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Whamisa Organic Seeds Shampoo (Dry Scalp)

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Shampoo

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Whamisa

DATA LAST UPDATED

November 2016

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This product bears the EWG VERIFIED™ mark, meaning that the product meets EWG’s strictest standards for health and safety. It avoids any of the ingredients on EWG’s “Unacceptable List” and provides full transparency of ingredients, including fragrance.

Ingredient List

The specific formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists. At the time of verification, the ingredients in this formulation were used at a concentration below EWG’s health and safety limit, and therefore did not pose significant human health concerns. Click on an ingredient for more information.

ACORUS CALAMUS (SWEET FLAG) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACORUS CALAMUS ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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ALOE MACULATA LEAF EXTRACT
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CONCERNS • Cancer (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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ANISALDEHYDE
Appeared as: P-METHOXYBENZALDEHYDE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/AVENA SATIVA (OAT) KERNEL FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - emollient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, abrasive
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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BETA-IONONE
Appeared as: BETA-LONONE
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
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CAMELLIA JAPONICA SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Endocrine disruption (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CAMELLIA SINENSIS (GREEN TEA) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, oral care agent, skin-conditioning agent -miscellaneous, ultraviolet light absorber, antimicrobial, astringent, emollient, humectant, masking, oral care, skin conditioning, skin protecting, tonic, uv absorber
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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CAPRYLIC/ CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive
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CEDRUS ATLANTICA (ATLAS CEDAR) BARK OIL
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA (CEDARWOOD) BARK OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COCO-GLUCOSIDE
Appeared as: PALM KERNEL/COCO GLUCOSIDE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, foaming, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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COIX LACRYMA-JOBI (JOB'S TEARS) SEED EXTRACT
Appeared as: COIX LACRYMA-JOBI MA-YUEN SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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CORYLUS AVELLANA (HAZEL) SEED OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
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CURCUMA LONGA (TURMERIC) ROOT POWDER
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/TURMERIC FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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DECYL GLUCOSIDE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, emulsion stabilising, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GAMMA-UNDECALACTONE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, perfuming, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLUCONOLACTONE
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, humectant, solvent
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GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, bulking, emollient, hair conditioning, moisturising, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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GLYCYRRHIZA GLABRA (LICORICE) ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, skin-conditioning agent - humectant, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, perfuming
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (moderate)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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HEXYL ACETATE
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FUNCTION(S) perfuming
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HORDEUM VULGARE SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin conditioning
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LACTOBACILLUS/ SOYBEAN FERMENT EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/GLYCINE SOJA (SOYBEAN) FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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LAURYL GLUCOSIDE
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FUNCTION(S) surfactant - cleansing agent, cleansing, surfactant
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
Use restrictions (meets restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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PAEONIA OFFICINALIS ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAEONIA OFFICINALIS ROOT/STEM
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, skin conditioning
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PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA (MOUTAN) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: PAEONIA SUFFRUTICOSA ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) not reported, skin protecting
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PHASEOLUS ANGULARIS SEED
Appeared as: PHASEOLUS ANGULARIS SEED EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) abrasive
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SACCHAROMYCES/ BARLEY SEED FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, humectant
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SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) OIL
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, skin protecting, tonic
CONCERNS • Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

EWG has reviewed the use of this ingredient in the product formulation and found it did not pose significant health concerns. However, there may be concerns associated with the use of the ingredient in other products or formulations. Visit the ingredient page to learn more.
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SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS (BAIKAL SKULLCAP) ROOT EXTRACT
Appeared as: SCUTELLARIA BAICALENSIS ROOT EXTRACT
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - humectant, astringent, humectant, soothing
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SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) EXTRACT
Appeared as: LACTOBACILLUS/SESAMUM INDICUM (SESAME) SEED FERMENT FILTRATE
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FUNCTION(S) not reported
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SODIUM CITRATE
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
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VANILLIN
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, fragrance ingredient, masking
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XANTHAN GUM
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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:

*Hordeum Vulgare Seed Extract, **Palm Kernel/Coco Glucoside, **Decyl Glucoside, **Lauryl Glucoside, *Aloe Maculata Leaf Extract, *Corylus Avellana (Hazel) Seed Oil, *Camellia Japonica Seed Oil, **Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, *Lactobacillus/Avena Sativa (Oat) Kernel Ferment Filtrate, *Saccharomyces/Barley Seed Ferment Filtrate, *Lactobacillus/Glycine Soja (Soybean) Ferment Filtrate, Acorus Calamus Root Extract, *Phaseolus Angularis Seed Extract, *Glycine Soja (Soybean) Seed Extract, *Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, *Lactobacillus/Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Ferment Filtrate, Xanthan Gum, *Coix Lacryma-Jobi Ma-yuen Seed Extract, Lactobacillus/Turmeric Ferment Filtrate, ***Scutellaria Baicalensis Root Extract, ***Paeonia Suffruticosa Root Extract, ***Glycyrrhiza Glabra (Licorice) Root Extract, **Gluconolactone, Sodium Citrate, Salvia Officinalis (Sage) Oil, Cedrus Atlantica (Cedarwood) Bark Oil, p-Methoxybenzaldehyde, gamma-Undecalactone, beta-lonone, Hexyl acetate, Vanillin, Paeonia Officinalis Root/Stem.

Directions from packaging:

[How to use] Massage into wet hair. Rinse out. For best results use with other Whamisa hair products.

Warnings from packaging:

[Precautions] Stop use if product causes irritation. If symptoms continue, seek medical advice. Do not use on wounds. Keep out of direct sunlight and extreme temperatures. For external use only. Keep out of reach of children. Avoid contact with eyes.

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This product bears the EWG VERIFIEDTM mark - its formulation has been reviewed by EWG scientists, and the company behind the product has shown its ingredients meet all of the EWG’s strict criteria. When it was verified, the ingredients in this formulation did not pose significant human health concerns.

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