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Alpine Balsam Fragrance Oil
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Product Update September 21, 2022:

In 2020, we launched CandleScience Clean Scents™, a fragrance oil line we developed according to our own rigorous, industry-leading safety standards. As regulations evolve and new research becomes available, the criteria a fragrance must meet to be a Clean Scent evolves, too. Unfortunately, this fragrance no longer meets our strict requirement to be labeled a CandleScience Clean Scent™. At this time, we have no plans to discontinue this fragrance oil.

If you’d like to learn more about the difference between our standard fragrances and our Clean Scent™ fragrances, check out our fragrance oil safety support page.

Imagine a crisp winter night, the crunch of newfallen snow beneath your feet, and the brisk scent of pine tickling your nose. Alpine Balsam fragrance oil captures this woodsy scene beautifully. This fresh scent’s sparkling champagne and citrus top notes merge with a heart of balsam and cedar before melting into a bed of moss mixed with woodsy pine, juniper, and patchouli.

A unique addition to our collection of pine fragrances, Alpine Balsam is a lovely choice for winter or outdoorsy-themed candles, melts, and tarts. Whipped soap, sugar scrubs, lotions, and handmade soap round out the approved products for this wintry fragrance.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils including cedarwood, fir, lavandin, patchouli, labdanum, and mandarin.

Blend recommendations: Saffron Cedarwood, Fireside

Alternative branding ideas: Twinkling Balsam, White Balsam, Noble Fir and Cedar

Suggested colors: Dark Green

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

Looking for the right pine fragrance oil? Consult our Pine Fragrance Oil Guide!

Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safeusage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safeusage: 2-6%
This product is Lotion Safeusage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Compatible
Soy Performance
3 of 3
190°F (87°C)
Vanillin Content
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 Tan

Lye Water Temperature 120ºF (48.9°C)
Oil Temperature 115ºF (46.1°C)

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. Once at a light trace we noticed the batter turned bright yellow. The soap poured smoothly into the mold and did not begin to stiffen. After 24 hours, we observed the soap had almost reached a full gel and the bars discolored to a light tan around the outer edges while the center remained yellow. The scent was strong with a dominant eucalyptus note. After 30 days, the soap bars discolored to a uniform light tan and the scent remained strong.

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Product Reviews

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2 out of 5 Stars.
Furniture polish

I don’t like it - it’s cross between furniture polish and lavender fabuloso floor cleaner.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Perfect pine scent!!

I honestly don't understand any of the negative reviews. I find this scent quite pleasant! I think the strength is perfect. My customers absolutely love it!

4 out of 5 Stars.
Smells more like the seaside, not a bad thing

I find this FO very pleasant both hot and cold throws, but it smells nothing like pine, balsam, or wintery at all. I get some hints of juniper, but mainly it smells like a "clean, fresh" type scent with saltwater vibes. I see a lot of reviews calling it "soapy" and I kind of agree but not in a bad way; it just doesn't match its name. Used Ecosoya CB 135, poured at 135°, 6% load.

5 out of 5 Stars.

I was really surprised with the CT and HT with this one after reading the other reviews. I use accupure 83 75/25 with 130 paraffin at 10% usage rate. This thing was burning in a bedroom upstairs and floated all the way downstairs and overpowered other candles I was testing downstairs. Burning very nicely after a 3 day cure with Makesy x-wicks in a 16oz straight sided jar. Will be adding this one and dropping Frosted juniper since it smells like fuel no matter what wick I use. I will say, this does smell very soap-ish. Kind of like an Irish Spring soap. I like it.

4 out of 5 Stars.
Wish it was stronger

I used this in melt and pour. It smelled amazing when mixing but the next day it hardly had any fragrance in the soap. A bit disappointed but maybe I'll try the max percentage next time.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Doesn't Smell Good in CP

I chose it as one of my top 5 holidays scents. It smells great in the bottle when used in cold process, it certainly changed a lot and frankly it smells like cleaning detergent, not a bad one but not the type I want to soaps. Of course, everyone's opinion is different. I didn't try it in candles yet. I will probably substitute it with Amber Driftwood

2 out of 5 Stars.

I'm using Soy 464, the CT on this one amazing, but I have had zero luck with the HT. After testing different batches of candles (adjusting FO percentages, vessels, curing for 2 weeks or longer, etc.) I still can't get this one to fill the room. I'm bummed since I wanted this to be a favorite.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-10-05

Hi there, we're sorry to hear that you're having difficulties with the hot throw of your candles. Someone from our Support team will be reaching out shortly via email to assist!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Alpine Balsam Review

The fragrance kind of reminds me of pine and baby powder. I enjoyed it!

1 out of 5 Stars.
Floor Cleaner

In the bottle, smells great. However once I made a batch of cold process soap it now smells like pine floor cleaner. Not happy with the results after curing.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Very Soapy Scent

I gave it three stars since the hot throw is much better than the right out of the bottle scent and the cold throw. I would compare it to axe body spray or any other men's body wash. Once burning, it has slightly less of that soapy men's wash smell but definitely does not smell like holiday trees to me in any way. I kept it instead of returning it because it does work well as a more men-centered candle but definitely not one I feel confident selling.