WHAT IS CLP?

 

The European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) entered into force on 20th January 2009 in all EU Member States, including the UK. It is the European implementation of UN Globally Harmonised System (GHS) of classification and replaces the Substances Directive and the Preparations Directive. 

In 2008, the EU authorities were asked to decide if candles and wax melts were mixtures or articles under CLP and the EU REACH regulations. If they were classed as articles, then they would be exempt from CLP information however if they were classed as mixtures, then they must be classified and made available to the public in accordance with CLP. They were determined to be mixtures under CLP and not articles by a ruling of the European Commission and therefore must be made available to the general public accordingly.

CLP applies to products such as candles, wax melts and reed diffusers containing chemicals (fragrance oils). From 1 June 2015, new products must be made in accordance with these laws and guidelines whatever their size may be. There will be a 2 year sell through period allowed for products manufactured before June 2015 however from June 2017 making this information available to the general public will be mandatory. Ingredients like waxes are non-hazardous however and do not contribute to the classification. These guidelines only apply to fragrance oils. 

I have added the relevant information about the fragrance oils that I use on this page. It is therefore the customers responsibility to read this information either prior to purchasing a candle or afterwards if they have any questions about the ingredients that are used. 

 

ALLERGIES AND ASTHMA

 

This information is also made available for customers who suffer with allergies or asthma. Although my candles are organic and made with cosmetic grade fragrances, burning candles might trigger allergies or asthma in those who are sensitive to these products. LivingLight Candles holds no responsibility if you purchase one of my candles knowing that you have an illness or allergy that could be triggered by the fragrance used.