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Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
July 2013

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Burt's Bees Hand Soap, Citrus & Ginger Root

EWG scientists reviewed Burt's Bees Hand Soap, Citrus & Ginger Root 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 Burt's Bees Hand Soap, Citrus & Ginger Root is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
FRAGRANCEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) OIL
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Use restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OILUse restrictions
Data: Limited
CITRIC ACIDUse restrictions
Data: Fair
COCO-BETAINEEcotoxicology
Data: None
BETAINEMultiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Fair
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OILOrgan system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL OLEATEEcotoxicology, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
Data: Fair
DECYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: Limited
SUCROSE LAURATENone Identified
Data: Limited
COCO-GLUCOSIDENone Identified
Data: None
SODIUM COCOYL HYDROLYZED SOY PROTEINNone Identified
Data: None
CITRUS NOBILIS (MANDARIN ORANGE) OILNone Identified
Data: Limited
HYDROXYPROPYLTRIMONIUM HONEYNone Identified
Data: None
GLUCOSE OXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
GLYCERINNone Identified
Data: Fair
GLUCOSENone Identified
Data: Fair
LACTOPEROXIDASENone Identified
Data: Fair
WATERInnocuous
Data: Robust
SODIUM CHLORIDEInnocuous
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