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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2010

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Karen's Botanicals Badass Balm (2009 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Karen's Botanicals Badass Balm (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 Karen's Botanicals Badass Balm (2009 formulation) is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LOBELIA INFLATA (LOBELIA) LEAF
(ORGANIC)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E OIL
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
CAPSICUM ANNUUM
(ORGANIC)
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SYZYGIUM CARYOPHYLLATA (CLOVE BUD) OIL
SYZYGIUM CARYOPHYLLATA (CLOVE BUD) ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: None
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) OIL
GINGER ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
ARNICA MONTANA POWDER
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
SASSAFRAS OFFICINALE
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA (CAMPHOR) OIL
CAMPHOR ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAX
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited


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