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Data last updated:
March 2011

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Big Tub Botanicals Creamy Citrus Hand & Body Soap (old formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Big Tub Botanicals Creamy Citrus Hand & Body Soap (old 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 Creamy Citrus Hand & Body Soap (old formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM BORATE
BORAX
Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Miscellaneous
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
LIME ESSENTIAL OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) The product manufacturer has listed potassium 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 potassium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this product.
SAPONIFIED CASTOR OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and CASTOR OIL]
Enhanced skin absorption, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Data gaps
Data: Fair
CITRUS AURANTIUM (BLOOD ORANGE) OIL
BLOOD ORANGE ESSENTIAL OIL.
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) OIL
LEMON ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL
GRAPEFRUIT ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM COCOATE
[product of potassium hydroxide and COCONUT OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM OLIVATE
[product of potassium hydroxide and OLIVE OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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