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MSDS - Spearmint - Mentha spicata - Essential Oil


SPEARMINT ESSENTIAL OIL
SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)

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

1.1

Product Identifier 

Product Name 

Spearmint Oil.

Biological Definition

Mentha Spicata Oil is an essential oil obtained from the herbs of the Spearmint, Mentha spicata L., Labiatae (syn: Mentha viridis L., Labiatae). It contains carvone (more than 50%), limonene, pinene.

INCI Name

Mentha Spicata Herb Oil.

Synonyms & Trade Names

-

CAS-No

84696-51-5

EC No.

283-656-2

EINECS No.

283-656-2

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).

Acute toxicity - Oral Category 4 - (H302).

Skin corrosion/irritation Category 2 - (H315).

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

Skin sensitization Category 1 - (H317).

Chronic aquatic toxicity Category 2 - (H411).

2.2 

Label Elements 

Label in accordance with (EC) No 1272/2008   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      GHS08            GHS07            GHS09   

             

Signal Word

Danger.

Contains

-

Hazard Statements

 

H302 - Harmful if swallowed.

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.

H411 - Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Precautionary Statements

 

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

P301 + P310 - IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.

P331 - Do NOT induce vomiting.

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

P333 + P313 - If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.

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

P273 - Avoid release to the environment.

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

May be harmful in contact with skin.

03. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.1

Substance

 

Min 60.0% L-Carvone CAS-No.: 6485-40-1 EC No.: 229-352-5

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Aquatic Acute 3 (H402), Skin Sens. 1 (H317),  Skin Irrit. 3 (H316),  Acute Tox. 4

(H302), Acute Tox. 5 (H313).

 

 

5.0 - 15.0% D-Limonene CAS-No.: 5989-27-5 EC No.: 227-813-5

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Aquatic Acute 1 (H400), Skin Sens. 1(H317), Skin Irrit. 2 (315),  Asp. Tox. 1 (H304), Aquatic Chronic 1 (H410), Flam. Liq. 3 (H226)

 

04. FIRST AID MEASURES

4.1

Description of first aid measures

Inhalation 

Move to fresh air in case of accidental inhalation of vapours. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.

 Ingestion

Do not induce vomiting without medical advice. Clean mouth with water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention.

Skin Contact 

Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash off immediately with soap and plenty of water. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Consult a physician if necessary.

Eye Contact   

Rinse immediately with plenty of water, also under the eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention.

4.2

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

 

None known.

4.3

Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

 

Treat symptomatically.

 

 

05. FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES

5.1 

Extinguishing Media

 

Suitable Extinguishing MediaUse CO2, dry chemical, or foam.

Unsuitable extinguishing mediaNo information available.

5.2 

Special hazards arising from the product

 

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

Hazardous combustion products: Irritating or toxic substances may be emitted upon burning, combustion, or decomposition.

5.3 

Advice for firefighters

 

Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective suit. Use personal protective equipment as required.

06. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

 

Personal precautionsEnsure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

For emergency respondersUse personal protection recommended in Section 8.

6.2 

Environmental Precautions

 

Collect spillage.

6.3 

Methods and material for containment and cleaning up.

 

Methods for Containment:

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 (see Section 13).

 

Methods for cleaning up:

Cover liquid spill with sand, earth or other non-combustible absorbent material. Sweep up and shovel into suitable containers for disposal.

6.4 

Reference to other sections

 

See Section 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION.

07. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 

Precautions for safe handling

 

Advice on safe handling           Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

 

General hygiene considerations          Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.

7.2 

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

 

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

7.3 

Specific end use(s) 

 

Risk Management Methods (RMM)

The information required is contained in this Material Safety Data Sheet.

08. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 

Control parameters 

 

Chemical Name      European Union     United Kingdom        France                   Spain                 Germany

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

                                                                                                   STEL: 1500 mg/m3                        TWA: 28 mg/m3

                                                                                                                                                          Ceiling / Peak: 20 ppm

                                                                                                                                                     Ceiling / Peak: 112 mg/m3

                                                                                                                                                                        Skin

 

Chemical Name            Italy     Portugal           Netherlands                     Finland                               Denmark

                                           -               -                            -                              TWA: 25ppm                              -  

                                                                                                                 TWA: 140 mg/m3

                                                                                                                     STEL: 50ppm

                                                                                                                STEL: 280 mg/m3

 

 

Chemical Name            Austria    Switzerland               Poland                Norway                      Ireland  

                                             -           STEL: 14ppm                 -                    TWA: 25ppm                    -  

                                                       STEL 80 mg/m3                              TWA: 140 mg/m3

                                                           TWA: 7ppm                                     TEL: 37.5 ppm

                                                           TWA: 40 mg/m3                          STEL: 175 mg/m3

 

 

Derived No Effect Level (DNEL)No information available

Predicted No Effect Concentration (PNEC)No information available.

8.2 

Exposure controls 

Protective Equipment

 

Process Conditions 

No additional data available.

Engineering Measures

Ensure adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

Respiratory Equipment

No additional data available.

Hand Protection

No additional data available.

Eye Protection

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

Other Protection

No additional data available.

Hygiene Measures

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

Personal Protection 

No additional data available.

Skin Protection 

Suitable protective clothing.

Environmental Exposure Controls 

No additional data available.

 

09. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

9.1 

Information on basic physical and chemical properties 

Appearance

Clear mobile liquid.

Colour

Colourless to green yellow.

Odour

Characteristic.

Relative Density

0.910 – 0.938 @ 20°C.

Flash Point (°C)

58 °C / 137 °F

Refractive Index

1.480 – 1.495 @ 20°C.

Melting Point (°C)

No additional data available.

Boiling Point (°C)

No additional data available.

Vapour Pressure

0.4

Solubility in Water @20°C

Insoluble in water.

Auto-ignition temperature (°C)

No additional data available.

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 conditions.

Explosion data

Sensitivity to Mechanical ImpactNone.

Sensitivity to Static DischargeNone.

10.3 

Possible hazardous reactions

 

Possibility of Hazardous ReactionsNone under normal processing.

10.4 

Conditions to Avoid

 

Extremes of temperature and direct sunlight.

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

 

Product Information

Product does not present an acute toxicity hazard based on known or supplied information.

Inhalation

No data available.

Eye Contact

No data available.

Skin contact

No data available.

Ingestion

No data available.

The following values are calculated based on chapter 3.1 of the GHS document

ATEmix (oral)

1,818.00

ATEmix (dermal)

2,711.00

Unknown acute toxicity

23% of the mixture consists of ingredient(s) of unknown toxicity.

 

L-Carvone Oral LD50 = 1640 mg/kg (rat)

D-LimoneneOral LD50 = 4400 mg/kg (rat)

Dermal LD50  >5 g/kg (rabbit)

 

 

Skin corrosion / irritation

No additional data available.

 

Serious eye damage / irritation

No additional data available.

 

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

None.

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 

Toxicity

 

23 % of the mixture consists of components(s) of unknown hazards to the aquatic environment

Chemical Name                     Algae/aquatic plants                         Fish                                    Crustacea

D-Limonene                                           -                         0.619 - 0.796: 96 h Pimephales               -

                                                                                         promelas mg/L LC50 flow-through

                                                                                        35: 96 h Oncorhynchus mykiss mg/L

                                                                                                              LC50

12.2 

Persistence & degradability

 

No additional data available.

12.3 

Bioaccumulation Potential

 

No additional data available.

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

 

Waste from Residues / Unused Products

Disposal should be in accordance with applicable regional, national and local laws and regulations.

 

Contaminated packaging

Improper disposal or reuse of this container may be dangerous and illegal..

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

14.1 

UN number

 

UN No. Road

3082

 

UN No. SEA

3082

 

UN No. AIR

3082

14.2 

UN proper shipping name

 

Environmentally Hazardous Substance, liquid n.o.s.

14.3 

Transport hazard class(es)

 

 

ADR/RID/ADN Class 9

IMDG Class 9

ICAO Class/Division 9

 

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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

 

None.

14.7 

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

 

EmS: F-A,S-F

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

H400 - Very toxic to aquatic life

H317 - May cause an allergic skin reaction

H304 - May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways

H410 - Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

H226 - Flammable liquid and vapour

H315 - Causes skin irritation

H402 - Harmful to aquatic life

H302 - Harmful if swallowed

H313 - May be harmful in contact with skin

Other Information

None.

Revision Date

17/03/2016

Reason for revision

New format and updated SDS.

Rev No/Repl, SDS Generated

02

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.

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