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CLP labels - Why is everything so complicated!?

CLP labels - Why is everything so complicated!?


Disclaimer:  This guide is just a small summary of the full CLP regulations.  For a complete understanding please visit:


Welcome to our CLP label explanation guide.  CLP regulation was brought into use in 2008 by the European Union and is still adopted by the UK even post Brexit (this may change in the future but it is the current regulations).

In order to sell or gift your products to any person you must have a compliant CLP label(s) affixed to your product(s).  Your CLP label must be legible and readable when the product is set down in its natural position.


Product Name/Identifier

This is your candle fragrance name,  You can also place any other data that helps identify your candle here such as SKU numbers, or identifying codes.  As an identifier it must not be a duplicate of another type.  For instance you should not have two candles named 'Calm' as it could confuse the consumer.


Allergen Information/Ingredients List

This list outlines any ingredients which make up hazards within your product.  You should include no more than 4 ingredients on your list unless it is necessary to add more due to the severity of the hazards.


Signal Word

A signal word indicates to your customer the severity of the hazard. If the hazard is more severe the classification signal word will be 'Danger'.  If the hazard is less severe the classification will be 'Warning'.  


Hazard & Precautionary Statements

Hazard & precautionary statements are pre written statements from the ECHA which categories and describe the nature and severity of hazards within your products.  Your label will include statements relevant to your products ingredients and are used to minimize risks to human health and adverse affects in the environment.



Hazard Pictograms

Pictograms are a pictorial representation of a hazard contained within your product.  The classification of your ingredient mixture determines the need for, and type of pictogram that must be shown on your product label.  You must display pictograms for all hazards associated with your product.


Company Address & Phone Number

Finally, something that we've heard of!  Any customer has a right to know and contact who has made/sold them a product.  For this reason to remain compliant with insurance you must provide your company address and phone number at the bottom of each label.  Even if you don't have a separate business address you need to make sure your business is transparent, contactable and traceable.


Using CLPs with Simply Scented Oils

Now that you understand what is on a CLP label - how do you get yours?

Well luckily, we have made that easy.  We provide a downloadable CLP label for all our fragrances for use within wax at a fragrance load of up to 10%

We are also in the process of providing downloadable labels for Reed Diffuser CLP labels in a base of DPG for up to 25%

You can find these downloads underneath the descriptions on each of our fragrances or you can view all our downloadable information here


Please remember that this is just an introduction to CLP, we highly recommend that if you are not using our provided CLP labels and are looking to make your own (for instance if you are using a blend of oils) that you use a reputable and qualified CLP consultant to create your labels on your behalf.




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