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MSDS - Wintergreen - Gaultheria Procumbens - Essential Oil


WINTERGREEN ESSENTIAL OIL
SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)

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

1.1

Product Identifier 

Product Name 

Wintergreen  Oil Natural.

Biological Definition

Gaultheria Procumbens Leaf Oil is the volatile oil obtained from the leaves of the Wintergreen, Gaultheria procumbens L., Ericaceae.

INCI Name

Gaultheria Procumbens Leaf Oil.

Synonyms & Trade Names

Gaultheria Oil, Teaberry Oil, Methyl Salicylate.

CAS-No

90045-28-6

EC No.

289-888-0

EINECS No.

289-888-0

1.2

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

 

No additional data available.

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 

 

The Full Text for all Hazard Statements are Displayed in Section 16.

Classification (EC 1272/2008)

 

Acute Tox.4 – H302

Skin Sens. 1 – H317

Eye Irrit. 2 – H319

2.2 

Label Elements 

Label in accordance with (EC) No 1272/2008   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

         GHS07        

     

 

Signal Word

Warning

Contains

Methyl Salicylate, 1,8-Cineole

Hazard Statements

 

H302                Harmful if swallowed

H317                May cause an allergic skin reaction.

H319                Causes serious eye irritation

Precautionary Statements

 

P280                 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.

P261Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.

P333 + P313If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention

 

Supplementary Precautionary Statements

 

P362 + P364   Take off contaminated clothing. And wash it before reuse.

P302 + P352   IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.

P305+P351+P338: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing

P337+P313: If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

2.3

Other Hazards 

PBT or vPvB according to Annex XIII

No additional data available.

Adverse physio-chemical properties

No additional data available.

Adverse effects on human health

No additional data available.

03. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.2

Mixtures

 

≤ 98% Methyl Salicylate CAS No: 119-36-8 EC No: 204-317-7

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Acute Tox. 4 - H302, Eye Irrit. 2 – H319

 

 

< 1.5 % 1,8-Cineole CAS: 470-82-6, EC: 207-431-5

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Flam. Liq. 3 – H226,  Skin Sens. 1 - H317

 

 

<1.0% Alpha-Terpineol CAS-No.: 98-55-5 EC No.: 202-680-6

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) H315 Skin Irrit. 2 – H315, Eye Irrit. 2 – H319 

 

04. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1

Description of first aid measures

Inhalation 

Remove victim immediately from source of exposure. Get medical attention if any discomfort continues.

 Ingestion

Do not give the patient anything orally. In the event of swallowing, if the quantity is small (no more than one mouthful), rinse the mouth with water and consult a doctor. Seek medical attention immediately, showing the label. If swallowed accidentally, do not allow to drink, do not induce vomiting and transfer to hospital immediately by ambulance. Show the label to the doctor.

Skin Contact 

Remove contaminated clothing and wash the skin thoroughly with soap and water or a recognised cleaner. Watch out for any remaining product between skin and clothing, watches, shoes, etc. In the event of an allergic reaction, seek medical attention.

If the contaminated area is widespread and/or there is damage to the skin, a doctor must be consulted or the patient transferred to hospital.

Eye Contact   

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

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

 

Chemical powders, carbon dioxide and other extinguishing gas are suitable for small fires.

 

Keep packages near the fire cool, to prevent pressurised containers from bursting.

5.2 

Special hazards arising from the product

 

A fire will often produce a thick black smoke. Exposure to decomposition products may be hazardous to health.

Do not breathe in smoke.

In the event of a fire, the following may be formed :

- carbon monoxide (CO)

- carbon dioxide (CO2)

5.3 

Advice for firefighters

 

Fire-fighting personnel are to be equipped with autonomous insulating breathing apparatus.

06. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

 

Consult the safety measures listed under headings 7 and 8.

 

For non first aid worker

Avoid any contact with the skin and eyes.

 

For first aid worker

First aid workers will be equipped with suitable personal protective equipment (See section 8).

6.2 

Environmental Precautions

 

Contain and control the leaks or spills with non-combustible absorbent materials such as sand, earth, vermiculite, diatomaceous earth in drums for waste disposal.

Prevent any material from entering drains or waterways.

If the product contaminates waterways, rivers or drains, alert the relevant authorities in accordance with statutory procedures

Use drums to dispose of collected waste in compliance with current regulations (see section 13).

6.3 

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up.

 

Contain and collect spillage with non-combustible absorbent material, (e.g. sand, earth,

diatomaceous earth, vermiculite) and place in container for disposal according to local /

national regulations

6.4 

Reference to other sections

 

No additional data available.

07. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 

Precautions for safe handling

 

Always wash hands after handling.

Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-using.

Remove contaminated clothing and protective equipment before entering eating areas.

Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

 

 

7.2 

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

 

Storage

Keep the container tightly closed in a dry, well-ventilated place.

Keep away from food and drink, including those for animals.

Keep well away from all sources of ignition, heat and direct sunlight.

7.3 

Specific end use(s) 

 

No additional data available.

08. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 

Control parameters 

 

No additional data available.

8.2 

Exposure controls 

Protective Equipment

 

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Process Conditions 

Provide eyewash station.

Engineering Measures

Provide adequate ventilation.

Respiratory Equipment

For high concentrations use respiratory equipment.

Hand Protection

Wear chemical resistant gloves (PVC).

Eye Protection

Avoid contact with eyes.

Wear approved safety goggles to avoid contact with eyes.

Other Protection

Use personal protective equipment that is clean and has been properly maintained.

Store personal protective equipment in a clean place, away from the work area.

Hygiene Measures

Good personal hygiene practices are always advisable, especially when working with chemicals / oils. Never eat, drink or smoke during use. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-using. Ensure that there is adequate ventilation,

especially in confined areas.

Personal Protection 

Avoid inhalation and contact with skin and eyes.

Skin Protection 

Avoid skin contact. Wear suitable protective clothing.

Environmental Exposure Controls 

Avoid discharging into drainage water. Only eliminate by authorised companies.

09. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 

Information on basic physical and chemical properties 

Appearance

Liquid.

Colour

Colourless to light yellow.

Odour

Characteristic.

Relative Density

1.168 – 1.179 @ 20°C

Flash Point (°C)

>90

Refractive Index

1.533 – 1.537@ 20°C

Melting Point (°C)

No additional data available.

Boiling Point (°C)

No additional data available.

Vapour Pressure

No additional data available.

Solubility in Water @20°C

No additional data available.

Auto-ignition temperature (°C)

No additional data available.

9.2 

Other information 

 

No additional data available.

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 

Reactivity

 

No dangerous reactions known.

10.2 

Chemical stability

 

This substance is stable under the recommended handling and storage conditions in section 7.

10.3 

Possible hazardous reactions

 

No additional data available.

10.4 

Conditions to Avoid

 

Avoid exposure to high temperatures or direct sunlight. 

10.5 

Incompatible materials

 

No additional data available.

10.6 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

The thermal decomposition may release/form :

- carbon monoxide (CO)

- carbon dioxide (CO2)

11. TOXOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 

Information on toxicological effects 

 

Acute Toxicity

No additional data available.

 

Skin corrosion / irritation

May cause an allergic skin reaction

 

Serious eye damage / irritation

Causes serious eye irritation

 

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

No additional data available.

 

Germ Cell Mutagenicity

No additional data available.

 

Carcinogenicity

No additional data available.

 

Reproductive toxicity

No additional data available.

 

STOT-single exposure

No additional data available.

 

STOT-repeated exposure

No additional data available.

 

Aspiration hazard

No additional data available. 

 

Photo-toxicity

No additional data available.

 

Other Information

No additional data available.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 

Toxicity

 

No additional data available.

12.2 

Persistence & degradability

 

Degradability: No data available.

12.3 

Bioaccumulation Potential

 

Bioaccumulative potential: No data available on bioaccumulation.

12.4 

Mobility in soil

 

No additional data available.

 

12.5 

Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment

 

No additional data available.

12.6 

Other adverse effects

 

No additional data available.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 

Waste treatment  methods

 

Do not pour into drains or waterways.

Dispose of in compliance with all local and national regulations.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

14.1 

UN number

 

UN No. Road

Not bound by transport regulations.

 

UN No. SEA

Not bound by transport regulations.

 

UN No. AIR

Not bound by transport regulations.

14.2 

UN proper shipping name

 

Not bound by transport regulations.

14.3 

Transport hazard class(es)

 

Not bound by transport regulations.

14.4 

Packing group

 

Not bound by transport regulations.

14.5 

Environmental hazards

 

Not bound by transport regulations. 

14.6 

Special precautions for user

 

Not bound by transport regulations. 

14.7 

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

 

Not bound by transport regulations.

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).

 

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

 

No additional information available.

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Hazard and/or Precautionary Statements in Full

H226 Flammable liquid and vapour.

H302 Harmful if swallowed.

H315 Causes skin irritation.

H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction.

H319 Causes serious eye irritation.

Other Information

None

Revision Date

30/11/2016

Reason for revision

Updated

Rev No/Repl, SDS Generated

02 replaces 01

DISCLAIMER: This information relates only to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other materials or in any process. Such information is, to the best of the company's knowledge and belief, accurate and reliable as of the date indicated. However, no warranty guarantee or representation is made to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. It is the user's responsibility to satisfy himself as to the suitability of such information for his own particular use.