Gluten Free Cosmetics — Lipstick Edition

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Gluten-Free Cosmetics — Lipstick Edition

Enough is enough.

That is what many women are saying as more and more face Celiac Disease or necessary dietary changes every day.

This evil protein that is naturally within grains such as rye, barley, or wheat can wreak havoc on anyone that is allergic to it.

Now if you’re like most women, you use cosmetics daily and you probably want to know 100% for sure that what you are choosing is gluten-free. If that’s the case, then read on soul sista, because we’re got a gluten-free cosmetic treat in store for you!

Gluten — Not Just in Foods

Gluten is not only found in food.  It is also within the cosmetics that you may use.

Even though you don’t ingest cosmetics, and studies show that gluten cannot be absorbed by the skin, some women that suffer from this allergy have reactions from foundation, eye creams, hand lotions, and mascara, while others see no difference.

However, lipstick and lip glosses can be more problematic because, well, think of how often you lick your lips!

Many women who want to be sure only natural products touch their skin are looking for ways to make their own, and with a little research it can be done.

Gluten free cosmetics, including lipstick, may be a little more costly than their counterparts.  Just because you are sensitive to gluten doesn’t mean you cannot wear lipstick, and sometimes finding gluten-free lipstick at local shops can be difficult, especially in your perfect shade.

Fret not beauty babe, you can easily make your own!

Making your own will give you a hue to your lips exclusively for you.  There are several ways to make your own lip colour, but here’s our fave:

Gluten-Free Lipstick

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 1/2 teaspoon Shea butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon coconut oil
  • a small, compact heat source, such as a candle
  • 1 spoon for stirring and 1 measuring spoon
  • 1 crayon (you can combine crayons, but the amount must be one crayon)
  • 1 small container

The ingredients may sound a bit unorthodox, but bear with us. Here’s how you make it:

  1. Break the crayon into small pieces and add to a small, metal dish
  2. Light the candle
  3. Combine the Shea butter and coconut oil and stir while heating
  4. Next, add the crayon pieces and stir while they melt
  5. Pour the melted, colourful beauty into a small cosmetic container and refrigerate for 15 minutes

The Comprehensive Gluten-Free Lifestyle

If you are allergic to gluten, you may want to completely get this nasty bug out of your life.  For good.  Developing and living a gluten-free lifestyle is what you may choose to do to assure yourself that even the smallest amount of gluten doesn’t enter your body.

Gluten free skincare is not difficult to maintain, as many women are feeling more comfortable going that route.  If it means making their own lotions and lipsticks, they are willing to give it a try!

Gluten free cosmetics, such as the lipstick above, are a creative and fun way to look your best.  Without the protein that causes an allergic reaction, you will be on your way in no time…and looking and feeling your best while you’re at it.

Before you know it, and once you increase your repertoire, you will be an expert in making your own gluten free cosmetics!



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