Rose oil

Learn about rose oil.

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About rose oil

Rose oil comes from plants. It may be used to flavour foods, but is used primarily as a fragrance in cosmetics and natural health products, such as:

Safety of rose oil

Under Canada's Chemicals Management Plan, we review and manage the potential risks that chemical substances can pose to Canadians and the environment. The first stage of the review process is a draft chemical risk assessment.

We have completed the draft assessment of rose oil. We are proposing that exposure to rose oil through the use of body lotions may pose a risk to infants and toddlers.

The use of body lotions containing rose oil on infants and toddlers may:

We are also proposing that:

What we're doing

Our assessment is not yet final. We are continuing to evaluate the potential risk posed by rose oil before we publish our final conclusion. This includes:

Currently, there are restrictions on the maximum allowable concentrations of rose oil in natural health products.

If the proposed health effects are confirmed in the final assessment, we will consider:

What you can do

Consumers are reminded to:

If you are exposed to rose oil at work, talk to your employer and occupational health and safety (OHS) official about:

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