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CITRONELLOL

Score:

Data: Fair

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  • Synonyms
  • Use restrictions (moderate)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Products with this Ingredient

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fragrance for women129 products
lipstick98 products
facial moisturizer/treatment82 products
serums & essences73 products
moisturizer71 products
fragrance for men63 products
conditioner60 products
shampoo60 products
body wash/cleanser43 products
foundation39 products
hair spray36 products
hair treatment/serum35 products
hand cream30 products
mask30 products
hair styling aide26 products
facial cleanser26 products
styling gel/lotion24 products
hair color and bleaching24 products
moisturizer with SPF18 products
antiperspirant/deodorant17 products
bar soap17 products
body firming lotion16 products
body spray15 products
toners/astringents15 products
lip balm14 products
body oil13 products
makeup remover12 products
bath oil/salts/soak10 products
sunless tanning10 products
blush10 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)8 products
bronzer/highlighter8 products
makeup primer8 products
exfoliant/scrub7 products
detangler6 products
around-eye cream6 products
styling mousse/foam6 products
liquid hand soap5 products
beach & sport sunscreen4 products
baby lotion4 products
CC cream4 products
after shave3 products
muscle/joint soreness3 products
lip balm with SPF3 products
nail treatment3 products
baby soap2 products
facial powder2 products
hair relaxer2 products
baby shampoo2 products
anti-aging2 products
shaving cream2 products
mascara2 products
diaper cream2 products
beard care1 products
shaving cream (men's)1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
lip gloss1 products
glitter1 products
vapor rubs1 products
damaged skin treatment1 products
after sun product1 products
bubble bath1 products
BB cream1 products
baby oil1 products
beard oil1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
other eye makeup1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive
Possible human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
Human [[system]] toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceEU Cosmetics Directive 2013. Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011). Appears as: name: RHODINOL; CAS: 6812-78-8
Limited evidence of [[system]] toxicity or allergiesEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: (-)-3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol; (3S)-3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol; (-)-3,7-Dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol; (-)-beta-Citronellol; (3S)-3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol; (S)-(-)-ß-Citronellol; (S)-3,7-Dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol; -; Laevo Citronellol; (-)-3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1; cas_numbers: 7540-51-4

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)IFRA 1/2020
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensCosIng

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
412 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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Concern Reference
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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Concern Reference
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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Concern Reference
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data Sources

  • Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011), EU Cosmetics Directive
  • SCCPNFP, 1999 "Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers," Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products. SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999.
  • EU Cosmetics Directive 2013. Opinion on Frangrance allergens in cosmetics (2011). Appears as: name: RHODINOL; CAS: 6812-78-8
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: (-)-3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol; (3S)-3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol; (-)-3,7-Dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol; (-)-beta-Citronellol; (3S)-3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol; (S)-(-)-ß-Citronellol; (S)-3,7-Dimethyloct-6-en-1-ol; -; Laevo Citronellol; (-)-3,7-dimethyloct-6-en-1; cas_numbers: 7540-51-4
  • IFRA 1/2020
  • European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .
  • 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.
  • 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.

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