Clean Cotton Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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As of 04/09/2018:

This version of Clean Cotton was discontinued and has been replaced with a new version. For more details see below.


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

As of April 17, 2018 our Clean Cotton was revised to meet our most recent regulatory requirements.

Clean Cotton evokes the nostalgic aroma of fresh linens dried on a fresh breezy day. The top is bright with lemon, lime, green apple, and clean ozone. Cotton blossoms and delicate jasmine give way to a base of cedar, violet, and musk.

Note Profile:
Top: Citrus, Ozone
Middle: Cotton, Jasmine
Base: Cedar, Violet, Musk

Suggested Colors: Ivory, Blue
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 210 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible Yes; Up to 25%

*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.


Average Rating:

(based upon 45 reviews)

Clean sheets blowing in the breeze!!

This FO truly captures that moment when you sink into your bed after putting a fresh clean set of sheets on. Great cold and hot throw. LOVE it for our bedrooms and laundry room. Scent profile is perfect! We've made two batches of tarts in this fragrance using GB 464 and sold out almost immediately.

I love this scent!

I am so in love with this scent. I make my soaps and body butters for my family and I and this scent is the main one that I use. I've even made some all purpose cleaner and added a few drops in and it has my house smelling amazingly clean and refreshing. I just ordered a 4oz bottle and a week later I'm back for more. This is my second year making soap and this fragrance holds up very well in cp soap. There has been no discoloration at all and the smell lasts forever seems like. I love it.


I buy all my FO from Candle Science and again I bought a fabulous scent so clean.

This is a great fresh and clean scent. we love it. always pleased with Candlescience

This is a very fresh and clean scent. Smells exactly like a fresh loaf of laundry out of the dryer. The only part that was a disappointment is it doesn't have a very good hot throw in the Golden Soy wax.

Love this scent, customers love how it smells like clean laundry. Big seller for me


This is my favorite scent of all time, from anywhere! Its amazing! I cannot believe how much it smells like clean laundry! Similar to your favorite dryer sheet and detergent! Just amazing!

There's a reason for the rave reviews!

This fragrance is stellar; it's clean, fresh and it throws incredibly. I have a customer who said it's the best fragrance ever and it's ten times better than Yankee. Thanks CandleScience!

owner of mai style candles

customers favorite...smells so good..... like detergent (gain) etc.. relaxing and refeshing

I'm on my second round of these in my shop. People really like it.

Exactly like fresh laundry

I bought this scent to make for a friend who likes clean scents. She loved it. It smells exactly like clean laundry and has a very strong cold throw. I'm not usually into this scent but it is pretty nice. I am saving one for me in case my house needs help smelling fresh...detergent fresh.

Perfect dupe of YC's Clean Cotton

Very powerful and refreshing fragrance that smells just like a certain name brand. Outstanding hot and cold throw in GB464.

Beautiful scent, great throw. Everyone who is looking for that 'clean' or 'linen' scent loves this one.

Smells Like Clean Laundry

If you like the smell of clean laundry, well this is the scent for you. it smells EXACTLY like a fresh, crisp, pile of folded laundry. I love this scent!!! amazing. it's very strong, I only used 1oz per 1lb of eco soya CB advanced
very happy with this

This is a good and strong scent. Smells like laundry detergent or dryer sheets. A lot of my candle testers have rated it a 3/5. It's a good scent but not for my market of people. They said they don't want their house to smell like laundry.

Smells fresh

Everyone who smells this loves how it reminds them of fresh laundry. Cold throw is awesome!


This scent is exactly what I was looking for! My boyfriend requested a "cotton"candle that was similar to dryer sheets and this was the winner. It's phthalate free unlike a lot of other scents of this type which is great and it also did not give me a headache like other similar scents. Very strong cold and hot throw, you can even get away with less on the 1oz. oil to 1lb. wax ratio.

Clean, Strong Scent

This is already becoming a favorite, especially for customers who appreciate fresh, clean smells. Great cold and hot throw. I use most oils at 1.2oz per pound of GB464 wax.


This is a great clean and simple scent! Spot on dupe of the yankee clean cotton. I actually like this one more than the yankee version. Great hot and cold throw and not as powdery smelling as the sun washed linen scent. I will use this scent in its place. Used in GB 464

Our customers love it

Our customers love this scent, will need to order more soon. To me, it smells like fabric softener. It's not a bad scent, just not something I would use in our home but, like I said our customers are going crazy for this scent. Your description fits this scent very well. The scent throw is great both cold and hot.

Clean Scent!

I was looking for a scent that was a clean scent, and this one is perfect. I know my customers will love it. I used it to make wax tarts using Ecosoya PB at 2 ounces per 1 pd. of wax.


Smells wonderful! A perfect spring & summer scent. Who doesn't love the smell of clean laundry?

exactly how it is described!

Amazing scent.Going to call it FLUFFY PILLOWS


Everyone loves this scent! My boyfriend & I even add a tiny bit to our laundry. Mixes well with other oils as well

CP Soap

CP Soap: Some acceleration, no discoloration. Best to use with cooler lye and oils, but not incredibly hard to work with when using higher temps.
Scent: STRONG! I use it in my CP laundry soap at about .5oz per pound of oil, and the scent comes straight through the washer and dryer and sticks with the clothing afterwards.

smells clean!

This scent is subtle and soft, smells just like clean laundry. I used naturewax c3 with a 6% fragrance load but will add more next batch for stronger scent.

Dead on!

This smells EXACTLY like the Yankee version. Just as strong too. Made this one for my mom, and she is thrilled!

Right on the money

This is by far the most true Clean Cotton I have tried and I have tried many. i used in in 8 oz candle tins using GB 464. The cold and hot throw are excellent. It fills a bathroom with a very strong fragrance. I highly recommend this FO.

Accurate and strong.

I will reorder this classic scent, as it has always been one of our favorites regardless of company. This one is excellent with great cold and hot throw.

Smells better in the bottle

I do very much love the scent. In fact, it is one of my favorites. But sadly it is not as strong as I had hoped for seeing it had the 3 leaf rating. I would suggest maybe changing it to a 2 leaf. I used it in the Golden soy wax and it was not very strong at all.


Amazing throw hot and cold, very unisex scent. Smells like fresh laundered clothes. Everyone loves it so far! It will be a permanent in my line.

not as strong as i thought

This is my first venture in making candles,and i have alot to learn,but i was hoping this would be stronger. the cold throw is weak,and weaker when i burn it. i used 1oz to 1lb of parrifin. should i use a little more fragrance?

Must Have!

I love love this scent! It smells so clean and refreshing. I have sold so many of these within the first week of making them. It is a great scent all yr round, but especially in the Spring & Summer.


Better than yankmes! I love the clean, refreshing scents and this is IT!!! Thanks CS!!!

refreshingly clean

Very clean scent. Smells just like Downy. Customers love this one; one even said this smelled better than Yankee Candle.

Very nice fragrance.

Very nice fragrance, excellent hot and cold throw.
I used 100% soy wax 415, and Ecosoya PB

Fresh & so clean!

What a wonderful scent!! I usually sell out of this candle before I do any other. I keep one on hand for myself because I love the scent in my bathrooms. I used this in Ecosoya CB Advanced wax and the hot and cold throw are awesome.

Smells better than description

Out of all of my scents, everyone seems to like this one the best. Candlescience did a great job on the discription but words can not describe how great this scent really is. I used this scent with both soy and palm wax and was very happy with the results. No doubt that this will be a great seller.

Clean Laundry

Smells like laundry soap. Men do like it a lot. I use EcoSoya pure soy and it has an excellent blending. Not too overpowering, refreshing scent.


I love this,I have tried others and there's is truely the best. This is such a clean scent that I will never not have this fo.

The Best!

What a scent! I love it and so does my customers. I will stocking up on this one.

The Best!

My customers love this. I can not keep it in stock. Hot & Cold throw is excellent in the Ecosoya Advanced wax. Just ordered more.

Great Scent

My wife and I made votives and small containers for our church's craft sale. Clean Cotton sold out fast. Ounce for ounce, outperforms all other scents we have tried in paraffin containers and votives.

The best Clean Cotton I have found!

I have searched and searched for a Clean Cotton that would throw in soy. When I opened the bottle I was amazed that it was the "right" Clean Cotton...the Yankee dupe my customers wanted. I made several tarts and a few jar candles with 1 1/2 oz per lb in Ecosoya CB135...cold and hot throw are great!

Fresh and clean

This is one of my favorite fragrances! I use it in EcoSoya Pure Soy and it has a great cold and hot throw. It has a fresh smell without being perfumy. Men seem to really like it.