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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2011

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Big Tub Botanicals Sea Salt & Pepper Soap (2011 formulation)

Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
YLANG YLANG ESSENTIAL OIL
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
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 CASTOR OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and CASTOR OIL]
Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE GEL
Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
PIPER NIGRUM (PEPPERCORN) OIL
BLACK PEPPER ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
LAURUS NOBILIS (BAY LAUREL) OIL
BAY LAUREL ESSENTIAL OIL.
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM OLIVATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and OLIVE OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM COCOATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and COCONUT OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and SAFFLOWER OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM PALMATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and PALM OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SODIUM PALMATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and PALM KERNEL OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and APRICOT KERNEL OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SEA SALTInnocuous
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