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Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil

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Other Concerns

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

SYNONYMS

● CHINESE LEMONGRASS OIL
● CITRAL TERPENES
● CYMBOPOGON CITRATUS OIL
● CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS OIL
● INDIAN LEMONGRASS OIL
● INDIAN MELISSA OIL
● INDIAN OIL OF VERBENA
● LEMONGRASS (CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS) OIL
● LEMONGRASS OIL
● LEMONGRASS OIL, CHINESE
● LEMONGRASS OIL, INDIAN
● OIL OF LEMONGRASS
● OILS, LEMONGRASS
● VERBENA INDIAN OIL

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


Cymbopogon Schoenanthus Oil is a volatile oil obtained by the steam distillation of freshCymbopogon schoenanthus grasses.

Common concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

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

Ingredient concerns

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Products with this Ingredient

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facial cleanser8 products
setting powder/spray7 products
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liquid hand soap5 products
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moisturizer5 products
shampoo5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant4 products
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muscle/joint soreness4 products
recreational sunscreen4 products
hand cream3 products
serums & essences3 products
baby sunscreen3 products
bath oil/salts/soak3 products
bar soap3 products
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hand sanitizer2 products
shaving cream (men's)2 products
concealer2 products
toners/astringents1 products
bubble bath1 products
makeup remover1 products
beard oil1 products
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hair treatment/serum1 products
daily use with SPF1 products
foot odor control1 products
mask1 products
foot moisturizer1 products
styling gel/lotion1 products
body oil1 products

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human immune system toxicant or allergenSCCPNFP Opinion on Fragrance Allergy
Possible human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as any irritantOpen scientific literature

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as medium human health priorityOpen scientific literature
Classified as expected to be toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
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 bioaccumulativeOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be persistentOpen scientific literature

Use restrictions

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Restricted in cosmetics - labeling requirement for allergensOpen scientific literature

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
51 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 foodFDA Everything Added to Food
  • SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 1999. Opinion Concerning Fragrance Allergy In Consumers. . SCCNFP/0017/98 Final, December 1999; and SCCPNFP (Scientific Committee On Cosmetic Products And Non-Food Products). 2000. An Initial List Of Perfumery Materials Which Must Not Form Part Of Fragrances Compounds Used In Cosmetic Products. SCCNFP/0320/00, final May 2000.
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • 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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