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Makes 3 Organics Unscented Super Shea Soap Bar

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Bar Soap

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Makes 3 Organics

DATA LAST UPDATED

January 2016

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This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: SHEA BUTTER
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, viscosityincreasing agent - nonaqueous, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CARTHAMUS TINCTORIUS (SAFFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SAFFLOWER OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, masking, skin conditioning
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COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
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ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: PALM FRUIT OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY EXTRACT
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)

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SODIUM HYDROXIDE
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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WATER
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredients from packaging:

: Safflower* and/or Sunflower* Oils, Coconut* Oil, Palm Fruit* Oil, Shea Butter*, Water, Sodium Hydroxide**, Rosemary Extract. Size: 4 oz. * USDA Certified Organic Ingredient ** None remains after saponifying oils into soap and glycerin

Directions from packaging:

Wet soap bar and skin, lather, rinse.

Warnings from packaging:

Avoid eye contact. For external use only.

EWG Verified

This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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Unknown

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