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Clean Cotton Fragrance Oil
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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, Orange Blossom, Nordic Night

Alternative branding ideas: Line-Dried Linens, Clean Laundry

Suggested colors: Ivory, Blue

See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.


This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 3-6%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is Diffuser Base Approved up to: 15%
Soy Performance
3 of 3
201°F (93°C)
Vanillin Content
0.01% - 2%
This product is not Prop 65 Warning Required
*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. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Cold Process Soap Performance

Light Yellow

Lye Water Temperature 112ºF (44.4°C)
Oil Temperature 102ºF (38.9°C)

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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4 out of 5 Stars.

Smells like downy laundry detergent.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Cotton Sky

I sell to an aquarium and the buyer said, "Don't ever get rid of this beautiful fragrance". I love the cotton blossoms in this fragrance. Men like it too. It's fresh, clean and revitalizing with a mixed bouquet of floral and tangy notes.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Chemical Smell

I ordered sample and fell in love with this scent and decided to order a 16oz bottle. But once received the 16oz bottle has a chemical smell once blended with the wax. I thought maybe it would go away once the candle cured, but no it didn't. Not sure if this is a bad batch or what. But this is not what the 1oz sample bottle smelled like.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-03-27

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're sorry to hear your recent purchase of Clean Cotton is not smelling like you expected from past purchases. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email to investigate this further with you.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Faded (soy wax)

Ok, I love the scent. I could smell it in the whole room when I was making them and it made me want to clean and wash clothes. So I did lol. Anywho, I followed directions and calculations even though I really hate measuring, but I did it anyway. I let it sit for 3 days and then did a test light, to see if the smell would be stronger. Nope. It was definitely not there. I mean if you were in a small small box then maybe, no promises. So can you tell me what I did wrong? Thank you.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-09-19

Hi Valerie! Thanks for taking the time to leave a product review for our Clean Cotton fragrance oil. We're so sorry to hear that you are having issues with your hot throw, and we want to help. A member of our Customer Service Team has reached out to you via email to provide further assistance.

5 out of 5 Stars.

I used Clean Cotton in room spray testers before and I love it! Even after several days of using the spray, I still smell hints of cotton and makes my house smell so fresh.

I also recently used this FO in CP soap and it soaps very well. I was making testers for a future collection I'm planning on releasing, so all tester soaps were the same except the FO added in. For each, I hand stirred in the FO so I didn't experience any acceleration or separation. My tester smells super-duper strong (it was almost overpowering the other scents I had in the cavity mold) and it has a very faint yellow tint to it. I'm happy to say I can use this with titanium dioxide to keep the soap white like planned!

5 out of 5 Stars.
SO strong, so good

One of my best sellers in 464 candles and soy wax melts. People who love cotton scents love this one so much.

5 out of 5 Stars.

i recently ordered the 16oz bottle i love the smell try to order the 5Lb jug but y’all out of stock when will y’all be restocking the 5Lb??

5 out of 5 Stars.
soy candles

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

4 out of 5 Stars.
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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CandleScience responded: 2021-08-18

Hi! A member of the Support Team has reached out to assist!

5 out of 5 Stars.
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

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