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Ethique Bodywash Bar, Lavender & Mint

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Ethique Bodywash Bar, Lavender & Mint product label collected on January 25, 2019 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 Ethique Bodywash Bar, Lavender & Mint is 1.

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Data last updated: January 2019

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 MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: VEGETABLE GLYCERINE

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Fair

• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

None

Limited

Limited

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

Robust

Limited
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA AUGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) ESSENTIAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) ESSENTIAL OIL

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

None

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

Sodium olivate, sodium cocoate, sodium stearate, aqua (water), vegetable glycerine, sodium chloride, Lavandula augustifolia (lavender) essential oil, Mentha piperita (peppermint) essential oil, mica, Tetrasodium glutamate diacetate, citral, limonene.

Directions from packaging:

Get yourself wet in the shower, lather up with the bar straight on your skin or onto a shower pouf, then rinse.

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