|MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET.|
1. IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION & COMPANY.
PRODUCT NAME: LAVENDER OIL
SUPPLIER: Amphora Aromatics Ltd, 36 Cotham Hill, Cotham, Bristol BS6 6LA
Telephone +44 (0)117-9087770.
2. COMPOSITION / INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS.
DEFINITION/BOTANICAL ORIGIN: Definition: The volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the freshly cut
flowering tops of the herb Lavandula angustifolia P. Miller (Fam. Labitae), blended/adjusted to defined
composition (esters as linalyl acetate 40-42%)
H-No: 3301.23 CAS No: 8000-28-0 Status: natural
CoE No: 257 FEMA: 2622 Additives: none
FDA: 182.20 IFRA: not restricted Application: Aromatherapy, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals,
perfumery, candles, soaps, food products.
RIFM: monograph EINECS: 289-995-2 FCCIV: official
INCI name: Lavandula angustifolia
3. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION:
Concentrated product. Do not ingest, use good housekeeping procedures when handling.
4. FIRST-AID MEASURES:
INHALATION: Remove from exposure site to fresh air. Keep at rest. Obtain medical
EYE CONTACT: Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 mins. Contact a doctor if
SKIN CONTACT: Remove contaminated clothes. Wash thoroughly with soap & water,
flush with plenty of water. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.
INGESTION: Rinse mouth out with water. Seek medical advice immediately.
OTHER: When assessing action take Risk & Safety Phrases into account
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES.
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA Use CO2, Dry Powder or Foam type of Extinguishers, spraying
RECOMMENDED: extinguishing media to base of flames. Do not use direct water jet on
SPECIAL MEASURES: Avoid vapour inhalation. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not
smoke. Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus &
EXTINGUISHING PROCEDURES: Closed containers may build up pressure when exposed to heat and
should be cooled with water spray.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES.
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS: Avoid inhalation & direct contact with skin & eyes. Use individual
protective equipment (safety glasses, waterproof-boots, suitable
protective clothing) in case of major spillages.
ENVIRONMENT PRECAUTIONS: Keep away from drains, soils, surface & groundwaters.
CLEANING UP METHODS Remove all potential ignition sources. Contain spilled material. Cover
FOR SPILLAGES: with an inert or non-combustible inorganic absorbent material, or sweep
up and remove to an approved disposal container. Observe state,
federal & local disposal regulations.
7. HANDLING & STORAGE.
PRECAUTIONS IN HANDLING: Apply good manufacturing practice & industrial hygiene practices,
ensuring proper ventilation. Observe good personal hygiene, and do
not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling.
STORAGE CONDITIONS: Store in tightly closed original container, in a cool, dry & ventilated area
away from heat sources & protected from light . Keep air contact to a
FIRE PROTECTION: Keep away from ignition sources & naked flames. Take precautions to
avoid static discharges in working area.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/ PERSONAL PROTECTION.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Avoid breathing product vapour. Apply local ventilation where possible.
VENTILATION: Ensure good ventilation of working area.
SKIN PROTECTION: Avoid all skin contact. Use chemically resistant gloves if required.
EYE PROTECTION: Use safety glasses.
WORK/HYGIENE PRACTICES: Wash hands with soap & water after handling.
9. PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES.
COLOUR: Pale yellow to yellow
APPEARANCE: Clear mobile liquid
ODOUR: Fresh sweet floral-herbaceous, slightly woody
FLASH POINT°C: 71°C
SPECIFIC GRAVITY@20°C: 0.8700 to 0.8980
OPTICAL ROTATION@20°C: -8° to +2°
REFRACTIVE INDEX @20°C: 1.4550to 1.4720
SOLUBILITY IN 75% ETHANOL @20°C: 1+ 2
ESTER CONTENT (AS LINALYL ACETATE): 40-42%
SOLUBILITY IN VEGETABLE OILS: Soluble
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Insoluble
TYPICAL ANALYSIS BY GC/MS: CONTAINS á-PINENE, CAMPHENE, â-PINENE, MYRCENE, ä-3-CARENE, LIMONENE,
CIS-OCIMENE, 3-OCTANONE, TRANS-OCIMENE, 1-OCTEN-3-OL, 3-OCTANOL, TERPINOLENE, LINALOL OXIDES, 1-OCTEN-3-YL
ACETATE, LINALOL,HEXYL ISOBUTYRATE, GALBANOLENE, CAMPHOR, TERPINEN-4-OL, LAVANDULOL, BORNEOL, á-TERPINEOL,
LINALYL ACETATE, NEROL, BORNYL ACETATE, LAVANDULYL ACETATE, GERANIOL, á-SANTOLENE, NERYL ACETATE, â-
CARYOPHYLLENE, GERANYL ACETATE, TRANS-âFARNESCENE, GERMACRENE D , â-BISABOLENE, ã-CADINENE, CARYOPHYLLENE
OXIDE, CADINENE AMONGST OTHERS.
10. STABILITY & REACTIVITY.
REACTIVITY : It presents no significant reactivity hazards, by itself or in contact with
water. Avoid contact with strong acids, alkali or oxidising agents.
DECOMPOSITION : Liable to cause smoke & acrid fumes during combustion: carbon
monoxide, carbon dioxide & other non-identified organic compounds
may be formed.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION.
Acute oral LD50: >5g/Kg Dermal LD50: > 5g/Kg
Opdyke D.L.J. (1976) Food Cosmetics & Toxicology 14, 453 , ibid FCT 14,447 and FCT 14,449 found
lavender oil non-sensitising and non-irritating to skin with no potential human phototoxic effects. More
recent work indicates that lavender oil may have some CNS depressant activity (see S. Atanasova-
Shopova et al. (1974) through Chem Abstr., 81,58356j.)
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION.
BIODEGRADABILITY: Data not available
PRECAUTIONS: Prevent surface contamination of soil, ground & surface water.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS.
Avoid disposing to drainage systems and into the environment. Seek expert advice.
14. TRANSPORT REGULATIONS.
Road (ADR/RID): n/a
AIR (IATA) : n/a
SEA (IMDG): n/a
CHIP: See section 15
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION. According to Directive 88/379/EEC
RISK PHRASES: n/a
SAFETY PHRASES: n/a
16. OTHER INFORMATION.
Lacquer lined steel/tin Yes
Other plastic No
Min 12 months when stored within advised conditions.
In-line with general product specification. Always satisfy suitability for specific application.
Retest after 6 months.
The data provided in this material safety data sheet is meant to represent typical data/analysis for this
product and is correct to the best of our knowledge. The data was obtained from current and reliable
sources, but is supplied without warranty, expressed or implied, regarding its correctness or accuracy. It
is the user's responsibility to determine safe conditions for the use of this product, and to assume
liability for loss, injury, damage or expense arising from improper use of this product. The information
provided does not constitute a contract to supply to any specification, or for any given application, and
buyers should seek to verify their requirements and product use.
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