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Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Extract

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● EXTRACT OF MENTHA VIRIDIS
● EXTRACT OF SPEARMINT
● MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) EXTRACT
● MENTHA SPICATA CRISPA HERB EXTRACT
● MENTHA SPICATA CRISPATA HERB EXTRACT
● MENTHA SPICATA EXTRACT
● MENTHA SPICATA HERB EXTRACT
● MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) EXTRACT
● MENTHA VIRIDIS EXTRACT
● SPEARMINT EXTRACT
● SPEARMINT EXTRACT (MENTHA SPICATA L.)

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Extract is an extract of the spearmint, Mentha viridis.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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facial cleanser7 products
toners/astringents5 products
facial moisturizer/treatment4 products
moisturizer4 products
body wash/cleanser4 products
mask3 products
lip balm2 products
makeup remover2 products
hand cream2 products
foot odor control2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant1 products
serums & essences1 products
toothpaste1 products
exfoliant/scrub1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
after sun product1 products
recreational sunscreen1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
facial cleansing wipes1 products
liquid hand soap1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature

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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
124 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.

Understanding scores

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HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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