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MSDS - Myrtle - Myrtus communis - Essential Oil


MYRTLE ESSENTIAL OIL
SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)

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

1.1

Product Identifier 

Product Name 

Myrtle Oil

Biological Definition

Myrtus Communis Oil is an essential oil obtained from the leaves of the Myrtle, Myrtus communis L., Myrtaceae

INCI Name

Myrtus Communis Oil

Synonyms & Trade Names

-

CAS-No

8008-46-6

EC No.

282-012-8

EINECS No.

282-012-8

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 displayed in Section 16.

Classification (EC 1272/2008)

 

Aspiration toxicity Category 1 - (H304)

Skin corrosion/irritation Category 2 - (H315)

Serious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2 - (H319)

Skin sensitisation Category 1 - (H317)

Chronic aquatic toxicity Category 1 - (H410)

Flammable liquids Category 3 - (H226)

2.2 

Label Elements 

Label in accordance with (EC) No 1272/2008   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   GHS02           GHS07          GHS08           GHS09

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Signal Word

Danger.

Contains

Limonene, Beta Pinene, Alpha Pinene, Caryophyllene, Myrcene, Terpinolene, Para cymene, l-Limonene, Alpha Terpinene, p-Mentha-1,4-diene, Eugenol, 1,8-Epoxy-p-menthane, Geranyl Acetate, Methyl eugenol.

Hazard Statements

 

H304 - May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways

H315 - Causes skin irritation

H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction

H319 - Causes serious eye irritation

H410 - Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

H226 - Flammable liquid and vapour.

Precautionary Statements

 

P280 - Wear eye protection/ face protection

P301 + P310 - IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTRE or doctor

P331 - Do NOT induce vomiting

P210 - Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking.

Supplementary Precautionary Statements

 

None.

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

 

30.0 – 45.0% Limonene CAS-No.: 5989-27-5 EC No.: 227-813-5

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Asp. Tox. 1 (H304), Skin Irrit. 2 (H315), Skin Sens. 1 (H317), Aquatic Acute 1 (H400), Aquatic Chronic 1 (H410), Flam Liq. 3 (H226)

 

 

10.0 – 20.0% B-Pinene CAS-No.: 127-91-3EC No.: 204-872-5

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Asp. Tox. 1 (H304), Skin Irrit. 2 (H315), Skin Sens. 1 (H317), Flam Liq. 3 (H226)

 

 

5.0 - 15.0% Eugenol  CAS: 97-53-0, EC: 202-589-1

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Eye Irrit. 2 (H319), Skin Sens. 1 (H317)

 

 

5.0 - 15.0% Terpineol  CAS: 8000-41-7, EC: 232-268-1

 

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

 

 

2.0 - 10.0% 1,8-Epoxy-p-menthane  CAS: 470-82-6, EC: 207-431-5

 

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

 

 

2.0 - 5.0% A-Pinene  CAS: 80-56-8, EC: 201-291-9

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Asp. Tox. 1 (H304), Skin Irrit. 2 (H315), Skin Sens. 1 (H317), Flam Liq. 3 (H226)

 

 

2.0 - 5.0% 3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol  CAS: 78-70-6, EC: 201-134-4

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Skin Irrit. 2 (H315), Eye Irrit. 2 (H319), Aquatic Acute 3 (H402)

 

 

1.0 – 2.5% Caryophyllene  CAS: 87-44-5, EC: 201-746-1

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Asp. Tox. 1 (H304)

 

 

 

1.0 – 2.5% Linalyl Acetate  CAS: 115-95-7, EC: 204-116-4

 

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

 

 

1.0 – 2.5% Geranyl Acetate  CAS: 105-87-3, EC: 203-341-5

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Skin Irrit. 2 (H315), Skin Sens. 1 (H317), Aquatic Chronic 3 (H412)

 

 

<1.0% Terpinolene CAS: 586-62-9, EC: 209-578-0

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Asp. Tox. 1 (H304), Skin Sens. 1 (H317), Aquatic Acute 1 (H400), Aquatic Chronic 1 (H410), Flam Liq. 3 (H226)

 

 

<1.0% Limonene CAS-No.: 5989-27-5 EC No.: 227-813-5

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Asp. Tox. 1 (H304), Skin Irrit. 2 (H315), Skin Sens. 1 (H317), Aquatic Acute 1 (H400), Aquatic Chronic 1 (H410), Flam Liq. 3 (H226)

 

 

<1.0% Geraniol CAS: 106-24-1, EC: 203-377-1

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Flam. Liq. 3, H226; Asp. Tox. 1, H304; Skin Irrit. 2, H315; Skin Sens. 1, H317

 

 

<1.0% Methyl eugenol CAS: 93-15-2, EC: 202-223-0

 

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Muta. 2 (H341), Carc. 2 (H351), Acute Tox. 4 (H302), STOT SE 2 (H371) Aquatic

Chronic 2 (H411)

 

04. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1

Description of first aid measures

Inhalation 

Remove to fresh air.

Ingestion

Clean mouth with water. If swallowed, do not induce vomiting: seek medical advice immediately and show this container or label.

Skin Contact 

Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water while removing all contaminated clothes and shoes.

Eye Contact   

Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids.

Consult a doctor.

4.2

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

 

May cause an allergic skin reaction. Liquid, aerosols and vapours of this product are irritating and can cause pain, tearing, reddening and swelling accompanied by a stinging sensation and/or a feeling like that of fine dust in the eyes.

4.3

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

 

Treat symptomatically.

05. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 

Extinguishing Media

 

Use CO2, Dry Powder or Foam type extinguishers, spraying extinguishing media to base of flames. Do not use direct water jet on burning material.

 

5.2 

Special hazards arising from the product

 

Thermal decomposition can lead to release of irritating and toxic gases and vapours.

5.3 

Advice for firefighters

 

Special protective equipment for Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit. Use personal protective fire-fighters equipment as required.

06. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

 

Personal precautions Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas. For emergency responders Use personal protection recommended in Section 8.

6.2 

Environmental Precautions

 

See Section 12 for additional ecological information.

6.3 

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up.

 

Methods for containment Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Methods for cleaning up Soak up with inert absorbent material. Take up mechanically, placing in appropriate containers for disposal.

6.4 

Reference to other sections

 

Please refer to Section 8 - Exposure controls/personal protection for further information on personal precautions

Please refer to Section 13 - Disposal Considerations for further information on waste treatment.

07. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 

Precautions for safe handling

 

Advice on safe handling Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas Use personal protection recommended in Section 8

General Hygiene Considerations Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice When using do not eat, drink or smoke.

7.2 

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

 

Storage Conditions Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.

7.3 

Specific end use(s) 

 

No additional data available.

08. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 

Control parameters 

 

Chemical Name                    European Union          United Kingdom              France                         Spain                           Germany

Limonene                                           -                                     -                     TWA: 1000 mg/m3                 -                            TWA: 5 ppm

5989-27-5                                                                                                        STEL: 1500 mg/m3                                               TWA: 28 mg/m3

                                                                                                                                                                                                           H*

 

Beta Pinene                                       -                                      -                    TWA: 1000 mg/m3       TWA: 20 ppm                          -

127-91-3                                                                                                         STEL: 1500 mg/m3       TWA: 113 mg/m3

 

Alpha Pinene                                     -                                      -                    TWA: 1000 mg/m3       TWA: 20 ppm                          -

80-56-8                                                                                                             STEL: 1500 mg/m3       TWA: 113 mg/m3-

 

Terpinolene                                       -                                      -                    TWA: 1000 mg/m3                   -                                     -

586-62-9                                                                                                         STEL: 1500 mg/m3                   

 

I-Limonene                                       -                                      -                    TWA: 1000 mg/m3                   -                                     -

586-62-9                                                                                                         STEL: 1500 mg/m3                   

Chemical Name                              Italy                          Portugal                  Netherlands                   Finland                       Denmark

Limonene                                           -                                     -                                    -                        TWA: 25 ppm                         -       

5989-27-5                                                                                                                                                 TWA: 140 mg/m3                                          

                                                                                                                                                                   STEL: 50 ppm

                                                                                                                                                                   STEL: 280 mg/m3

 

Beta Pinene                                      -                           TWA: 20 ppm                        -                                     -                                    -

127-91-3

 

Alpha Pinene                                    -                           TWA: 20 ppm                        -                                     -                                    -

80-56-8

 

Chemical Name                              Austria                      Switzerland               Poland                        Norway                        Ireland

Limonene                                           -                                TWA: 7 ppm                    -                        TWA: 25 ppm                         -       

5989-27-5                                                                            TWA: 40 mg/m3                                      TWA: 140 mg/m3                                           

                                                                                              STEL: 14 ppm                                             STEL: 25 ppm

                                                                                              STEL: 80 mg/m3                                     STEL: 140 mg/m3

 

Beta Pinene                                         -                                      -                                 -                        TWA: 25 ppm                         -       

127-91-3                                                                                                                                                 TWA: 140 mg/m3                                          

                                                                                                                                                                   STEL: 25 ppm

                                                                                                                                                                   STEL: 140 mg/m3

 

Alpha Pinene                                       -                                      -                                 -                        TWA: 25 ppm                         -       

80-56-8                                                                                                                                                   TWA: 140 mg/m3                                          

                                                                                                                                                                   STEL: 25 ppm

                                                                                                                                                                   STEL: 140 mg/m3

 

I-Limonene                                         -                                      -                                 -                         TWA: 25 ppm                         -       

5989-54-8                                                                                                                                               TWA: 140 mg/m3                                          

                                                                                                                                                                  STEL: 25 ppm

                                                                                                                                                                  STEL: 140 mg/m3

 

 

 

 

 

8.2 

Exposure controls 

Protective Equipment

 

 

Process Conditions 

No additional data available.

Engineering Measures

Provide adequate ventilation.

Respiratory Equipment

None under normal use conditions.

Hand Protection

Wear protective gloves.

Eye Protection

Avoid contact with eyes. Wear safety glasses with side shields (or goggles).

Other Protection

No additional data available.

Hygiene Measures

Wear suitable protective clothing. Regular cleaning of equipment, work area and clothing is recommended.

Personal Protection 

No additional data available.

Skin Protection 

No additional data available.

 

 

Environmental Exposure Controls 

Environmental exposure controls Do not allow into any sewer, on the ground or into any body of water. Local authorities should be advised if significant spillages cannot be contained.

09. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 

Information on basic physical and chemical properties 

Appearance

Clear mobile liquid, yellow/green - orange brown 

Colour

Yellow/Green – Orange/Brown.

Odour

Characteristic.

Relative Density

0.875 – 0.893 @ 20°C

Flash Point (°C)

48°C

Refractive Index

1.470 – 1.486 @ 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

Insoluble in water.

Auto-ignition temperature (°C)

Product is not self-igniting.

9.2 

Other information 

 

No additional data available.

10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

10.1 

Reactivity

 

No additional data available.

10.2 

Chemical stability

 

Stable under normal temperature conditions and recommended use.

10.3 

Possible hazardous reactions

 

None under normal use conditions.

10.4 

Conditions to Avoid

 

Heat, flames and sparks

Exposure to air or moisture over prolonged periods.

10.5 

Incompatible materials

 

No additional data available.

10.6 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

None under normal use conditions.

11. TOXOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 

Information on toxicological effects 

 

Acute Toxicity

Chemical Name                                  Oral LD50                       Dermal LD50            Inhalation LC50 Limonene                                                                                   >5 g/kg (Rabbit)

Eugenol                                            =1930 mg/kg (Rat)

Terpineol                                         =2900 mg/kg (Rat)

1,8-Epoxy-p-menthane                 =2480 mg/kg (Rat)

Alpha Pinene                                   = 3700 mg/kg (Rat)       >5000 mg/kg (Rat)

3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol   =2790 mg/kg (Rat)

Linalyl Acetate                                =13934 mg/kg (Rat)

Geranyl Acetate                             =6330 mg/kg (Rat)

Terpinolene                                    =4390 mg/kg (Rat)

Geraniol                                          =3600 mg/kg (Rat)           > 5 g/kg ( Rabbit )

Methyl eugenol                             =810 mg/kg (Rat)

 

Skin corrosion / irritation

0 % of the mixture consists of ingredient(s) of unknown acute dermal toxicity.

 

Serious eye damage / irritation

No additional data available.

 

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

gas 0 % of the mixture consists of ingredient(s) of unknown acute inhalation toxicity.

 

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

 

0% of the mixture consists of components(s) of unknown hazards to the aquatic environment.

 

Chemical Name                              Algae/aquatic plants                                   Fish                                                  Crustacea

Limonene                                                       -                                    0.619 - 0.796: 96 h Pimephales                              -

                                                                                                            promelas mg/L LC50 flow-through

                                                                                                               35: 96 h Oncorhynchus mykiss

                                                                                                                            mg/L LC50

 

3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol  88.3: 96 h Desmodesmus                                -                                   20: 48 h Daphnia magna mg/L

                                                         subspicatus mg/L EC50                                                                                                 EC50

12.2 

Persistence & degradability

 

No additional data available.

12.3 

Bioaccumulation Potential

 

Chemical Name                                             Partition coefficient

Alpha Pinene                                                                4.1

3,7-Dimethylocta-1,6-dien-3-ol                                3.1

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 release into the environment. Collect waste into suitable containers and contact hazardous chemical disposal company.

 

 

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

14.1 

UN number

 

UN No. Road

1169

 

UN No. SEA

1169

 

UN No. AIR

1169

14.2 

UN proper shipping name

 

EXTRACTS, AROMATIC, LIQUID.

14.3 

Transport hazard class(es)

 

ADR/RID/ADN Class 3

ADR/RID/ADN Class 3

IMDG Class 3

ICAO Class/Division 3

 

Transport Labels

 

 

 

14.4 

Packing group

 

ADR/RID/ADN Packing group III

IMDG Packing group III

ICAO Packing group III

14.5 

Environmental hazards

 

Environmentally Hazardous Substance/Marine Pollutant.

 

 

14.6 

Special precautions for user

 

No additional data available.

14.7 

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

 

No additional data available.

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

 

Chemical Name                               French RG number                                 Title

Limonene                                                   RG 84                                                 -

5989-27-5

l-Limonene                                                 RG 84                                                 -

5989-54-8

16. OTHER INFORMATION

Hazard and/or Precautionary Statements in Full

H315 - Causes skin irritation

H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction

H412 - Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects

H318 - Causes serious eye damage

H304 - May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways

H226 - Flammable liquid and vapour

H400 - Very toxic to aquatic life

H410 - Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

H341 - Suspected of causing genetic defects if inhaled

H351 - Suspected of causing cancer if inhaled

H302 - Harmful if swallowed

H411 - Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

H319 - Causes serious eye irritation.

Other Information

None

Revision Date

23/03/16

Reason for revision

New SDS

Rev No/Repl, SDS Generated

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.

Keywords: Essential Oil, MSDS, Aromatherapy, Myrtle, Myrtus communis