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Wax Melt CLP: The Ultimate Guide to Understanding Classification, Labelling & Packaging Regulations

If you've ever found yourself scratching your head over those tiny symbols on your favorite wax melt packaging, you're not alone!

But fear not, we're here to shed some light on the often-misunderstood world of CLP. So, light your tea light burner, kick back, and let's dive into the world of CLP regulations.

We promise to make it as fun as possible!

What Does CLP Stand For In Wax Melts?

CLP, often misspelled as CPL, stands for Classification, Labelling & Packaging. CLP is a set of regulations implemented by the EU that require manufacturers of wax melts and other chemical products to classify, label, and package their products according to their potential hazards.

Do You Need CLP For Your Wax Melts?

The short answer is: Yes, you do need CLP for your wax melts!

CLP regulations are in place to ensure that you and your customers know what you're getting into (or melting into, if you will) when it comes to your wax melts.

So, while it may seem like an added chore to go through the CLP process, it's ultimately for the safety and peace of mind of everyone involved.

And let's face it, a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere is what we're all after with wax melts, isn't it?

What Needs To Be On A CLP Label?

A CLP label for wax melts should include the following information: 

Product Identifier

This can be the name of your wax melt, such as "Black Cherry." 


There are several pictograms for each different type of hazard. 

Supplier Information

This includes the name, address, and phone number of the supplier of the product.

Hazard Statement

A hazard statement describes the nature of the hazard associated with the product. It should be specific and clear, and it may include information on the type of hazard, the severity of the hazard, and the likelihood of it occurring.

Signal Word (where applicable)

This is a word that indicates the level of hazard associated with the product. It can be found on the SDS which should be available from the fragrance supplier.

Precautionary Statement (where applicable) 

A precautionary statement provides information on how to prevent or minimize exposure to the hazardous chemicals in the product. It should be specific to the hazard identified in the hazard statement.

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By including all of this information on a CLP label, manufacturers ensure that consumers have the information they need to handle the product safely and minimize the risk of harm.

Do I Have To Include My Phone Number & Address On My Wax Melt CLP Labels?

Yes, you are required to include your phone number and address on your wax melt CLP label. The law states that customers have the right to know who they are entering into a contract with, which is covered by the Companies Act 2006 and the e-commerce Regulations.

Where Should I Put My Wax Melt CLP?

To comply with the regulations, it is important that your wax melt CLP label is directly affixed to the packaging of your product. This is to ensure that customers have easy access to the necessary information about the product they are purchasing.

One effective way to accomplish this is by using wax melt CLP stickers.

These stickers are specifically designed to adhere to the surface of your wax melt or candle packaging, providing a secure and durable label that won't easily peel off or become damaged. The CLP information can be printed on the sticker, ensuring that all the necessary information is clearly and legibly displayed for customers to read.

Using CLP stickers is not only an effective way to comply with the regulations, but it also adds a professional and polished look to your product packaging

Why Does My CLP Say 'SDS Available On Request'?

An SDS (Safety Data Sheet) contains detailed information about the hazardous chemicals used in your wax melts, including their potential risks and how to handle them safely.

Sometimes, manufacturers will opt to provide the SDS upon request rather than including it with the CLP label. 

If you come across a CLP label that says "SDS Available On Request," simply reach out to the manufacturer and ask for the SDS. They should be more than happy to provide it to you, and you'll have the peace of mind of knowing exactly what you're dealing with when it comes to your wax melts.

How Do I Become CLP Compliant?

Becoming CLP compliant for your wax melts can seem like a daunting task, but it's essential to ensure the safety of your customers and comply with regulations.

The CLP process involves analyzing the SDS to determine which hazards/statements/signal words/pictograms/ingredients you need to declare, creating your digital CLP label, and printing your labels on sticker paper. 

The good news is that you don't have to navigate this process alone.

We take the confusion out of becoming CLP compliant!

We save you time and energy by creating and printing custom CLP labels for your products.

So instead of pulling your hair out trying to understand the regulations...

Or get your stickers to line up when they come out of the printer...

You can focus on creating and selling your products without the added stress of navigating complex compliance regulations, and have peace of mind knowing that your wax melts meet regulatory requirements.