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Score:
Data available:
 
Limited
Data last updated:
January 2013

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Better Botanicals Kokum Butter Body Balm

EWG scientists reviewed Better Botanicals Kokum Butter Body Balm 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 Better Botanicals Kokum Butter Body Balm is 1.
Ingredient Concerns:
Overall Hazard
 
 
Cancer
 
 
Developmental &
reproductive toxicity
 
 
Allergies & immunotoxicity
 
 
Use restrictions
 
 

Ingredient Concerns

Ingredient Concerns Score
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
ROSA DAMASCENA (ROSE) FLOWER OIL
ROSE (ROSA CENTIFOLIA OIL)
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
Data: Limited
SORBITAN STEARATEEcotoxicology
Data: Limited
GLYCERYL MONOSTEARATE
GLYCERYL STEARATE
Ecotoxicology
Data: Limited
STEARIC ACIDEcotoxicology
Data: Fair
LEPIDIUM SATIVUM (Garden Cress) SPROUT EXTRACT
WATERCRESS EXTRACT (LEPIDIUM SATIVUM)
None Identified
Data: None
SUCROSE COCOATENone Identified
Data: Limited
PIPER BETLE LEAF OIL
BETEL LEAF (PIPER BETLE) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: None
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) EXTRACT
WILD TURMERIC (CURCUMA LONGA) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
SANTALUM ALBUM (SANDALWOOD) EXTRACT
SANDALWOOD (SANTALUM ALBUM) EXTRACT
None Identified
Data: Limited
GARCINIA INDICA (GOA HERB) SEED BUTTER
KOKUM BUTTER (GARCINIA PURPUREA)
None Identified
Data: Limited
SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL
CLARY SAGE (SALVIA SCLAREA) OIL
None Identified
Data: Limited
VALERIANA OFFICINALIS (VALERIAN) EXTRACT
VALERIAN OIL (VALERIANA OFFICINALIS)
None Identified
Data: Limited
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
SUNFLOWER OIL (HELIANTHUS ANUUS)
None Identified
Data: Fair
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