ESSENTIAL OIL FLAMMABILITY
Essential and vegetable
oils have the potential to self heat and contribute to spontaneous combustion
when present on fabrics. Caution should be exercised in the storage and launder
of fabrics exposed to oils.
FLASHPOINTS OF COMMON ESSENTIAL OILS:
* Several common essential oils are classified as a Class 3 Flammable Liquid and have a flash point of 122-140° F. These include tea tree, lavender and citrus oils, etc.
* Other popular oils have flashpoints between 102-130° F, including orange, tangerine, rosemary, bergamot, chamomile, eucalyptus, fir, frankincense, juniper berry, grapefruit, lemon, lime, spruce, etc.
* By comparison, the flashpoint of kerosene is between 100-162° F.