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

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Big Tub Botanicals Lemon Balm Balm (2011 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Big Tub Botanicals Lemon Balm 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 Big Tub Botanicals Lemon Balm Balm (2011 formulation) is 2.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM)Multiple, additive exposure sources, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CASTOR OILEnhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Developmental/reproductive toxicity
Data: Fair
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
TEA TREE ESSENTIAL OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
Endocrine disruption, Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Limited
TOCOPHEROL
VITAMIN E
Cancer, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT)None Identified
Data: Fair
WILD PANSY EXTRACT
VIOLET
None Identified
Data: None
ECHINACEA PURPUREA (PURPLE CONEFLOWER)None Identified
Data: Limited
BEE PROPOLISNone Identified
Data: Limited
JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT) LEAF EXTRACT
BLACK WALNUT EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
ROSEMARY EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
THYMUS MASTICHINA (MARJORAM) OIL
MARJORAM ESSENTIAL OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
GARCINIA INDICA (GOA HERB) SEED BUTTER
KOKUM BUTTER
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOTNone Identified
Data: Limited
PRUNUS AMYGDALUS DULCIS (SWEET ALMOND) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
BEESWAXNone Identified
Data: Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
JOJOBA OIL
None 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