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Mentha Spicata (Spearmint) Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) ESSENTIAL OIL
● MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL
● MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) OIL
● MENTHA SPICATA CRISPA HERB OIL
● MENTHA SPICATA CRISPATA HERB OIL
● MENTHA SPICATA ESSENTIAL OIL
● MENTHA SPICATA HERB OIL
● MENTHA SPICATA LEAF OIL
● MENTHA SPICATA OIL
● MENTHA VERIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL
● MENTHA VERIDIS (SPEARMINT) OIL
● MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF ESSENTIAL OIL
● MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) LEAF OIL
● MENTHA VIRIDIS (SPEARMINT) OIL
● MENTHA VIRIDIS LEAF ESSENTIAL OIL
● MENTHA VIRIDIS LEAF OIL
● MENTHA VIRIDIS OIL
● OIL OF SPEARMINT
● OILS, SPEARMINT
● SCOTCH SPEARMENT OIL
● SPEARMENT OIL, SCOTCH
● SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
● SPEARMINT LEAF ESSENTIAL OIL
● SPEARMINT LEAF OIL
● SPEARMINT OIL
● SPEARMINT OIL; SPEARMINT TERPENES
● SPEARMINT OILS

Restricted

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


Syn: Mentha viridis

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

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

Products with this Ingredient

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moisturizer17 products
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tooth whitening8 products
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Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Known human any toxicant or allergenOpen scientific literature
Human any toxicant or allergen - strong evidenceOpen scientific literature

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentOpen scientific literature
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeOpen scientific literature

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
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Food Additive Status

Ecotoxicology

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

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

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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September 23, 2023 | Los Angeles, CA

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