Are Carrier Oils Gluten Free?
Carrier Oils that are derived from botanical sources that do not produce gluten should be gluten free. I have been reading through a number of articles and forum posts online from those with Celiac Disease and gluten sensitivities. It sounds like the topical application of Wheat Germ Oil may negatively impact individuals who cannot tolerate gluten. Although I don't have any reliable data available, there have been some individuals who have gluten sensitivities or intolerances reporting that Oat Oil has caused them issues.
If it is important or necessary for you to ensure that products are gluten-free, do be absolutely sure to ask the retailer or supplier that you are shopping with for confirmation that the oil or product is definitely gluten free.
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General Safety Information
Use caution when trying any new ingredient, including carrier oils on the skin or in the hair. Those with nut allergies should consult their medical practitioner before coming into contact with nut oils, butters or other nut products. Do not take any oils internally without consultation from a qualified aromatherapy practitioner. Safety information can be found by visiting the Safety Information page. For very in-depth information on oil safety issues, read Essential Oil Safety by Robert Tisserand.
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