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Healing-Scents My Body's Herbal Buddy

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Healing-Scents My Body's Herbal Buddy product label collected on August 09, 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 Healing-Scents My Body's Herbal Buddy is 3.

Data last updated: August 2019

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is 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
  • Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
  • Use restrictions
MODERATE
  • Multiple, additive exposure sources
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Endocrine disruption
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY)
Appeared as: COMFREY

• Cancer (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (high)

Limited
MENTHA PIPERITA (PEPPERMINT) OIL
Appeared as: PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Use restrictions (low)

Fair
EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS (EUCALYPTUS) LEAF OIL
Appeared as: EUCALYPTUS GLOBULUS ESSENTIAL OIL

• Use restrictions (moderate)

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

Fair
HELIANTHUS ANNUUS (SUNFLOWER) SEED OIL
Appeared as: SUNFLOWER OIL

Limited
PERSEA GRATISSIMA (AVOCADO) OIL
Appeared as: AVOCADO OIL

Limited
PRUNUS ARMENIACA (APRICOT) OIL
Appeared as: APRICOT OIL

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited

Limited
CAPSICUM FRUTESCENS
Appeared as: CAYENNE

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
EUPATORIUM PERFOLIATUM (BONESET)
Appeared as: BONESET

None
EUPATORIUM PURPUREUM (GRAVEL ROOT)
Appeared as: GRAVEL ROOT

Fair
QUERCUS (OAK) BARK
Appeared as: OAK BARK

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Limited
ULMUS RUBRA (SLIPPERY ELM)
Appeared as: SLIPPERY ELM

Limited
VALERIANA OFFICINALIS (VALERIAN) ROOT
Appeared as: VALERIAN ROOT

Limited
JUGLANS NIGRA (BLACK WALNUT)
Appeared as: WALNUT BARK

Limited
SALIX ALBA (WHITE WILLOW) BARK
Appeared as: WILLOW BARK

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)

None

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:

olive oil, sunflower oil, avocado oil, apricot oil, calendula infused oil, beeswax, comfrey, cayenne, boneset, gravel root, oak bark, passion flower, slippery elm, valerian root, walnut bark, willow bark, peppermint essential oil, lavender essential oil, eucalyptus globulus essential oil

Directions from packaging:

Apply to area, massage in well. Gently stretch joints to increase mobility.

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