Since I brought out my Soya Wax Melts, I have been asked “what’s with all the warnings on the boxes?” So I thought I would explain a little more here.
I take the law on cosmetics production very seriously. Because I also make soya wax melts It wont surprise you that I do even more work to keep my business within the law and trustworthy to my customers.
So here goes.
Classification, Labelling and Packaging Regulations. (CLP).
The existing legislation on classification, labelling and packaging was agreed at European Union level and from 1 June 2015 applies to all EU member states, including the UK.
This means that all non-cosmetic products made from that date, containing hazardous chemicals, such as perfumes, fragrances or essential oils must be labelled in accordance with CLP law. Warnings , hazard’s, pictogram’s and other important details your customer’s would need.
This applies to any size of product containing fragrance or essential oils, such as candles, wax tarts, wax melts, room mists, diffusers etc…
We have warnings for food, peanuts, dairy, etc. and you eat it.
For body products too. which is more stricked than food, Lanolin, bees-wax & allergens that stays on your skin for hours.
But there was never any warnings or information on the ingredients, other than safety instructions for something you are breathing in?
So for people who know they have a problem with certain allergens or someone who is trying to narrow down what is giving them headaches, nausia or other unwell feelings.
The information needed is there and they can see if the candle, room mist, diffuser, wax melt ect. has the allergens to be avoided.
Makes alot of scense really.