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

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J.R. Watkins Naturals Peppermint Foot Scrub (2011 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed J.R. Watkins Naturals Peppermint Foot Scrub (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 J.R. Watkins Naturals Peppermint Foot Scrub (2011 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PHENOXYETHANOL
(PRESERVATIVE)
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM SORBATE
(PRESERVATIVE)
Allergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACID
(USP)
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ETHYL MACADAMIATE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: None
CETEARYL GLUCOSIDE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
TROPOLONE
(PRESERVATIVE)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM CETEARYL SULFATE
(PLANT-DERIVED)
Data gaps
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) ESTERS
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) OIL
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
PUMICENone Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCERIN
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Fair
XANTHAN GUM
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)
(PLANT-DERIVED)
None Identified
Data: Limited
WATER
(DEIONIZED)
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