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    Default Concentration of oakmoss allowed

    Hi there, I'd be really grateful for some advice on oakmoss concentration please. I am new to perfumes and would like to try making small quantities to sell online. I absolutely love oakmoss and would like to use it if possible. I have 2 questions:
    First: if I used oakmoss absolute in a perfume which was for sale would it have to be analysed by a chemist first to prove the concentration falls within the IFRA guidelines?
    Second: the IFRA guidelines seem to say you are allowed to use up to 0.1% oakmoss in the formula. Does this mean that if I made some eau du toilette total volume of 400cc that I would be allowed to include up to 0.4cc oakmoss? Or does 'formula' just refer to the blend of essential oils used? In which case, if for example a perfume contained a total of 60cc essential oils (to be later diluted in alcohol), that you would only be alowed to use 0.06cc oakmoss?
    Thanks in advance, Makita86

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    Default Re: Concentration of oakmoss allowed

    IFRA allows 0.1% oakmoss in the total volume of the final product. In the sticky at the top of the DIY section, Chris says all of the percentages apply to the finished product. http://www.basenotes.net/threads/292...ards-a-summary

    As for your first question, I'm not sure but I suspect it depends on what country you are in and where you intend to sell your wares.
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    Hi there, thanks very much that's a great help :-)

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    Default Re: Concentration of oakmoss allowed

    Quote Originally Posted by Makita86 View Post
    Hi there, I'd be really grateful for some advice on oakmoss concentration please. I am new to perfumes and would like to try making small quantities to sell online. I absolutely love oakmoss and would like to use it if possible. I have 2 questions:
    First: if I used oakmoss absolute in a perfume which was for sale would it have to be analysed by a chemist first to prove the concentration falls within the IFRA guidelines?
    Second: the IFRA guidelines seem to say you are allowed to use up to 0.1% oakmoss in the formula. Does this mean that if I made some eau du toilette total volume of 400cc that I would be allowed to include up to 0.4cc oakmoss? Or does 'formula' just refer to the blend of essential oils used? In which case, if for example a perfume contained a total of 60cc essential oils (to be later diluted in alcohol), that you would only be alowed to use 0.06cc oakmoss?
    Thanks in advance, Makita86
    A couple of things to add to what's already been said: First all those percentages are by weight, not volume and of the finished product. If you are making an EdT and you measure the Oakmoss percentage by volume and put in 0.1% of the finished product you will have used too much because the specific gravity of ethanol is lower than that of oakmoss absolute.

    Second there is no requirement for analysis, as the perfumer you are responsible for ensuring your fragrance is IFRA compliant, but in the EU you are required to have a safety assessment done on any cosmetic product you intend to sell.
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    Hi Chris, thanks very much for explaining that

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