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Good Karma Online Shop

good-karma-all-natural-food-thailandGood news! If you want to buy in bulk and have things delivered to your door, this company will!

Not only do they have spices and super foods like maca, spirulina and chia seeds, but they also have gluten free amaranth flour, chickpea flour, buckwheat flour and flax flour! Did I mention, it’s all gluten free?!

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The Growing Paranoia – Gluten in The Body Shop

In my teens, I was an avid naturalist. I didn’t wear makeup or leather. I was a vegetarian, much to the dismay of my parents. I washed my clothes separately, using natural soap products. All of this was easy, especially since many products were available at the local health store.

Now I find myself circling back to this frame of mind. However, my paranoia is more rooted in detecting gluten, as opposed to synthetic chemicals and parabens. But this still makes me question what I am putting on my face and body.

After cleaning out the bathroom cupboard, I realized that my go-to moisturizer had gluten in it.

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How often have I put it on my face and accidentally licked my lips or pillow? The Seaweed Mattifying Day & Night Cream have oats! NOOOO!!! I found this information out from Gluten Free Bumble Bee’s post on The Body Shop. She even has a list of gluten free products.

These are some items I regularly use from The Body Shop and I am happy to report that they’re gluten free!

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This is helpful and hopeful news! I personally like The Body Shop as they use fair trade items and avoid many of the ‘dirty dozen’ chemicals listed in David Suzuki’s paper.

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Gluten Free Beauty Products

Since my last post, I have completely cleaned my flat from top to bottom.Β Why?Β I can hear you asking. Well, my flat has bugs. And not the sweet grasshopper or lady bug kind.

This super deep clean made me re-evaluate my clutter. All of my clutter. From my newspaper and magazine clippings, to my rock t-shirt collection, and even the melange of beauty products under the bathroom sink.

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Where does it all come from??

Today’s post is all about those beauty products. Some I’ve bought because they were in shiny packages, others have been gifts from friends. With a little research and careful reading, I soon found out that many of my day to day products have harmful chemicals and some – GASP! – even had undetected gluten.

With this in mind, my focus for spring is on gluten free beauty products. I will leave you with a list of names to look out for on your labels and this lovely little company:

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These are just a few names that gluten hides under:

BARLEY DERIVED INGREDIENTS
SAMINO PEPTIDE COMPLEX
BARLEY EXTRACT
HORDEUM VULGARE (BARLEY) EXTRACT
PHYTOSPHINGOSINE EXTRACT
BARLEY LIPIDS

WHEAT DERIVED INGREDIENTS
AMP-ISOSTEAROYL HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
DISODIUM WHEATGERMAMIDO PEG-2 SULFOSUCCINATE
HYDROLYZED WHEAT GLUTEN
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN PG-PROPYL SILANETRIOL
HYDROLYZED WHEAT STARCH
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN STEARYLDIMONIUMHYDROXYPROPYL
HYDROLYZED WHEAT PROTEIN
WHEAT AMINO ACIDS
WHEAT BRAN EXTRACT
WHEAT GERM EXTRACT
WHEAT GERM GLYCERIDES
WHEAT GERM OIL
WHEAT GERMAMIDOPROPYLDIMONIUM HYDROXYPROPYL
WHEAT (TRITICUM VULGARE) BRAN EXTRACT
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) FLOUR LIPIDS
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM EXTRACT
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
VITAMIN E DERIVED FROM WHEAT GERM OIL

OAT DERIVED INGREDIENTS
SAVENA SATIVA (OAT) FLOUR
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL PROTEIN
OAT (AVENA SATIVA) EXTRACT
OAT BETA GLUCANOAT EXTRACT
OAT FLOURSODIUM LAUROYL
OAT AMINO ACIDS

Find Gluten Free Alternatives!

Again, found this website completely by accident! I wanted to know what UK Baxter soups are gluten free, and this popped up!

Gluternative has earned a place in my bookmarks πŸ™‚

Featuring UK brands, this is handy for Bangkokians as many supermarkets carry Waitrose, Baxters, Ben & Jerry’s, Uncle Ben’s and more! Check it out!

Simple things make me happy. Like Ben & Jerry’s Caramel Chew Chew.

More Gluten Free Shops in Bangkok

Good news!

Gluten free foods are available in several grocery retailers around Bangkok πŸ™‚

Insiders have confirmed that Basco gluten free products can be found in Villa Markets on Sukhumvit Soi 33 and Thong Lo!

Gourmet Market is another reliable source of gluten free items. They can be found in a few glitzy shopping malls, like Siam Paragon & Emporium.

Check out Lemon Farm also – there are a few scattered around town.

Happy shopping!