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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
March 2011

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Big Tub Botanicals Antiseptic Hand Wash (old formulation)

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

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM BORATE
BORAX
Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions 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, Data gaps, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
VEGETABLE GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: None
SAPONIFIED AZADIRACHTA INDICA (NEEM) OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and NEEM OIL]
None Identified
Data: Limited
ABIES BALSAMEA (BALSAM) OIL
BALSAM FIR ESSENTIAL OIL.
None Identified
Data: Limited
POTASSIUM COCOATE
[product of potassium hydroxide and COCONUT OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
SAPONIFIED HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
[product of potassium hydroxide and SUNFLOWER OIL]
None Identified
Data: Fair
CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
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