CLP – The Facts

European Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, Labelling and Packaging of substances and mixtures came into force on 20 January 2009 in all EU Member States, including the UK. It is known by its abbreviated form, ‘the CLP Regulation’ or just plain ‘CLP’.  The existing legislation on classification, labelling and packaging has been agreed at European Union level and, from 1 June 2015, applies to all EU member states, including the UK.

CLP does not apply to cosmetic products, which have seperate rules, but it does apply to non-cosmetic products containing hazardous chemicals, such as perfumes or essential oils.  From 1 June 2015, new products must be labelled in accordance with CLP law.  CLP applies to any non-cosmetic product of any size containing fragrance or essential oils, such as candles, wax tarts, wax melts, room mists, diffusers etc.

How can Hoopsy Help

At Hoopsy we can print your CLP labels and stickers for you, as well as you product packaging. As long as you know exactly what you need on the CLP label then you can simply upload that or create your own adhesive labels.

If you are looking for high-quality, low volume and bespoke boxes and packaging then we can also help. We dont have high setup costs – just order what you need when you need it. Now you packaging can compete with the top-end brands for a fraction of the costs!


According to the CLP regulations a CLP label must be a minimum of 54mm x 72mm rectangle and there is no mention to round labels. However for round candles and other circular containers a circle label affixed to the bottom of the container works best. Whilst this might not at the moment by 100% within the regulation it does sit alongside what the large majority of other suppliers are doing and works within the spirit of the regulation. 


Regulations state that the label must be of a size that can easily readable. However for small candles, wax melts and soaps this might again not be possible. In these cases it is within regulations to affix a label which contains at least hazard pictograms, the product identifier and name and telephone number of the supplier of the substance or mixture.