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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

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Naturopathica Sweet Birch Rub (2018 formulation)

Naturopathica Sweet Birch Rub (2018 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Muscle/Joint Soreness

BRAND

Naturopathica

DATA LAST UPDATED

December 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 01
CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA (CAMPHOR) OIL
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM CAMPHORA (CAMPHOR) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
MELALEUCA LEUCADENDRON (CAJAPUT) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELALEUCA LEUCADENDRON (CAJEPUT) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 08
BETULA LENTA (BIRCH) BARK OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
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Ingredient score: 03
MENTHOL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) denaturant, external analgesic, flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, oral health caredrug, masking, refreshing, soothing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM BARK OIL
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON) BARK OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
JUNIPERUS COMMUNIS (JUNIPER) BERRY
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS COMMUNUS (JUNIPER) BERRY OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
ZINGIBER OFFICINALE (GINGER) ROOT OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking, perfuming, skin conditioning, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 04
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) BUD OIL
Appeared as: EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLATA (CLOVE) BUD OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
AMORPHOPHALLUS KONJAC ROOT POWDER
Data Availability: None
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive
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Ingredient score: 01
XANTHAN GUM
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) binder, emulsion stabilizer, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant -emulsifying agent, viscosity increasing agent - aqueous, binding, emulsifying, emulsion stabilising, gel forming, skin conditioning, surfactant, viscosity controlling
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Magnesium Chloride, Cinnamomum Camphora (Camphor) Leaf Oil, Melaleuca Leucadendron (Cajeput) Leaf Oil, Betula Lenta (Birch) Bark Oil, Menthol, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Bark Oil, Juniperus Communus (Juniper) Berry Oil, Zingiber Officinale (Ginger) Root Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllata (Clove) Bud Oil, Amorphophallus Konjac Root Powder, Xanthan Gum

Warnings from packaging:

Note: Non-greasy gel formul a provides a smooth glide and lasting results without staining fabrics.

Product's animal testing policies

Some cosmetics companies have taken People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals and Leaping Bunny animal-testing pledges. For consumers who are concerned about companies’ policies on animal testing, Skin Deep reports this information.


PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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."

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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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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED® mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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