EWG scientists reviewed Pure Provence Certified Organic Grapefruit Triple Milled Soap, Grapefruit 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 Pure Provence Certified Organic Grapefruit Triple Milled Soap, Grapefruit is 1.
|CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) PEEL OIL||Use restrictions|
|SODIUM HYDROXIDE||Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs), Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive), Use restrictions||
The product manufacturer has listed sodium hydroxide on the product label or
has informed Skin Deep's research team that it is used to make the product.
In a properly manufactured soap, this common raw ingredient completely
reacts with oils; none remains in the product. Therefore, the hazards
associated with sodium hydroxide are not considered relevant for this
|SODIUM PALMITATE||Ecotoxicology, Multiple, additive exposure sources|
|SAPONIFIED BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA BUTTER)|
[product of sodium hydroxide and BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER EXTRACT]
|SODIUM COCOATE||None Identified|
|SODIUM CITRATE||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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