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  • INCI names for botanicals in the EU

    Posted by RobboAU on December 22, 2022 at 12:14 am

    Hi everyone,

    What’s the deal with botanical INCIs in the EU?

    I’m getting very confused in a back and forth with EU regulation consultants. I trust them, mostly, but the lack of consistency is unsettling.

    For some ingredients they’re insisting that we have to include the common name in parenthesis after the latin name, but for others we do not have to. 

    For example:

    Jojoba oil - Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil
    Peppermint Oil - Mentha Piperita Oil

    Bay leaf oil - Pimenta Acris (Bay) Leaf Oil
    Cedarwood Atlas oil - 
    Cedrus Deodara Wood Oil

    It’s hard to believe that the same region that created REACH can allow such inconsistency!

    mikethair replied 1 year, 2 months ago 2 Members · 1 Reply
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  • mikethair

    December 22, 2022 at 3:58 am

    Yes, inconsistent advice. I would raise the question/s with the EU regulation consultant. And you should get an answer. If not, find another consultant.

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