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California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash, Tea Tree & Lavender (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash, Tea Tree & Lavender (2016 formulation) product label collected on May 31, 2016 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 California Baby Shampoo & Body Wash, Tea Tree & Lavender (2016 formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: May 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERIN USP (SUSTAINABLE PALM FRUIT KERNEL AND/OR COCONUT)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

Limited
DECYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: DECYL GLUCOSIDE (SUSTAINABLE PALM FRUIT KERNEL AND/OR COCONUT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
LAURYL GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: LAURYL GLUCOSIDE (SUSTAINABLE PALM FRUIT KERNEL AND/OR COCONUT)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: QUILLAJA SAPONARIA EXTRACT (SOAP BARK)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT (CALENDULA)

None
WILD PANSY EXTRACT
Appeared as: VIOLA TRICOLOR EXTRACT (PANSY)

Limited
YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (MOJAVE YUCCA) EXTRACT
Appeared as: YUCCA SCHIDIGERA (YUCCA) EXTRACT

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) GEL
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE (ALOE VERA)

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL

None

Fair
XANTHAN GUM
Appeared as: XANTHAN GUM USP

Limited
PANTHENOL
Appeared as: PANTHENOL (VITAMIN B5)

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: PURE ESSENTIAL OILS OF LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (FRENCH LAVENDER)

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

Fair
PHYTIC ACID
Appeared as: PHYTIC ACID (RICE ORIGIN)

Limited
GLUCONOLACTONE
Appeared as: GLUCONOLACTONE (SOURCED FROM CORN (NON-GMO))

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Decyl Glucoside (Sustainable Palm Fruit Kernel and/or Coconut), Lauryl Glucoside (Sustainable Palm Fruit Kernel and/or Coconut), Quillaja Saponaria Extract (Soap Bark), Vegetable Glycerin USP (Sustainable Palm Fruit Kernel and/or Coconut), Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (Calendula), Viola Tricolor Extract (Pansy), Yucca Schidigera (Yucca) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (Aloe Vera), Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Oil, Hydrolyzed Quinoa Protein, Xanthan Gum USP, Panthenol (Vitamin B5), Pure Essential Oils of Lavandula Angustifolia (French Lavender), Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree), Phytic Acid (Rice Origin), Gluconolactone (Sourced from Corn (Non-GMO)), Sodium Benzoate

Directions from packaging:

For severe cases of cradle cap or lice, use daily massaging vigorously. Massage onto hair and scalp, follow with our botanical hair conditioner. In the case of "cradle cap" use our: "Tea tree & lavender" skin/scalp ointment. BodyWash for use in bath & shower in place of regular soap.

Warnings from packaging:

Our products smell good and children might want to take a taste although safe and natural, if ingested, your pediatrician should be your first point of contact. For external use only.

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