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Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Deodorant

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Deodorant 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 Desert Essence Tea Tree Oil Deodorant is 2.

Data last updated: November 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is MODERATE

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
  • Persistence and bioaccumulation
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Contamination concerns
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Neurotoxicity
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
• Contamination concerns (BENZETHONIUM CHLORIDE, METHYLPARABEN, and TRICLOSAN)

Fair

• Cancer (low)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER (AQUA)

Limited

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

• Cancer (moderate)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CALENDULA OFFICINALIS (POT MARIGOLD) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT

Limited
USNEA BARBATA (BEARD MOSS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: USNEA BARBATA (LICHEN) EXTRACT

Limited
AZADIRACHTA INDICA LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT (NEEM)

Limited

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

Fair
ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH
Appeared as: ZEA MAYS STARCH (CORN)

Limited

Good
SILICA, AMORPHOUS
Appeared as: SILICA

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

Fair

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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PETA Cruelty-free Companies

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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:

PROPANEDIOL, GLYCERIN, WATER (AQUA), SODIUM STEARATE, ZINC RICINOLEATE, POLYGLYCERYL-3 CAPRATE, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, MELALEUCA ALTERNIFOLIA (TEA TREE) LEAF OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT, CALENDULA OFFICINALIS FLOWER EXTRACT, USNEA BARBATA (LICHEN) EXTRACT, MELIA AZADIRACHTA LEAF EXTRACT (NEEM), HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT, CITRUS GRANDIS (GRAPEFRUIT) SEED EXTRACT, ZEA MAYS (CORN) STARCH, SUCROSE COCOATE, SILICA, ALLANTOIN

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