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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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moisturizer222 products
facial moisturizer/treatment211 products
shampoo120 products
body wash/cleanser111 products
facial cleanser107 products
bar soap90 products
antiperspirant/deodorant89 products
bath oil/salts/soak88 products
mask88 products
exfoliant/scrub84 products
serums & essences77 products
foundation74 products
body oil68 products
conditioner66 products
liquid hand soap59 products
hair treatment/serum58 products
toners/astringents52 products
lip balm38 products
body firming lotion34 products
hand sanitizer32 products
lipstick24 products
daily use with SPF24 products
around-eye cream22 products
baby soap20 products
baby lotion20 products
bronzer/highlighter20 products
body spray19 products
foot moisturizer17 products
anti-aging16 products
baby shampoo16 products
recreational sunscreen16 products
shaving cream15 products
bubble bath15 products
fragrance for women14 products
styling gel/lotion14 products
blush14 products
muscle/joint soreness13 products
makeup remover13 products
beard oil13 products
diaper cream12 products
hand cream12 products
12 products
after shave9 products
baby oil9 products
setting powder/spray9 products
makeup primer9 products
body powder8 products
after sun product8 products
hair styling aide8 products
concealer8 products
shaving cream (men's)7 products
fragrance for men7 products
detangler6 products
BB cream6 products
baby sunscreen6 products
baby bubble bath5 products
hair spray5 products
lip gloss5 products
baby wipes5 products
polish remover5 products
cuticle treatment5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
foot cleansing4 products
hair-loss treatment4 products
baby powder4 products
beard care4 products
beard cleanser4 products
eye makeup remover3 products
hair color and bleaching3 products
CC cream3 products
foot odor control2 products
vapor rubs2 products
mouthwash2 products
tooth whitening1 products
depilatory1 products
mascara1 products
eye shadow1 products
nail polish1 products
sunless tanning1 products
nail glue1 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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