Gluten Free Personal Care Products – J.R. Watkins

As mentioned in my previous blog, I went to the Natural Foods Expo West a few weeks ago. It was a crazy sight to behold. So much going on everywhere. It’s one of those times where you could very easily develop option-paralysis. Anyway, the reason I reiterate this is because it could not have been easy for the people working in the booths to keep everything straight and remember every little thing they said to each person that came to their booth. I am finding out differently, as time goes on.

One of the booths I stopped at was J.R. Watkins. It was a rather large booth. If you don’t know them by name, they are a natural personal/home care products company with the old-fashioned label. They have been around since 1868, and I think they might use the same label. You can view their website at www.jrwatkins.com. Anyway, I spoke to a lovely woman named Amy. I told her about the website we were building and how we were interested if any of their products were gluten free, etc. She gave me some samples to take and try, and some business cards of who I should talk to. She said she would be getting back to me about the gluten free products, and that was it. On to the next booth.

Well, low and behold I received an email today with all of their gluten-free products. It took a couple of weeks, but I am sure she had a lot of others to get back to, as well as her regular job. So I wanted to share this list with others who are looking for gluten free personal care products. She said in the email that all of their personal care products are gluten free except the Aloe & Green Tea Shampoo and conditioner. Here is the complete list she emailed to me.

Hand & Body Lotions

  • Aloe & Green Tea
  • Lemon Cream
  • Mango
  • Vanilla
  • Lavender
  • Shea Butter Body Cream

    • Aloe & Green Tea
    • Lemon Cream
    • Mango
    • Vanilla
    • Lavender
    • Body Oils

    • Aloe & Green Tea
    • Lemon
    • Mango
    • Lavender
    • Hand & Cuticle Salves

    • Aloe & Green Tea
    • Lemon
    • Mango
    • Lavender
    • Peppermint Foot Care

    • Rejuvenating Foot Cream
    • Smoothing Foot Scrub
    • Facial Care

    • Divine Day Cream
    • Nourishing Night Cream
    • Daily Cleansing Cream
    • Exfoliating Pore Scrub
    • Lip Balms

    • Beeswax Lip Balm
    • Weatherproofing Raspberry Lip Balm
    • Medicated Lip Balm
    • Lip Tints

    • Tickled Pink
    • Strike-a-Rose
    • Berry Charming
    • Simply Mauve-lous
    • Specialty Bath Items

    • Aloe & Green Tea Body Wash
    • Lavender Bath Salts
    • Kits & Gifts

    • Lil’ Lip Combo
    • Lip Tint Trio
    • On-the-Go Kit
    • Head to Toe Kit
    • Manicure Pack
    • Mango Total Body Gift Set
    • Lemon Hand Care Gift Set
    • Lil’ Lotion Bundle
    • Treat Your Feet
    • Dusk to Dawn Pack
    • ·

      The only one of these products that I have tried so far and can review is the tinted lip balm. I have used the “Tickled Pick” and love it. I am not really a make-up person, but I like to have a little color on my lips sometimes. This is a very nice shade, and it didn’t cause me any problems at all. I usually feel like my lips have a severe sunburn within a matter of minutes of applying a lipstick or balm with gluten. Yick!

      Also, just so you know, I am not affiliated with J.R. Watkins at all. In fact, I am not affiliated with any of the products that I will be reviewing on this blog or on our upcoming website. I just want people to have an honest opinion to help them make their choices.

      I hope this gives an option to those of you that are looking for gluten-free personal care products. Personally, I am anxious to try some more of their products, now that I found a lip tint that I can use.

      Until next time, here’s to… Living better, easily!

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      1. That’s really interesting that you got a direct confirmation on the gluten content because I just e-mailed JR Watkins inquiring about the same thing. The representative replied that JR Watkins does not test for gluten in personal care products and proceeded to give me a list of ingredients for the hand lotion.

        • Hi Carrol,

          Oh my goodness! I’m not sure what to say about that. I was at a trade show. Maybe the person I was dealing with had more authority or just knew more. I just don’t know. I can’t stand it when you get two different answers. Who are you supposed to believe? I guess, as with everything else, err on the side of caution.

          Tia :P