Health & Safety at Work Act 1974
Under section 6 of the above Act, as amended by schedule 3 of the Consumer
Protection Act 1987, we are required to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that
products supplied to you are safe and without risk to health when used and that adequate
information is given to you in this connection. You should ensure that the attention of
your staff is drawn to this information and that they also read our product labels.
Essential Oils are essentially complex mixtures of natural aromatic
materials, and while these are of a low order of hazard, certain precautions should be
taken when handling and storing these materials IN BULK. The general rules of industrial
hygiene and good housekeeping applying to any chemicals should be observed.
Care should be taken to follow any labelled instructions on containers.
Perfumes or Essential Oils with flashpoints in the flammable or highly flammable range
will carry, in accordance with Government regulations, labelling to that effect.
It is good general practice to store fragrances and essential oils in
closed containers away from heat sources and protected from light and extremes or
For fire fighting, carbon dioxide, vaporising liquid or dry powder
extinguishers should be used. On no account use water. Avoid inhalation of smoke and
Measures should be taken to prevent essential oils being splashed into
the eyes or onto the skin. These should include wearing of eye shields, the use of barrier
creams, gloves and other protective clothing which will also limit odour contamination or
Our products should not be ingested. Smoking in areas where perfumes and
essential oils are handled should not be permitted. Good personal washing routines should
be followed particularly before handling or consuming food stuffs.
To avoid possible fire hazards, our products should not be heated with
or exposed to open flames or other sources of ignition. Any materials used for cleaning up
spillage's should be disposed of promptly, preferably by incineration, as some cases of
spontaneous combustion of rags soaked with aromatic materials have been reported. Gross
spillage's should be contained by the use of sand or inert powder and disposal of this
should then be in accordance with the Control of Pollution Act, 1974 and any other
relevant Statute in force.
As Essential Oils are volatile, they should only be subjected to the
lowest temperatures necessary for processing of the products into which they are
incorporated. Special ventilation facilities are not required as a rule but the
maintenance of adequate air circulation within the working area is recommended.
Inhalation : Remove to fresh air and seek medical
Ingestion : Seek medical advice immediately.
Skin Contact : Wash with large volumes of soap and
water and obtain medical advice.
Eye Contact : Irrigate immediately with large volumes
of milk or water and seek medical advice.
We advise you to check with us before using any product for a function for
which it is not designed and tested.
With reference to essential oils we claim no advantageous, therapeutic or
other medicinal qualities for these materials, and believe that, in general, essential oil
in concentrated form, should not be applied directly to the skin or ingested except under
All essential oils conform to previous samples supplied, and the purity
and identification allowing for natural variation is guaranteed, unless labelled