Bloomi's Banned List

We care about what you put on and in your body. This is why our team of experts have developed the industry’s first clean standard for intimate care products. Learn more about the ingredients we ban and why.

TERMS TO KNOW:

THE OFFICIAL BANNED LIST:

A preservative that may be harmful to embryo during pregnancy. Should not for used on mucous membranes or vagina.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Condoms, Lubricants

A chemical used to create ‘slip’ in intimate care products that has been linked to reproductive harm, endocrine disruption and eco-toxicity.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Silicone Lubricants

A preservative that releases formaldehyde, which is a carcinogen and may cause irritation and allergic rash.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Douches

Contaminants in conventional pads and tampons which are linked to cancer, endocrine disruption and reproductive toxicity.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Pads, Tampons

Ingredient that releases formaldehyde, a carcinogen, and may cause allergic rash or eczema.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Wipes

These ingredients are used as surfactants (to make products lather) or emulsifiers (to keep products together). They may be contaminated with ethylene oxide or 1,4-dioxane, which are carcinogens.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes

There are many preservatives that release formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, into products. Quaternium 15 is one example. In addition to the cancer concern, these ingredients are usually irritants.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

 

Glycerin is a naturally occurring component of many oils and waxes.. While it is considered safe for use in many other consumer products, it is not great for intimate parts, as it may trigger bacterial vaginosis, pH imbalance and increase risk of STIs (when used with condoms).

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Lubricants, Moisturizers

Commonly used preservatives that can cause irritation or allergic rash.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Deodorants, Anti-itch Creams

These ingredients can break down condoms and increases risk of pH imbalance and STIs.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

 

Ingredient found in lubricants and condoms. It may cause irritation, pH imbalance, potential reproductive toxicity, and/or be contaminated with 1,4-dioxane and ethylene oxide

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Lubricants, Condoms

Preservatives found in feminine washes and lubricants which have been linked to hormone disruption.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Lubricants

Plasticizers found in synthetic fragrances, plastic toys, and more. Many of them remain unlisted on ingredient labels. Some phthalates are known or suspected endocrine disruptors and may be linked to reproductive toxicity, fertility issues, and more.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Wipes, Lubricants, Moisturizers, Sex Toys

A solvent that is used in cosmetics, washes, moisturizers. PEG is the polymer of ethylene oxide, which is a carcinogen.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Moisturizers

Preservatives and disinfectants that might cause contact dermatitis, sensitization, and lead to microbial resistance.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Wipes

Dyes impart color. Dyed products should be avoided on mucous membranes or vagina due to possible irritation and other concerns. Bloomi prohibits dyes from all cosmetics and disposable products, but may allow dyes for sex toys and menstrual cups

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Wipes, Pads, Tampons

Fragrance is used to scent products. It is a mixture of undisclosed chemicals of unknown toxicity, and amy contain allergens, endocrine disruptors, and more. Bloomi allows essential oils and natural fragrance, but we encourage people to use simple, unscented products on intimate areas.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes, Wipes, Lubricants, Douches, Pads, Tampons, Moisturizers

Preservatives with antibacterial properties used in feminine washes and other intimate care products. They may be associated with hormone disruption.

Why we don't like it

Where it's found

Washes