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Healing-Scents Pain Relief Cream (old formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Healing-Scents Pain Relief Cream (old formulation) product label collected on January 21, 2015 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 Healing-Scents Pain Relief Cream (old formulation) is 1.

Data last updated: January 2015

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 LOW

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Use restrictions
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DISTILLED WATER

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

Limited

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER)
Appeared as: LAVENDER

Limited

Fair

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK
Appeared as: WILLOW BARK

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER)
Appeared as: GINGER

Limited
CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS
Appeared as: CAYENNE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) OIL EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSEMARY OIL EXTRACT

None
MARANTA ARUNDINACEA (ARROWROOT)
Appeared as: ARROWROOT

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

• Enhanced skin absorption

Limited
HELICHRYSUM ITALICUM (EVERLASTING) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: HELICHRYSUM ESSENTIAL OIL

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

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

Limited
CYMBOPOGON (LEMON GRASS) OIL
Appeared as: LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL

Limited
CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) OIL
Appeared as: TURMERIC ESSENTIAL OIL.

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.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

distilled water; olive oil; emu oil; sunflower oil; calendula oil, beeswax, lavender, rosemary, eucalyptus, willow bark, ginger, cayenne; rosemary oil extract, arrowroot; chamomile essential oil, helichrysum essential oil, lavender essential oil, lemongrass essential oil, turmeric essential oil.

Directions from packaging:

Apply to both sides of joint if possible. Helps stop the pain. Use on hands to help reverse carpel tunnel. helps when stretching fingers to keep them limber.

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