YL Products & Gluten Concerns

YLGFBanner

***2018 UPDATE***

Dear YL Members,

We can no longer keep this list current. Per YL Product Support, they are no longer releasing allergen lists. They said, in an email to us, that because they source from various vendors, the cross-contamination may vary from vendor to vendor, batch to batch. Therefore, they feel it would be impossible to provide one set list. You are welcome to use this as a guide BUT we encourage you to question EVERYTHING. YL Product Support will answer specific questions about ONE product and/or ONE ingredient. Please feel free to contact them at: productsupport@youngliving.com

The Oil Posse Team does not agree with this decision. Allergies are a serious matter and we, as consumers of their products, should be able to feel safe using a product… the idea that allergens could be possible and different depending on the vendor is alarming to those that suffer from allergens and/or Celiac. We understand it was a necessary move to ensure more products remain in stock but brings major concerns to many with these issues. Please reach out to YL Product Support and check your product from time to time. Be careful and safe. It is our hope they will be able to secure one or two vendors that can ensure the ingredient is free of allergens… until that time we have no choice but to question everything.

Sincerely,
The Oil Posse Team

*** END 2018 UPDATE ***

** 2017 Convention Released Products: we have carefully combed through the ingredients of each of YL’s newly released products, released during YL’s 2017 Fulfill Your Destiny convention, and have not found any ingredients that would bring someone suffering from Celiac pause. Also, one of YL’s product researchers stated that all of the newly released products were gluten-free. However, they are not certified GF and we make no definitive claims. If you suffer from any condition that requires you to be gluten free we ALWAYS encourage you to review the ingredients, ask questions (productsupport@youngliving.com) and then make a decision that is best for you. We do our best to provide you with as accurate information as possible but it should not be your only source with which to make your decisions.**

NOTE: Young Living is NO LONGER providing a full product list for allergens. They will respond to questions about a singular product and/or ingredient. This means we would have to spend hours on each product, asking questions and really digging into the ingredients. We will do this IF WE HAVE TIME and will update IF we are able to do so. I would encourage everyone to reach out to YL Product Support and demand an allergen list. We are honestly very disheartened by this decision and we feel it IS their job to provide this. You can reach them at: productsupport@youngliving.com

+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

Have concerns about gluten in any of Young Living’s products? Hopefully this page will help alleviate those concerns. None of the lists should be considered all inclusive but as of the date of this posting they should be as accurate as one can possibly maintain.

You will notice that the Young Living Lavender-Mint and Copaiba-Vanilla Shampoo and Conditioner products are not on the list as gluten containing. The reason is because while YL cannot obtain information from some of the ingredient sources to confirm this . . . we have done extensive research into each ingredient for each of those products and could not connect any of the ingredients to a gluten source. As one of us is extremely sensitive to gluten (medically confirmed Celiac) and have used both of these, we feel fairly confident that those who suffer from Celiac should have no issues with these products. However, proceed with caution and be sure to test a small area on your arm before using, just in case.

It is also important to note that none of Young Living’s single or blend essential oils contain gluten. They are all gluten-free but this is not an all-inclusive list of gf products made by  Young Living (see below of a list of gluten containing products).

Disclaimer: We make no claims that this is an all-inclusive list. Please always check the product label for a full list of ingredients. If you are still unsure, please contact Young Living. Ultimately, you are responsible for your own safety and use of products.

The following supplements and meal replacements are NOT gluten-free (*note: we are aware that if properly grown, harvested, and processed, barley grass is gluten-free. However, Young Living cannot confirm that their source of barley grass is free of cross-contamination. Therefore, they do not list products with their sourced barley grass as gluten-free):

ALL Einkhorn products
• Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Granola (wheat)
• Wolfberry Crisp Chocolate Bars (wheat)
• Einkorn Rotini Pasta (wheat)
• New Master Formula (2015) (contains barley grass in the micronized capsule*)
• Balance Complete (contains barley juice)
• JuvaPower (contains barley sprout)
• JuvaSpice (contains barley sprout)
• Multigreens (contains barley juice)
• TrueSource (contains barley grass*)
• Allerzyme (contains barley sprout)
• Ecuadorian Dark Chocolessence
• KidScent MightyVites
• Bowsellia Wrinkle Cream

Contains non-certified gluten-free oats:

• JuvaPower (contains oat bran)
• JuvaSpice (contains oat bran)
• ART Crème Masque
• ART Renewal Serum

The following items contain Wheat Protein

ALL Einkhorn products
• Gary’s True Grit Einkorn Granola (wheat)
• Wolfberry Crisp Chocolate Bars (wheat)
• Einkorn Rotini Pasta (wheat)
• Orange Blossom Facial Wash
• Sandalwood Moisturizing Cream
• Satin Facial Scrub
• Wolfberry Eye Cream

Wheat Germ oil* (see note below)

• Animal Scents Ointment
• Cel-Lite Magic Massage Oil
• Dragon Time Massage Oil
• Genesis Hand and Body Lotion
• KidScents bath Gel
• KidScents Lotion
• KidScents Shampoo
• KidScents Tender Tush
• Lavender Volume Shampoo
• Lavender Volume Conditioner
• Ortho Ease Massage Oil
• Ortho Sport Massage Oil
• Prenolone
• Prenolone Plus
• Protec
• Regenolone
• Relaxation Massage Oil
• Rose Ointment
• Sensation Hand and Body Lotion
• Sensation Massage Oil
• V-6 Vegetable Oil Complex
• Handmade Bar Soaps (contains organic oatmeal)
• ART Day Activator
• ART Night Reconstructor
• Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
• Lavender Foaming Hand Soap

Curious about wheat germ oil? Here is what the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness has to say about wheat germ oil (as stated below “should be avoided by those with celiac disease”):

“Wheat germ oil can be a little confusing regarding gluten content. In the United States, under the Food Allergen Labeling and Consumer Protection Act (FALCPA), any highly refined oil (oil that has been heavily processed) or ingredients made from highly refined oil, are exempt from allergen labeling, as these refined oils are thought to be safe for the food-allergic/intolerant population to consume. Oils that are not highly refined (i.e. mechanical or cold-pressed oils), may not have all of the protein removed, and may, theoretically, contain residual amounts of gluten and should be avoided by those with celiac disease.”

We are working to find out if the wheat germ oil used in YL products are highly refined or mechanic/cold pressed. Once we obtain this information we will update this post.

++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

The following have been confirmed by YL Product Support to be gluten-free (this is NOT an all-inclusive list):

Gluten-Free Oil Softgel Supplements:

• Digest + Cleanse
• Inner Defense
• Life 5
• Life 9
• Longevity
• SleepEssence

Gluten-Free Meal Replacements

• Slique Shake
• Power Meal
• Pure Protein Complete (Chocolate and Vanilla Spice)

Gluten-Free Nutritional Supplements

• AgilEase
• PowerGize
• AlkaLime
• BLM Capsules & Powder
• ComforTone
• Estro
• JuvaTone
• K&B
• Rehemogen
• Sulfurzyme Capsules
• Sulfurzyme Powder
• SuperCal

Gluten-Free Enzymes:

• Essentialzymes
• Essentialzymes-4
• KidScents Mightyzymes

42 thoughts on “YL Products & Gluten Concerns

    1. The Oil Posse Post author

      Hi Sarah,

      Yes, we do know barley grass, if grown, harvested, and processed properly is gluten-free. However, Young Living product support states that they cannot confirm the barley grass they use is free of cross-contamination. It is also not organic, which increases the risk of cross-contamination. This is why Young Living does not list products with barley grass as gluten-free.

      Productsupport@youngliving.com

      Reply
  1. Rebecca Lomonte

    A lady I enrolled is fearful of using the oils because of her children with celiac disease we know the oils do not contain gluten .But are they distilled in the same factory some of the other product’s are ? Because of cross contamination ?? Her Dr made that very clear .

    Reply
  2. Elaine

    Thank you for this information! What is the concern with wheat germ oil for applying to the skin, such as the massage oils? The gluten gets into our blood stream as it’s absorbed through the skin??

    Reply
    1. The Oil Posse Post author

      Hi Elaine,

      Follow the link we provided for more information about wheat germ oil. Basically, the protein (gluten) is removed during the process of making wheat germ oil. If it is processed properly there should be no gluten but if not careful or processed properly then it could be gluten contaminated. You can always write productsupport@youngliving.com and ask them if they can confirm that their wheat germ oil is, in fact, gluten free and tested for possible contamination.

      Reply
  3. Rosa

    A friend asked me if the Thieves Household cleaner is Gluten free, do you know? Thanks in advance.
    Sincerely, Rosa Phipps

    Reply
    1. The Oil Posse Post author

      Yes, it is gluten-free. The “long named” ingredients are chemical compounds basically made from salt and/or coconut. The process of getting them from those materials is much more complicated but short answer is Thieves Household Cleaner is free of gluten.

      Reply
  4. Celeste

    Thank you so much for this list! I myself must be careful but also I work with the allergy conscious community and I am more prepared for questions regarding which products may contain gluten. I really appreciate this!

    Reply
  5. cindy craddock

    I was wondering about the thyroid supplement. Is it gluten free. It is not listed, but just wanted to make sure.

    Reply
  6. Ashley

    Hello!!!
    Thank you so much for this! Has anyone with celiac used the make-up? The information I received from product support is congruent with yours. I had read that one of you have celiac so I was curious.

    Thank you!

    Reply
    1. The Oil Posse Post author

      As one of the Oil Posse team members, I suffer from Celiac but have not had any issues with the Savvy Minerals make-up, so far. Thanks for writing.

      Reply
  7. Laura Burmeister

    Hi, I saw that you listed the hand soaps as containing wheat germ oil. When I looked at the ingredients, I didn’t see it. Is YL listing it as something other than directly stating wheat germ oil? I have seen wheat germ oil listed on several other products.
    Thank you.

    Reply
  8. Kirsty Judd

    Thank you so much for all the time you have invested into researching and writing this article. Very much appreciated!

    Reply
    1. The Oil Posse Post author

      Hi Katie,

      Because Young Living uses third party vendors for their supplements, drinks, and many other products (except their essential oil blends and singles), we do not have access to their vendors manufacturing processes and/or other specifics to provide a confirmation about any product. What we share on this page comes directly from Young Living. Young Living’s Product Support Department is better equipped to give you a definitive response. Please reach out to them via email: productsupport@youngliving.com

      Reply
  9. Dawn Y Vines Seward

    Are you aware if the new Mindwise packets are gluten free , dairy free & corn free?
    I’m so grateful I stumbled upon your information. THANK YOU for doing this. I have been a member for years, I spend several hundreds of $ a month at YL & have been blown off with my concerns over intolerances like gluten. I worked very hard to get my entire farm & household switched over to YL to feel safe. My entire lifestyle is around trying to stay healthy & vibrant . I’m a HUGE YL fan , team member & customer so it is heartbreaking to get the cold shoulder to such an important subject. It’s like we are breaking some kind of code to suggest some of us cannot use all of the products safely… but for those of us who navigate these intolerances we don’t have a choice. My entire family , farm, employer who rely on me being vibrant & healthy appreciate you taking the time to help us navigate these concerns. THANK YOU!! 🤗

    Reply
    1. The Oil Posse Post author

      Thank you, Dawn for your time and your kind words. As a medically diagnosed Celiac, I completely understand and empathize with your concerns and barriers. Unfortunately, Young Living is no longer releasing allergen lists of any kind. However, you can email Young Living’s Product Support department and ask them about any particular product or ingredient. They are supposed to respond to those specific questions. You can email them at: productsupport@youngliving.com

      Thanks so much for writing.

      Reply
    1. The Oil Posse Post author

      We do not have access to how Young Living’s wheat germ is grown or harvested. We also do not know if they test their wheat germ oil for gluten. Therefore, Young Living Product Support is who you need to obtain the answer to your question from. Please email your question to productsupport@youngliving.com

      Thanks for writing.

      Reply
      1. christiems

        I’m sorry, I was confused. I saw in a comment by the Oil Posse that the foaming soap has tocopheryl acetate, which is derived from wheat germ, and I thought PP had it too, but now that I look at the ingredients list, PP has “tocopheryl”, no acetate. Sorry about that!

  10. Kaylee Manning

    Would you guys considering updating this list again? Satin Scrub is now GF, as I believe is Animal Scents Ointment. I’m sure there are probably others as YL is working diligently to remove gluten from their products.

    Reply
    1. Field and Herbs Post author

      Thank you for writing. Young Living is no longer releasing lists. We were informed, by them, that they source from various suppliers so the allergen risk can fluctuate from batch to batch depending on which suppliers ingredient was used. However, YL Product Support will respond to any specific questions about one product and/or one ingredient, at a time.

      Reply

We would love to hear from you! Reply here

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

w

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.