gluten in your bathroom?
the idea that the gluten in toiletries could be harmful to someone who is gluten free is certainly a confusing one. here's where the differentiation between gluten sensitive folks and celiac folks comes into play. for the majority of gluten sensitive people, where contamination isn't a big issue, your bathroom and its' contents aren't a big of a threat. (refer to gluten free 101 for an explanation on that). if you have celiac disease, this is absolutely an area of your house where you'll want do your homework.
*some people with celiac disease or gluten sensitivity only react when it enters their digestive tract. for others, they react when gluten is applied topically as well. if this is the case for you, the areas below are perfectly relevant, however in the few cases that i've suggested ways to keep your existing, gluten-containing products and work around it, this isn't for you. you'll want to eliminate all of these products from your bathroom!
if your toiletries contain gluten, you have very little control over where that gluten will find it's way. for example, if you have gluten in your hand soap, you'll have to make sure that you wash every little bit of that soap off or your hands, out from under your ring, etc, to ensure that those molecules don't remain on your hands. if any of them do, where might they end up? or, if your makeup has gluten in it - let's say you're foundation. if you touch your face at any point throughout the day, you now have gluten on your hand. if you then touch your food, or your lips... you could be in trouble. and if you have celiac kids, they are likely going to give you kisses on your cheeks - and they will be gluten-ized.
basically, if you can envision a way that in your everyday life that product could potentially make it's way into your digestive tract, then you should replace it with a safe product.
to systematically work through your bathroom and ensure that nothing is missed, use the buttons on the left from top to bottom.