Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange)
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
SYNONYMSBITTER ORANGE, CITRUS AURANTIUM, CITRUS AURANTIUM (BITTER ORANGE), CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA, and CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE)
This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||7 products|
|serums & essences||5 products|
|fragrance for women||1 products|
|CC cream||1 products|
|muscle/joint soreness||1 products|
|daily use with SPF||1 products|
|shaving cream||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|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Human any irritant - moderate evidence||Open scientific literature|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Open scientific literature|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - any||Open scientific literature|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||Open scientific literature|
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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