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Pete and Pedro CLEAN Shampoo, Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil

Data Availability: LIMITED

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EWG's Scores

EWG scientists reviewed the Pete and Pedro CLEAN Shampoo, Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil product label collected on March 18, 2021 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 Pete and Pedro CLEAN Shampoo, Peppermint and Tea Tree Oil is 4.

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Data last updated: March 2021

Ingredient Concerns

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW_MODERATE

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)
  • Neurotoxicity
LOW
  • Enhanced skin absorption
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Endocrine disruption
  • Occupational hazards
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Ingredient Concerns
Score Data Availability Ingredient Concern
Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Limited

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)
• Enhanced skin absorption
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

Fair
FD&C YELLOW NO. 5 (CI 19140)
Appeared as: YELLOW 5/CI 19140

• Cancer (low)
• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Neurotoxicity (moderate)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (BIPHENYL-2-YLAMINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Fair
CI 42090 (FD&C BLUE NO. 1 OR D&C BLUE NO. 4)
Appeared as: BLUE1/CI 42090

• Use restrictions (high)
• Neurotoxicity (low)
• Endocrine disruption (low)
• Persistence and bioaccumulation (moderate)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ANILINE and CADMIUM (pyrophoric))

Good

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

Good

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (COCAMIDOPROPYL DIMETHYLAMINE, 3-DIMETHYLAMINOPROPYLAMINE, and NITROSAMINES)

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (low)
• Non-reproductive organ system toxicity (moderate)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)
• Contamination concerns (ETHYLENE OXIDE and 1,4-DIOXANE)

Limited
ROSA CANINA (DOG ROSE) FRUIT EXTRACT
Appeared as: ROSA CANIA FRUIT EXTRACT

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

Fair

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (high)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Limited
CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICARIA) FLOWER EXTRACT
Appeared as: CHAMOMILLA RECUTITA (MATRICANIA) FLOWER EXTRACT

• Developmental/reproductive toxicity (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Neurotoxicity (low)

Limited
ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM (COMMON YARROW) EXTRACT
Appeared as: ACHILLEA MILLEFOLIUM EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Fair
MELISSA OFFICINALIS (LEMON BALM) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: MELISSA OFFICINALIS LEAF EXTRACT

• Use restrictions (moderate)
• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Good

• Use restrictions (moderate)

Robust
WATER
Appeared as: WATER/AQUA/EAU

Limited

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

Limited

• Use restrictions (high)
• Contamination concerns (NITROSAMINES)

Limited

Fair
HYDROXYPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE
Appeared as: HYDROXPROPYL METHYLCELLULOSE

None

Limited

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

None

Limited
POLYQUATERNIUM-10
Appeared as: POLYQUATEMIUM-10

Limited
CYMBOPOGON SCHOENANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT
Appeared as: CYMBOPOGON SCHOENNANTHUS (LEMONGRASS) EXTRACT

Limited
GERANIUM MACULATUM (SPOTTED CRANESBILL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: GERANIUM MACULATUM EXTRACT

Limited
SALVIA OFFICINALIS (SAGE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: SALVIA OFFCINALIS (SAGE) LEAFT EXTRACT

Limited
HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT
Appeared as: HAMAMELLIS VIRGINIANA (WITCH HAZEL) EXTRACT

• Allergies/immunotoxicity (low)
• Use restrictions (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low)

Fair

• Enhanced skin absorption

Fair

• Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)

Robust

Fair
GINKGO BILOBA (MAIDENHAIR TREE) LEAF EXTRACT
Appeared as: QUERUS ALBA BARK EXTRACT

• Cancer (moderate)

Limited
SYMPHYTUM OFFICINALE (COMFREY) EXTRACT
Appeared as: SYMPHYTUM OFFCINALE EXTRACT

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

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

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

Fair
METHYLCHLOROISOTHIAZOLINONE
Appeared as: METHYLCHIOROISOTHIAZOLINONE

• Cancer (low)
• Allergies/immunotoxicity (moderate)
• Use restrictions (high)
• Ecotoxicology (low)
• Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (moderate)

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:

Water/Aqua/Eau, Sodium Laureth Sulfate, Ammonium Lauryl Sulfate, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Cocamide MEA, Mentha Piperita (peppermint) oil, Glycol Stearate, Glycerin, Hydroxpropyl Methylcellulose, Polyquaternium-59, Butylene Glycol, Wheat Amino Acids, polyquatemium-10, Melaleuca Alternifolia (tea Tree) Leaf Oil, Chamomilla Recutita (matricania) Flower Extract, Achillea Millefolium Extract, Rosa Cania Fruit Extract, Melissa officinalis Leaf Extract, Cymbopogon Schoennanthus (Lemongrass) Extract, Querus Alba Bark Extract, Geranium Maculatum Extract, ,Symphytum Offcinale Extract, Salvia Offcinalis (Sage) Leaft Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Leaft Juice, Hamamellis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract, Disodium EDTA, Menthol, Citric Acid, Sodium Chloride, Methylchioroisothiazolinone, Methylisothiazolinone, Limonene, Linalool, Yellow 5/CI 19140, Blue1/CI 42090

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