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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.), and WILD LAVENDER OIL

This ingredient is not currently on EWG's 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

Products with this Ingredient

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bath oil/salts/soak113 products
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body wash/cleanser100 products
serums & essences92 products
antiperspirant/deodorant90 products
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bar soap83 products
foundation82 products
conditioner68 products
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exfoliant/scrub59 products
hair treatment/serum55 products
liquid hand soap54 products
toners/astringents45 products
lip balm34 products
hand sanitizer34 products
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baby soap27 products
hand cream26 products
bubble bath26 products
baby lotion23 products
around-eye cream22 products
baby shampoo20 products
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recreational sunscreen17 products
concealer16 products
makeup remover15 products
foot moisturizer14 products
diaper cream13 products
beard oil13 products
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body firming lotion10 products
baby oil10 products
setting powder/spray10 products
body spray9 products
fragrance for women9 products
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after sun product8 products
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styling gel/lotion7 products
shaving cream7 products
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bronzer/highlighter7 products
lip gloss6 products
cuticle treatment6 products
BB cream6 products
baby sunscreen6 products
baby wipes5 products
polish remover5 products
antiperspirant/deodorant (men's)5 products
beard care5 products
beard cleanser5 products
after shave4 products
body powder4 products
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hair styling aide4 products
fragrance for men3 products
hair spray3 products
makeup primer3 products
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nail treatment2 products
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toothpaste2 products
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mouthwash1 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

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

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
  • Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
  • 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.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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