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Soap for Goodness Sake Handmade Soap, Lemon Tea Tree (2016 formulation)

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Soap for Goodness Sake Handmade Soap, Lemon Tea Tree (2016 formulation) 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. EWG's rating for Soap for Goodness Sake Handmade Soap, Lemon Tea Tree (2016 formulation) is 2.

Data last updated: September 2016

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair
CINNAMOMUM CASSIA (CINNAMON) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON) LEAF OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

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

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

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

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: DISTILLED WATER

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

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited

None
LEPTOSPERMUM PETERSONII OIL
Appeared as: LEPTOSPERMUM PETERSONII (LEMON TEA TREE) OIL

Robust
AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL MEAL
Appeared as: AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL MEA

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), Sustainable Saponified Organic Palm Oil (Sodium Palmate), Distilled Water, Saponified Organic Coconut Oil (Sodium Cocoate), Citrus Medica Limonum (Lemon) Oil, Oenothera Biennis (Evening Primrose) Oil, Leptospermum Petersonii (Lemon Tea Tree) Oil, Organic Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Mea, Melaleuca Alternifolia (Tea Tree) Oil, Cinnamomum Zeylanicum (Cinnamon) Leaf Oil,

Directions from packaging:

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

Warnings from packaging:

n/a

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