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Dr. Bronner's Organic Hair Rinse, Citrus

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Bronner's Organic Hair Rinse, Citrus product label collected on November 15, 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 Dr. Bronner's Organic Hair Rinse, Citrus is 3.

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Data last updated: November 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Occupational hazards
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Appeared as: LEMON OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL
Appeared as: ORANGE OIL

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Occupational hazards (high)

Limited
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) JUICE
Appeared as: LEMON JUICE

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL
Appeared as: * HEMP OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None
ACACIA CONCINNA FRUIT POWDER
Appeared as: SHIKAKAI POWDER

Fair
COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: COCONUT OIL

Fair
ELAEIS GUINEENSIS (PALM) KERNEL OIL
Appeared as: * PALM KERNEL OIL

Fair
OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) OIL
Appeared as: * OLIVE OIL

Limited
SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) SEED OIL
Appeared as: JOJOBA OIL

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

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."

For more information visit: http://www.peta.org/living/beauty-and-personal-care/companies/default.aspx

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:

ORGANIC LEMON JUICE, ORGANIC SHIKAKAI POWDER, ORGANIC LEMON OIL, ORGANIC ORANGE OIL, ORGANIC COCONUT OIL, * ORGANIC PALM KERNEL OIL, * ORGANIC OLIVE OIL, * ORGANIC HEMP OIL, ORGANIC JOJOBA OIL, POTASSIUM HYDROXIDE, ** CITRIC ACID, TOCOPHEROL.

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