Consumer reports has published an article on the back and forth between the FDA and the cosmetics industry leaders.. it's sad to me really - since safety should always be a concern when we are providing products for consumer use.
Below is the article - it's an interesting read.
"Outdated safety rules for the $70 billion cosmetics industry must be overhauled
The FDA has no power to review personal-care products before they go on sale
Did you know?
Some of our favorite fall scents can actuall caue problems for your skin...
Nutmeg, Cinnamon, Clove all have special usage rates for use in skin care products. And not just for scents, also as additives. And it might not bother you at first. Though non-toxic, these essential oils are skin irritants and potentially skin sensitizers.
Cinnamon is not to be used with pregnant women or children under the age of six years. Also, do not use Cinnamon Leaf if you are on blood thinning medications. Since this oil often causes skin irritation, it is not recommend using Cinnamon Leaf essential...