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Dr. Woods Exfoliating Lavender Soap

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Dr. Woods Exfoliating Lavender Soap product label collected on December 11, 2018 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. Woods Exfoliating Lavender Soap is 1.

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Data last updated: December 2018

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
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Good
GLYCERIN
Appeared as: GLYCERIN (RETAINED VEGETABLE GLYCERIN)

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Fair

• Use restrictions (moderate)

None
SODIUM PALMATE
Appeared as: SODIUM PALMATE (SAPONIFIED MASS BALANCE SUSTAINABLE PALM) OIL

None
SAPONIFIED COCOS NUCIFERA (COCONUT) OIL
Appeared as: SODIUM COCOATE (SAPONIFIED COCONUT) OIL

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: AQUA (WATER)

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

Limited
BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER
Appeared as: BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII BUTTER1 (SHEA)

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
LAVANDULA HYBRIDA OIL
Appeared as: LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

None

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

Fair
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E)

• Cancer (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)

Fair

Limited

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

Leading international certifiers PETA and Leaping Bunny have no information concerning this company’s use of animal testing.

Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

SODIUM PALMATE (SAPONIFIED MASS BALANCE SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL), SODIUM COCOATE (SAPONIFIED COCONUT OIL), AQUA (WATER), GLYCERIN (RETAINED VEGETABLE GLYCERIN), ORGANIC OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, ORGANIC BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER1, LAVANDULA HYBRIDA (LAVANDIN) OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL, CANNABIS SATIVA (HEMP) SEED OIL, LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER, SIMMONDSIA CHINENSIS (JOJOBA) OIL, ORGANIC TOCOPHEROL (VITAMIN E), SODIUM GLUCONATE, ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF EXTRACT, SODIUM CHLORIDE

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