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Starflower Essentials Hot Ice (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Starflower Essentials Hot Ice (old formulation) product label collected on March 14, 2014 for safety according to the methodology outlined in our Skin Deep Cosmetics Database. We assess the ingredients listed on the labels of personal care products based on data in toxicity and regulatory databases, government and health agency assessments and the open scientific literature. EWG's rating for Starflower Essentials Hot Ice (old formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: March 2014

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) OIL
Appeared as: CLOVE ESSENTIAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLIVE OIL

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
Appeared as: COMFREY

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

None
ARNICA MONTANA POWDER
Appeared as: ARNICA

Fair
HYPERICUM PERFORATUM (ST. JOHN'S WORT)
Appeared as: ST. JOHN'S WORT

Limited
HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: HORSETAIL

Limited
HYDRASTIS CANADENSIS (GOLDENSEAL)
Appeared as: GOLDENSEAL

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER)
Appeared as: GINGER

Limited

Limited
ALTHAEA OFFICINALIS (MARSHMALLOW)
Appeared as: MARSHMALLOW

Limited
THEOBROMA CACAO (CACAO) SEED BUTTER
Appeared as: CACAO BUTTER

Limited

Limited
CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA (CAMPHOR) OIL
Appeared as: CAMPHOR OIL

Limited
CAJEPUT OIL
Appeared as: CAJEPUT ESSENTIAL OIL

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) OIL
Appeared as: GINGER ESSENTIAL OIL

Limited
MYRISTICA FRAGRANS (NUTMEG) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: NUTMEG ESSENTIAL OIL

Limited
PIPER NIGRUM (PEPPERCORN) OIL
Appeared as: BLACK PEPPER ESSENTIAL OIL

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY SEED EXTRACT

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Olive oil, herbal extracts of comfrey, calendula, chamomile, arnica, St. John's Wort, horsetail, goldenseal, ginger, kelp, marshmallow; cacao butter; beeswax; essential oils of camphor, cajeput, ginger, clove, nutmeg, peppermint, black pepper; vitamin E; rosemary extract; spirulina.

Directions from packaging:

Hot Ice is a healing salve for painful muscles, tendons & joints. For quick, soothing relief, apply just a little to affected area. Avoid contact with the eyes and delicate mucous membranes.

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