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Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Citrus

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Citrus product label collected on September 26, 2018 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 Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Citrus is 1.

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Data last updated: September 2018

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Use restrictions (high)

Fair
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Appeared as: LIME OIL

• Use restrictions (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust

SODIUM COCOATE
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL*

SODIUM PALMATE
Appeared as: PALM KERNEL OIL*

SODIUM OLIVATE
Appeared as: OLIVE OIL*

Limited

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

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

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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.

For more information visit: http://www.leapingbunny.org/

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Organic Olive Oil*, Organic Orange Oil, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Organic Lemon Oil, Organic Lime Oil, Citric Acid, Tocopherol

Directions from packaging:

DILUTE! DILUTE! OK! 1. One small squirt applied to wet hands or washcloth to wash hands-face-body. 2. Work 1/2 tbsp. into wet hair, rinse with Dr. Bronner's Citrus Organic Hair Rinse. 3. Dilute 1:10 with water for hand-washed dishes, best in soft water. 4. For laundry, 1/3 cup soap in large load, add 1/2 cup vinegar in rinse cycle. 5. Mop floor with 1/2 cup of soap diluted in 3 gallons of hot water. 6. Wash dog by wetting fur, then massage soap in for good lather, rinse thoroughly. 7. A dash in bowl of water to remove residue from Fruit & Veggies. Rinse clean. 8. All-Purpose Cleaner: add 1/4 cup of soap to quart of water in spray bottle. 9. One tbsp. in quart of water to spray plants for bugs. Dash of cayenne optional. 10. Shave face-underarms-legs: lather up 5-10 drops in wet hands, apply.

Warnings from packaging:

! Don't drink soap! Keep out of eyes. If cap clogs, poke it clear. Do not squeeze bottle and shoot out soap. Soap can clog and spurt with pump dispensers. Flush eyes well with water for 15 minutes. Consult a physician if irritation persists.

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