Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
SYNONYMSBITTER ORANGE FLOWER WATER, CITRUS AURANTIUM (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER WATER, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER WATER, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (ORANGE) FLOWER DISTILLATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER DISTILLATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER WATER, CITRUS AURANTIUM FLOWER WATER, and ORANGE FLOWER DISTILLATE
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Citrus Aurantium Amara (Bitter Orange) Flower Water is an aqueous solution of the steamdistillate obtained from the flowers of Citrus Aurantium Amara.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|facial moisturizer/treatment||8 products|
|daily use with SPF||3 products|
|facial cleanser||2 products|
|serums & essences||2 products|
|fragrance for women||1 products|
|baby lotion||1 products|
|fragrance for men||1 products|
|setting powder/spray||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|styling gel/lotion||1 products|
|hair treatment/serum||1 products|
|skin fading/lightener||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|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualifications||Cosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Human any irritant - moderate evidence||Open scientific literature|
|any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||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|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||Open scientific literature|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Open scientific literature|
- IFRA (International Fragrance Association). 2006. Codes and Standards.
- CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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