What Does It Mean for a Fragrance Oil to be "Clean"?


At Candeo Candle Supply, our ultimate goal is to create a line of fragrance oils that smells true to life and realistic, that performs well in candles, soaps and other bath and body products, and that you can trust to be safe without any harmful chemicals. 

We want to be completely transparent about the chemicals used in our fragrances, so you can make your own personal choices about what to use in your creations. There are so many chemicals used in the fragrance oil industry that have a reputation for causing harm to our bodies.

Generally, fragrance oil manufacturers use the guidelines of the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) to create safe fragrance oils for consumers, but we wanted to take it a step further and create a line of fragrance oils that are completely free of any potentially harmful raw ingredients.


Harmful Ingredients


Phthalates are often used in the fragrance oil industry as a solvent, and have been shown in some studies to cause harm to the endocrine system.

If one of our fragrance oils is stamped with the green leaf or clean fragrance stamp, you can be sure it is phthalate free!

Prop 65 Chemicals

The list of chemicals considered harmful according to Prop 65 is an extensive one, and the full list can be viewed here. Chemicals that are on this list and commonly used in fragrance oils include...

Methyl isobutyl ketone (MIBK)





Butylated hydroxyanisole

Sulfur dioxide






If one of our fragrance oils is stamped with the green leaf or clean fragrance stamp, you can be sure it is free from any of the chemicals listed above, or any chemicals listed on the Prop 65 list here.

By making our fragrance oils without Phthalates or Prop 65 Chemicals we are not only following IFRA's guidelines for safety, but also going above and beyond to ensure that our fragrance oils are free of carcinogens and mutagens. 

Look For the Green Leaf

To be sure a fragrance oil is free of both Phthalates and Prop 65 Chemicals, look for the Green Leaf symbol or Clean Fragrance stamp.

Not all of our fragrance oils currently meet this standard, most are phthalate free, but some still contain prop 65 ingredients. Our goal over the course of the coming year is to slowly convert all of the fragrances that don't meet these standards of safety, to "Clean Fragrances" that are pthalate free and prop 65 free.


For fragrances without a green leaf, you can view their safety data by clicking the "Specifications" dropdown in their fragrance oil listing. 

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