MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET. 1. IDENTIFICATION OF SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION & COMPANY. PRODUCT NAME: LAVENDER OIL 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 attention. EYE CONTACT: Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 mins. Contact a doctor if symptoms persist. 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 (Section 15) 5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES. EXTINGUISHING MEDIA RECOMMENDED: Use CO2, Dry Powder or Foam type of Extinguishers, spraying extinguishing media to base of flames. Do not use direct water jet on burning material. SPECIAL MEASURES: Avoid vapour inhalation. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not smoke. Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus & protective clothing. 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 FOR SPILLAGES: Remove all potential ignition sources. Contain spilled material. Cover 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 minimum. 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. HAND 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 FLAVOUR: FLASH-POINTC: 71C RELATIVE DENSITY: d2020: 0.8700 to 0.8980 OPTICAL ROTATION @ 20C: -8 to +2 REFRACTIVE INDEX @ 20C: 1.4550 to 1.4720 SOLUBILITY IN 75% ETHANOL @ 20C: 1+ 2 ESTER CONTENT (AS LINALYL ACETATE): 40-42% SOLUBILITY IN VEGETABLE OILS: Soluble SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Insoluble ADDITIONAL DATA: TYPICAL ANALYSIS BY GC/MS: CONTAINS -PINENE, CAMPHENE, -PINENE, MYRCENE, -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, -TERPINEOL, LINALYL ACETATE, NEROL, BORNYL ACETATE, LAVANDULYL ACETATE, GERANIOL, -SANTOLENE, NERYL ACETATE, -CARYOPHYLLENE, GERANYL ACETATE, TRANS-FARNESCENE, GERMACRENE D , -BISABOLENE, -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): AIR (IATA) : SEA (IMDG): UN 1993 : 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION. According to Directive 88/379/EEC HAZARDS: SYMBOLS: RISK PHRASES: SAFETY PHRASES: 16. OTHER INFORMATION. Conc. % Limits: PACKAGING: Type Suitability Glass Yes Lacquer lined steel/tin Yes Aluminium Yes HPPE No F/HDPE Yes Other plastic No SHELF-LIFE Min 12 months when stored within advised conditions. Q.C. REQUIREMENTS. 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