Clean Cotton Fragrance Oil Clean Scent
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Candle Science Clean Scents

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CandleScience Clean Scents™ are free from carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and other potentially hazardous chemicals often found in fragrance. Choose Clean Scents and create safer home fragrance products you and your customers can enjoy with confidence.

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REVISION NOTICE: It is our policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance was changed for any reason.


As of January 11, 2021, our Clean Cotton fragrance oil was revised due to sourcing of raw materials. The original strength and fragrance characteristics have been preserved. To see details of the previous version, click here.

Freshen up your fragrance line with Clean Cotton, and capture the nostalgic aroma of line-dried sheets on a sunny, breezy day. This scent begins with calming cotton blossom and a touch of lemon, giving way to a heart of crisp linen. Base notes of powder, sandalwood, and violet ground this clean, classic fragrance. 

This revision of Clean Cotton offers a stronger, more realistic aroma and has a place in any home fragrance line.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural clove bud essential oil. 

Blends well with: Fig Tree, Juniper Breeze, Orange Blossom

Alternative Branding Ideas: Line-Dried Linens, Clean Laundry

Note Profile:
Top: Cotton blossom, Lemon
Middle: Linen
Base: Powder, Sandalwood, Violet

Suggested Colors: Ivory, Blue
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.


Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Vanillin Content 0.01% - 2%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 201 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible Yes; Up to 15%

*Usage amounts are recommendations only. Individual usage amounts can vary based on your desired fragrance strength, wax type, soap base, or lotion base. See IFRA certificate for max usage levels.


Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
Moderate Light Yellow Slight

Lye Water Temperature 112ºF
Oil temperature 102ºF

We experienced a moderate amount of acceleration and a slight amount of separation initially. We found it difficult to bring the water and oils to an emulsion, each time we stopped the stick blender we could see the oils and water separate. Eventually they came together and held which brought the batter to a medium trace. The batter stayed workable enough to pour smoothly into the mold without any additional thickening. After 24 hours, we observed the soap had only reached a partial gel and there was a slight yellow discoloration. The scent was strong and had a crisp freshness. After 30 days, a very light yellow discoloration was observed, which could be easily covered by titanium dioxide or other colorants. The scent had mellowed but remained strong and crisp. It would be ideal to incorporate the color in the batter first, then add fragrance last.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 13 reviews)

soy candles

Clean Cotton very strong Hot and Cold throw. Too much for me personally. I am testing different blends. Definitely recommend.


Love/Hate Relationship

I use this FO in my soy candles and I got a good CT and HT in the first 1-2 months of purchasing. For some reason the scent is not the same. I purchased this approximately 2/3 months ago, but smelling from the bottle gives a pretty nasty scent. Should this be happening? I'm now a bit hesitant to use in anymore of my products.

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small business owner

Hello. I get all things Cotton since my last name is Cotton. I can always count on Cotton scents to have a clean, fresh scent. This is the best Cotton scent i have ever come across .I made a candle and wax melts with this one. The cold throw is great...cant wait after curing to check out the heat throw. Keep up the good work Candle Science

Octavia Cotton

Octavia Cotton


This was my second scent that I tried and fell in love immediately. As the name states, it is very clean and reminds me of laundry day. It has become a big hit with our customers!

Senyah Candles LLC

love it!!!

I absolutely love this scent, it Has wonderful cold and hot throw I'm going for the 5 pound jug next,


Smells Great But ....

This has a really strong smell which i like but i won't be using this scent bc it triggers / causes my allergies to act up .


Spring cleaning

This one is reminiscent of freshly washed linen blowing in the wind for me. I'm tickled at the memory of rust on the metal holding everything up.
I love CLEAN COTTON as an introduction to Spring!


Best clean cotton

You guys! How are these fragrance oils so amazing? I’ve been buying fragrance oils for at least 15 years. I don’t know what took me so long to purchase from candle science but I am so glad I finally did. All of the fragrances I bought smelled amazing. From my experience, a lot in of fragrance oils don’t smell great OOB but they do once incorporated into the product. Not the case here. This one smells amazing out of bottle and even better in the product. I made wax melts and cannot get over the scent throw this clean cotton has. It’s so beautiful and takes me back to when I was young and my mom used to hang clothes outside on the line. Smells like pure happiness.

Diane Young


Absolutely one of my favorites! Now this one is true to its name and description it smells absolutely AMAZING I poured a large batch of candles after my test candle and this scent is a perfect HT clean and highly scented

The Tipsy Candle


Clean. Cotton. Exactly that. It smells wonderful. When making for a client, I ended up making extras for myself!


Love it!

Crisp, clean smell just as described. Used 10% in 464. Cures beautifully.


Very Nice

I just recently decided to try out FO from Candle Science and I have fallen in love. This particular scent smells like a dryer sheet. It's strong out of the bottle. Can't wait to test my candle.

West Michigan Candle Co

Smells Great!

I cannot wait to burn these! Fragrance OOTB smells quite fresh and strong like fresh laundry! I cannot compare it to any other fragrances or the previous version but I definitely plan on repurchasing this one!