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What Clean Scents Mean To Us

Updated: May 10, 2023

To be honest, clean scents have not been defined by any organization that is responsible for candle safety such as IFRA (International Fragrance Association) or RIFM (Research Institute for Fragrance Materials). The NCA (National Candle Association) also does not have a definition for a clean fragrance.


We at Deep South Fragrance have chosen to define it beyond any standard that is perceived to exist. Not only are we basing our Clean Scent designation using the following list but also on our moral discretion which includes full transparency leaving the final decision in your hands.


Our clean scent fragrances will obviously not contain any of the 19 antimicrobials which have been identified and banned by the FDA in 2016.


Our clean scent fragrances will not contain any of the over 900 chemicals included in California’s Prop 65 list at levels above the Safe Harbor Limits set by OEHHA of Ca. If a Safe Harbor limit does not exist, we use a self-imposed standard of <0.50%.


Our clean scent fragrances will not contain any of the over 125 chemicals identified by OSHA as potentially harmful.

This list means that our clean scent fragrances DO NOT INCLUDE any ingredients (above the safe harbor limits) that have been identified as:


Carcinogens - Materials known or thought to cause cancer.

Mutagens - Materials know to change the DNA of a cell.

Reproductive Toxins - Toxins that adversely effect reproductive organs.

Organ Toxins - Toxins that can cause adverse effects or disease within specific bodily organs.

Acute Toxins - Toxins that can cause general adverse effects in a single exposure.


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