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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Desert Essence Organics Hair Care Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Organics Hair Care Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo 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 Desert Essence Organics Hair Care Lemon Tea Tree Shampoo is 3.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE
COCOAMIDOPROPYL BETAINE (DERIVED FROM COCONUT)
Use restrictions, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents)
Data: Good
PHENOXYETHANOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-7Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (ACRYLAMIDE)
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) EXTRACT
AQUEOUS INFUSION OF CERTIFIED EXTRACT OF CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) FRUIT (CERTIFIED BY QCS)
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
LEPTOSPERMUM PETERSONII OILNone Identified
Data: None
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCO-SULFATENone Identified
Data: None
POTASSIUM GLUCONATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
PANTHENOLMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
Data: Robust


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