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2017 warehouse relocation

IMPORTANT. The Olfactik warehouse is currently relocating and will be closed between 9th March 2017 and  30th April 2017. Please note that any orders place during this time will not be fulfilled. Apologies for any inconvenience caused. 

 
Ingredients colour key


Top notes

Heart notes

Base notes




Spicy

Woody

Fruity

Fresh

Citrus

Herbal

Coniferous

Balsamic

Aldehydic

Gourmande

Floral

Green

Animalic

Leather & Tobacco

Mossy & Earthy

Amber
 

Safety guidance

Safety guidance


Perfumery is a fun activity and can be practiced safely if a few common sense measures are put in place. Please note that the following information is for guidance only. Please refer to specific product information and the appropriate local, regional or international organisations for safety compliance.

 

Safe use of ingredients

 

Please make yourself familiar with the guidelines set out by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA). IFRA are the industry body who regulate the safe use of ingredients in fragrance. All ingredients Olfactik supply are recommended for safe use by IFRA. Further information can be found here: www.ifraorg.org

 

We also thought the following guidance notes from the Imperial College London may be useful:

 

General Safety Awareness

 

Familiarise yourself with all aspects of safety before using any equipment. 

 

Be alert to unsafe conditions of the equipment, procedures and actions, and call attention to them so that corrections can be made as soon as possible.  

 

Label all storage areas, appropriately, and keep all chemicals in properly labelled containers.  

 

Date all chemical bottles when received and when opened.  

 

Note expiry dates on chemicals.  

 

Note storage conditions and adhere to them. 

 

Familiarise yourself with the appropriate protective measures when exposed to the following classes of hazardous materials.  

 

Segregate chemicals by compatibility groups for storage.  

 

Post warning signs for unusual hazards such as flammable materials no naked flames or other special problems.  

 

Avoid distracting other workers.  

 

Use equipment only for its designated purpose.   

 

Personal Safety

 

Always wear safety glasses or goggles at all times. 

 

Always wear coat/apron in the work area.  

 

Appropriate gloves should be worn as needed.  

 

Appropriate shoes should be worn in the work area.   

 

Personal Hygiene Wash hands before leaving the work area.  

 

Never mouth suck anything in a pipette in the work area. 

 

No food or drink should be allowed in areas where chemicals are used or stored.  

 

Chemicals should not be stored in a refrigerator containing food and drink. 

 

Never eat or drink from laboratory glassware.  

 

Keep exposed skin covered in the work area. 

 

Fire Prevention

 

Aware yourself of ignition sources in the work area and service areas (open flames, heat, electrical equipment). 

 

Purchase chemicals in quantities that will be used in not distant future.  

 

Always store flammable liquids in appropriate cabinets.  

 

Do not store incompatible reagents together (e.g., acids with organic solvents).  

 

Date chemicals when received and opened.  

 

Make sure that all electrical cords are in good condition and all electrical outlets are earthed. 

 

Familiarise yourself with siting and condition of fire extinguishers. 

 

Do not use fire extinguishers unless you are trained and feel confident to do so.  

 

Housekeeping

 

Eliminate safety hazards by maintaining the work areas in a good state of order.  

 

Maintain clear passages to the work area exit.  

 

Always keep the work area clear of unnecessary material.  

 

Wipe down bench tops and other work area surfaces after each use.  

 

All equipment should be inspected before use.  

 

Keep the work area floor dry at all times. Attend to spills immediately and notify other lab workers of potential slipping hazards.  

 

Sink traps should be flushed with water on a regular basis to prevent the release of chemical odours in the work area.