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Diffuser CLP and IFRA class

Diffuser CLP and IFRA class


When we make scented products that require to be labelled under Guidance on labeling and packaging in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. We look at the IFRA certificates provided by our oil suppliers to assess the advised maximum use percentage of an oil in a particular product. In this instance, we are taking about diffusers. 

Usually this is relatively simple, however at the moment we are in a transition period between the 48th and 49th amendment.

As per the IFRA 49th amendment, Reed diffusers now fall into category 10a (previously, they were class 11)

What does this mean for you?

If you manufactured a product, before May 10th 2021, you can still use class 11 of the IFRA certificate. This is not indefinite however. This is a transition period to enable you to sell existing products before the final May 10th 2022 deadline.

If you're introducing a new product to the market, you would implement the changes under the IFRA 49th amendment immediately, as the deadline for new products was May 10th 2021.

How do I find the class percentage for my oil?

Pop onto your suppliers website, locate the documents for the fragrance oil you intend to use, look for the IFRA certificate. (please note some suppliers only have and IFRA 48th at the moment, if this is the case they will update their documents before the May 2022 deadline, so its important to check back for updates, because when they upload the 49th amendment, the percentages for each class will more than likely change.)

Find the IFRA class limit (either 10a, or 11 depending on the points explained above). This will tell you the max oil percentage that is recommended. This is the maximum amount of oil that you should be using in your diffuser.