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

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Organic Citrus Orange (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, Organic Citrus Orange (old formulation) is 1.

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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 HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: LEMON (CITRUS MEDICA LIMONIUM) OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Appeared as: LIME (CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA) OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HEMP OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

None
SAPONIFIED COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: SAPONIFIED COCONUT OIL (WITH RETAINED GLYCERIN)

None
SAPONIFIED OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: SAPONIFIED OLEA EUROPA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL (WITH RETAINED GLYCERIN)

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

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS PARADISI (GRAPEFRUIT) OIL
Appeared as: GRAPEFRUIT OIL

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 Oil (organic with retained glycerin), Saponified Olea Europa (Olive) Fruit Oil (organic with retained glycerin), Hemp Oil (organic), Jojoba Oil (organic), Orange Oil (organic), Lemon (Citrus Medica Limonium) Oil (organic), Lime (Citrus Aurantifolia) Oil (organic), Grapefruit Oil (organic), Citric Acid, Vitamin E

Directions from packaging:

To simplify & enjoy life more, dilute 1/2 ounce or 2 squirts of this Pure Castle 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 later on baby, bath, and beach, body, dentures, deodorant, shaving, aftershave-silk-wool, pets, diapers, car, hand and foot soap.

Warnings from packaging:

Keep out of eyes. If cap clogs, poke it clear only: Do not squeeze bottle and shoot out soap. Soap can clog and spurt dispensers. Flush eyes well with water for 15 minutes. Consult a physician if irritation persists.

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