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Score:
Data available:
 
Fair
Data last updated:
September 2010

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Natural Spas Canada Nanaimo Bar Spa Soap (2010 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Natural Spas Canada Nanaimo Bar Spa Soap (2010 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 Natural Spas Canada Nanaimo Bar Spa Soap (2010 formulation) is 0.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other MODERATE concerns: Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive); Other LOW concerns: Data gaps

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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.
VANILLA PLANIFOLIA (VANILLA) FRUIT
(Active Ingredient)
(ORGANIC)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
COCOA
(Active Ingredient)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
COCONUT
(Active Ingredient)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM COCOATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and COCONUT OIL]
(Active Ingredient)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM PALMATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and RED PALM OIL]
(Active Ingredient)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
[product of sodium hydroxide and SHEA BUTTER]
(Active Ingredient)
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
WATER
(FILTERED)
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