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SPIKENARD ESSENTIAL OIL
SAFETY DATA SHEET (SDS)

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

1.1

Product Identifier 

Product Name 

Spikenard oil

Biological Definition

The volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the dried roots of the plant Nardostachys jatamansi (D. Don) DC (fam. Valerianaceae).

INCI Name

Nardostachys jatamansi oil.

Synonyms & Trade Names

Nardostachys indica oil, Valeriana jatamansi oil, ‘False’ Indian valerian root oil.

CAS-No

8022-22-8 / 90064-28-1

EC No.

290-089-4

EINECS No.

290-089-4

1.2

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

 

Used in perfumery and for flavouring tobacco. Used in diluted form in vapour baths and for therapeutic body massage.

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 

 

UN-GHS: AH1

EU-CLP: AH1

 

[The Full Text for all Hazard Statements is Displayed in Section 16].

 

Human health

May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways.

 

Environment

The product contains a substance which may cause long term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

 

Hydrocarbon Content: 80%.

Classification (EC 1272/2008)

 

Physical and Chemical Hazards : See above

Human health : Aspiration Hazard Category 1 – H304

Environment : Not classified

2.2 

Label Elements 

Label in accordance with (EC) No 1272/2008   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

       GHS07 

Signal Word

Danger

Contains

Beta-gurjunene, alpha- & beta-patchoulene, maaliene, aristolone, patchouli alcohol, seychellene, nardol, nardostachone, camphene, pinene, limonene.

Hazard Statements

 

H304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways

Precautionary Statements

 

P301/310: IF SWALLOWED, Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.

P331: Do NOT induce vomiting.

Supplementary Precautionary Statements

 

- - -

2.3

Other Hazards 

PBT or vPvB according to Annex XIII

No

Adverse physio-chemical properties

Combustible but should not self-ignite

Adverse effects on human health

Aspiration Hazard.

03. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

3.2

Mixtures

 

30% to 55% beta-Gurjunene  CAS No: 489-40-7  EC No: 207-695-1

Classification (EC 1272/2008): Not determined

 

10% to 30% beta-Patchoulene  CAS No: 514-51-2  EC No: 208-182-5

Classification (EC 1272/2008): Not determined

 

5% to 18% Maailene  CAS No: Not registered  EC No: Not registered

Classification (EC 1272/2008): Not determined.

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 induce vomiting! Immediately rinse mouth and provide fresh air. Get medical attention.

Skin Contact 

Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash skin with soap and water. Get 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. Get medical attention immediately. Continue to rinse.

4.2

Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

 

Inhalation: Choking, drowsiness, respiratory disruptions.

Ingestion : May cause queasiness and stomach aches

Skin contact : May cause irritation and stinging

Eye contact : May cause irritation and reddening

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: Carbon dioxide (CO2). Powder. Water spray.

 

Unsuitable extinguishing media: Full water jet.

5.2 

Special hazards arising from the product

 

Closed containers may build up pressure at elevated temperatures.

5.3 

Advice for firefighters

 

Special Fire Fighting Procedures

Avoid inhalation of generated fumes or vapours. Use appropriate respiratory equipment. Do not allow spillage into drains or waterways.

Protective equipment for fire-fighters

Wear full protective clothing.

06. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

6.1 

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

 

Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of this safety data sheet. Handle the product using protective gloves resistant to the chemicals exposed. Avoid contact with skin and inhalation of its vapours or smoke. Maintain adequate ventilation in the working area after spilling.

6.2 

Environmental Precautions

 

Do not discharge into drains, water courses or onto the ground.

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 using non-sparking tools and transport outdoors. Avoid open flames or courses of ignition. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. Dispose of in accordance with current laws and regulations.

6.4 

Reference to other sections

 

Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of this safety data sheet.

07. HANDLING AND STORAGE

7.1 

Precautions for safe handling

 

Keep away from food, drink and animal feed products. When using do not smoke. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Handle in accordance with good hygiene and safety practice.

7.2 

Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

 

Keep product in its original container well sealed, in a dry, ventilated area, away from potential sources of ignition and protected from light. Stock according to local / national regulations and always follow the precautions indicated on labels.

7.3 

Specific end use(s) 

 

No additional data available.

08. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

8.1 

Control parameters 

 

  Comment: No exposure limits noted for ingredient(s).  

8.2 

Exposure controls 

Protective Equipment

 

 

Process Conditions 

Provide eyewash station.

Engineering Measures

Provide adequate ventilation.

Respiratory Equipment

For high concentrations use respiratory equipment.

Hand Protection

Chemical resistant gloves (PVC)

Eye Protection

Wear approved safety goggles.

Other Protection

Wear appropriate clothing to prevent any possibility of skin contact.

Hygiene Measures

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

Personal Protection 

Use personal protection according to Directive 89/686/EEC.

Skin Protection 

Wear apron or protective clothing in case of splashes.

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

Mobile, slightly viscous liquid

Colour

Yellow to yellow-brown

Odour

Characteristic, earthy pleasant, woody

Relative Density

0.930 to 0.980 @ 20⁰C

Flash Point (°C)

85 c/c (lit.)

Refractive Index

1.480 to 1.525 @ 20⁰C

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)

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

 

Stable under the recommended handling and storage conditions.

10.3 

Possible hazardous reactions

 

No additional data available

10.4 

Conditions to Avoid

 

Avoid heating to elevated temperatures.

10.5 

Incompatible materials

 

Materials To Avoid: Avoid mixing with strong acids, strong bases and oxidising agents.

10.6 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

Carbon monoxide and unidentified organic compounds may be formed during combustion.

11. TOXOLOGICAL INFORMATION

11.1 

Information on toxicological effects 

 

Acute Toxicity

Not determined

 

Skin corrosion / irritation

Not classified

 

Serious eye damage / irritation

Not classified

 

Respiratory or skin sensitisation

Not classified

 

Germ Cell Mutagenicity

Not listed as mutagenic

 

Carcinogenicity

Not listed as carcinogenic

 

Reproductive toxicity

Not listed as reprotoxic

 

STOT-single exposure

No data available

 

STOT-repeated exposure

No data available

 

Aspiration hazard

Aspiration Hazard Category 1 under EC 1272/2008 guidelines

 

Photo-toxicity

Not listed as photo-toxic

 

Other Information

No additional data available

12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

12.1 

Toxicity

 

No information available

12.2 

Persistence & degradability

 

Not tested for persistence or biodegradability

12.3 

Bioaccumulation Potential

 

Not determined

12.4 

Mobility in soil

 

Not determined

12.5 

Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment

 

No data available

12.6 

Other adverse effects

 

Do not allow product to enter streams, sewers or other waterways.

13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

13.1 

Waste treatment  methods

 

General information:

 

Do not re-use empty containers. Empty residue into a suitable disposal site.

 

Dispose of in compliance with all local and national regulations.

14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

14.1 

UN number

 

UN No. Road

Not regulated for transport

 

UN No. SEA

Not regulated for transport

 

UN No. AIR

Not regulated for transport

14.2 

UN proper shipping name

 

Not classified

14.3 

Transport hazard class(es)

 

ADR/RID/ADN  Not regulated for transport

ADR/RID/ADN Class - - -

IMDG Class  - - -

ICAO Class/Division - - -

 

14.4 

Packing group

 

ADR/RID/ADN Packing group  Not regulated for transport

IMDG Packing group  - - -

ICAO Packing group - - -

14.5 

Environmental hazards

 

Do not allow to escape into environment, especially not into waterways, sewers or the sea.

 

14.6 

Special precautions for user

 

EMS:  Not allocated

Emergency Action Code: Not allocated

Hazard No. (ADR) : Not allocated

Tunnel Restriction Code (E) Not assigned

14.7 

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

 

Tariff Number 33012911

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

AH 1 Aspiration hazard Category 1 – H304: May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways

P301/310: IF SWALLOWED, Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.

P331: Do NOT induce vomiting.

Other Information

None found

Revision Date

29.06.2015

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.

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