The standards for CandleScience Clean Scents™ are the most comprehensive, rigorous standards in the fragrance industry. You may already be familiar with our exclusion of phthalates, but we also exclude many other chemicals with similar health concerns.  

The chemicals listed below are ingredients often found in fragrance that CandleScience Clean Scents™ will never contain. Due to the extensive number of exclusions, not every ingredient is listed. If you have concerns about a specific chemical not listed and want to verify it is excluded, please write in to our support team. 

Phthalates, including but not limited to BBP, DEHP, DBP, and DEP
Phthalates are esters of Phthalic acid and are used to dissolve raw materials when making fragrance oils. They have been used for decades in a myriad of pharmaceuticals, household, and industrial products.

Di(2-ethylhexyl) phthalate (DEHP)
Dibutyl phthalate (DBP)
Diethyl phthalate (DEP)
Diisodecyl phthalate (DIDP)
Diisononyl phthalate (DINP)
Dimethyl phthalate (DMP)

 

Animal Derivatives, including but not limited to:

Ambergris
Castoreum oil
Civet oil

 

Antimicrobials
These ingredients are flagged for potential acute and reproductive hazards, and are banned by the FDA. 

Cloflucarban
Fluorosalan
Hexachlorophene
Hexylresorcinol
Iodine complex (ammonium ether sulfate and polyoxyethylene sorbitan monolaurate)
Iodine complex (phosphate ester of alkylaryloxy polyethylene glycol)
Methylbenzethonium chloride
Nonylphenoxypoly (ethyleneoxy) ethanoliodine
Oxychlorosene sodium
Poloxamer-iodine complex
Secondary amyltricresols
Tribromsalan
Triclocarban
Triclosan
Undecoylium chloride iodine complex

 

Additional Molecules

1,3-Dibromo-2-methoxy-4-methyl-5-nitrobenzene (Musk KS)
1,3-Dibromo-2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-methyl-benzene
1,3-Dibromo-2-methoxy-4-nitro-5-(1,1-dimethylethyl)-6-methyl-benzene (Musk alpha)
2-Pentylidene cyclohexanone
2,2-Dichloro-1-methylcyclopropylbenzene
2,4-Dienals
2,4-Dihydroxy-3-methylbenzaldehyde
2,4-Dodecadien-1-ol
2,4-Hexadien-1-ol
3- and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (Lyral)
3-Bromo-1,7,7-trimethylbicyclo[2.2.1]heptane-2-one
3-Methyl-2(3)-nonenenitrile (Citgrenile)
3,7-Dimethyl-2-octen-1-ol
4-Methyl-7-ethoxycoumarin (Maraniol)
4,6-Dimethyl-8-tert-butylcoumarin (Butolia)
6-Isopropyl-2-decalol (Decatol)
6-Methylcoumarin (Toncarine)
7-Methoxycoumarin
7-Methylcoumarin
Acetyl ethyl tetramethyl tetralin (AETT, Versalide)
Acetyl isovaleryl (5-Methyl-2,3-hexanedione)
Alantroot oil (Elecampane oil)
Allyl heptine carbonate
Allyl isothiocyanate
alpha-Methyl anisylidene acetone (1-(4-Methoxyphenyl)-1-penten-3-one)
Amber dioxane (Karanal)
Ammonium nonadecafluorodecanoate
Ammonium pentadecafluorooctanoate
Ammonium perfluorononanoate
Ammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate; Ammonium heptadecafluorooctanesulfonate
Amylcyclopentenone
Anisylidene acetone (4-(p-methoxyphenyl)-3-butene-2-one)
Benzene
Benzyl cyanide
Benzylidene acetone (4-Phenyl-3-buten-2-one)
Birch wood pyrolysate (Crude)
Boldo oil
Bromostyrene
butane-2,3-dione (diacetyl)
Cade oil - Juniperus oxycedrus L. (Crude)
Carvone oxide
Chenopodium oil
Cinnamylidene acetone
cis-and trans-Asarone ((E)-and(Z)-2,4,5-Trimethoxypropen-1-yl benzene)
Colophony
Costus root oil, absolute and concrete
Cresol (mixed isomers)
Cyclamen alcohol (3-(4-Isopropylphenyl)-2-methylpropanol)
D&C Yellow #11
Diethyl maleate
Diethylene glycol monomethyl ether
Dimethyl citraconate
Diphenylamine
Esters of 2-nonynoic acid, (Except Methyl octine carbonate)
Esters of 2-octynoic acid (Except Methyl heptine carbonate which is IFRA Restricted)
Ethyl acrylate
Ethyl methacrylate
Ethyl non-2-enoate
Ethylene glycol monoethyl ether and its Acetate
Ethylene glycol monomethyl Ether and its Acetate
Fig leaf absolute
Formaldehyde
Furfural
Furfuryl alcohol
Furfurylidene acetone
Geranyl nitrile
Hexahydrocoumarin
Hydroabietyl alcohol, dihydroabietyl alcohol
Hydroquinone monoethyl ether (4-ethoxy-Phenol)
Hydroquinone monomethyl ether (4-methoxy-Phenol)
Iodoform (Triidomethane)
Isobutyl­paraben
Isophorone
Isopropy­lparaben
Lithium perfluorooctane sulfonate; lithium heptadecafluorooctanesulfonate
m-Cresol
m-Phenylen­ediamine and its salts
Massoia bark oil
Massoia lactone
Mercury
Methoxydiglycol
Methyl crotonate
Methyl methacrylate
Methyl Salicylate
Methylene glycol
Moskene (1,1,3,3,5-Pentamethyl-4,6-dinitroindane)
Musk ambrette
Musk ketone
Musk tibetene (1-tert-Butyl-2,6-dinitro-3,4,5-trimethylbenzene)
Musk Xylene
Nitrobenzene
Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid
o-Cresol
o-Phenylen­ediamine and its salts
p-Cresol
p-Methylhydrocinnamic aldehyde
p-tert-Butylphenol
Paraform­aldehyde
Perfluorononanoic acid Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS); heptadecafluorooctane-1-sulfonic acid
Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
Peru balsam crude
Phenyl acetone (Methyl benzyl ketone)
Phenyl benzoate
Pseudo Methylionones
Pseudoionone (2,6-Dimethylundeca-2,6,8-trien-10-one)
Quaternium-15
Quinoline
Safrole, Isosafrole, Dihydrosafrole
Santolina oil
Savin oil (Juniperus Sabina L.)
Sodium heptadecafluorononanoate
Sodium nonadecafluorodecanoate
Styrax (Crude)
Tobacco leaf absolute (Nicotiana affinia)
Tobacco oil/extracts
Toluene
trans-2-Heptenal
trans-2-Hexenal diethyl acetal
trans-2-Hexenal dimethyl acetal
Verbena oil
Xylene

Whew! Is that a long list of long words or what?! Now that you're in the know about the ingredients CandleScience Clean Scents™ excludes, learn more about this industry-changing initiative and what it took to get here.