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Are essential oils Clean Scents™ ?

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The short answer is no. 

The CandleScience Clean Scents™ standards were created for fragrance oils, so the badge currently only applies to fragrance oils. We work with fragrance manufacturers to ensure that our fragrance oils meet our high-quality fragrance standards for Clean Scents™. This means that Clean Scents™ fragrance oils are free from:

  • Carcinogens: These are materials known or thought to cause cancer. 
  • Mutagens: Materials that change the DNA of a cell, harming the cell and causing diseases like cancer. 
  • Reproductive toxins: Toxins that adversely affect reproductive organs and increase the risk of birth defects. 
  • Organ toxins: These are toxins that can cause adverse effects or disease within specific bodily organs. 
  • Acute toxins: Toxins that can cause adverse effects from a single exposure. Generally, this would be accidental exposure like spillage or ingestion.

CandleScience essential oils are extracted from seeds, flowers, roots, stems, or bark of plants through steam distillation, expression, or extraction. To maintain their purity, we do not alter them in any way. Some essential oils contain naturally occurring amounts of material that we exclude from our Clean Scents™ fragrance oils.

Essential oils, just like fragrance oils without the Clean Scents™ designation, are not unsafe or dangerous when used as intended. The ingredients we exclude from our Clean Scents™ fragrances don’t pose a risk at the concentrations used in fragrance or essential oil, they’ve simply been flagged as potentially toxic or hazardous in large quantities or as raw materials.

We recommend that you check the Safety Data Sheet for details on any essential oil you’d like to use in your products. 


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