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What Is CLP? A Beginners Guide To Understanding Wax Melt & Candle CLP

What Is CLP? 

The CLP Regulation ("Classification, Labelling and Packaging") is a set of rules created to ensure that chemicals used in wax melts and candles are labelled and packaged properly.

Candles and wax melts must have a CLP label or sticker.

CLP helps to keep people and the environment safe by making sure that everyone knows about any potential hazards associated with the chemicals used.

Does CLP Replace Insurance?

No, CLP does not replace insurance. 

Insurance is a financial protection that helps businesses cover unexpected losses, such as property damage, legal claims, or product liability issues.

It is not related to the classification, labelling, and packaging of chemicals.

If you're looking to sell wax melts and candles, it's a good idea to consult with an insurance professional who can help you assess the specific risks associated with your business and recommend the right coverage for you.

What Needs To Be On Your CLP Label?

CLP Labels for candles & wax melts must list the following information:

  • Name, address and telephone number of the supplier(s)
  • Product identifiers
  • Hazard pictograms, where applicable
  • The relevant signal word, where applicable
  • Hazard statements, where applicable
  • Appropriate precautionary statements where applicable

Wax Melt 10% CLP Diagram

  • Name, address and telephone number of the supplier(s)

For insurance and liability purposes you must provide your customer with your address and phone number. Customers, by law, have the right to know who it is they are entering into a contract with. This ensures that customers can easily contact you regarding any issues to do with your product.

You still have to provide an address and phone number even if you don’t have a business one, this includes your business name, legal ownership name and a geographical address where legal documents can be sent. These requirements apply to receipts, invoices, orders and correspondence issued in the course of your business.

Your details ensure that you and your business are easily traceable.

  • Product identifiers

This is the name of your product, fragrance, or mixture, and should clearly state what the item is. You can include other things aside from the name such as batch number or an SKU. Your product identifier should be placed at the very top of your label so that it’s easy to identify the product.

  • Hazard pictograms, where applicable

A hazard pictogram is a pictorial presentation of a particular hazard that your product may be subject to. Accordingly, the classification of your substance or mixture determines the hazard pictograms that should be displayed on your label.

You must display pictograms for any and all associated hazards.

When creating a CLP label, your hazard pictograms should be in the shape of a square set at a pointed diamond shape and should have a black symbol on a white background with a red border.

It’s also worth noting that each hazard pictogram should cover at least one-fifteenth of the surface area of your label, but the minimum area shall not be less than 1 square centimetres.

Pictograms should be no smaller than 2cm x 2cm for limited quantity. Pictograms and hazard statements are only required for above 125ml/grams, below this, only one is required.

  • The relevant signal word, where applicable

A signal word indicates to your customer if a hazard is severe or less severe. The label should include the relevant signal word in accordance with the classification of the hazardous substance or mixture.

In case your product displays a more severe hazard, the label should bear the signal word ‘danger’, and in case of less severe hazards, it should bear the signal word ‘warning.’

  • Hazard & precautionary statements, where applicable

When it comes to hazard and precautionary statements, your label should include the relevant hazard statements describing the nature and severity of the hazards of your product.

Your label should also include the relevant precautionary statements, advising on measures to prevent or minimize adverse effects to human health or the environment arising from the hazards of your product.

Don’t panic if this all sounds like some kind of alien language to you - that’s what Cosmic CLP is here for!

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Can I Use The Same CLP Label For Candles & Wax Melts?

No, each product will require a different CLP label.

Not only do candles and wax melts require different CLP labels (as they promote different dangers and hazards) but every fragrance oil used will require completely unique CLP, depending on the ingredients and hazards they contain. 

Even if you were to buy the same scent, for example, “Alien,” from Craftovator and Fizzy Whizz, the formulas used would be different, therefore, the CLP labels will need to be unique to that supplier and oil. 

When Do I Need CLP?

You need CLP if you are selling, giving away or gifting your products to the public, and even your friends and family.

If you do not provide CLP on your products, you will be breaking the law and your insurance will become invalid. 

If you fail to notify your customers of the hazards and ingredients in your products and someone is injured whilst using your products, you can be held liable.

Take A Look At Our Graph Below To Determine Whether You Need CLP On Your Product: 


I plan to sell, gift, or give away my wax melts and candles to the public and friends and family. 

Yes, you need CLP on your products. 

I want to use my products solely for personal use. I will not be selling, giving away, or gifting to anyone. 

No, you do not need CLP on your products as you already have access to the CLP information.

If in doubt, contact trading standards for more information. 

Where Can I Purchase CLP?

Here at Cosmic CLP, we offer professionally printed wax melt, candle, and non-hazardous base CLP so that you don't have to lift a finger or read a single page of confusing, jargon-filled CLP documents. 

Plus, we're one of (if not THE) most affordable CLP suppliers operating in the UK!

To find out more and place your first (or next) order today, visit www.cosmicclp.co.uk


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This article is meant as a guide. Whilst every care is taken to ensure the accuracy of the above information, we accept no responsibility for any inaccuracies. Regulations often change and we cannot guarantee that this article will be updated in accordance with any changes that may take place.