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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2009

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Desert Essence Organics Body Care Vanilla Chai Hand and Body Lotion (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Desert Essence Organics Body Care Vanilla Chai Hand and Body Lotion (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 Desert Essence Organics Body Care Vanilla Chai Hand and Body Lotion (2009 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) FLOWER EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
UNSPECIFIED OILS
ESSENTIAL OIL
Miscellaneous
Data: None
EMULSIFYING WAX
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Miscellaneous
Data: Limited
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM GLUCONATEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACID
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Fair
BLACK TEA
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT EXTRACT
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERIN
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
COPERNICIA CERIFERA (CARNAUBA) WAX
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
CARBOMERNone Identified
Data: Fair


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