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As of June 11, 2019 our Antique Sandalwood was revised to meet our new stringent safety standards to remove ingredients with similar characteristics to those on the Prop 65 List. See new Library.

A woody, musky heart made from sustainably harvested sandalwood and cedarwood essential oils, softened by warm amber and a touch of nutmeg and lemon. This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils including Cedarwood, Patchouli and Sandalwood. Note Profile:
Top: Nutmeg, Lemon
Middle: Cedar
Base: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Amber

Suggested Colors: Ivory, Light Brown
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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 3-6%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is Diffuser Base Approved up to: 25%
Soy Performance
2 of 3
208°F (97°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

Oil temperature 110ºF
Lye Water temp 120ºF

We did not experience acceleration or separation. After 24 hours the soap was a dark tan shade with very strong scent throw. After a 30 day cure, the color lightened to a tan shade with strong scent throw. Due to discoloration a simple color design or no color is ideal.

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Candles & Bath/Body
Candle Usage
Soap Usage
Lotion Usage
Soy Performance
Phthalate Free
Vanillin Content
Diffuser Base Compatible
Yes; up to 25%
Signal Word
Pictogram - Exclamation
Pictogram - Environment
Pictogram - Corrosive
Pictogram - Person
Pictogram - Skull
Pictogram - Flammable
Prop 65

Product Reviews

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3 out of 5 Stars.

Yeah, so I have had a lot of people ask for Sandalwood, but never had anyone ask for the scent of a library (Characterized by the smell of musty old books.) Another bad decision. Someone at Candle Science needs to be held responsible for these bad decisions.

5 out of 5 Stars.

I'm REALLY upset that this scent has been discontinued. It has been my #1 seller for years. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE bring it back! If candlescience values the opinions of it's customers at all.......bring it back.

5 out of 5 Stars.

It was unique. I brought antique sandalwood from different company it was complete different Scent. Please bring it back we love it soooooo much

5 out of 5 Stars.
Say it ain't so!!!!

NOOOOOO!!! I think I'm going to cry! I received a bottle of this lovely FO from a friend & held onto to it for awhile while I smell-tested other Sandalwood FO's. This beat them all out, hands-down! It's rich, woody & warm, complex, but not complicated... It's GORGEOUS! I used it as part of blend in a CP batch for a custom order (equal parts "Antique Sandalwood" to a "Lemon Verbena" FO I had from another supplier that was missing something... "Antique Sandalwood" completed it!). It behaved great! No A or R, and no D with use of mica colorants. My client LOOOOVED the soaps! They were for her AirBnB, & she said her guests couldn't get enough of it! I just came back to order more, as my client has requested that the soaps keep coming, and idk what I'm going to tell her now :( I'll have to find another sandalwood, but I already know that nothing is going to hold a candle to this one (I've smelled most of them already). I'm so bummed! I understand if CS must discontinue this, but it doesn't hurt to kindly ask to reconsider (pretty please)!

5 out of 5 Stars.

Why discontinued? I visited today with this #1 on my list to buy and now I can't. Due to scornful reviews ppl leave on here at whim? Well, wasn't mine. My customer in NY will be so disappointed and I don't think your Library Book will suffice.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Awesome specific scent

This isn't a scent I would use alone. Its a very musty fragrance but AMAZING for mixing to get that antique note for specific scents. There's nothing like it out there! love it!

5 out of 5 Stars.
True to Description

This FO scent is very true to its description, a very musky, musty and earthy wood scent. It reminds me a lot of an old wood cabin on a lake that I spent time in growing up. Scents like this are rarely done realistically and are usually excessively powdery or perfumey, so this FO is a rare gem if you like genuinely musky/earthy wood scents. Throws strong and true in paraffin candles. Will be getting a big bottle of this next time I place an order.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Surprised - great scent

I wasn’t sure if I would like this smell but wanted to give it a try. Surprisingly I love it. I love the soft sweet wood smell. I definitely feel this is more of a man’s scent but I use it in the bathroom and love walking in smelling this soft scent.

5 out of 5 Stars.

l personally love the scent. strong cold throw. recently launched my jar candle and still gathering feedbacks.

5 out of 5 Stars.

Thought I would hate it, just smelling the bottle, but it actually smelled great once it was in the candle.