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Product score: 03

Data Availability:

Limited

Young Living Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash (2019 formulation)

Young Living Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash (2019 formulation)

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CATEGORY

Mouthwash

BRAND

Young Living

DATA LAST UPDATED

August 2019

Ingredient concerns

See how this product scores for common concerns.

  • LOW
    Cancer
  • HIGH
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • HIGH
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient scores

Ingredients are scored based on their formulation and concentration in this product. Click on an ingredient for more information.

Ingredient score: 01
WATER
Data Availability: Robust
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FUNCTION(S) solvent
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Ingredient score: 04
CI 77820
Appeared as: COLLOIDAL SILVER
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) colorant, cosmetic colorant
CONCERNS • Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (high)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (high)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
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Ingredient score: 05
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 03
LECITHIN
Appeared as: SOY LECITHIN
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, surfactant - emulsifying agent, antistatic, emollient, emulsifying, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)
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Ingredient score: 01
QUILLAJA SAPONARIA (SOAPBARK) BARK EXTRACT
Appeared as: QUILLAJA SAPONARIA BARK EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, antidandruff, cleansing, emulsifying, foaming, masking, moisturising, skin conditioning, surfactant
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
POTASSIUM SORBATE
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, preservative
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
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Ingredient score: 02
CITRIC ACID
Data Availability: Good
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FUNCTION(S) chelating agent, fragrance ingredient, ph adjuster, buffering, chelating, masking
CONCERNS • Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 04
EUGENIA CARYOPHYLLUS (CLOVE) BUD OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (moderate)
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Ingredient score: 01
STEVIA REBAUDIANA (SWEETLEAF) EXTRACT
Appeared as: STEVIA REBAUDIANA (STEVIA) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) flavoring agent, masking
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Ingredient score: 03
MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) EXTRACT
Appeared as: MENTHA SPICATA (SPEARMINT) LEAF EXTRACT
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 06
CITRUS LIMON (LEMON) PEEL OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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CONCERNS • 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)
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Ingredient score: 03
CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM BARK OIL
Appeared as: CINNAMOMUM ZEYLANICUM (CINNAMON) BARK OIL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
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Ingredient score: 02
VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES ROOT OIL
Appeared as: VETIVERIA ZIZANOIDES (VETIVER) OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, masking, tonic
CONCERNS • Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)
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Ingredient score: 01
EUCALYPTUS RADIATA LEAF/ STEM OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS RADIATA LEAF OIL
Data Availability: None
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Ingredient score: 01
ROSMARINUS OFFICINALIS (ROSEMARY) LEAF OIL
Data Availability: Limited
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FUNCTION(S) fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous, masking, skin conditioning
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Ingredient score: 02
TOCOPHEROL
Appeared as: TOCOPHERYL
Data Availability: Fair
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FUNCTION(S) antioxidant, fragrance ingredient, skin-conditioning agent - miscellaneous;skin-conditioning agent - occlusive, skin conditioning
CONCERNS • Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Contamination concerns (HYDROQUINONE)
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Ingredients from packaging:

Water, Colloidal silver, Mentha piperita (Peppermint) oil, Soy lecithin, Quillaja saponaria bark extract, Potassium sorbate, Citric acid, Eugenia caryophyllus (Clove) bud oil, Stevia rebaudiana (Stevia) leaf extract, Mentha spicata (Spearmint) leaf extract, Citrus limon (Lemon) peel oil, Cinnamomum zeylanicum (Cinnamon) bark oil, Vetiveria zizanoides (Vetiver) oil, Eucalyptus radiata leaf oil, Rosmarinus officinalis (Rosemary) leaf oil, Tocopheryl

Directions from packaging:

Rinse mouth with 1 tablespoon or 1 capful of Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash for 30 60 seconds or as needed.

Warnings from packaging:

Store at room temperature. Keep out of reach of children. Do not expose to excessive heat or direct sunlight. Shake before use.

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.


Unknown

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

Understanding scores

Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.

Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.

HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES

Hazard score

The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.

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Data availability

The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.

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