Lemon Essential Oilby Naturallythinking Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS for Lemon Essential Oil

Safety Data Sheet (SDS) dated 20/09/2020

Batch Number: FRAMECPSR

Section 1: Identification of Product and Supplier

Product Name: Lemon Essential Oil
Product Number: 5060233382743
Brand: Naturallythinking
Supplier: Naturallythinking, The Tramsheds, Coomber Way, Croydon, Surrey, CR0 4TQ
Contact Telephone: 020 8689 6489
Contact Email: support@naturallythinking.eu

Section 2: Hazards IDENTIFICATION


Human Health
Asp. Tox. 1 - H304; Skin. Irrit. 2 - H315; Skin. Sens. 1 - H317


Flammable liquid and vapour
May be fatal if swallowed and enters airways
Causes skin irritation
May cause an allergic skin reaction
Very toxic to aquatic life
Very toxic to aquatic life with long-lasting effects


Section 3: Composition and information on Ingredients

Inci: Citrus Limon Peel Oil
Cas: 8008-56-8/84929-31-7
Einecs: - / 284-515-8

Lemon Essential Oil MSDS by Naturallythinking

Allergens Standard

Citral: 3

Geraniol: 0.2

Linalool: 0.3

d-limonene: 73

Section 4: First aid measures

Inhalation: Remove from exposure site to fresh air. Keep at rest. Obtain medical attention.

Eye contact: Rinse immediately with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Contact a doctor if symptoms persist.

Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothes. Wash thoroughly with soap & water, flush with plenty of water. If irritation persists, seek medical advice.

Ingestion: Rinse mouth out with water. Seek medical advice immediately.

Other: When assessing action take Risk & Safety Phrases into account (Section 15)

Section 5: Fire - Fighting measures

Extinguishing media: Use CO2, Dry Powder or Foam type Extinguishers, spraying recommended: extinguishing media to base of flames. Do not use direct water jet on burning material.

Special measures: Avoid vapour inhalation. Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not smoke. Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus & protective clothing.

Extinguishing procedures: Closed containers may build up pressure when exposed to heat and should be cooled with water spray.

Section 6: Accidental release measures

Personal precautions: Avoid inhalation & direct contact with skin & eyes. Use individual protective equipment (safety glasses, waterproof-boots, suitable protective clothing) in case of major spillages.

Environment precautions: Keep away from drains, soils, surface & ground waters.

Cover for spillages: with an inert or non-combustible inorganic absorbent material, sweep up and remove to an approved disposal container. Observe relevant local and national rules and regulations

Section 7: Handling and Storage

Precautions in handling: Apply good manufacturing practice & industrial hygiene practices, ensuring proper ventilation. Observe good personal hygiene, and do not eat, drink or smoke whilst handling.

Storage conditions: Store in tightly closed original container, in a cool, dry & ventilated area away from heat sources & protected from light. Keep air contact to a minimum.

Fire protection: Keep away from ignition sources & naked flames. Take precautions to avoid static discharges in working area.

Section 8: Exposure controls and personal protection

Respiratory protection: Avoid breathing product vapour. Apply local ventilation where possible.

Ventilation: Ensure good ventilation of working area.

Hand protection: Avoid all skin contact. Use chemically resistant gloves if required.

Eye protection: Use safety glasses.

Work/Hygiene practices: Wash hands with soap & water after handling.

Section 9: Physical data and chemical properties

Colour: Yellow liquid Appearance: Mobile liquid Odour: Characteristic of fresh lemon peel Specific gravity @ 20¡ãC: 0.8470 ¨C 0.8570 Refractive index @ 20¡ãC: 1.4720 ¨C 1.4780 Flash point ¡ãC): 45 ¨C 53 (¡Ö49) Ignition temperature (¡ãC): ¡Ö240 Melting point (¡ãC): ¡Ö-70 Boiling point (¡ãC): ¡Ö170

Section 10: Stability & Reactivity

Reactivity: It presents no significant reactivity hazards, by itself or in contact with water. Avoid contact with strong alkali, acid or oxidising agents.

Decomposition: Liable to cause smoke and acrid fumes during combustion; carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and other non-identified organic compounds may be formed.

Section 11: Toxicological Information

For Lemon oil, Opdyke D.J. (1974) found expressed lemon oil to be non- toxic and non-irritating to human skin, but to be irritating to mouse skin. (However see section 126). Photo-toxic effects were caused by furanocoumarin content (FCT 12,725 Binder p491). IFRA recommends that for application of areas of skin exposed to sunshine, expressed lemon oil be limited to a maximum of 2% in the final product except for bath preparations, soaps and other products to be washed off the skin: Code of Practice (Amendments 1992) LD50 orl rat >2840mg/Kg (NIOSH 1975)

Section 12: Ecological information

Harmful to aquatic organisms; may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Biodegradability: Data not available

Precautions: Prevent surface contamination of soil, ground & surface water.

Section 13: Disposal considerations

Residue for disposal: According to local regulations.

Waste packing: Observe local regulations.

Section 14: Transport information

Road (ADR/RID): N/A

Air (IATA): N/A

Sea (IMDG): N/A

CHIP: See section 15

Section 15: Regulatory information


Harmful Symbols:


Risk Phrases:

R38 Irritating to skin

R43 May cause sensitisation by skin contact

R51/53 Toxic to aquatic organisms; may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

R65 Harmful: May cause lung damage if swallowed

Safety Phrases:

S24 Avoid contact with skin

S62 If swallowed, do not induce vomiting, seek medical advice immediately and show the container or label.

Section 16: Other information

Cosmetics Directive 7th Amendment: Restrictions may apply. A source of Citral, Limonene and Linalool, listed as sensitisers. Check maximum usage levels for skin care products

GMO Declaration

We declare that at present all our regisered and commercially available ingredients, extracts, oils, plants and skincare products are derived by traditional plant breeding methods. We do not have any ingredient, extract, oil or skincare product from genetically modified material

To the best of our knowledge, the information contained in the sheet is correct. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any consequences from its use.

Animal Testing Declaration


We believe there is already a “safe” and known group of product ingredients used in the cosmetics industry which leave enough scope to be creative and innovative in product formulation without the need for anymore animal testing on new experimental ingredients.

Our suppliers each also agree to not to carry out animal testing on the products and ingredients we purchase. We have a self-imposed cut-off date of 2006 (this was the date our cosmetic formulations came into being) although in reality our suppliers normally have animal testing dates far in excess of this or have never tested at all.

We do not conduct any form of animal testing.

We do not commission any form of animal testing from a third party.

We operate a fixed cut-off date for animal testing and ingedients, which means we will not use any ingredient that has been tested or retested on animals for cosmetics purposes since January 1, 2006

If we find that a company is involved in animal testing in anyway that purchases from us, then we will cease supply immediately. It is a term and condition that by purchasing from Naturallythinking you will not involve yourself or your company in any form of Animal Testing, any violation of this will be dealt with as per any violation of our terms and condtions