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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2009

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Caldrea Hand Balm, Basil Blue Sage (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Caldrea Hand Balm, Basil Blue Sage (2009 formulation) for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Caldrea Hand Balm, Basil Blue Sage (2009 formulation) is 7.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PROPYLPARABENDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
DIAZOLIDINYL UREA (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
TRIETHANOLAMINEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
EMULSIFYING WAXMiscellaneous
Data: Limited
METHYLPARABENBiochemical or cellular level changes, Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL ETHYLHEXANOATEDevelopmental/reproductive toxicity, Ecotoxicology, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PROPYLENE GLYCOLEnhanced skin absorption, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
TETRASODIUM EDTAEnhanced skin absorption, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
CETYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACTEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA)None Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
TAIMU YU
THYMUS VULGARIS (THYME) OIL
None Identified
Data: None
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


About the ratings

EWG provides information on personal care product ingredients from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings below indicate the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other product formulations. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Learn more | Legal Disclaimer