(Don’t miss our Giveaway below!)
JĀSÖN® and Avalon Organics®, both owned by The Hain Celestial Group, offer a more natural line of personal care products, which are free of many harmful chemicals, contain certified organic ingredients, and are environmentally-friendly (products not tested on animals and recycled packaging used).
The JĀSÖN® brand (Jason means “healer” in Greek) was founded in 1959, by a team of Californians.The brand offers a line of Hair, Face, Body, Oral, Sun, and Kid products (note: not all are certified gluten-free). The original founders’ Code of Honor: Select safe, gentle and effective ingredients; Rigorously test every formula to ensure safety and efficacy; Never test on animals; Constantly innovate and improve! To learn more on the important safety measures JĀSÖN® products must undergo, visit their website. Organic ingredients are certified organic by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the new Gluten-Free line is certified gluten-free!
JĀSÖN® Gluten-Free products are free of parabens, sodium lauryl/laureth sulfate, petrolatum, artificial colors, phthalates and now gluten! The Gluten-Free products are also all fragrance-free!
Gluten Free Facial Scrub ($9.49)
Gluten Free Facial Lotion ($15.49)
Gluten Free Facial Crème ($15.49)
Gluten Free Daily Shampoo ($10.50)
Gluten Free Daily Conditioner ($10.50)
Gluten Free Body Wash ($15.75)
Gluten Free Hand Soap ($9.49)
Gluten Free Hand & Body Lotion ($9.99)
I sampled the Gluten-Free Daily Shampoo & Conditioner, and continue to enjoy them both. The shampoo provides plenty of lather (despite the absence of those harmful lathering agents) and the conditioner leaves my hair silky smooth. I don’t mind the lack of fragrance … what I appreciate more is less chemicals!
You can find JĀSÖN® Gluten-Free products in Whole Foods and other health stores, and of course on their website.
Avalon Organics® offers a line of Hair, Skin, Bath & Body and Baby products (note: not all are gluten-free). The company is dedicated to organic agriculture and “formula transparency”. Products are made with organic ingredients that are certified by the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture’s National Organic Program (NOP) and the products themselves are certified by QAI to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for personal care products containing organic ingredients (learn more on what NSF/QAI certification means here!) Products are made with 100% vegetarian ingredients and are hypo-allergenic and biodegradable. Learn more about the Avalon Organics® philosophy here!
Avalon Organics® products are free of synthetic fragrances, artificial colors, phthalates, sodium lauryl sulfate, sodium laureth sulfate and sodium methyl sulfate; propylene glycol (PG), aluminum, mineral oil and petrolatum, oxybenzone, DEA, MEA and TEA, PEGs and PEG derivatives, ethoxylated ingredients associated with 1,4 dioxane, formaldehyde donors, GMOs and now some products are free of gluten!
Gluten Free Cucumber Hand & Body Lotion ($12.00)
Gluten Free Cucumber Bath & Shower Gel ($11.00)
I sampled the Cucumber Gluten-Free Hand & Body Lotion. The lotion absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave a greasy residue. I continue to apply it daily to my hands and especially my dry legs and they remain hydrated throughout the day!
You can find the new gluten-free line of Avalon Organics® products in Whole Foods as well as other health stores, and via their website (search “gluten-free”)
Although current research suggests the gluten protein is too large to enter through the skin, many people with celiac and gluten-sensitivity just don’t want to take the chance of non-gluten-free shampoo or other personal care products entering the system through the mouth (personally, I like a worry-free & less chemical shower!). Also, if you suffer from skin lesions due to Dermatitis Herpetiformis or other skin conditions, it is recommended to avoid applying gluten-containing products to broken skin (discuss with your dermatologist). People with a wheat allergy could have a skin reaction to products containing wheat. Certainly anyone who prefers to live a 100% gluten-free lifestyle, from foods consumed to products applied to hair, face and body, should check out the new gluten-free lines by JĀSÖN® and Avalon Organics®! All the JĀSÖN® & Avalon Organics® gluten-free products are also fragrance-free, which should be of interest to anyone with sensitive skin in general, just be sure to check complete ingredient lists for other possible allergens/sensitivities.
We are pleased to offer one lucky CeliacCorner winner, courtesy of JĀSÖN® & Avalon Organics®, 2 JĀSÖN® Gluten Free products and 1 Avalon Organics® Gluten Free product (items would make a wonderful gift for your gluten-free loved one, perhaps that is you!)
GIVEAWAY NOW CLOSED … Winner: Kelly C.!
(see websites for entire list of ingredients to be sure the products are right for you!)
Open to US residents only (must be 18 and older to enter)
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That is it! Good luck!
(Winner will be contacted via email and have up to 3 days to respond, otherwise a new winner will be chosen!). CeliacCorner shall not be held responsible for any adverse reactions as a result of using any of the items offered in this Giveaway.
Disclosure: I am partnering with the JĀSÖN and Avalon Organics brands to speak about the value of gluten free hair and body products! Please note the statements presented in this blog are my own and do not reflect statements made by the JĀSÖN® or Avalon Organics® brands or The Hain Celestial Group, Inc.