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Seventh Generation Hibiscus & Cardamom Natural Hand Wash

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Seventh Generation Hibiscus & Cardamom Natural Hand Wash 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 Seventh Generation Hibiscus & Cardamom Natural Hand Wash is 3.

Data last updated: November 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW_MODERATE

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

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
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Contamination concerns
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

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

Limited

• 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)

None

• Cancer (low)
• 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)

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

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
D-LIMONENE
Appeared as: D-LIMONENE IS A COMPONENT OF THE FRAGRANCE INGREDIENTS

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

Limited

• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (GLYCERYL DIESTERS)

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)

Robust

None

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Limited

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

Robust

Fair

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)

Fair

• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
CYMBOPOGON MARTINI OIL
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

Limited

Limited

Limited
CEDARWOOD OIL
Appeared as: JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDAR) OIL

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)

Limited
LITSEA CUBEBA (MAY CHANG) OIL
Appeared as: LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Fair

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited

None
THYMUS CAPITATUS HERB OIL
Appeared as: THYMUS CAPITATUS OIL

Limited
HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA (ROSELLE) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER EXTRACT

None

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:

WATER, SODIUM COCO-SULFATE, DECYL GLUCOSIDE, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, MAGNESIUM CHLORIDE, GLYCERIN, GLYCERYL CAPRYLATE/CAPRATE, CITRIC ACID, COCO-GLUCOSIDE, GLYCERYL OLEATE, 3-HEXENOL, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) PEEL OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM BERGAMIA (BERGAMOT) FRUIT OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) PEEL OIL, CITRUS MEDICA LIMONUM (LEMON) PEEL OIL, CITRUS SINENSIS OIL, CYMBOPOGON MARTINI (PALMAROSA) OIL, ELETTARIA CARDAMOMUM (CARDAMOM) SEED OIL, EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) LEAF OIL, GAMMA-DECALACTONE, JUNIPERUS VIRGINIANA (CEDAR) OIL, LINALOOL, LITSEA CUBEBA FRUIT OIL, MYRISTICA FRAGRANS (NUTMEG) KERNEL OIL, PHENETHYL ALCOHOL, SALVIA SCLAREA (CLARY SAGE) OIL, THYMUS CAPITATUS OIL, HIBISCUS SABDARIFFA FLOWER EXTRACT, SODIUM BENZOATE, TETRASODIUM IMINODISUCCINATE, POTASSIUM SORBATE. D-LIMONENE IS A COMPONENT OF THE FRAGRANCE INGREDIENTS.

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