1. Product Identification:

 Product Name: Basil Oil 

Botanical Name: Ocimum basilicum

INCI Name: Ocimum basilicum (basil) oil

CAS #: 8015 73 - 4

County of Origin: Italy


2. Classification:

 Chemical Identification: Basil essential oil

UN No. 1169: Liquid aromatic extract.

Packaging Group: III W.H.I.M.S. Class: B           Division: 2


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3. Hazardous Ingredients Information:


Methyl cinnamate and methyl chavicol (approx. 70%) possible carcinogen and skin irritant.


4. Physical & Chemical Properties:


Appearance: Pale yellow to amber color liquid.

Odor: Sweet vaguely anise-like minty smoky odor.

Solubility: Soluble in alcohol and oils. Insoluble in water.

Boiling Point: 213 215 C

Specific Gravity: 0.891 0.954 @ 20C

Optical Rotation: -14.0 -5.0 @ 20C

Refractive Index: 1.4795 1.568 @ 20C

Extraction Method: Steam distillation of the leaves.

Acid Value: 1.0 2.5

Ester Value: ~ 32

Contents: Linalool (15-18%), methyl chavicol (70-74%), eugenol (0.5%),

anythol (1-2%)

Flash Point: 167 F


5. Fire/Explosion Hazard:


Flash Point: 167 F

Combustible liquid.


6. Reactivity/Stability Data:

 Reactivity: Stable.

Decomposition: When heated to decomposition produces acid fumes and carbon monoxide smoke.


7. Toxicological Properties/Information:


May irritate sensitive skin.  Do not use on children. 

Is an emmenagogue; avoid use if pregnant;  may cause bleeding. 

Possible carcinogen in animal testing with extreme doses.  Unknown effect on people. 


8. Preventive Data:


Spillage: Absorb spills, cover with an inert, non-combustible, inorganic absorbent material, and remove to an approved disposal container.

Fire: Recommended extinguishing media CO2, foam and dry chemicals. DO NOT use direct water jet on burning material.

Environment: Keep away from drains, surface and ground water.

Storage: Store in cool, dry and well ventilated area protected in tightly closed container away from sources of ignition, heat and sunlight. Keep air contact to minimum.


9. First Aid Measures:


Eye contact: Flush with water for at least 15 minutes. Call physician if irritation persists.

Inhalation: Remove to fresh air.

Ingestion: Rinse mouth and consult a physician.

Skin contact: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash with soap and plenty of water.


11. Individual Protection for Industrial Use:


Use safety glasses.

Avoid breathing in product by ensuring good ventilation when handling.

Avoid skin contact by using chemical resistant gloves.


12. Preparation Information:

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Revision Date: January 29, 2012




The information contained in this Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet are obtained from current and reliable sources.  As the ordinary or otherwise use(s) of this product is outside the control of WMED., no representation or warranty, expressed or implied is made as to the effect(s) of such use(s) (including damage or injury), or the results obtained.

WFMED expressly disclaims responsibility as to the ordinary or otherwise use(s).  Furthermore, WFMED as to the fitness for any use should consider nothing container herein as a recommendation.  The liability of WFMED is limited to the value of the goods and does not include any consequential loss.