Cotton buds market expected to grow with a CAGR of 3.4% during the forecast period from 2018 to 2026. Cotton buds or cotton swabs are small wad of cotton enclosed around one or both the ends of a short rod (handles/stems). This rod is usually made up of extruded plastic, wood or rolled paper. Cotton buds are used for variety of applications like first aid, cosmetics application and cleaning, arts & crafts, earwax cleaning amongst others. Growing awareness on personal hygiene, cleanliness, and freshness has gained momentum over the years.