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LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (LAVENDER) OIL

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Data: Limited

  • Other Concerns
  • Functions
  • About the Chemical
  • Synonyms
  • Endocrine disruption (moderate)

Cancer

Cancer concern is LOW

Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity

Developmental & reproductive toxicity concern is LOW

Allergies & Immunotoxicity

Allergies & immunotoxicity concern is LOW

Products with this Ingredient

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facial moisturizer/treatment154 products
moisturizer131 products
facial cleanser77 products
body wash/cleanser71 products
serums & essences71 products
shampoo61 products
foundation60 products
mask58 products
antiperspirant/deodorant47 products
bar soap46 products
conditioner46 products
bath oil/salts/soak45 products
beach & sport sunscreen43 products
exfoliant/scrub38 products
body oil36 products
moisturizer with SPF33 products
toners/astringents31 products
liquid hand soap30 products
baby soap25 products
lipstick24 products
baby lotion22 products
hair treatment/serum22 products
baby shampoo19 products
bronzer/highlighter18 products
fragrance for women16 products
hand sanitizer15 products
around-eye cream14 products
lip balm14 products
blush14 products
baby bubble bath11 products
anti-aging11 products
after sun product11 products
BB cream10 products
hand cream10 products
baby oil10 products
foot moisturizer9 products
makeup remover9 products
bubble bath9 products
baby sunscreen8 products
concealer8 products
shaving cream8 products
vapor rubs7 products
facial powder7 products
beard oil7 products
body spray6 products
after shave6 products
body firming lotion5 products
diaper cream5 products
styling gel/lotion5 products
other men's products5 products
fragrance for men4 products
baby powder3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
hair styling aide3 products
makeup primer3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
hair spray2 products
foot cleansing2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
sunless tanning1 products
body powder1 products
cuticle treatment1 products
detangler1 products
skin fading/lightener1 products
oil controller1 products
foot odor control1 products
mouthwash1 products
lip balm with SPF1 products
muscle/joint soreness1 products
hair-loss treatment1 products
baby wipes1 products
eye shadow1 products
mascara1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products

Endocrine disruption

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Concern Reference
Human case studies and in vitro testing shows that lavender oil is estrogenic.J Tyler Ramsey, Yin Li, Yukitomo Arao, Ajanta Naidu, Laurel A. Coons, Alejandro Diaz & Kenneth S. Korach. 2019. Lavender Products Associated With Premature Thelarche and Prepubertal Gynecomastia: Case Reports and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Activities. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 104(11), 5393-5405.
in preliminary study, linked to prepubertal breast development in three boys, and to estrogenic and anti-androgenic activity in lab assaysHenley et al 2007 Prepubertal gynecomastia linked to lavender and tea tree oils. N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb 1;356(5):479-85.

Allergies/immunotoxicity

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Concern Reference
Limited evidence of [[system]] toxicity or allergiesEuropean Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Lavender, Lavandula latifolia, ext.; -; Essential oil of Lavandula latifolia (Labiatae) obtained from leaves, flowers and twigs by steam distillation; HE Lavdandula latifolia; Lavandula Latifolia; Lavender oil; Lavender Spike Oil; Lavender, Lavandula ; cas_numbers: 8016-78-2, 84837-04-7
Associated with contact allergySchempp CM, Schopf E, Simon JC 2002. [Plant-induced toxic and allergic dermatitis (phytodermatitis)]. Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete 53(2): 93-7.

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

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

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

Data Sources

  • J Tyler Ramsey, Yin Li, Yukitomo Arao, Ajanta Naidu, Laurel A. Coons, Alejandro Diaz & Kenneth S. Korach. 2019. Lavender Products Associated With Premature Thelarche and Prepubertal Gynecomastia: Case Reports and Endocrine-Disrupting Chemical Activities. The Journal of clinical endocrinology and metabolism 104(11), 5393-5405.
  • Henley et al 2007 Prepubertal gynecomastia linked to lavender and tea tree oils. N Engl J Med. 2007 Feb 1;356(5):479-85.
  • European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) 2018. GHS Data from ECHA Website. Appears as: chemical_names: Lavender, Lavandula latifolia, ext.; -; Essential oil of Lavandula latifolia (Labiatae) obtained from leaves, flowers and twigs by steam distillation; HE Lavdandula latifolia; Lavandula Latifolia; Lavender oil; Lavender Spike Oil; Lavender, Lavandula ; cas_numbers: 8016-78-2, 84837-04-7
  • Schempp CM, Schopf E, Simon JC 2002. [Plant-induced toxic and allergic dermatitis (phytodermatitis)]. Der Hautarzt; Zeitschrift fur Dermatologie, Venerologie, und verwandte Gebiete 53(2): 93-7.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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