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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/treatment156 products
moisturizer132 products
facial cleanser89 products
serums & essences70 products
body wash/cleanser68 products
mask66 products
foundation60 products
shampoo57 products
antiperspirant/deodorant50 products
bar soap46 products
bath oil/salts/soak45 products
exfoliant/scrub40 products
conditioner40 products
body oil33 products
toners/astringents32 products
liquid hand soap27 products
moisturizer with SPF24 products
lipstick24 products
baby soap23 products
beach & sport sunscreen22 products
hair treatment/serum21 products
baby lotion21 products
bronzer/highlighter18 products
baby shampoo17 products
around-eye cream16 products
lip balm15 products
fragrance for women15 products
blush14 products
hand sanitizer13 products
foot moisturizer10 products
anti-aging10 products
after sun product10 products
makeup remover10 products
shaving cream10 products
baby bubble bath10 products
baby oil9 products
bubble bath9 products
concealer8 products
BB cream8 products
hand cream7 products
after shave7 products
facial powder7 products
beard oil7 products
styling gel/lotion6 products
body spray6 products
vapor rubs6 products
diaper cream5 products
other men's products5 products
baby sunscreen5 products
fragrance for men4 products
foot cleansing3 products
eye makeup remover3 products
body firming lotion3 products
baby powder3 products
shaving cream (men's)3 products
makeup primer3 products
muscle/joint soreness2 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)2 products
hair spray2 products
hair styling aide2 products
baby wipes1 products
eye shadow1 products
mascara1 products
hair color and bleaching1 products
depilatory1 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
beard care1 products
beard cleanser1 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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