Ingredient Exclusion List

We meticulously choose each ingredient to make our candles non toxic. Doing this vastly narrows down which ingredients we are able to allow in our fragrances and blends. Below is a list off the majority of chemicals we exclude. These are all chemicals commonly found in candle fragrances that have no place in ours.

In short, we promise to exclude all of the ingredients below that fall in one of these hazardous groups:

 Carcinogens: These are materials known or thought to cause cancer. 
 Mutagens: Materials that change the DNA of a cell, harming the cell and causing diseases like cancer. 
 Reproductive toxins: Toxins that adversely affect reproductive organs and increase the risk of birth defects. 
 Organ toxins: These are toxins that can cause adverse effects or disease within specific bodily organs. 
 Acute toxins: Toxins that can cause adverse effects from a single exposure. Generally, this would be accidental exposure like spillage or ingestion. 
Since the list of chemicals we don't use is extensive, these are just the most common ones that we said 'no,' to. For inquiries about specific chemicals, contact our owner at

What we exclude:

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


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
  • Methylisothiazolinone
  • Methylchloroisothiazolinone
  • 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

This was pulled from the Candlesience website and is a collection of ingredients specifically excluded from Candlescience's Clean Scents fragrance oils — the only fragrance oils we tolerate in our candles. Each of their fragrances is carefully developed to strict International Fragrance Association (IFRA) and RIFM (Research Institute for Fragrance Materials) standards.

Because of American manufacturers like this, our candles can be 100% toxin free, devoid of any phthalates or otherwise harmful chemicals.

Based on extensive Candlescience studies, you can be sure that in each of our candles you receive a product that will not cause health issues commonly caused by overusing toxic fragrances.