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

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Neal's Yard Remedies Comfrey & Mallow Foot Balm (2011 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Neal's Yard Remedies Comfrey & Mallow Foot Balm (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 Neal's Yard Remedies Comfrey & Mallow Foot Balm (2011 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
POLYSORBATE-60Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE, 1,4-DIOXANE), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ETHANOL
(ORGANIC)
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
CITRUS SINENSIS PEEL OIL EXPRESSED
CITRUS SINENSIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL EXPRESSED
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: None
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (CALENDULA) FLOWER EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) LEAF EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW) ROOT EXTRACT
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Fair
CETEARYL ALCOHOLEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OIL
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (ALMOND) OIL
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
BEESWAX
(ORGANIC)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
ETHYLHEXYL PALMITATEIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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