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Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Eucalyptus (old formulation)

Data Availability: FAIR

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Eucalyptus (old formulation) product label collected on July 23, 2013 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 Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Eucalyptus (old formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: July 2013

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
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HEMP OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None
SAPONIFIED COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: SAPONIFIED COCONUT

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

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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Leaping Bunny

Products bearing the Leaping Bunny mark are certified cruelty-free under the Humane Household Products Standard, managed in the U.S. and Canada by the Coalition for Consumer Information on Cosmetics, a coalition of eight national animal protection groups. Participating companies must open their processes to independent audits throughout the supply chain.

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Saponified Coconut, Hemp and Olive Oils (with retained Glycerin), Fatty Acids, Vitamin E, Citric Acid

Directions from packaging:

Complete directions on package. Enjoy only 2 cosmetics, enough sleep & Dr. Bronner's 'Magic Soap' to clean body-mind-soul-spirit instantly uniting One! All-One! Absolute cleanliness is Godliness! For facial packs, scalp & soothing body rub, add dash on bath towel in sink of hot water. Wring out. Lay over face & scalp. Massage with fingertips. Repeat 3 or 4 times 'til arms, legs & all are rubbed, always towards the heart. Rinse towel in plain hot water and massage again. Breathe deeply! Health is Wealth. Within 9 minutes you feel fresh, mint-clean, saving 90% of your hot water and soap, ready to teach the whole Human race the Moral ABC of All-One-God-Faith! For we're All-One or none! All-One! All-One! To simplify & enjoy life more, dilute 1/2 oz. or 2 squirts of this pure castile soap with 2 gallons or sinkful hot water, then towel massage a facial pack, then wring towel out & fingertip massage your hair & scalp. Enjoy the creamy emollient lather on baby, bath, beach, body, dentures, mint deodorant, shaving, mouthwash-silk-wool-pets-diapers-car-hand & foot soap.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep Out of the Eyes! Wash Out With Water! Don't Drink Soap! Dilute! Dilute! or Wet Skin Well! Ok!

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