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MSDS - Borage - Borago Officinalis - Carrier Oil


BORAGE OIL
SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)

01.  IDENTIFICATION OF THE SUBSTANCE/PREPARATION & THE COMPANY/UNDERTAKING

1.1

Product Identifier 

Product Name 

Borage Oil.  

Biological Definition

Borago Officinalis Seed Oil is the fixed oil obtained from the seeds of Borago officinalis L., Boraginaceae.

INCI Name

Borago Officinalis Seed Oil.

Synonyms & Trade Names

-

CAS-No

225234-12-8

EC No.

Not available

EINECS No.

Not available

1.2

Relative identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

 

Cosmetics, Pharmaceuticals, Food.  

1.3

Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet 

 

Essential Oils Direct Ltd  13 Parkside Industrial Estate,  Royton, Oldham OL2 6DS - Reg No 04199912 

1.4 

Emergency Tel. No.  

+ 44 (0) 161 633 3952

02. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

2.1

Classification of the substance or mixture 

 

Not classed as a hazardous substance.

Classification (EC 1272/2008)

 

The product does not belong to any list of substances supposedly hazardous to human or animal health according to EU Regulation 1272/2008 and further amendments, nor to those having recognised exposition limits. Care should be taken when handling hot oil as it may constitute a burn hazard. Spills constitute a slippage hazard.

2.2 

Label Elements 

Label in accordance with (EC) No 1272/2008   

 

None.

Signal Word

None.

Contains

Contains no hazardous substances.

Hazard Statements

 

None.

Precautionary Statements

 

None.

Supplementary Precautionary Statements

 

None.

2.3

Other Hazards 

PBT or vPvB according to Annex XIII

No additional data available.

Adverse physio-chemical properties

None.

Adverse effects on human health

None.

03. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1

Substances

 

100% Borago Officinalis Seed Oil Cas No. 225234-12-8 Not classed as a hazardous product.

 

04. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1

Description of first aid measures

Inhalation 

Not expected with this type of product. If discomfort occurs; seek medical advice.

 Ingestion

Non toxic, edible product.  If discomfort occurs; seek medical advice.

Skin Contact 

Remove contaminated clothing. Wash skin with soap and water. Seek medical attention if any discomfort continues.

Eye Contact   

Immediately flush with plenty of water for up to 15 minutes. Remove any contact lenses and open eyes wide apart. Continue to rinse. Seek medical attention.

4.2

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

 

No additional data available.

4.3

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

 

No additional data available.

05. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 

Extinguishing Media

 

Extinguishing media: Fire blanket, Carbon dioxide (CO2). Dry Chemical Powder or foam.

Unsuitable extinguishing media:  Water jet.

5.2 

Special hazards arising from the product

 

Formation of carbon monoxide is possible.

5.3 

Advice for firefighters

 

In case of fire; Wear suitable respiratory protection.

06. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

 

No special precautions required. Remove sources of ignition, provide adequate ventilation, avoid contact with skin and eye contact.

6.2 

Environmental Precautions

 

Do not discharge into drains, water courses or onto the ground. Dispose of in line with Local authority guidelines.

6.3 

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up.

 

Cover with an inert, inorganic, non-combustible absorbent material (e.g. dry-lime, sand, soda ash). Place in covered containers and dispose of in accordance with current laws and regulations. Larger spillages may be pumped.

6.4 

Reference to other sections

 

Section 8 and section 13.

07. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 

Precautions for safe handling

 

Keep containers leak proof, tightly closed and dry, when not in use. Protect against sun/light. Prevent spills and leakages to avoid slip hazard.  Provide suitable mechanical equipment for the safe handling of drums and heavy packages.

7.2 

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

 

Intrusion into soil to be avoided. Store the product in cool (max. at room temperature) and well-ventilated environment. Keep containers tightly closed.  Keep away from sources of ignition. Provide suitable mechanical equipment for the safe handling of drums and heavy packages. Electrical equipment and fittings must comply with local regulations.

7.3 

Specific end use(s) 

 

No additional data available.

08. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 

Control parameters 

 

Not applicable under normal working procedures. 

8.2 

Exposure controls 

Protective Equipment

 

Process Conditions 

No special measures required.

Engineering Measures

No special measures required.

Respiratory Equipment

In case of aerosol formation: use a dust mask filter.

Hand Protection

No special measures required under normal working conditions.

Eye Protection

Use safety glasses if at risk of splashing.

Other Protection

No special measures required.

Hygiene Measures

Good personal hygiene practices are always advisable, especially when working with chemicals / oils.

Personal Protection 

Wear protective equipment to protect from splashes and spills.

Skin Protection 

No special measures required.

Environmental Exposure Controls 

Avoid discharging into drainage water.

09. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 

Information on basic physical and chemical properties 

Appearance

Clear, pale yellow liquid. 

Colour

Pale yellow.

Odour

Characteristic.   

Relative Density

0.910 - 0.925 @ 20°C

Flash Point (°C)

>300

Refractive Index

1.470 - 1.480 @ 20°C

Melting Point (°C)

No additional data available.

Boiling Point (°C)

No additional data available.

Vapour Pressure (mmHg)

< 0.01

Solubility in Water @20°C

Insoluble in water. Soluble in vegetable oil.

Auto-ignition temperature (°C)

No additional data available.

 

 

9.2 

Other information 

 

No additional data available.

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 

Reactivity

 

Stable under the recommended handling and storage conditions.

10.2 

Chemical stability

 

Stable under the recommended handling and storage conditions. Becomes rancid on prolonged exposure to air.

10.3 

Possible hazardous reactions

 

None.

10.4 

Conditions to Avoid

 

Avoid oxidation promoting conditions (heat, UV light).

10.5 

Incompatible materials

 

Avoid contact with strong acids, alkalis and oxidising agents.

10.6 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

None.

11. TOXOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 

Information on toxicological effects 

 

Acute Toxicity

Nontoxic product. Edible quality.

 

Skin corrosion / irritation

Nontoxic product. Edible quality. No negative effects expected.

 

Serious eye damage / irritation

Slight irritation may occur on eye contact.

 

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

Nontoxic product. Edible quality. No negative effects expected.

 

Germ Cell Mutagenicity

Nontoxic product. Edible quality. No negative effects expected.

 

Carcinogenicity

Nontoxic product. Edible quality. No negative effects expected.

 

Reproductive toxicity

Nontoxic product. Edible quality. No negative effects expected.

 

STOT-single exposure

No additional data available.

 

STOT-repeated exposure

No additional data available.

 

Aspiration hazard

Nontoxic product. Edible quality. No negative effects expected.

 

Photo-toxicity

Nontoxic product. Edible quality. No negative effects expected.

 

Other Information

No additional data available.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 

Toxicity

 

No additional data available.

12.2 

Persistence & degradability

 

Readily biodegradable.

12.3 

Bioaccumulation Potential

 

Not expected.

12.4 

Mobility in soil

 

Floats on water. Immobilises by adsorption to soil particles.

12.5 

Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment

 

No additional data available.

12.6 

Other adverse effects

 

Do not allow product to enter streams, sewers or other waterways. Presents no ozone depletion potential and is CO2 neutral.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 

Waste treatment  methods

 

No specific danger. Dispose according to local authority advice. May be burned together with household waste, if this is accepted by the authorities.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

14.1 

UN number

 

UN No. Road

Not applicable – non toxic product. 

 

UN No. SEA

Not applicable – non toxic product. 

 

UN No. AIR

Not applicable – non toxic product. 

14.2 

UN proper shipping name

 

No additional data available. 

14.3 

Transport hazard class(es)

 

Not restricted under Road (ADR), Rail (RID), Sea (IMDG) and Air (ICAO) transport in drums or food tanks.  

14.4 

Packing group

 

No additional data available.

14.5 

Environmental hazards

 

No hazard label necessary – non hazardous product. 

14.6 

Special precautions for user

 

See sections 6 8. 

14.7 

Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC code

 

Not defined.

15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

15.1 

Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

 

Statutory Instruments

The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 (S.I 2009 No. 716).

Approved Code Of Practice

Classification and Labelling of Substances and Preparations Dangerous for Supply.

Guidance Notes

Workplace Exposure Limits EH40. CHIP for everyone HSG (108).

EU Legislation

Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006  concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No  793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC, including amendments.

15.2 

Chemical safety assessment

 

An assessment has not been carried out.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Hazard and/or Precautionary Statements in Full

None.

Other Information

None.

Revision Date

13/01/2016

Reason for revision

New SDS.

Rev No/Repl, SDS Generated

01

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