If you’re looking for list of gluten free bug sprays/ gluten free insect repellents, this post is all you. I feel like knowledge is power. In many cases, it’s freedom. Especially in this GF journey. Recently I had several people ask which bug sprays were gluten free. And I thought to myself, “I don’t know, never really thought much about it.” But since summer is in full swing, it’s time to think about it. For those who may exclaim “but you don’t eat it, why does it matter if it’s gluten free?” That’s a great question. I personally think it’s super easy to ingest topically sprayed products or accidentally lick my fingers after applying lotion etc, and then TA-DA- I have ingested gluten. Gag. So this list is for those who: 1) React topically to gluten 2) Live with DH, the topical form of Celiac Disease 3) Don’t want to accidentally ingest gluten while running away from the blood sucking critters that threaten your peaceful summer night.
Bubble and Bee Bug Spray: This bug spray is organic and contains NO chemicals. Love that!
California Baby Bug Spray: This hypoallergenic, plant based bug spray is a formula that repels fleas, mosquitoes, ticks and biting flies and soothes existing bites with organic aloe vera.
Burt’s Bees Herbal Insect Repellent: This is a 100% natural repellent. It can be found at Walgreens and Target.
Tropical Traditions: This is an organic insect repellent. It claims to be safe for the entire body including the face, with no harmful chemicals or artificial fragrances.
Rapel Soap: It’s a chemical and sulfate free soap you can bathe yourself or your pets in before going outdoors. Interesting!
Cutter: According to their website, all Cutter products are gluten free. But they do warn to not use them on pets and children.
Bug Off: This is a vegan, gluten free, all natural bug spray.
The “Off” rep says that all their products may contain gluten, they wouldn’t really commit one way or another. Deet Insect repellant (Rapel) also said they cannot be 100% sure, but since it’s a synthetic chemical (eek), they assume it is. From my research, it looks like most insect repellents are gluten free. But I won’t lie, I get tired of researching and guessing what can I put in/on my body. So the more lists we have of what products ARE safe, the more peaceful our summer nights can be.
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AKA- The Celiac Diva