitely try to use gluten free skin care products. I’ve notice even picking up a loaf of bread can make my fingers tingle, and I have very sensitive skin. I would love to check out these products! I have already liked Glugle Gluten Free on Facebook! Thanks for the opportunity!

  24. Rhema Joy

    Oh my goodness! I would love to win because I am so skin contact reactive to most beauty products. Maybe, this is the answer I have been looking for! I would love the cranberry scent if I win please! :)

  25. I already like and follow you on FB and Twitter, but now I like Green Beaver on fb and …

  26. …follow Green Beaver on twitter, too! Thanks for the chance to win. I am *plagued* with skin stuff and never even thought about gluten externally until I read this. Wow!

  27. More research needs to be done in the area of those with celiac or gluten sensitivity and the incidence of wheat allergy. A wheat allergy would affect another part of the immune system called IgE. When IgE is sparked one would have rashes, swelling, and perhaps closure of the throat. I have gluten sensitivity and when I use topical gluten containing products my face swells like I have been stung by a swarm of bees. I have a wheat allergy and gluten-sensitivity affecting both the IgA and IgG parts of the immune system. I think this is probably more common than folks realize.

  28. I would love to try them. I’ve never seen them in my area.

  29. Alicia Makjavich

    I would love the cranberry, my favorite!

    • Glugle Gluten-Free

      Congratulations, Alicia! Looks like you are the winner of Green Beaver Personal Care Products. I will be sending you an email shortly asking for your snail mail address. Be on the look out for it.

      ~Tia~

  30. Gemma Lang

    Currently attempting to like green beaver products on fb, would love to try cranberry delight.

    Thanks x

  31. Danielle Engle

    I already like this blog on Facebook, and now I like Green Beaver! I would
    love to try the lavander rosemary products!

  32. Erica Payer

    These are great products. I have always wondered if the products we use also affected gluten allergies even though we are not directly ingesting them. If I win I would like the lavender rosemary scent.

  33. Erica Payer

    I shared the link for this giveaway on my facebook page.

  34. Erica Payer

    I subscribed to Glugle Gluten Free via email.

  35. Erica Payer

    I already “like” and follow Glugle Gluten Free on facebook.

  36. Erica Payer

    I added “like” to Green Beaver on Facebook.

  37. Laura Jackson

    I already “Like” Glugle Gluten-Free on Facebook

  38. Laura Jackson

    I “Like” Green Beaver on Facebook …I really do! :) Thanks!

  39. Laura Jackson

    I Just Subscribed to Glugle Gluten-Free via email….. Looking forward to it!

    ” You’re in! And, you’re here! Welcome, welcome, welcome!”

  40. I would LOVE to try these products- lavender rosemary!

  41. Marie Gibson

    I Do know that personal care items can trigger a break out. I was diagnosed with dermatitis herpetiformis, after 2 years of misery and no answers. I am always loooking for gluten free skin/hair products.

  42. Crystal

    Cranberry delight sounds amazing! I hope I win! My kids would love to try your products! :)