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

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Ballard Organics TEA TREE SPEARMINT FOAMING LIQUID SOAP (2011 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Ballard Organics TEA TREE SPEARMINT FOAMING LIQUID SOAP (2011 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 Ballard Organics TEA TREE SPEARMINT FOAMING LIQUID SOAP (2011 formulation) is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other MODERATE concerns: Contamination concerns; Other LOW concerns: Cancer, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Endocrine disruption

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM CASTORATE
(ORGANIC)
Ecotoxicology
Data: None
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROLCancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM OLIVATE
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM COCOATE
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
ORGANIC JOJOBA OIL
(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