Peppermint MSDS

COMPOSITION/INGREDIENTS INFORMATION
DEFINITION:
the volatile oil obtained by steam distillation of the Mentha arvensis L, followed by (partial) demontholisation by refrigeration (and sometimes fractional distillation) to produce a stable non crystallising oil at normal temperatures

PHYSICAL STATE: oil
CAS NUMBER: 68917-18-0

IFRA: not restricted
INCI: Mentha arvensis
EINECS NUMBER: 3301.25
STATUS: natural
ADDITIVES: none
APPLICATION: aromatherapy, skin care etc.

HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Xn, harmful. Observe good housekeeping procedures.

FIRST AID MEASURES
INHALATION: remove to fresh air and seek medical advice
EYE CONTACT: flush immediately with plenty of cold water for at least 15 minutes and contact doctor if symptoms persist
SKIN CONTACT: wash with soap and water. If irritation persists seek
medical help

INGESTION: rinse mouth with water. Seek medical advice immediately

FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: water, mist, carbon dioxide, foam or dry powder
extinguishers only. Keep away from all sources of ignition

PROTECTIVE CLOTHING: fire fighters should wear protective clothing and
approved respirator

HAZARDS: avoid inhalation of fumes

ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
PERSONAL PRECAUTIONS: avoid inhalation and direct contact with skin and
eyes. Use individual protective equipment (safety glasses, waterproof
boots, suitable protective clothing) in case of major spillage

SPILLAGE: remove ignition sources. Provide adequate ventilation. Avoid excessive inhalation of vapours. Gross spillage should be contained immediately by use of sand or inert powder and disposed of according to local regulations.
ENVIRONMENT PRECAUTION: keep away from drains, soil, surface and groundwater

HANDLING & STORAGE
HANDLING: apply good manufacturing practice and industrial hygiene practices.
Observe good personal hygiene and do not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling
STORAGE: store in tightly closed container in a cool, dry and ventilated area away from heat sources and protected light. Keep air contact to a minimum. Avoid plastic and uncoated metal containers
FIRE PROTECTION: keep away from ignition sources and naked flames

EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: avoid breathing concentrated product vapour VENTILATION: ensure good ventilation of working area
SKIN PROTECTION: avoid skin contact. Use chemically resistant gloves if required

EYE PROTECTION: use safety glasses

PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
ODOUR: characteristic of peppermint
COLOUR: colourless to a pale yellow mobile liquid
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: @ 20oC: 0.875-0.912
REFRACTIVE INDEX: @ 20oC: 1.450-1.470
FLASH POINT: 43-53 oC

STABILITY & REACTIVITY
REACTIVITY: presents no significant reactivity hazard by itself or in contact with water. Avoid contact with strong acids, alkali or oxidising agents
DECOMPOSITION: carbon monoxide and unidentified organic compounds may be formed during combustion

TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Not available

ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
BIODEGRADABILITY: readily biodegradable

DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Avoid excessive disposal to drainage system and into the environment. Seek
expert advice. Always observe specific local regulations

TRANSPORT REGULATIONS
No specific restrictions as not classified as hazardous

REGULATORY INFORMATION ACCORDING TO DIRECTIVE 88/379/EEC Classification packaging/labelling (directive 1999/45/EC
Xn, Harmful
R22 harmful if swallowed
S20 not eating or drinking while at work. Other information Cosmetic
Directive 7th Amendment: restrictions may apply. A source of Limonene and Linalool,
listed as sensitisers. Check maximum usage for skin care products

OTHER INFORMATION
Shelf life 36 months maximum

PACKAGING
Glass, lacquer lined steel/tin, aluminium and F/HDPE PET PLASTIC

ALLERGENS
NAME                          %

Limonene                   73.0
Linalool                        0.3

Usage in finished leave on products: 0.001%
U
sage in finished rinse off products: 0.01%

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