Other ConcernsNon-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate) and Ecotoxicology (low)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Ocimum Basilicum (Basil) Oil is a volatile oil obtained from Ocimum basilicum.
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HIGHAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|hair treatment/serum||12 products|
|facial cleanser||12 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||8 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||7 products|
|serums & essences||6 products|
|body wash/cleanser||5 products|
|liquid hand soap||5 products|
|hand sanitizer||3 products|
|hair styling aide||3 products|
|shaving cream (men's)||3 products|
|bar soap||3 products|
|hair spray||2 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||2 products|
|makeup remover||2 products|
|antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|makeup primer||1 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|tooth whitening||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|beard oil||1 products|
|beard cleanser||1 products|
|hand cream||1 products|
|Known human any toxicant or allergen||Open scientific literature|
|Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidence||Open scientific literature|
|Possible human any toxicant or allergen||Open scientific literature|
|Cancer - strong evidence||Open scientific literature|
|Possible human carcinogen||Open scientific literature|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful||Open scientific literature|
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative||Open scientific literature|
|Suspected to be an environmental toxin||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be persistent||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Open scientific literature|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|314 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergens||Open scientific literature|
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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