EWG scientists reviewed Favor Care Organics Original Catile Shampoo (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 Favor Care Organics Original Catile Shampoo (2009 formulation) is 1.
|POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions||
The product manufacturer has listed potassium hydroxide on the product label or
has informed Skin Deep's research team that it is used to make the product.
In a properly manufactured soap, this common raw ingredient completely
reacts with oils; none remains in the product. Therefore, the hazards
associated with potassium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this
|LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL|
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
|Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity|
|MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL|
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
|Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions|
|VEGETABLE GLYCERIN||None Identified|
|CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL|
GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and OLIVE OIL]
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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