EWG scientists reviewed Heritage Store Alka-Thyme Mouthwash 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 Heritage Store Alka-Thyme Mouthwash is 2.
|SODIUM BORATE||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Miscellaneous, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions|
|THYMOL||Enhanced skin absorption, Data gaps, Ecotoxicology, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions|
|METHYL SALICYLATE||Developmental/reproductive toxicity, Use restrictions|
|ETHANOL||Enhanced skin absorption, Multiple, additive exposure sources, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)|
|PINUS SYLVESTRIS (SCOT'S PINE) LEAF OIL|
PINE NEEDLE OIL (PINUS PUMILIONIS)
|MENTHOL||Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|SODIUM SALICYLATE||Cancer, Use restrictions|
|VEGETABLE GLYCERIN||None Identified|
|SODIUM BICARBONATE||None Identified|
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
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