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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
October 2012

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Avalon Organics PEPPERMINT Hand & Body Lotion (2012 formulation)

EWG scientists reviewed Avalon Organics PEPPERMINT Hand & Body Lotion (2012 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 Avalon Organics PEPPERMINT Hand & Body Lotion (2012 formulation) is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
BENZYL ALCOHOLUse restrictions, Occupational hazards, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Allergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM SORBATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
TOCOPHERYL ACETATEAllergies/immunotoxicity, Cancer, Ecotoxicology, Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
Data: Fair
SODIUM BENZOATEUse restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Data gaps
Data: Fair
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDEOccupational hazards, Use restrictions, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
ETHANOL
ALCOHOL
Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK EXTRACT
CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL
Use restrictions
Data: None
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: None
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Good
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) BRANNone Identified
Data: Fair
BETA-GLUCANNone Identified
Data: Fair
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACTNone Identified
Data: Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) OIL
GERANIUM MACULATUM OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAX) OIL
LINUM USITATISSIMUM (FLAXSEED) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
CANARIUM LUZONICUM (ELEMI) GUM NONVOLATILES
CANARIUM LUZONICUM GUM NONVOLATILES
None Identified
Data: None
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OILNone Identified
Data: Fair
MENTHA ARVENSIS (WILD MINT) OIL
MENTHA ARVENSIS LEAF OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
ARGININENone Identified
Data: Fair
CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
XANTHAN GUMNone Identified
Data: Fair
CARTHAMNUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) OIL
CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERYL STEARATE SENone Identified
Data: Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)None Identified
Data: Limited
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL
None Identified
Data: Fair
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
CETYL ALCOHOLOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
SODIUM HYALURONATENone Identified
Data: Fair
STEARYL ALCOHOLIrritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
BISABOLOLEnhanced skin absorption
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
SODIUM STEAROYL GLUTAMATEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF EXTRACTEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE
Use restrictions, Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Data gaps
Data: Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OILEnhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust


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