What is CLP?
Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) is the information that is required on fragrance packaging in accordance with EU Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. It's the label that you will find on the base of your candle container or on your box of wax melts.
CLP labels state any allergens or hazardous ingredients. Everyday household products carry exactly the same type of warnings and symbols. Some phrases and/or pictograms may seem quite alarming but it's important to highlight this on packaging so that if you do have any concerns, you can easily refer to it. None of the fragrance or essential oil blends used by Green Planet Candle Co include harmful parabens that contain CMRs**
The hazard warning noted on some fragrances apply only in their raw form. Once diluted in wax, the hazard is no longer applicable. These are theoretical warnings and any risk really relates to larger or continued exposure, rather than everyday use in a scented candle or wax melt.
All candles & wax melts sold by Green Planet Candle Co are compliant with SDS (Safety Data Sheet) & IFRA (International Fragrance Association) and include the appropriate CLP labelling. In addition, Green Planet Candle Co stays up-to-date with changes in EU legislation and updates relating to fragrance formulations which you can read more about under the 'fragrance' heading in FAQs.
Click on the fragrance names below to find ingredients & CLP information.
Click here to view the mandatory pictograms that should appear on your CLP candle or wax melt label (c/o British Candle Makers Federation).
Do NOT dispose wax into a waterway. Do NOT pour into drains, wash basin, sink or toilet waste. Please refer to Candle Safety Disclaimer & Care for advice on the safe disposal of residual wax.
Please read Candle Safety Disclaimer & Care before lighting your candle or using your wax melts.
Fragrance ingredients are used in products according to guidelines established by independent scientific experts. These guidelines are specifically designed to assess the safety of blends of ingredients, which are used at low levels. In Green Planet Candle Co products, fragrance is present at less than 10% of the total product formula, far below the safe use concentrations (or limits) determined by science-based safety assessments.
Every ingredient that goes into making fragrance undergoes robust safety analysis to ensure it meets the high standards of not only governments around the globe, but also those of fragrance creators themselves. No matter if an ingredient is synthetic or found in nature, the same comprehensive approach is used to evaluate its safety.
It's important that when you light a candle or use a melt burner, it is placed onto a heat-resistant surface in a well-ventilated area that is free from draughts. Always read the safety information that arrives with your candle and/or wax melts.
The wax used by Green Planet Candle Co is biodegradable so once your candle is finished, whatever small amount of wax is left at the bottom of the container, will subsequently protect any tiny remnants of fragrance and will not cause environmental damage if disposed of correctly. Visit FAQs for advice on safe disposal of wax.
When burning a scented candle, there will of course, be tiny molecules of fragrance or essential oils in the atmosphere but there are no harmful parabens that contain CMR** materials in ANY of the fragrances used by Green Planet Candle Co. If you have any concerns about using scented candles or indeed, if you suffer from migraines and cannot burn any type of scented candle, then there are fragrance-free options available in the recycled | fragrance-free category. Please note that the wax itself is NOT recycled - just the candle container!
ALLERGIES & REACTIONS
Essential Oils - CLP warning symbols are also noted on packaging for the most natural of essential oils so it's not just synthetic fragrance that can cause an allergic reaction. Some people can be allergic to natural products or other ingredients. If you are pregnant there are various essential oils that should be avoided such as clary sage, but if you are in any doubt, it's probably best to avoid essential oils completely.***
Candle wax and/or melts are not designed to come into direct contact with the skin and should be kept out of the reach of children and pets.
If you have an accident or suffer an allergic reaction you should seek medical advice/assistance immediately.
* Fragrance names in the list above that are marked with an asterisk (*) include Diethyl Phthalate (DEP), a synthetic ingredient commonly found in fragrances to help blend all the ingredients together and extend the aromatic strength of candle fragrance. It is derived from phthalic acid, which occurs naturally in lily of the valley oil.
DEP is classified non-hazardous under EU Regulation (EC) 1272/2008 and is safe to use at specific levels. It's an odourless, colourless, oily liquid that is also used in the making of cosmetics, aspirin, plastics and insecticides and is found in toothbrushes, motor parts, toys, tools and food packaging. Its use is not restricted under the EU's Cosmetics Regulation or REACH chemicals legislation, which are amongst the world's most stringent. DEP has a low order of acute oral toxicity and may irritate the skin and eyes. It is not considered to be carcinogenic and is not stored in the body.
** CMR stands for carcinogenic (cancer forming), mutagenic (can lead to mutations) and reprotoxic (toxic to reproduction). In the EU there is no "safe" level of exposure to a proven carcinogen so it has so far banned 1,328 chemicals that are known or suspected to cause cancer, genetic mutation, reproductive harm or birth defects. The US Food & Drugs Administration (FDA), by comparison, has banned or restricted only 11 chemicals (information c/o The Guardian 8 Jan 2019). None of the fragrance or essential oils used by Green Planet Candle Co include parabens with CMRs.
*** A list of essential oils to be avoided during pregnancy can be found at motherandbaby.co.uk.