Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high)
SYNONYMSLIME OIL, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) ESSENTIAL OIL, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA ESSENTIAL OIL, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA OIL, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA OILS, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA SWINGLE (KEY LIME) OIL, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA SWINGLE OIL, CITRUS LIMETTA (LIME) ESSENTIAL OIL, COLD PRESSED MEXICAN LIME OIL, EXPRESSED LIME OIL, KEY LIME OIL, LIME ESSENTIAL OIL, LIME OIL, LIME OIL EXPRESSED RECTIFIED, LIME OIL FOLDED, LIME OIL, COLD PRESSED, MEXICAN, LIME OIL, EXPRESSED, LIME OIL; LIME OIL, LIME OILS, MEXICAN LIME OIL, COLD PRESSED, OILS, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA, OILS, LIME, and WEST INDIAN LIME OIL
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Citrus Aurantifolia (Lime) Oil is a volatile oil obtained from Citrus aurantifolia.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|daily use with SPF||19 products|
|bar soap||18 products|
|body wash/cleanser||15 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||14 products|
|facial cleanser||14 products|
|CC cream||12 products|
|lip balm||11 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||10 products|
|serums & essences||9 products|
|hand sanitizer||8 products|
|liquid hand soap||8 products|
|recreational sunscreen||7 products|
|hand cream||6 products|
|body oil||5 products|
|around-eye cream||5 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||5 products|
|sunless tanning||3 products|
|shaving cream||3 products|
|hair styling aide||3 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||3 products|
|hair treatment/serum||3 products|
|after shave||3 products|
|fragrance for women||2 products|
|beard care||2 products|
|beard oil||2 products|
|body firming lotion||2 products|
|styling gel/lotion||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||2 products|
|makeup remover||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|eye makeup remover||1 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|after sun product||1 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|body spray||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Fragrance subject to restrictions: safe only within recommended use or concentration limitsn)||International Fragrance Association Codes & Standards|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any||CosIng|
|Associated with immunotoxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
|111 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not likely to be carcinogenic in humans||Open scientific literature|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|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|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- 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/ .
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- 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.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
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