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Data: Limited

Lavandula Angustifolia (Lavender) Oil

Other Concerns

Endocrine disruption (moderate)

SYNONYMS

● FRENCH LAVENDER FLOWER ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) AROMATIC OIL
● LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) FLOWER OIL
● LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) HYDROSOL
● LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) OIL
● LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) OIL EXTRACT
● LAVANDULA (LAVENDER) SPIKE
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (FRENCH LAVENDER) FLOWER ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (FRENCH LAVENDER) FLOWER OIL
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) FLOWER OIL
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA FLOWER OIL
● LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA OIL
● LAVANDULA AROMATIC OIL
● LAVANDULA FLOWER OIL
● LAVANDULA HYDROSOL
● LAVANDULA MAILETTE (LAVENDER MAILETTE) ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVANDULA MAILETTE (LAVENDER MAILETTE) OIL
● LAVANDULA MAILETTE (WILD LAVENDER) OIL
● LAVANDULA MAILETTE ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVANDULA MAILETTE OIL
● LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) FLOWER OIL.
● LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS (LAVENDER) OIL
● LAVANDULA OFFICINALIS ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVANDULA OIL EXTRACT
● LAVANDULA SPICA HERB OIL
● LAVANDULA SPICA OIL
● LAVANDULA SPIKE
● LAVENDER AROMATIC OIL
● LAVENDER DISTILLATE
● LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVENDER FLOWER OIL
● LAVENDER HYDROSOL
● LAVENDER MAILETTE ESSENTIAL OIL
● LAVENDER OIL
● LAVENDER OIL *
● LAVENDER OIL EXTRACT
● LAVENDER SPIKE
● LAVENDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) DISTILLATE
● LAVENDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA DISTILLATE
● SPIKE LAVENDER OIL (LAVANDULA SPP.)
● WILD LAVENDER OIL

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's Skin Deep Restricted or Unacceptable Lists.


A volatile oil obtained from Lavendula officinalis, a common medicinal plant; can act as an allergen.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

  • CONCERNS
  • DATA SOURCES

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bubble bath27 products
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Endocrine disruption

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CONCERN REFERENCE
One or more studies show significant any disruptionOpen scientific literature
Limited evidence of any disruptionOpen scientific literature

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Limited evidence of any toxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature
Associated with immunotoxicity or allergiesOpen scientific literature

Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
383 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Persistence and bioaccumulation

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be persistentEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
Not suspected to be bioaccumulativeEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.

Understanding scores

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