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30% is illegal you should only use upto 10%

30% is illegal you should only use upto 10% =

You've likely encountered the common advice that fragrance usage should not exceed 10% in any product. However, it's time to debunk this prevailing myth. The truth is that you can use fragrance oils beyond the 10% limit, and it's completely legal when done correctly.

To venture into fragrance percentages beyond 10%, it's crucial to understand the underlying science and apply the appropriate techniques to ensure that the fragrance oil effectively integrates with the product.

This misconception has persisted in the industry for years. However, it's vital to shed light on the reality. The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) plays a significant role in establishing standards for fragrance usage in various applications, such as cosmetics, candles, diffusers, sprays etc.


The IFRA Standards act as a comprehensive set of guidelines, outlining the rules and regulations governing the use of fragrance materials.

The "IFRA Certificate of Conformity" provides clear directives regarding how much of a particular fragrance can be employed in a specific application. For instance, while a fragrance oil may allow up to 2% usage in lotions, it might permit 100% usage in candles or wax melts.

It's important to note that a fragrance's 100% allowance for candles or wax melts doesn't mean you should use it at full strength (as that would defy the purpose of wax melts).


Instead, it signifies that the fragrance is safe for use at any concentration in candle making. However, it's crucial to ensure that Classification, Labeling, and Packaging (CLP) data is available for the specific percentage used. For example, you cannot use a 10% CLP if your fragrance content surpasses 10%.

Under the current 50th amendment, candles and wax melts are categorized as 12, in contrast to their previous classification under 11.

From a legal perspective, the maker must recalculate the safety data sheet using specialized and often costly software to determine the appropriate concentration amount. This process helps identify potential health-related concerns and create a new CLP for the final product.

In conclusion, exceeding the 10% limit for fragrance usage is not illegal, provided you have the necessary CLP data for your specific percentage.


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