Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating.

Finding out you have a food allergy can be devastating. I think my first thought was, "What does that mean?" You ask your doctor and he says just avoid that food. It's just a skin test. They aren't entirely accurate.

I am going to attempt to give you ideas and recipes on how to avoid corn. It can be quite the challenge.

Sorry that my blog is evolving into a little bit of everything in life.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Gluten-Free Savonnerie Shampoo and Conditioner

Since several of the Avoiding Corn forum are using this shampoo, conditioner, and soap I wrote to the company with my olive oil, and coconut oil avoidance.  Below is the letter I received from them.  I ordered the Savonnerie shampoo and conditioner from and the Dakota Free Babassu Soap from  As they stated in their letter I added a comment to please combine my orders from the other site and they combined the shipping charges. 

Hello Michelle,
We appreciate the interest in our products and realize how difficult it is to cope with allergies as we have several individuals here coping with diverse allergies and sensitivities.

Every Gluten Free Savonnerie is free of corn.  For extensive information on Coconut in IPH products, you can open and read the PDF attached to this email.

We offer full disclosure of all our ingredients to anyone who asks, and offer three different products lines with many different products that are free of coconut oil or coconut derivatives; these three product lines are Gluten Free Savonnerie, Dakota Free and Millennial Essential products.

If your concern is with the fragrance oil called coconut oil, then you can use any of our products.  We do not use the fragrance oil that smells like coconut in any of our product lines. 

The premium bar soap will not work for your allergen profile.  If your allergy is to coconuts or the solid white oil pressed from coconuts, all of the Gluten Free Savonnerie bar soaps and liquid soaps contain coconut oil.  We do have a coconut-free, corn-free and olive oil-free bar soap and household cleaners in the Dakota Free product line (see paragraph 10 for details)

The Gluten-Free Savonnerie line was developed specifically for those with allergies to plant materials, sensitive skin and for people with Celiac disease/gluten intolerance.  The formulas are simple, using only the necessary ingredients, only a few different plant oils and no essential oils or fragrant herbal extracts.  They are hypoallergenic, biodegradable and have little to no smell.

You’ll find the full ingredient list for the Gluten-Free Savonnerie products pasted below this message for your reference.  I’ve marked the products that are coconut free with yellow highlighter.

Even though it has been listed on many forums as such, we do not make the claim that our lotion, shampoo & conditioner are coconut free.

The Gluten Free Savonnerie Shampoo works for many of our customers with coconut allergies, it depends on the individual. It is technically a synthetic (manmade) product, however one of the ingredients in the shampoo – the disodium cocoamphodiacetate, is sourced from either highly refined palm kernel oil or highly refined coconut oil.  The diligent refining process purportedly removes the proteins that typically produce an allergy response.

It is the same with the Gluten Free Savonnerie Conditioner and Moisturizing Lotion.  The cetearyl alcohol is originally sourced from either highly refined palm kernel oil or highly refined coconut oil. 

People with an allergy to coconut have reported to us that they are using the shampoo, conditioner and lotion successfully, however we offer full disclosure of all we know about the product ingredients and believe that you have the right to know the source of the ingredients to better chose products for your needs.

Customers also report using the shampoo as a shower gel or as hand soap for liquid soap dispensers. Regardless of these customer reports, only you know how sensitive you are to coconut and so we can’t tell you if the products will work well for you or not.

We make a Coconut-Free bar soap called Babassu Soap & a coconut-free moisturizer that works on skin and hair in the Dakota Free Product line.  You can see the soap and read more at this link (ingredients on the Dakota Free products are listed at the bottom of each products individual information page):

The Dakota Free Coconut Free Moisturizer is found here:

The Dakota Free product line was developed as an allergen specific, natural skincare line for those who need products without synthetic chemicals, pesticides or perfumes.  The line contains a wider selection of coconut-free bath, baby, skincare and home spa products, with many multiple use products to help you simplify your life.  The formulas are kept as simple as possible, every ingredient is there for a practical purpose, without the use of fillers or trendy herbal ingredients.  The products without essential oils have little to no smell.

The product lines are offered on different websites due to their different focus. 

You may also be interested in the coconut-free laundry and cleaning products on the site, the vegetable based cleansers in them are sourced from soy rather than coconut. You can see them online at:

The products include a laundry detergent, stain remover, a liquid dish soap that also works for general cleaning, a dishwasher detergent and an oxygen bleach substitute – also with other cleaning applications.

Millennial Essential products are a luxury skincare line of paraben-free, gluten-free, perfume-free products delivering the many skin loving benefits of pure essential oils and bio-nutrients from nature.  The formulas pamper skin with only the best, most luscious, natural ingredients available. The Millennial Essentials line can be found on the website.

Since all three product lines ship from the same facility, you may order them together and only pay one shipping charge.  There are several ways to do this.

1) Order on line and request the products you wish to order from the other line in the comment section of the order process.

2)  place an order on both the and websites, write that you want the orders combined in the comment section of the order process on both sites and one of the shipping charges will be removed before your card is charged.  The only caveat to this method is that both orders need to be placed within 60 minutes of one another to insure that one order is not shipped out before the other is placed.  This method is easier for you if you intend to order a large number of products from each line.

3) order by phone.

Please call or e-mail with any questions; you can contact us directly by e-mail at, by phone at 701-539-2256 or toll free at 1-888-643-7627

Have a good day,
The Gluten-Free Savonnerie Service Team

Dakota Free Products, Millennial Essentials & The Gluten Free Savonnerie
“Helping Families Stay Healthy and People with Troubled Skin, Celiac Disease, Chemical Sensitivities, Autism or Allergies to Cope and Live Comfortably.”

Made in the USA by:
In The Potter’s Hand Inc.
11310 89th St NW
Wildrose, ND 58795

Gluten-Free Savonnerie Ingredient Listing (coconut free products highlighted in yellow)

Gluten-Free, Casein-Free, Fragrance-Free, Soy-Free, Corn-Free, Dye-Free, Peanut-Free


Lip Balm
Palm kernel oil, jojoba oil, avocado oil, safflower oil, carnauba wax. (100% natural)

Massage & Body Oil
Safflower Oil and jojoba oil (100% natural)

Classic Bar Soap
Coconut oil, distilled water, palm oil, olive oil, sodium hydroxide (100% natural)

Castille Bar Soap
Olive oil, coconut oil, distilled water, sodium hydroxide (100% natural)

Premium Bar Soap
Avocado oil, distilled water, shea butter, coconut oil, palm oil, sodium hydroxide, jojoba oil (100% natural)

Liquid Castille Soap & Foaming Soap
Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, potassium hydroxide, sodium borate (100% natural)

Shea Butter
100% pure shea butter (all natural)

Shaving Foam
Distilled water, coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil, potassium hydroxide, sodium borate (100% natural)

“Pit Stop” Deodorant Body Powder & "Pit Stop" Refill
Kaolin Clay, Tapioca Starch Powder, Sodium Bicarbonate (Baking Soda), Zinc Oxide Powder and Organic Sage Powder (100% natural)

Distilled water, disodium laureth sulfosuccinate and disodium cocoamphodiacetate, panthenol, PEG 150 pentaerythrityl tetrastearate, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate

Distilled water, glycerin (from palm), behentrimonium methosulfate (and) cetearyl alcohol, jojoba oil, panthenol, propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate

Moisturizing Lotion
Distilled water, jojoba oil, avocado oil, emulsifying wax (Cetearyl Alcohol & Ceteareth 20), glycerin (from palm), propylene glycol, diazolidinyl urea, iodopropynyl butylcarbamate ( 97.1% natural )

Made in the USA by:                  Phone #: 701-539-2256  Toll-Free: 888-643-7627
In the Potter’s Hand Inc.             e-mail:
11310   89th St N.W.                  Fax  #:  701.539.2255
Wildrose, ND 58795                    Website: &


Run Fast Mama! said...

Wow, thank you for this note! I just called the company and they are sending me a list of what I can use! Going to redo all supplies in the house!!! YEA - I have been looking for a co like this for days!
Oh, BTW what in the world is that in your profile picture??? Hermit Crabs?

Nikki said...

im calling them now... thank you for the article :)

Unknown said...

Thank you for this! My little boy and I are allergic to corn and gluten. I'm also allergic to coconut. I make our foods from scratch, and I'm not quite ready to make soaps/ cleaning supplies from scratch, yet. Thank you from an exhausted Mama!!!

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