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Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil

  • This ingredient's score is higher if used in products that may not meet industry safety guidelines or U.S. and international government requirements. The score will be lower if used in products that meet these safety guidelines and requirements.

Other Concerns

Use restrictions (moderate), Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low), and Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

SYNONYMS

● CITRUS ARANTIUM DULCIS FLOWER OIL
● CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) FLOWER OIL
● CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS FLOWER OIL
● NEROLI BIGARDE OIL (CITRUS AURANTIUM L.)
● NEROLI OIL; NEROLI OIL; NEROLI OIL, POMMADE; ORANGE BLOSSOM OIL; ORANGE BLOSSOM OIL; ORANGE FLOWER CONCRETE; ORANGE FLOWER OIL
● OIL OF ORANGE FLOWERS
● OILS, NEROLI
● ORANGE FLOWER ESSENTIAL OIL
● ORANGE FLOWER OIL
● ORANGE FLOWERS OIL

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Flower Oil is a volatile oil obtained from the flowers of theorange tree, Citrus aurantium dulcis.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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daily use with SPF8 products
facial moisturizer/treatment8 products
body wash/cleanser7 products
serums & essences6 products
toners/astringents5 products
hand cream3 products
shampoo3 products
liquid hand soap2 products
hand sanitizer2 products
sunless tanning2 products
makeup remover2 products
recreational sunscreen2 products
anti-aging2 products
exfoliant/scrub2 products
facial cleanser2 products
moisturizer2 products
styling gel/lotion2 products
conditioner2 products
body spray1 products
after shave1 products
baby sunscreen1 products
mask1 products
hair treatment/serum1 products
hair styling aide1 products
baby lotion1 products
lip liner1 products
baby shampoo1 products
lip balm1 products
fragrance for men1 products
fragrance for women1 products
baby soap1 products
bar soap1 products
foundation1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
any or allergies - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Recommended restricted in cosmetics - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - anyOpen scientific literature
Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - Safe for use in cosmetics with some qualificationsCosmetic Ingredient Review Assessments

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as toxic or harmful.Open scientific literature
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any irritationOpen scientific literature
any irritation - weight of evidence unknown/unassessedOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Wildlife and environmental toxicityOpen scientific literature
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

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
2 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • CIR (Cosmetic Ingredient Review). 2006. CIR Compendium, containing abstracts, discussions, and conclusions of CIR cosmetic ingredient safety assessments. Washington DC.
  • 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.

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.

NONE LIMITED FAIR GOOD ROBUST
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Moderate Availability
High Availability

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