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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2011

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Opas Soap Chamomile (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Opas Soap Chamomile (old 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 Opas Soap Chamomile (old formulation) is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions The product manufacturer has listed sodium 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 sodium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
SAPONIFIED BRASSICA NAPUS (CANOLA) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and CANOLA OIL]
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Cancer
Data: Fair
ARNICA MONTANA POWDER
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: None
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL EXTRACT
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED OIL
SESAME OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM PALMATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and PALM OIL]
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and SUNFLOWER OIL]
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM OLIVATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and OLIVE OIL]
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and SAFFLOWER OIL]
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
WATER
(DISTILLED)
Innocuous
Data: Robust


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