Gluten is a common ingredient in soap and skin cleansers. It acts as an emollient, which means it makes your skin feel soft and smooth. The good news for people with celiac disease is that soap containing gluten shouldn’t cause any problems unless you ingest it. It can’t be absorbed through the skin by contact. It probably wouldn’t be a good idea to put soapy hands near your mouth with that in mind.
If you prefer to be cautious, there are plenty of soaps and skin cleansers out there that are gluten-free. You have to make sure you check the ingredients carefully. Also, be aware that many products change their ingredients regularly, so you need to check the label every time. Avoiding gluten can be tough, but it’s not impossible. Here is the list of most popular gluten-free soaps on amazon:
Castile Bar Soap by Kirk’s: This is one of the more popular hair, body, and face soap bars. It is a natural soap made with coconut oil for sensitive skin. It is moisturizing and hydrating. The soap is biodegradable, free of harsh chemicals, artificial fragrance, sulfates, parabens, phthalates, EDTA, and gluten-free. It has a soft aloe vera scent. This soap rinses clean from your body and shower – that means no soap scum. The lather is thick, and the bar lasts forever.
Puracy Natural Liquid Hand Soap: Fortified with Vitamin E, Sea Salt, and Aloe Vera to naturally hydrate and balance all skin types. It has no sulfates (SLS, SLES, SCS), triclosan, petrochemicals, perfumes, animal by-products, or any other ingredients which don’t belong in hand soap. It is natural, non-toxic, hypoallergenic, vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-Free, and biodegradable.
Everyone 3-In-1 Soap: Pure and natural-gentle enough for the whole family. Gentle and fragrant with ingredients and essential oils that are pure, natural and organic, cruelty-free, paraben-free, polysorbate-free, disodium EDTA-free, gluten-free, non-GMO verified, sodium Laureth/lauryl sulfate-free.
Alaffia – Authentic African Black Soap: This all-in-one soap is Ideal for all skin types as a face and body cleanser, shampoo, hand wash, or shaving product. Alaffia has committed to sourcing 100% Certified Fair Trade Ingredients, and yes, it is gluten-free and vegan, without parabens, sulfates, or dyes.
Dr. Woods Soap: All soaps from Dr. Woods are gluten-free. They are all-natural and biodegradable, Vegan, Paraben, and phthalate-free. No animal testing – Certified Cruelty Free.
NaturOli Soap: Gluten-free. Fragrance-free. Vegan conditioning shampoo and soap in one. Safe for color-treated hair & reduces fading. USDA CERTIFIED ORGANIC Soap. Contains no parabens, propylene, butylene glycols, petroleum, sulfates, alcohol, PEGs, TEA, DEA, NPE, phthalates, GMO, silicones, pesticides, artificial dyes, or fragrances. It contains no animal products & not tested on animals.
Bliss Of Greece Soap Bars: These handmade soap bars contain only 4 natural raw miracle oils you know and trust, including extra virgin olive, coconut, castor, and Lavender oil for Face, Skin, and feet. Organic, unrefined, cold-pressed, vegan, animal and eco friendly, non-gmo, gluten-free, and paraben-free.
Splendor Santa Barbara Soap: 100% Natural, no scents, dyes, or perfumes and is anti-bacterial, anti-viral, antifungal. Fragrance-Free with the mild natural scent of chamomile. Vegan, Food-grade coconut oil, No Alcohol, No Parabens, No Palm oil, No Sulfates, No Soy, No GMO’s, Gluten-Free, No Phthalates, and not tested on animals, No plastic, and No Artificial colors.
Aromavita Oregano Oil Soap: This cleansing soap produces a wonderfully creamy liquid lather that leaves the skin feeling soft, fresh, and lightly scented. It’s Vegan Friendly, Cruelty-Free, Non-GMO, and Gluten-Free.
Puracy Natural Gluten Free Body Wash: This plant-derived vegan cleanser foams great, hydrates, purifies, and balances your skin. It is pH balanced (5.5) and works on all skin types.
Splendor Tea Tree Coconut Oil Soap Bars: These gluten-free soap bars are hand-made with organic spirulina. They are vegan, natural, and moisturizing. You can use this antiseptic and antibacterial soap on your body and face. It has a creamy lather and leaves no residue.
Organic Gluten-Free Olive Oil Hand Soap: Brittanie’s Thyme makes this nourishing, lemongrass, gluten-free hand soap with natural oils. It is important to note that this soap is not antibacterial.
Kiss My Face Pure Coconut Milk Soap Bars: These moisturizing soap bars are made with Mango Butter. It is vegan, cruelty-free, SLS Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, and Gluten-Free. It does have one thing, you either will love the smell or hate it – it has a strong lemon smell. If you like that citric smell, go for it!
Amish Farms Handmade Bar Soap: This award-winning handmade soap, made with natural ingredients, is clod pressed and carcinogen-free. This gluten-free soap is moisturizing, soothing, great for sensitive skin types. It is vegan, gluten-free, cruelty-free, no scum, no paraben, sulfate, or phthalate. It has a rich lather and a light wildflower scent. With all that said, the soap might not be for everyone. It is brittle, chalky and it breaks easily. This is a byproduct of its natural, organic, and handmade process.
Vanicream Gentle Body Wash: This body wash is fragrance-free, gluten-free, with no masking fragrances, no lanolin, parabens, or formaldehyde, and sulfate-free. It lathers great and works wonders on sensitive skin.
Be essential All Natural Foaming Hand Soap: The “Beessential” line of all-natural foaming hand soap is a great option for people with gluten sensitivities. It’s free of sulfates and parabens, gluten-free, and made from natural ingredients like aloe vera, coconut oil, and other essential oils. This soap is a safe, natural alternative to harsh commercial soaps that can leave skin dry and cracked. I love to use it because it’s gentle on my skin and doesn’t leave any residue as other soaps can do. Plus, the bottle is refillable, which makes me feel more confident about where my money goes.