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Product score: 01

Data Availability:

Fair

Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Peppermint (2018 formulation)

Dr. Bronner's 18-in-1 Hemp Pure-Castile Soap, Peppermint (2018 formulation)

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Body Wash/Cleanser

BRAND

Dr. Bronner's

DATA LAST UPDATED

September 2018

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • MODERATE
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 01
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL*
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, masking, skin conditioning, solvent
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) ph adjuster, buffering
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: PALM KERNEL OIL*
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient
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Ingredient score: 01
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: OLIVE OIL*
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, perfuming
CONCERNS • Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
MENTHA ARVENSIS
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 01
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
Appeared as: HEMP OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, emollient, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) hair conditioning agent, skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, emollient, hair conditioning, skin conditioning, viscosity controlling
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Ingredient score: 04
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) LEAF
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, refreshing
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
TOCOPHEROL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Organic Coconut Oil*, Potassium Hydroxide**, Organic Palm Kernel Oil*, Organic Olive Oil*, Mentha Arvensis, Organic Hemp Oil, Organic Jojoba Oil, Mentha Piperita, 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.

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

Companies that join the "Caring Consumer" program of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, a leading international animal rights advocacy organization, attest that "neither they nor their ingredient suppliers conduct or commission any animal tests on ingredients, formulations or finished products, and that they pledge not to do so in the future."

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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.

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Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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