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Limited
Data last updated:
June 2009

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EO Foot Balm, Peppermint & Lavneder (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed EO Foot Balm, Peppermint & Lavneder (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 EO Foot Balm, Peppermint & Lavneder (2009 formulation) is 5.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
RETINYL PALMITATE (VITAMIN A PALMITATE)Biochemical or cellular level changes, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
BENZYL ALCOHOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
DIMETHICONEEcotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL
LAVANDIN (LAVANDULA HYBRIDA) ESSENTIAL OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
MENTHOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
TEA TREE (MALELEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA) ESSENTIAL OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVENDER (LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS) ESSENTIAL OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Cancer
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
PEPPERMINT (MENTHA PIPERITA) ESSENTIAL OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) FLOWER EXTRACT
ALOE VERA (ALOE BARBADENSIS) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL
LEMON (CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM) ESSENTIAL OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
WHITE TEA LEAF EXTRACT
WHITE TEA (CAMELLIA SINENSIS) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) EXTRACT
CALENDULA (CALENDULA OFFICINALIS) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BETA-GLUCANNone Identified
Data: Fair
PHOSPHOLIPIDSNone Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM PHYTATENone Identified
Data: Limited
MANGIFERA INDICA (MANGO) SEED BUTTER
MANGO SEED (MANGIFERA INDICA) BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
COCONUT (COCOS NUCIFERA) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
CETYL ESTERSData gaps
Data: Limited
HYDROXYETHYLCELLULOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILE (ANTHEMIS NOBILIS) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
WATER
(DEIONIZED)
Innocuous
Data: Robust
HONEYInnocuous
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