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August 18, 2022 2 min read

At this point we all know one person who is on a gluten-free diet! It’s kind of strange, although gluten-free products and diets are so inescapable these days, most of us don’t fully understand the underlying condition…Coeliacs disease.

People who have Coeliacs disease have an allergy to gluten that can be anything from mildly irritating to life threatening! Gluten is found in food, as well as certain
drinks like beer and whisky, cleaning & personal care products.

For Coeliacs who are severely allergic to gluten, ANY product that contains gluten can be reason for concern. Shampoos and body washes are examples of everyday products that can/may contain gluten, so, while not ingested directly, some people with Coeliacs choose to avoid them. Normally, when discussing gluten-free products, we don’t usually expect shampoos, conditioners or body washes to contain wheat, barley and rye products!

Doctors at Mayo Clinic in US say that your body does not absorb gluten through the skin, however having said that, based on anecdotal evidence there are those that insist sensitivity to gluten can be so severe that external, physical contact can
cause symptoms such as rashes or puffy skin where they have applied the products including gluten.

You’re a champion at label reading, so it shouldn’t be too difficult to sniff out
gluten in your everyday cleaning, personal & hair care products, right Unfortunately, it’s not always easy to identify gluten in personal care product
labels. Gluten may be lurking behind a variety of names that are tough to read
and even more difficult to pronounce!

Some alternative names:
Wheat: Laurdimonium Hydroxypropyl, Triticum Lipids, Triticale
Oats: Avena Sativa, Sodium Lauroyl
Barley: Beta Glucan, Hordeum Distichon, Phytosphingosine Extract

It is a personal choice what you put on your body, just as what you put in it, so
it’s important to “listen” to your body. If you are using products that contain
gluten be mindful for potential signs of a reaction. Symptoms include rashes, bumps near the hairline or back of the neck, or other irritations on your skin. Please always do a patch test on a small part of your skin with ANY new product you are using if highly allergic, this is a great practise to continue for safety.

enviroCare Body Wash, Body & Hair Cleanser, Hand Wash, Hand Lotion, Shampoo, Conditioner, Bubble Bath & our Sensitive options of all products are safe for Coeliacs. Our cleaning range has zero gluten.

Logistics Status & Pricing Update | 8th Feb 2022

Further to the previous logistics update, the spread of omicron variant continues to play havoc with many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators across the country.

To make logistics even more difficulty the East-West rail line is closed due to significant flooding including to both the Eyre and Stuart Highways, South Australia.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

envirocare earth has always worked our best to minimise delivery costs but as a result of the ongoing issues affecting logistics all online orders will now attract a delivery charge.

FLAT RATES -  WA $15.00, INTERSTATE $20.00.

We encourage you to order in bulk; saving on product, delivery and helping the environment.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated and we hope that normality can return soon.

envirocare earth

Omicron Logistics Status Update | 12th Jan 22

The rapid spread of the Omicron variant has further impacted the logistics industry. This includes many courier drivers, warehouse staff, forklift drivers, container unpack crews and administrators.

Due to the widespread impact of Omicron infections, our partnered carriers across the network are experiencing both a surge in parcel deliveries and major disruptions to their delivery services. With a significant number of people in self-isolation in accordance with state regulations and public health orders, delivery delays are expected across the network due to driver shortages, depots experiencing temporary closures and/or operating with significantly reduced staff.

This has also created some lags in tracking details being updated on carrier websites.

Please allow (at least) an extra 14 business days on top of your estimated date for arrival.

Your patience and understanding is appreciated.

envirocare earth