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Essenza Hand Soap, Citrus Basil

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Essenza Hand Soap, Citrus Basil product label collected on November 17, 2020 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 Essenza Hand Soap, Citrus Basil is 3.

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Data last updated: November 2020

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Use Restrictions

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is HIGH

Other Ingredient Concerns

HIGH
  • Contamination concerns
  • 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
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Limited

• 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
CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA (LIME) OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA OIL

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

Fair

• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (low)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Fair

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

Limited
CITRUS RETICULATA OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS NOBILIS OIL

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

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited

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

Robust

Limited

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

None

Limited
CEDRUS ATLANTICA (ATLAS CEDAR) BARK OIL
Appeared as: CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL

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

Limited

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Limited
OCIMUM BASILICUM (SWEET BASIL) OIL
Appeared as: OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL

Limited
CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA (BITTER ORANGE) FLOWER OIL
Appeared as: CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER OIL

• Use restrictions (low)

Limited
CARUM CARVI (CARAWAY) SEED OIL
Appeared as: CARUM CARVI SEED OIL

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

Limited
ALOE BARBADENSIS (ALOE VERA) LEAF JUICE
Appeared as: ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE

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

None

Robust

Product's Animal Testing Policies

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Unknown

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Product's Label Information

Ingredients from packaging:

WATER, COCAMIDOPROPYL HYDROXYSULTAINE, SODIUM METHYL 2-SULFOLAURATE, CITRUS AURANTIUM DULCIS (ORANGE) OIL, CEDRUS ATLANTICA BARK OIL, VETIVERIA ZIZANIOIDES ROOT OIL, OCIMUM BASILICUM (BASIL) OIL, CITRUS AURANTIFOLIA OIL, CITRUS AURANTIUM AMARA FLOWER OIL, CITRUS NOBILIS OIL, CARUM CARVI SEED OIL, OLEA EUROPAEA (OLIVE) FRUIT OIL, ALOE BARBADENSIS LEAF JUICE, CITRIC ACID, GLYCERIN, DISODIUM 2-SULFOLAURATE, SODIUM CHLORIDE, POLYSORBATE 20, POTASSIUM SORBATE, SODIUM BENZOATE.

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