Lavender oil applied to human and animal skin produced little or no irritation, but it has caused sensitization, photosensitization and pigmentation in humans. In laboratory animals it was of low acute oral and dermal toxicity and low to moderate injection toxicity. Its principal effect following administration by oral, injection or inhalation routes to rodents, was sedation. It was rapidly absorbed through intact human skin.

Date of Publication: 1994

Number of Pages: 5

CAS Number*: 8000-28-0

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