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Opas Soap Relax Massage Oil (2014 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Opas Soap Relax Massage Oil (2014 formulation) product label collected on August 20, 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 Opas Soap Relax Massage Oil (2014 formulation) is 1.

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Data last updated: August 2014

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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair
VITIS VINIFERA (GRAPE) SEED OIL
Appeared as: GRAPESEED OIL

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: APRICOT KERNEL OIL

Limited

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: NATURAL VITAMIN E

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVENDER OIL

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

Limited

Limited
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
Appeared as: PATCHOULI OIL

Limited
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE OIL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Grapeseed Oil, Apricot Kernel Oil, Almond Oil, Sunflower Oil, Natural Vitamin E, Lavender, Marjoram, Patchouli, Mandarin, Chamomile

Directions from packaging:

This product is not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid direct sunlight. Essential oil blend may cause sensitivities, apply small amount on skin to test. Do not use when epileptic, asthma, heart problems, pregnant or nursing. Do not use on children under 12.

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