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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 Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate) and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

SYNONYMS

BITTER 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

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.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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toners/astringents10 products
facial moisturizer/treatment8 products
daily use with SPF2 products
facial cleanser2 products
mask2 products
fragrance for women1 products
baby lotion1 products
serums & essences1 products
fragrance for men1 products
after shave1 products
setting powder/spray1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
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 qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Human any irritant - moderate evidenceOpen scientific literature
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinOpen scientific literature

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulOpen 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.

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

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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