lawsonia inermis flower oil
black henna flower oil
Although not famous as a perfume or flavor material, the leaves and flowers of Henna are so abundantly available that a brief description will be given here in case its peculiar fragrance should sometime become of interest to an increasing number of perfumers. The leaves of the shrub or bush, Lawsonia Inermis, were used in Egyptian cosmetics probably thousands of years ago. There are still millions of women all over the world today, who dye their hair with Henna leaves, using various intensifying or dye controlling additives such as mild alkali, mild acid, etc. They use water and powdered leaves made into a paste which is applied to the hair for a certain number of minutes or hours. The main suppliers of henna leaves are Sudan, Egypt, Arabia, Iran, India and Ceylon and henna is also cultivated in China, Indonesia and the West Indies. The dried leaves have a very pleasant tealike, herbaceous odor. The roots and leaves are used locally for the dyeing of the palms of the hands, the toes, nails and hair of Moslem women. The flowers smell extremely sweet, delicately floral and tealike, reminiscent of boronia and chloranthus spicatus oils. In India, the attars are prepared from flowers which do not readily yield essential oils by steam distillation. From Henna flowers is prepared the Hina attar or mendee attar. This product is a dark orange or dark brownish yellow to reddish brown, viscous liquid. Its odor is somewhat medicinal, phenolic or bitter, but with a tenacious leafy backnote.
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Name: lawsonia inermis l. flower oil
CAS Number: 84988-66-9 
ECHA EC Number: 284-854-1
Category: fragrance agents
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Physical Properties:
Appearance: dark orange to reddish brown liquid (est)
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
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Organoleptic Properties:
Odor Type: floral
Odor Strength: medium
 sweet  floral  tea  boronia  
Odor Description:
at 100.00 %. 
sweet floral tea boronia
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
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Cosmetic Information:
None found
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India Essential Oils
Henna Oil
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Safety Information:
Hazards identification
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GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
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Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
intraperitoneal-mouse LD50  500 mg/kg
Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin. Vol. 13, Pg. 882, 1965.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
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Safety in Use Information:
Category: fragrance agents
IFRA Code of Practice Notification of the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice
Recommendation for lawsonia inermis flower oil flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
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 lawsonia inermis l. flower oil
Chemidplus: 0084988669
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 lawsonia inermis l. flower oil
Pubchem (sid): 135358395
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Other Information:
Export Tariff Code: 3301.29.6000
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Potential Blenders and core components note
For Odor
 lawsonia inermis flower absoluteFR
tea rose fragranceFR
For Flavor
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Potential Uses:
None Found
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 henna flower
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