Labels & Packaging
Updated: Jun 6
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So you have mastered making the perfect wax melts, you've found your wax and your preferred fragrance oils and they are bangin... now you need to label them
It is so so so soooo important to label your products correctly. At this point I will add this disclaimer
DISCLAIMER- I am not a lawyer,I am simply a small business owner. I encourage you to do your own research and make sure you are following all current legislations. I am simply just sharing what I have found along my way, the following information may not be correct and I cannot be held liable. I may have missed things off this list. Please be vigilant.
This is not a tutorial, just my blog on how I do things.
do your due diligence!
For everything talk about in my blog I also want to point out that I am based in the UK and I only make wax melts. Candles and other products have different rules and regulations as do other countries.
So by now you are fully aware of CLP labels. They are mandatory. Read my other blog posts if you're not sure what I am talking about... here is one that maybe particularly helpful https://www.brightbloommelts.co.uk/post/making-wax-melts-make-it-legal
Every single melt I sell is labelled with a CLP label. I buy mine from magic CLP's https://www.magicclps.co.uk. You can print your own but make sure they are compliant.
Every single melt I sell has a label that states NOT FOOD DO NOT EAT KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN.- I don't think this is mandatory however it is a good idea (I think so anyway).
Every single melt I sell has a batch number.
Batch numbers are something I don't see may people discuss but they are hella important. If something goes wrong with melts that you have sold (it shouldn't happen but you have to cover yourself) you should know how to recall your products.
Every order you send out make notes on what batch number they received. It is a pain in the a$$ but it important. I keep my batch numbers in a folder and I add to it every single time I make new melts.
Every single package I post I include a safety sheet. This includes basic guidance on how to safely use your melts. If you need any help or would like to see what I send out just send an email and I will happily share. I won't upload it here as I do add to it from time to time.
As far as I know you do not have to send out a safety sheet however I think it is a good idea. Mine states things like do not overload your burner, do not overheat, only use small 2/4 hour tea lights. Things that you may be aware of but your customer may not. You want your customers to have a pleasant experience with your melts. I also attach wax melt safety stickers to my packaging. I also buy these from magic CLP's.
Always do your own research, and contact your local trading standards if you need clarification on anything related to your products. I prefer to do this via email than a call that way I have it all in writing to keep in my records.
So trying to be more eco friendly I have ditched the pretty little printed bags in favour of glassine. Glassine is biodegradable and much more eco conscious. I do find that customers prefer these.
I use the plastic clamshells made from PET plastic which is recyclable . However I am phasing these out in favour of plastic clamshells made from rPP.
Our original PET plastic clamshells will be phased out in favour of the frosted type made from rPP
Recycled Polypropylene (rPP) is a widely sought after recycled material and is as environmentally friendly a material for wax clam shells as its possible to get at the moment.
This is because of its ease of recovery from waste streams, it's compatibility if mixed with other polymers and the ability to use additives to adjust its processing and end mechanical properties
If you have any questions or want discuss anything just drop me an email or find us on instagram or Facebook. Always happy to chat :)
Much Love & Peace Out