EWG scientists reviewed Big Tub Botanicals Pure Castile 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 Big Tub Botanicals Pure Castile Soap (2011 formulation) is 0.
|SODIUM HYDROXIDE||Irritation (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
|Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)|
|CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER|
[product of sodium hydroxide and OLIVE OIL]
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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
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