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Is CLP based on fragrance content or fragrance load?

Our CLP templates are based on fragrance content, which is defined as the percentage of fragrance oil relative to the total mass of the candle formula (wax and fragrance). If you were to apply our 10% CLP label to a 30cl candle (~220g net weight) it would be made up of 198g of wax and 22g of fragrance. If you are using the fragrance load method, which is defined as the percentage of fragrance oil relative to the mass of the wax only, a fragrance load of 10% would be 200g of wax and 20g of fragrance which amounts to roughly 9% fragrance content, meaning you should apply a 9% CLP label to this product. To help with this, we have created fragrance content and fragrance load calculators.