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 #12087  by Mark
 17 Oct 2021, 21:44
Hi all
just out of curiosity can anyone tell me the rules or point me in the direction of the rules and regulations about making and selling candles and beeswax furniture polish? I know there are regulations for lip balms and cosmetics but I'm struggling to find information on the legal requirements for wax used in candles and polish.
Many thanks
 #12088  by NigelP
 18 Oct 2021, 08:45
Polish requires a hazard warning label and a braille type triangle label on the underside. No regs for candles that I'm aware of.
 #12089  by Alfred
 18 Oct 2021, 08:47
Im not sure the law is borhered about the source of the wax,chemical or inswct
I would just google polish and candle regs
 #12090  by Mark
 18 Oct 2021, 09:08
thanks for the replies, so to produce wax polish you don't need to have it tested like cosmetics, you simply have to have the tin and hazard label? is that the same if you add scent?

I realized I had a dim bulb moment i have friends who make and sell candles and can ask them what is required to sell them and/or sell them my wax. But thank you for the regs it sparked my brain into action
 #12096  by MickBBKA
 18 Oct 2021, 12:39
I always include a label with my candles for idiots, never leave unattended, use with a fireproof holder to catch drips and prevent fire etc :