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Em & El Organics S.O.S. Hair Treatment

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Em & El Organics S.O.S. Hair Treatment product label collected on September 08, 2020 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 Em & El Organics S.O.S. Hair Treatment is 2.

Data last updated: September 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is MODERATE

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
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) ROOT
Appeared as: COMFREY ROOT

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Fair
ANTHEMIS NOBILIS (CHAMOMILE)
Appeared as: CHAMOMILE

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
HORSETAIL (EQUISETUM ARVENSE)
Appeared as: HORSETAIL

Limited
URTICA DIOICA (NETTLE)
Appeared as: NETTLE

Limited

Limited
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY)
Appeared as: ROSEMARY

Limited

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:

Horsetail*, Nettle*, Comfrey Root*, Parsley*, Rosemary*, Lavender*, Chamomile*, Calendula* (*Certified Organic)

Directions from packaging:

Steep pouch in 4 cups boiling water & let sit until cool. Discard pouch. Refrigerate liquid for up to 2 weeks or freeze. After shampooing, pour 1/4 cup liquid over hair as a final rinse. Towel dry hair. For best results, use at least once weekly. For a more intense treatment, slowly pour 1/4 cup tea over hair. Catch any runoff in a large bowl and reapply. Repeat until fully absorbed.

Warnings from packaging:

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