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Soap for Goodness Sake Handmade Soap, Frankincense and Myrrh

EWG scientists reviewed the Soap for Goodness Sake Handmade Soap, Frankincense and Myrrh product label collected on September 16, 2016 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. Soap for Goodness Sake Handmade Soap, Frankincense and Myrrh is EWG VERIFIED™.

Data last updated: September 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

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
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair
CINNAMOMUM CASSIA (CINNAMON) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON) LEAF OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Limited
BOSWELLIA SACRA (FRANKINCENSE) OIL
Appeared as: BOSWELLIA SERRATA (FRANKINCENSE) OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited
COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) OIL
Appeared as: COMMIPHORA MYRRHA (MYRRH) ESSENTIAL OIL

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

Fair
SODIUM SUNFLOWER SEEDATE
Appeared as: SAPONIFIED SUNFLOWER OIL (SODIUM SUNFLOWER SEEDATE)

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None
SODIUM PALMATE
Appeared as: SAPONIFIED SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL (SODIUM PALMATE)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DISTILLED WATER

Limited
SODIUM COCOATE
Appeared as: SAPONIFIED COCONUT OIL (SODIUM COCOATE)

Limited
CANANGA ODORATA (YLANG YLANG) OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDARWOOD) ESSENTIAL OIL

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (high)

Limited

Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

Limited

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Saponified Organic Sunflower Oil (Sodium Sunflower Seedate), Saponified Sustainable Organic Palm Oil (Sodium Palmate), Distilled Water, Saponified Organic Coconut Oil (Sodium Cocoate), Juniperus Virginiana (Cedarwood) Essential Oil, Organic Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil, Boswellia Serrata (Frankincense) Oil, Commiphora Myrrha (Myrrh) Essential Oil,

Directions from packaging:

Lather up with soap and water. Rinse with fresh water.

Warnings from packaging:

n/a

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