FAQ: Salicylates

This is part of my FAQ series which is getting to be too long of a list for one post, so I am dividing it up to make it easier to find things. Hope it helps! πŸ™‚ Check out my Steps to Finding Your Own Salicylate Free Products too!

You DO need to check all your beauty products, dental products and everything that touches your skin for salicylates: These are the things to check: inactive and active ingredients in all meds, protein powders, eye drops, pain creams, flavors, Toothpaste, dental floss(mint), mouthwash, shampoo, conditioner, hair spray, perfume,Β  any sprays that touch your skin, hair gels, mousse, etc, body wash, hand soap, bubble bath, dish soap for washing by hands (unless you use gloves), DO, antiperspirant, lotion, sunscreen, face wash, face creams, makeup, makeup remover, Razors (aloe strip), shaving cream, nail polish remover, aloe in toilet paper and tissue and anything else you can think of that goes on your skin! You need all these products without Salicylates in them. They WILL block your Guaifenesin from working.

Click to see complete list of: FAQ from my site.

Here are the other 2 FAQ lists:

Guaifenesin Protocol FAQ

Living with FMS and surviving the Protocol FAQ

Without further ado:


Apple Cider Vinegar

Alpha Hydroxy Acid (AHA) and Beta Hydroxy Acid (BHA)

Baby Care Items list and DIY ideas

Blocking Party/ Cheat Day

Blocking- what does it feel like? How can you tell?

Butters: Shea, Cocoa, Mango Seed

Castor Oil

Cigarette smoking

Cleaning products


Controversial ingredients like PEG 40, Stevia, cocoa and shea butter, vinegar, chewing gum, esters


Dishwasher and hand dish soap

DIY sal free beauty products

Esters like Jojoba



Food Prep



Gloves in a Bottle


Hair Dye/ Color

Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT)

Hydrogenated Oils are not always safe

Intimate Items


Laundry Soap


Medications- what to watch out for and a list of common sal -safe ones

Mint and Peppermint in food

Nail polish and nail polish remover

PEG 40 oils




Salicylate Free Ingredients list

Salicylate free products- how to find them

Salicylate Check list- Quick Check

Seeds/ Seed oils

Shower Floor

Smoking Cigarettes, Weed, Pot



Toilet Paper, Tissue Paper and Salicylates

Toothpaste- Toms of Maine, Colgate and where to find salicylate safe ones



Water consumption

Let me know if there is something you would like answered that would likely help others starting out on the protocol! :)

PLEASE NOTE: I am not a doctor, nor do I claim to be. I am also not an expert on Fibromyalgia, I’m just here trying to help with things I struggled through alone when I started on the Guaifenesin Protocol due to my lifelong battle with Fibromyalgia. This list will grow as I post more :)


About Christine

I'm a bit of a health nut and not ashamed of it! God, family and Missions are huge passions and driving forces in my life. I have had fibromyalgia for most of my life and am in the process of a treatment that is gonna give me my life back! Join me in my journey to wellness, make some new friends and maybe encourage someone else along the way!
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4 Responses to FAQ: Salicylates

  1. margie says:

    awesome video thank you Christine.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Best way to order guaifenesin online in Canada.

    • Christine says:

      Hello Anonymous! Are you asking where to order them? Here’s my post on the different guaifenesin types and brands. THere is a pharmacy in Victoria BC that you can order through. You have to have a script for that one. Long Acting Pure Guaifenesin through Estevan Pharmacy, Victoria BC. Speak with Kyle. Phone number: 1 250 598 2517 He is very kind but will have a lot of questions, he will treat you like his own patient. He sells both LA and FA in many sizes πŸ™‚ He does ask for a prescription, so keep that in mind.

      Or you can buy online through the fibro pharmacy in MDR USA. Here’s more info on the guais: http://christinescozycorner.ca/types-of-guaifenesin-for-the-protocol/

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