Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high) and Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
SYNONYMSBALM (MELISSA OFFICINALIS L.), BALM MINT ESSENTIAL OIL, BALM MINT LEAF OIL, BALM MINT OIL, BALM MINT OIL, ESSENTIAL, BALM OIL, BALM OIL (MELISSA OFFICINALIS L.), ESSENTIAL BALM MINT OIL, LEMON BALM, LEMON BALM OIL, MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) OIL, MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF OIL, MELISSA OFFICINALIS OIL, MELISSA OFFICINALIS OILS, MELISSA OIL, OIL OF BALM, OIL OF MELISSA, OIL, ESSENTIAL, BALM MINT, and OILS, MELISSA OFFICINALIS
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|Violation of industry recommendations - Unsafe for use in cosmetics||International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|262 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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