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Avalon Organics Baby - Shampoo & Body Wash (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Avalon Organics Baby - Shampoo & Body Wash (old formulation) product label collected on May 02, 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 Avalon Organics Baby - Shampoo & Body Wash (old formulation) is 3.

Data last updated: May 2013

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Fair

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
ARNICA MONTANA (ARNICA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: ARNICA MONTANA FLOWER EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

Fair
CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
ETHANOL
Appeared as: ALCOHOL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

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

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Robust

None

Fair

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

Limited

Limited

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) OIL
Appeared as: HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL

Fair

Fair

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

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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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:

Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice (1), Aqua (Water) , Sodium Coco-Sulfate, Decyl Glucoside, Sodium Chloride, Glycerin, Lauryl Lactyl Lactate, Arnica Montana Flower Extract (1), Avena Sativa (Oat) Bran, Calendula Officinalis Flower Extract (1), Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract (1), Chamomilla Recutita (Matricaria) Flower Extract (1), Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Flower Extract (1), Citrus Aurantium Dulcis (Orange) Peel Oil, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Fruit Oil, Citrus Limon (Lemon) Peel Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil (1), Beta-Glucan , Citric Acid, Sodium Sulfate, Alcohol (1), Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Limonene (1) Certified Organic Ingredient

Directions from packaging:

Apply a small amount of gel to damp palm or cloth. Massage into a creamy lather over baby's damp skin and hair, then gently rinse. Or pour a small amount into running water for a bubbly bath.

Warnings from packaging:

Caution: For external use only. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children.

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