Essential oil labelling (EU)

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  1. Jul 25, 2018 #1

    nighttrain123

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    It was my understanding that actual essential oils needed their INCI botanical name (on the label), but I just found an online retailer of 'natural' soaps who are using 'PARFUM' for (in their words) a custom blend of essential oils.

    Is anyone able to shed any light on this?
     
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    SaltedFig

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    A quick look suggests that EU Regulations 1223/2009 (see Article 21) and 1272/2008 might be relevant to your question.

    Our laws (in Australia) are different from yours, however a cursory look suggests to me that these regulations assess fragrance disclosure requirements based on hazard analysis, and some exceptions (to full public disclosure) are possible in some circumstances.

    I could not tell (in my short look) whether essential oils are treated as a distinct category, or even if they could be treated as a fragrance.
    If you find out anything, could you post it back here?

    Links:
    Interesting discussion on the topic (European Commission website, Health and Consumers, Scientific Committees):
    http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientif...rgies/en/l-2/7-are-regulations-adequate.htm#0

    EU's role in cosmetics, Product safety and legislation links (with current Brexit notice):
    https://ec.europa.eu/growth/sectors/cosmetics_en

    Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council (scroll down)
    https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex:32008R1272

    Questions and answers on Regulation 1272/2008 (*useful)
    https://echa.europa.eu/documents/10162/13643/questions_and_answers_clp_20090526_en.pdf

    Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council (scroll down)
    https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=celex:32009R1223
     
  3. Jul 26, 2018 #3

    LilyJo

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    My understanding is if its a custom blend they can use Perfume (to avoid giving away their custom blend) but that they have to specify the allergens
     
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