EWG scientists reviewed Mercola Healthy Skin Organic Body Butter - Unscented (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 Mercola Healthy Skin Organic Body Butter - Unscented (2009 formulation) is 1.
DENATURED GRAIN ALCOHOL
|Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|LECITHIN||Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions|
|ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) BRAN EXTRACT||Contamination concerns (PESTICIDES), Use restrictions|
|ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL|
ALOE LEAF JUICE.
|Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
|MURUMURU BUTTER||None Identified|
|COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL||None Identified|
|XANTHAN GUM||None Identified|
|BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)||None Identified|
|THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER|
|SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL|
|ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (AFRICAN OIL PALM) OIL||None Identified|
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
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