Safety Data Sheet Myrrh Essential Oil


SDS Created 15th October 2021


1.1 Product Identifier

Product Name Myrrh Oil

Biological Definition Commiphora Myrrha Oil is the volatile oil obtained by the steam distillation of the Myrrh, Commiphora myrrha, Burseraceae.

1.2 Relative identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Fragrance use only.

1.3 Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Spronketts Ltd , Beech Trees, Hollingbury Rise West, Brighton, BN1 7JR

1.4 Emergency Tel.No.



2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

The full text for all hazard statements are displayed in Section 16.

Classification (EC 1272/2008) Physical and Chemical Hazards: This mixture does not present a physical hazard.

Human health Asp: Acute oral toxicity, Category 4 (Acute Tox. 4, H302).

Environment: This mixture does not present an environmental hazard.

2.2 Label Elements

Label in accordance with (EC) No 1272/2008


Signal Word Warning.


Hazard Statements H302 Harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements P264 Wash with water and soap thoroughly after handling.
P270 Do no eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P301 + P312 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor
if you feel unwell.

P330 Rinse mouth.
P501 Dispose of contents/container to waste disposal facility licensed.

Supplementary Precautionary Statements None.

2.3 Other Hazards

PBT or vPvB according to Annex XIII No additional data available.

Adverse physio-chemical properties No additional data available.

Adverse effects on human health The mixture does not contain substances classified as ‘Substances of Very High Concern' (SVHC) >= 0.1% published by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) under article 57 of REACH:
The mixture satisfies neither the PBT nor the vPvB criteria for mixtures in accordance with annexe XIII of the REACH regulations EC 1907/2006.


3.1 Mixtures

<2.5% Para-Cymene CAS-No.: 99-87-6 EC No.: 202-796-7

Classification (EC 1272/2008) GHS08, GHS02, GHS 09. Dgr. Asp. Tox. 1, H304, Flam. Lig. 3, H226, Aquqtic Chronic 2, H411


4.1 Description of first aid measures


Remove victim immediately from source of exposure. General first aid, rest, warmth and fresh air. Place unconscious person on the side in the recovery position and ensure breathing. Seek medical treatment in case of complaints.


Do not give the patient anything orally. In the event of swallowing, if the quantity is small (no

more than one mouthful), rinse the mouth with water and consult a doctor.
Keep the person exposed at rest. Do not force vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately, showing the label. If swallowed accidentally, call a doctor to ascertain whether observation and hospital care will be necessary. Show the label.

Skin Contact

Remove contaminated clothing and wash the skin thoroughly with soap and water or a recognised cleaner. Watch out for any remaining product between skin and clothing, watches, shoes, etc. In the event of an allergic reaction, seek medical attention. If the contaminated area is widespread and/or there is damage to the skin, a doctor must be consulted or the patient transferred to hospital.

Eye Contact

Remove contact lenses. Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water by lifting eye lids for at least 20-30 minutes Seek immediate medical advice. Continue to rinse. Seek medical advice if irritation or discomfort persists.

4.2 Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

No additional data available.

4.3 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

No additional data available.


5.1 Extinguishing Media

Non flammable, therefore extinguish flames as per surrounding area dictates. Extinguishing media: Carbon dioxide (CO2). Powder. Water spray.

5.2 Special hazards arising from the product

A fire will often produce a thick black smoke. Exposure to decomposition products may be hazardous to health.
Do not breathe in smoke.
In the event of a fire, the following may be formed: carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO

5.3 Advice for firefighters

Do no allow spillage into drains or waterways.


6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Wear protective clothing as described in Section 8 of this safety data sheet. Handle the product using protective gloves resistant to the chemicals exposed. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Maintain adequate ventilation in the working area after spilling.

6.2 Environmental Precautions

Do not discharge into drains, water courses or onto the ground.

6.3 Methods and material for containment and cleaning up.

Cover with an inert, inorganic, non-combustible absorbent material (e.g. dry-lime, sand, soda ash). Place in covered containers using non-sparking tools and transport outdoors. Ventilate area and wash spill site with detergent after material pickup is complete. Do not use solvents. Dispose of in accordance with current laws and regulations.

6.4 Reference to other sections

See Section 7 for information on safe handling.

See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment. 

See Section 13 for disposal information.


7.1 Precautions for safe handling

When using do not smoke. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Handle in accordance with good hygiene and safety practice. Reproduce label if transferring to another container.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Keep the container tightly closed in a dry, well-ventilated place. Keep well away from all sources of ignition, heat and direct sunlight. Avoid accumulation of electrostatic charges. The floor must be impermeable and form a collecting basin so that, in the event of an accidental spillage, the liquid cannot spread beyond this area.

7.3 Specific end use(s)

No additional data available.


8.1 Control parameters

No additional data available.

8.2 Exposure controls

Protective Equipment

Process Conditions Provide eyewash station.

Engineering Measures Ensure adequate ventilation.

Respiratory Equipment Wear suitable respiratory equipment.

Hand Protection Use suitable protective gloves that are resistant to chemical agents in accordance with standard EN374. Gloves must be selected according to the application and duration of use at the workstation. Protective gloves need to be selected according to their suitability for the workstation in question : other chemical products that may be handled, necessary physical protections (cutting, pricking, heat protection), level of dexterity required.

Type of gloves recommended: Nitrile rubber (butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymer rubber (NBR)) - PVA (Polyvinyl alcohol)
Recommended properties: Impervious gloves in accordance with standard EN374

Eye Protection Avoid contact with eyes.
Use eye protectors designed to protect against liquid splashes. Before handling, wear safety goggles in accordance with standard EN166.

Other Protection Use personal protective equipment that is clean and has been properly maintained. Store personal protective equipment in a clean place, away from the work area.
Never eat, drink or smoke during use. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-using. Ensure that there is adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

Hygiene Measures Good personal hygiene practices are always advisable, especially when working with chemicals / oils.

Personal Protection No additional data available.

Skin Protection Avoid skin contact. Wear suitable protective clothing.
Suitable type of protective clothing: In the event of substantial spatter,
wear protective clothing against chemical risks (type 6) in accordance with EN13034 to prevent skin contact. Work clothing worn by personnel shall be laundered regularly. After contact with the product, all parts of the body that have been soiled must be washed.

Environmental exposure controls The usual precautions in handling chemicals have to be observed.


9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties

Appearance Liquid amber yellow to brown yellow often with greenish tinge.

Colour Liquid amber yellow to brown yellow often with greenish tinge.

Odour Characteristic, balsamic spicy.

Relative Density 0.950 - 1.040 @ 20°C

Flash Point (°C) PE > 100

Refractive Index 1.485 - 1.530 @ 20°C

Melting Point (°C) No additional data available.

Boiling Point (°C) No additional data available.

Vapour Pressure No additional data available.

Solubility in Water @20°C No additional data available.

Auto-ignition temperature (°C) No additional data available.

9.2 Other information

No additional data available.


10.1 Reactivity

Stable under the recommended handling and storage conditions.

10.2 Chemical stability

Stable under the recommended handling and storage conditions.

10.3 Possible hazardous reactions

No additional data available.

10.4 Conditions to Avoid

No additional data available.

10.5 Incompatible materials

No additional data available.

10.6 Hazardous Decomposition Products

The thermal decomposition may release/form: carbon monoxide (CO) and carbon dioxide (CO2)


11.1 Information on toxicological effects

Acute Toxicity Harmful if swallowed.
PARA-CYMENE (CAS: 99-87-6) Oral route: LD50 = 4750 mg/kg.

Oral route: Harmful if swallowed. Species: Rat LD50 = 1650 mg/kg

Skin corrosion / irritation No additional data available.

Serious eye damage / irritation No additional data available.

Respiratory or skin sensitisation No additional data available.

Germ Cell Mutagenicity No additional data available.

Carcinogenicity No additional data available.

Reproductive toxicity No additional data available.

STOT-single exposure No additional data available.

STOT-repeated exposure No additional data available.

Aspiration hazard No additional data available.

Photo-toxicity No additional data available.

Other Information No additional data available.


12.1 Toxicity

No additional data available.

12.2 Persistence & degradability

No additional data available.

12.3 Bioaccumulation Potential

No additional data available.

12.4 Mobility in soil

No additional data available.

12.5 Results of PBT and vPvB Assessment

No additional data available.

12.6 Other adverse effects

Do not allow product to enter streams, sewers or other waterways.


13.1 Waste treatment methods

Proper waste management of the mixture and/or its container must be determined in accordance with Directive 2008/98/EC.

Waste treatment methods

Do not pour into drains or waterways.


Waste management is carried out without endangering human health, without harming the environment and, in particular without risk to water, air, soil, plants or animals. Recycle or dispose of waste in compliance with current legislation, preferably via a certified collector or company.

Do not contaminate the ground or water with waste, do not dispose of waste into the environment.

Soiled packaging

Empty container completely. Keep label(s) on container. Give to a certified disposal contractor.


14.1 UN number

UN No. Road Not bound by transport regulations.

UN No. SEA Not bound by transport regulations.

UN No. AIR Not bound by transport regulations.

14.2 UN proper shipping name

Not bound by transport regulations.

14.3 Transport hazard class(es)

Not bound by transport regulations.

14.4 Packing group

Not bound by transport regulations.

14.5 Environmental hazards


14.6 Special precautions for user

No additional data available.

14.7 Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC code

No additional data available.


15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

Statutory Instruments

The Chemicals (Hazard Information and Packaging for Supply) Regulations 2009 (S.I 2009 No. 716).

Guidance Notes
Workplace Exposure Limits EH40. CHIP for everyone HSG(108).

EU Legislation
Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), establishing a European Chemicals Agency, amending Directive 1999/45/EC and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 793/93 and Commission Regulation (EC) No 1488/94 as well as Council Directive 76/769/EEC and Commission Directives 91/155/EEC, 93/67/EEC, 93/105/EC and 2000/21/EC, including amendments.

15.2 Chemical safety assessment

No additional information available.


Hazard and/or precautionary statements in full

H302 Harmful if swallowed.

DISCLAIMER: This information relates only to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination with any other materials or in any process. Such information is, to the best of the company's knowledge and belief, accurate and reliable as of the date indicated. However, no warranty guarantee or representation is made to its accuracy, reliability or completeness. It is the user's responsibility to satisfy himself as to the suitability of such information for his own particular use.