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Data available:
 
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Data last updated:
July 2013

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Gaia Body Care Body Wash, Lavender & Frankincense

EWG scientists reviewed Gaia Body Care Body Wash, Lavender & Frankincense 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 Gaia Body Care Body Wash, Lavender & Frankincense is 4.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE (FORMALDEHYDE RELEASER)
SODIUM HYDROXYMETHYLGLYCINATE (AMINO ACID)
Cancer, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (FORMALDEHYDE), Use restrictions
Data: Limited
LACTIC ACIDCancer, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
COCAMIDOPROPYL BETAINEEcotoxicology, Allergies/immunotoxicity, Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, NITROSAMINES-in the presence of nitrosating agents), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
PHENOXYETHANOLAllergies/immunotoxicity, Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Occupational hazards, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
SODIUM BENZOATEData gaps, Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions
Data: Fair
GLYCERINUse restrictions
Data: Fair
OLIBANUM
FRANKINCENSE
Multiple, additive exposure sources
Data: Limited
CYAMOPSIS TETRAGONOLOBA (GUAR) GUMAllergies/immunotoxicity
Data: Fair
DECYL GLUCOSIDEUse restrictions
Data: Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER EXTRACT
CHAMOMILLA (ANTHEMIS NOBILIS) EXTRACT (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)
Enhanced skin absorption, Use restrictions
Data: Limited
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
GINKGO BILOBA EXTRACT (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)
None Identified
Data: Fair
PANAX GINSENG (GINSENG) ROOT EXTRACT
GINSENG (PANAX GINSENG) EXTRACT (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)
None Identified
Data: Fair
CITRUS RETICULATA (MANDARIN ORANGE)None Identified
Data: Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA BLANCO (TANGERINE)None Identified
Data: Limited
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT)
SPEARMINT (MENTHA SPICATA) (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)
None Identified
Data: Limited
TRITICUM VULGARE (WHEAT) GERM OIL
WHEATGERM OIL (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)
None Identified
Data: Limited
GLUCONOLACTONENone Identified
Data: Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)None Identified
Data: Limited
DISODIUM COCOAMPHODIACETATENone Identified
Data: Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
AVOCADO (PERSEA GRATISSIMA) OIL (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)
None Identified
Data: Limited
OENOTHERA BIENNIS (EVENING PRIMROSE) OIL
EVENING PRIMROSE (OENOTHERA BIENNIS) OIL (*CERTIFIED BY ACO)
None Identified
Data: Limited
WATERInnocuous
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