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tea leaf oil
camellia sinensis leaf oil

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Name:camellia sinensis l. leaf oil
CAS Number: 68916-73-4
Other(deleted CASRN):8051-01-2
Category:antioxidants, skin conditioning
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FDA Mainterm (SATF):84650-60-2 ; TEA EXTRACT (THEA SINENSIS L.)
FDA Regulation:
Subpart A--General Provisions
Sec. 182.20 Essential oils, oleoresins (solvent-free), and natural extractives (including distillates).
Physical Properties:
Appearance:pale yellow to brown clear liquid (est)
Food Chemicals Codex Listed: No
Soluble in:
 water, 754 mg/L @ 25 °C (est)
Insoluble in:
Organoleptic Properties:
Flavor Type: tea
tea green leafy
Odor and/or flavor descriptions from others (if found).
Cosmetic Information:
CosIng:cosmetic data
Cosmetic Uses: antioxidants
skin conditioning
Absolute Cosmetic Essentials
Organic Camellia Oil
Diffusions Aromatiques
ECSA Chemicals
Indenta Group
Camellia Oil
Noble Molecular Research
For experimental / research use only.
Camellia Oil
Safety Information:
Hazards identification
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
None found.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard statement(s)
None found.
Precautionary statement(s)
None found.
Oral/Parenteral Toxicity:
oral-rat LD50 8560 mg/kg
Pharmazie. Vol. 14, Pg. 435, 1959.

Dermal Toxicity:
Not determined
Inhalation Toxicity:
Not determined
Safety in Use Information:
antioxidants, skin conditioning
IFRA Critical Effect:
Dermal sensitization
 View the IFRA Standard
View IFRA Standards Library for complete information.
Please review Amendment 49 IFRA documentation for complete information.
Category 1: Products applied to the lips
0.037 %
Category 2: Products applied to the axillae
0.011 %
Category 3: Products applied to the face/body using fingertips
0.22 %
Category 4: Products related to fine fragrance
0.21 %
 Category 5: Products applied to the face and body using the hands (palms), primarily leave-on
Category 5A: Body lotion products applied to the body using the hands (palms), primarily leave-on
0.052 %
Category 5B: Face moisturizer products applied to the face using the hands (palms), primarily leave-on
0.052 %
Category 5C: Hand cream products applied to the hands using the hands (palms), primarily leave-on
0.052 %
Category 5D: Baby Creams, baby Oils and baby talc
0.052 %
Category 6: Products with oral and lip exposure
0.12 %
 Category 7: Products applied to the hair with some hand contact
Category 7A: Rinse-off products applied to the hair with some hand contact
0.42 %
Category 7B: Leave-on products applied to the hair with some hand contact
0.42 %
Category 8: Products with significant anogenital exposure
0.022 %
Category 9: Products with body and hand exposure, primarily rinse off
0.40 %
 Category 10: Household care products with mostly hand contact
Category 10A: Household care excluding aerosol products (excluding aerosol/spray products)
1.40 %
Category 10B: Household aerosol/spray products
1.40 %
 Category 11: Products with intended skin contact but minimal transfer of fragrance to skin from inert substrate
Category 11A: Products with intended skin contact but minimal transfer of fragrance to skin from inert substrate without UV exposure
0.80 %
Category 11B: Products with intended skin contact but minimal transfer of fragrance to skin from inert substrate with potential UV exposure
0.80 %
Category 12: Products not intended for direct skin contact, minimal or insignificant transfer to skin
No Restriction

Due to the possible ingestion of small amounts of fragrance ingredients from their use in products in Categories 1 and 6, materials must not only comply with IFRA Standards but must also be recognized as safe as a flavoring ingredient as defined by the IOFI Code of Practice ( For more details see chapter 1 of the Guidance for the use of IFRA Standards.

Recommendation for tea leaf oil flavor usage levels up to:
 not for flavor use.
Safety References:
EPI System: View
EPA Substance Registry Services (TSCA):68916-73-4
EPA ACToR:Toxicology Data
EPA Substance Registry Services (SRS):Registry
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases:Data
camellia sinensis l. leaf oil
 camellia sinensis l. leaf oil
Canada Domestic Sub. List:68916-73-4
Pubchem (sid):135291431
Other Information:
Export Tariff Code:3301.29.6000
FDA Listing of Food Additive Status:View
Potential Blenders and core components note
None Found
Potential Uses:
None Found
Occurrence (nature, food, other):note
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PubMed:[Determination of six phthalate acid esters in camellia oil by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry coupled with solid-phase extraction using single-walled carbon nanotubes as adsorbent].
PubMed:Enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for the determination of five organophosphorus pesticides in camellia oil.
PubMed:Biochemical properties of a new cold-active mono- and diacylglycerol lipase from marine member Janibacter sp. strain HTCC2649.
PubMed:Blending of soybean oil with selected vegetable oils: impact on oxidative stability and radical scavenging activity.
PubMed:Beneficial Effects of Camellia Oil ( Camellia oleifera Abel.) on Ketoprofen-Induced Gastrointestinal Mucosal Damage through Upregulation of HO-1 and VEGF.
PubMed:[Discrimination of pressed and extracted camellia oils by Vis/NIR spectra combined with UVE-PLS-LDA].
PubMed:Synthesis of structured lipids by lipase-catalyzed interesterification of triacetin with camellia oil methyl esters and preliminary evaluation of their plasma lipid-lowering effect in mice.
PubMed:Effects of dietary trans fatty acids on fat accumulation and metabolic rate in rat.
PubMed:Optimization of a one-step method for the multiresidue determination of organophosphorous pesticides in camellia oil.
PubMed:Simultaneous determination of 15 multiresidue organophosphorous pesticides in camellia oil by MSPD-GC-MS.
PubMed:Stereospecific positional distribution of fatty acids of Camellia (Camellia japonica L.) seed oil.
PubMed:Multiresidue determination of organophorous pesticides in camellia oil by matrix solid-phase dispersion followed by GC-FPD.
PubMed:Triacylglycerols composition, oxidation and oxidation compounds in camellia oil using liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.
PubMed:Authentication of pure camellia oil by using near infrared spectroscopy and pattern recognition techniques.
PubMed:Crystallization kinetics of organogels prepared by rice bran wax and vegetable oils.
PubMed:Enzymatic synthesis of fatty acid ethyl esters by utilizing camellia oil soapstocks and diethyl carbonate.
PubMed:Preparation and characterization of 1,3-dioleoyl-2-palmitoylglycerol.
PubMed:[Quality analysis of olive oil and quantification detection of adulteration in olive oil by near-infrared spectrometry and chemometrics].
PubMed:Camellia oil and its distillate fractions effectively inhibit the spontaneous metastasis of mouse melanoma BL6 cells.
PubMed:Effect of added caffeic acid and tyrosol on the fatty acid and volatile profiles of camellia oil following heating.
PubMed:Effect of camellia oil on the permeation of flurbiprofen and diclofenac sodium through rat and pig skin.
PubMed:3-epicabraleahydroxylactone and other triterpenoids from camellia oil and their inhibitory effects on Epstein-Barr virus activation.
PubMed:Protective effect of topically applied olive oil against photocarcinogenesis following UVB exposure of mice.
PubMed:Activities of liver mixed function oxidase system in rats fed trans fat.
PubMed:Cholesterol dynamics in rats fed cis- and trans-octadecenoate in the form of triglyceride.
PubMed:Effect of dietary fat on lipid secretion and ketone body production in rat liver.
PubMed:Dietary fat-dependent changes in hepatic cholesterogenesis and the activity of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-CoA reductase in fasted-refed rats.
PubMed:Regulation by dietary fats of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl-Coenzyme A reductase in rat liver.
Among the many known species of Camellia only a few are sufficiently fragrant as to obtain any interest in perfumery. One of these is Camellia Sasanqua which grows in China and Japan. It is mainly cultivated for its fragrant flowers as a decorative garden shrub. tsca definition 2008: extractives and their physically modified derivatives. camellia sasanqua, camellia drupifera, theaceae.
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