IFRA Categories

When using fragrance oils in your products there is a maximum limit (set by the fragrance oil manufacturer) of the oil that can be included depending on the type of product being made.  See individual IFRA statements (ask your supplier) for guidelines on the amounts.

 

The types of product (IFRA class) are listed below.

 

IFRA class

Finished product type

 

1

Products intended for application to the lips

 

2

Deodorants and antiperspirants

 

3a

Hydroalcoholic products to be applied to recently shaved skin (EdT range)

 

3b

Hydroalcoholic products to be applied to recently shaved skin (fragrance range)

 

3c

Products intended for eyes (eye shadow, liner, mascara, makeup etc) eye cream.

 

Men’s facial creams and balms

 

3d

Tampons

 

4a

Hydroalcoholic products to be applied to unshaven skin (EdT range)

 

Scent strips, scratch and sniff and other paper products where skin contact is incidental

 

4b

Hydroalcoholic products to be applied to unshaven skin (fragrance range)

 

4c

Hair styling aids (sprays), hair sprays, hair deodorant

 

Body creams, emulsions, lotions, gels and oils for the skin

 

Foot care products

4d

Fragrancing cream

 

 

5

Women’s facial creams, face makeup (excluding eye cream), face masks, hand cream

 

Wipes or refreshing tissues for face, neck, hands and body

 

6

Toothpaste, mouthwash

 

7a

Intimate wipes, baby wipes

 

7b

Insect repellant (to be applied to the skin)

 

8

Makeup removers (not including face cleansers)

 

Hair styling aids non spray (mousse, gel, leave-in conditioner)

 

Nail care

 

All powders and talcs (including baby powders)

 

9a

Liquid soap, bar soap, depilatory

 

Conditioner (rinse-off), shampoos of all types (including baby shampoos)

 

Face cleansers (washes, gels, scrubs etc)

 

Shaving creams (stick, gel, foam etc)

 

Body washes (including baby washes)

 

Shower gels, bath gels, mousses, salts, oils and other products added to bath water

 

9b

Feminine hygiene pads / liners

 

9c

Other aerosols (including air freshners, sprays, but not including deodorant / antiperspirants, hair styling spray)

 

10a

Hand wash / machine wash, laundry detergents (liquid, powder, gels etc) including laundry bleaches

 

Other household cleaning products (fabric cleaners, carpet cleaners etc)

 

Dry cleaning kits

 

Fabric softeners of all types including fabric softener sheets

 

Hand dishwashing detergent

 

Hard surface cleaners (bathroom and kitchen cleansers, furniture polish etc)

 

Shampoos for pets

 

10b

Diapers / nappies

 

Toilet seat wipes

 

11a

All non-skin contact including:

 

Air fresheners (excluding aerosol products), plug-ins, solid substrate, membrane delivery, toilet blocks, joss sticks, insecticides (mosquito coil, paper, electrical etc excluding aerosols), plastic articles (excluding toys), candles, fuels, paints, floor wax, liquid refills for air fresheners (cartridge system)

 

11b

 

 

 

 

11b continued

All incidental skin contact including:

 

Machine dish wash detergents and deodorisers, machine only laundry detergents, deodorisers / maskers (eg fabric drying machine deodorisers, carpet powder)

 

Pot pourri, fragrancing sachets, liquid refills for air fresheners (non-cartridge system)

 

Shoe polishers, cat litter, animal sprays (excluding aerosols), treated textiles (starch sprays, fabric treatments etc), tights with moisturisers

 

Odoured distilled water (to be added to steam irons)