As many of you may be aware, as part of the IFRA 49th Amendments; the classification of Reed Diffusers has changed from 11 to 10A, so what does this mean? IFRA consider any product in 10A to be a skin contact item and as such, this limits the maximum safe percentage for certain ingredients used in the production of oils thus rendering some oils unsafe for use in diffusers under the 49th Amendments. We've been asked a lot about which oils of ours remain safe for use and which ones can no longer be used in reed diffusers, read on to find out...
When do the IFRA 49th Amendment changes come into effect?
This change impacts all suppliers and all oils on the market with there being two key dates as follows:
Existing Products: 10th May, 2022
New Products: 10th May, 2021
The compliance date for new products entering the market has now passed, this means that any oils launched by a supplier must comply with the IFRA 49th Amendments and any products that you as a maker did not offer prior to the 10th of May, 2021 must comply.
As you can see, we are yet to reach the compliance date for existing products meaning that you can continue to use the maximum percentage allowed under the IFRA 48th Amendment category 11 (the original classification for reed diffusers) until this date however it is important to keep in mind that you cannot continue to sell products after this date even if they were manufactured prior to the 10th of May, 2022.
Which fragrances are impacted by this change?
From our current range, we have five fragrances which will no longer be safe for use in reed diffusers after the 10th of May, 2022. These are:
- Molten Amber
- Snug as a Bug
- Violet, Lily & Rose
- Warm Sandalwood
- Winter's Night
In order to avoid confusion, these fragrances have been updated on our site already to state they are not safe for use in reed diffusers, the IFRA certificate has also been updated to the IFRA 49th Amendment version.
Are there any other fragrances that cannot be used in reed diffusers because of this change?
We recently launched the reformulated version of a number of our most popular oils, sadly a number of these are not safe for use in diffusers or are restricted to less than 25% as a result of the IFRA 49th Amendments. We've included a list below of our current range of reformulated oils to make it easier for you to work out which ones can and can't be used in diffusers under the new amendments. It is important to note these oils are considered new products and as such the IFRA 49th Amendment regulations are already applicable.
|Fragrance Oil Name||Diffuser Use|
|Amalfi Coast||Yes - 24%|
|Bergamot & Patchouli||No|
|Black Amber & Lavender||Yes|
|Black Raspberry & Vanilla||Yes|
|Black Rose & Oud||No|
|Clove, Orange & Cedarleaf||No|
|Coconut Lime||Yes - 23%|
|Cucumber, Ginger & Mint||Yes|
|Egyptian Amber||Yes - 12%|
|Fresh Ginger & Green Tea||No|
|Fresh Hay, Honey & Amber||No|
|Goji Berry & Blood Orange||Yes - 23%|
|Good Morning World||No|
|Jasmine & Magnolia||Yes|
|Leather & Oudh||No|
|Lemongrass & Persian Lime||Yes|
|Lime, Basil & Mandarin||No|
|Lychee Peony||Yes - 16%|
|Moon Lake Musk||Yes|
|Neroli & Ylang Ylang||No|
|Pumpkin Spiced Latte||Yes|
|Sheer Lily & White Rose||No|
|Thyme, Olive & Bergamot||Yes|
|Vanilla, Patchouli & Sandalwood||No|
|Vetiver, Cedarwood & Fir||No|
|Watermelon Lemonade||Yes - 18%|
What about the rest of the fragrances we offer?
We're pleased to advise the rest of our fragrances are safe for use in diffusers under the IFRA 49th Amendments to the maximum percentage shown in the table within the fragrance listing.