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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
February 2011

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Big Tub Botanicals Cocoa Butter Scrub Soap (2011 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Big Tub Botanicals Cocoa Butter Scrub 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 Cocoa Butter Scrub Soap (2011 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 
Other HIGH concerns: Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs); Other MODERATE concerns: Contamination concerns; Other LOW concerns: Enhanced skin absorption, Cancer, Data gaps

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM
CINNAMON
Allergies/immunotoxicity
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) JUICEData gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT)None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSEMARY EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CINNAMOMUM CASSIA (CINNAMON) OIL
CINNAMON ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
PETROSELINUM SATIVUM (PARSLEY) OIL
PARSLEY ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL
GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL.
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM COCOATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and COCONUT OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
SAPONIFIED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
[product of sodium hydroxide and SUNFLOWER OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
COCOA BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
SODIUM OLIVATE
[product of sodium hydroxide and OLIVE 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
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited


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