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carnaubaA low melt range blended candle base, which incorporates a lubricious vegetable oil appropriate for use on the skin.

The melted wax and oil base is recommended for use upon cooling and may be applied to the skin for a sensual and therapeutic massage experience.

 

Benefits:

  • Highly emollient skin conditioning massage oil.

 

Applications include:

  • Spa massage candles

 

Compatibility:

Massage Candle Base is compatible with most vegetable and mineral waxes, as well as vegetable oils, mineral oils and petrolatum's.

 

Massage Candle Base Properties:

TYPICAL VALUES
MASSAGE CANDLES - SP-456
Melting Point F ASTM D-127 46°C
Cone Penetration @ 77°F ASTM D-127 35
Congealing Point - ASTM D-938 37.8°C

 

 

REGULATORY STATUS:

The National Candle Association is urging candle manufacturers, distributors and retailers to be alert to the unique safety precautions, ingredient restrictions, and labeling requirements associated with “lotion” candles.

These products are cosmetic lotions manufactured in the form of candles. They are made from waxes having a much lower melting point than the waxes typically used for traditional candles.

Lotion candles are designed to be burned until a sizeable wax pool forms, and then blown out. Consumers can then dip their fingers in the melted wax and apply it to the skin as a warm lotion.

Please be aware that lotion candles are cosmetics, and thus are regulated by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They must conform to FDA ingredient restrictions, and be labeled in accordance with FDA regulations.

All colorants used in lotion candles must meet FDA approval, and fragrances should meet IFRA (International Fragrance Association) guidelines for cosmetics applied to the skin.

Because lotion candles also meet the definition of a candle, they should be labeled with the candle fire-safety warnings of the ASTM F2058 standard as well. However, the size and label placement of the ASTM candle fire-safety warnings will be dictated by the FDA’s labeling regulations, not the ASTM specifications.

If your company manufactures, purchases or distributes lotion candles, we urge you to obtain and follow the FDA’s Cosmetic Labeling Manual and the federal regulations concerning cosmetic ingredients and labeling (21 CFR parts 701 and 740).

If you are unfamiliar with FDA cosmetics regulations, we recommend you contact the Personal Care Products Council for guidance (formerly the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association in Washington, DC ).

 

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