Safety Testing

Tested. Proven. Safe.

Products sold by Bath & Body Works meet or exceed all safety requirements established by the governments where the products are sold. We have internal experts that focus on the design, development and safety review of the ingredients and materials in our products.

Once the product meets our specifications, we verify our findings by requiring safety testing on all personal care, cosmetics, accessories and candles by world-renowned, independent, accredited consumer product testing labs. If a product doesn’t meet our stringent safety and quality evaluations, we don’t sell it.

Ingredient and Material Safety Review

One way Bath & Body Works ensures safety is by using ingredients that meet the safety qualifications of independent scientific expert groups – the same standards that are relied upon by government agencies and other leading manufacturers, including:

Personal Care Products

Bath & Body Works’ scientific experts verify the safety of every ingredient before using it in our products. This includes a scientific review of relevant, available information before we approve the use of an ingredient. We collaborate with outside technical manufacturers to assure that Bath & Body Works’ products are manufactured in conformance with regulatory standards. Subsequently, production batches are tested and meet stringent product specifications. The final products are clinically tested by independent laboratories for safety and efficacy as well as to substantiate all applicable marketing claims.

Animal Testing

Bath & Body Works has had a long history of being against animal testing. Visit our Policies page for additional information about our policy and efforts in this area.

Home Fragrance Products

In home fragrance, Bath & Body Works has devised best-in-class testing for new candle materials and technologies by requiring exceptional performance under rigorous burn conditions.

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Tips for safely burning Bath & Body Works candles