Melissa Officinalis (Lemon Balm) Extract
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate) and Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Melissa Officinalis Extract is an extract of the whole herb of Melissa officinalis.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
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Products with this Ingredient
|styling gel/lotion||9 products|
|hair treatment/serum||7 products|
|hair styling aide||7 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||6 products|
|facial cleanser||3 products|
|body wash/cleanser||3 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|baby lotion||2 products|
|baby bubble bath||1 products|
|baby shampoo||1 products|
|baby soap||1 products|
|lip balm||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|hair 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|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|184 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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