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CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER OIL

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Data: Limited

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  • Use restrictions (low) and Neurotoxicity (low)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment20 products
facial cleanser10 products
serums & essences7 products
conditioner6 products
moisturizer6 products
mask3 products
body wash/cleanser3 products
toners/astringents3 products
makeup primer3 products
around-eye cream1 products
lip balm1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
nail polish1 products
makeup remover1 products
shampoo1 products
bath oil/salts/soak1 products
1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of [[system]] toxicity or allergiesEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Matricaria recutita, ext.; -; blue chamomile oil; Chamomile (flower oil); Chamomile essential oil; Chamomile oil blue; Chamomile oil, Blue; Essential oil of Matricaria recutita (Asteraceae) obtained from flower tops by steam distillation of Egypt orig; cas_numbers: 8002-66-2, 84082-60-0
Safe for use when formulated to be non-sensitizingCosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-3129; Chemical_Name: Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower oil; ; ; Classification: QQQ02, QQQ54;

Developmental/reproductive toxicity

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Weak evidence of possible pregnancy/birth effects associated with chamomile consumption.Laura Cuzzolin, Francesco Francini-Pesenti, Giovanna Verlato, Marco Joppi, Paola Baldelli & Giuseppina Benoni 2010. Use of herbal products among 392 Italian pregnant women: focus on pregnancy outcome. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety 19(11), 1151-8.

Neurotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Derivatives of C. recutita may impact behavioral/neurological endpoints in humans.Sepide Miraj & Samira Alesaeidi 2016. A systematic review study of therapeutic effects of Matricaria recuitta chamomile (chamomile). Electronic physician 8(9), 3024-3031.

Use restrictions

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Concern Reference
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsFinal report 12/2013 available from CIR

Data gaps

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Concern Reference
Insufficient data to support safe use in cosmeticsCosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-3132; Chemical_Name: Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) leaf extract; ; ; Classification: QQQ03;
74 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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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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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

Data Sources

  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Matricaria recutita, ext.; -; blue chamomile oil; Chamomile (flower oil); Chamomile essential oil; Chamomile oil blue; Chamomile oil, Blue; Essential oil of Matricaria recutita (Asteraceae) obtained from flower tops by steam distillation of Egypt orig; cas_numbers: 8002-66-2, 84082-60-0
  • Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-3129; Chemical_Name: Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) flower oil; ; ; Classification: QQQ02, QQQ54;
  • Laura Cuzzolin, Francesco Francini-Pesenti, Giovanna Verlato, Marco Joppi, Paola Baldelli & Giuseppina Benoni 2010. Use of herbal products among 392 Italian pregnant women: focus on pregnancy outcome. Pharmacoepidemiology and drug safety 19(11), 1151-8.
  • Sepide Miraj & Samira Alesaeidi 2016. A systematic review study of therapeutic effects of Matricaria recuitta chamomile (chamomile). Electronic physician 8(9), 3024-3031.
  • Final report 12/2013 available from CIR
  • Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) 2015. CIR Assessments. Appears as: listid: CIR-3132; Chemical_Name: Chamomilla recutita (matricaria) leaf extract; ; ; Classification: QQQ03;
  • 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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