Do you make soap, bath bombs, or bath salts? Here’s what you need to know.
Good news! Soap remains in Category 9, which also includes products intended to be mixed into bath water, like bath bombs and bath salts. Please view this list to see the fragrance oils affected by the new IFRA 49 amendment. In some cases, you may even be able to use more of a certain fragrance in your product while still being IFRA compliant, so make sure to take a look. View new usage recommendations 〉
Do you make reed diffusers? Here’s what you need to know.
Reed diffusers were previously categorized as incidental contact under Category 11, just like candles and other home fragrancing products. Under IFRA 49, reed diffusers fall under Category 10A and come with much stricter usage guidelines. Unfortunately, this change means that many fragrances previously approved for use in reed diffusers now have very low allowable usage rates.
We have updated our usage recommendations for reed diffusers to reflect this change. While this, unfortunately, means that some fragrances we now recommended at 0% for reed diffusers, refer to the IFRA certificates and decide if the allowable amount is right for your product. For example, you might notice in the IFRA certificate for a specific fragrance that the maximum allowable usage in diffusers is 10%. You can certainly test that percentage out, and may find that it fits your expectations for your reed diffusers just fine. Because of this, we do recommend taking a look at the IFRA certificate, even if the CandleScience usage recommendation is 0%.
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Do you make candles? Here’s what you need to know.
Candles and other home fragrance products, like wax melts, have moved from Category 11 to Category 12. In most cases, these categories have a maximum allowable usage of 100%, meaning there is not a restriction on the amount of fragrance that may be used; the appropriate amount of fragrance to use depends on the application, such as 6-10% in candles.
All of our current fragrances still fall within the recommended 6-10% usage rate in candles; however, we recommend checking the IFRA certificate for each fragrance you use for an update to the maximum allowable usage rate under IFRA 49. We are working with our perfumers to ensure that these fragrances will not fall below a 12% usage rate.