Basil and Herb Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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As of 03/07/2018:

This product is discontinued and no longer available.

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Basil and Herb was discontinued. For a similar fragrance, we recommend trying our Tomato Leaf.

The aroma of a lush herb garden ready for harvest! A potent yet soothing union of fresh basil, sage and tomato leaf. A 'true to life' fragrance you must experience.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including basil, clove, and cinnamon.

Note Profile:
Top: Citrus
Middle: Basil, clove, cinnamon, thyme
Base: Sandalwood


Suggested Colors: Any shade of Green
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Properties
Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-5%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 190 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible Yes; Up to 25%

*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.

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Reviews

Average Rating:

(based upon 48 reviews)

Absolute Favorite - Don't Discontinue!! Please bring back

There's something about this smell, so fresh and herby, I just love it! I'm guessing it was discontinued because it wasn't super "basil-y" but so what?? Just rename it and bring it back please. Fresh Herb Garden. Bam! This is seriously one of my favorite scents and I'm very sad it's no longer available.

Please bring this fragrance back!!!!!

Founder / Candle-Maker

Omigosh, please tell me this is a nightmare! This is the best scent and one of my top sellers. Please, please, please bring this back!

WE NEED OUR BASIL AND HERB

Please reconsider- bring it back. This scent is beautiful CT/HT in soy wax always worked so well.

Need this scent to come back!

I love love love this scent! Please consider bringing it back! I really hope to see this again soon.

Come back!!!

This was one of my favorite fragrances! I cannot believe it has been discontinued. :( Please bring it back!!!

NO!

I hope you guys are reworking this fragrance and plan to bring it back. It was one of my favorites!

Oh no!!!

This was by far my favorite candle and was one of my top sellers. This is such a great scent for spring time. I am ordering my supplies for some summer markets I'll be doing and I am very disappointed that this one is discontinued!! Will it be back?!?! I really hope so.

BRING IT BACK

WHAAAAAT!? WHY???

BRING BACK PLEASSSSSEEEEEEEEE

This was literally my top fragrance! Please bring this back if at least for a limited time!

PLEASE BRING IT BACK!!

I love this scent! I love the tomato leaf you offer as well but this scent was amazing. Please make your customers happy and bring this wonderful scent back!

Crazy Candle Lady

I'm so disappointed to see that this scent has been discontinued! I make a gin scented candle using White Birch mixed with Basil & Herb and it smells amazing. I sell these candles at a local Distillery using their recycled bottles and it's one of their best sellers. Honestly, I don't know what I'm going to do without it! I might have to see if another manufacturer has a similar scent but Candlescience is my favorite :/

Please bring this scent back! It’s one of my best sellers!!!!

Bring it back

Please bring this back. I've mixed it with watermelon and it is amazing!

I really love this scent, so fresh and green with just a hint of minty sweetness! My customers love it too! Too bad it is discontinued. I might try mixing Garden Mint with the new Tomato Leaf fragrance to get closer to this one.

Drat

I just discovered this scent and it smells so good. Too bad it's discontinued. :-(

Please bring this one back!

Just discovered this scent recently and it's getting rave reviews from our customers... it's also one of my faves :) Beautiful throw in 464 soy, smells fresh and clean for spring/summer... Please bring this one back!

Very earthy

If you're making an earthy, greenery candle, then this is perfect to use! I personally love the scent and the throw is great

Owl Candle Company

After reading the reviews I did not expect to smell basil, I did expect however to smell something along the lines of a tomato plant. That is exactly what I got, it smelled exactly like a tomato plant 100%. I actually enjoy that smell I think it's quite lovely, I just don't know if many people would enjoy it burning.

Smells like my vegetable plants

This scent definitely captures the smell of a plant. If you are looking for the exact smell of the tomato plant in your garden then this is it!

Owner, SwampFires

Love this scent as a modifier in MP and CP soaps. Haven't used it with wax yet. We add it to at least four different soaps. It adds a wonderful green, herby, modifier that people can't quite pin down.

Not basil... But not bad

While this doesn't smell like basil it is still appealing in soaps when I mixed it with honeydew melon. It smells more like parsley and grass. Might get this just for mixing with honeydew melon but i wouldn't use it in a candle or alone in a soap.

Wonderful

Wonderful herbal and flowers fragrance and work great in soy candles

Just Awful

So looking forward to getting this only to be completely dissapointed. I love Basil and the scent left on your hands after picking tomatoes,so I thought rather than blend essential oils, I'll just use this FO. I can't even describe it other than just...bad. I don't even think I can use it at all.
Win some lose some...lost this one with the Basil & Herb.

mixed feelings

I thought, since I have used basil essential oil by the pint that I would definitely love this as well. I was not as pleased as some of your other customers, nor was I put off as much as others. I just think I will have to blend it to get the throw that I am looking for. I think it could use a little more sweetness to be closer to basil. I find that oak moss mellows this when using essential oils. I am in agreement that the name needs to be changed as it gives a false idea of what it should smell like. I will , however, try it in my candles, as the reviews stated it smells very green. That is a sought after scent.

Love it!

Can't get enough of this one!

Great to Pair with Cooking

This is a subtle scent, but I love to burn this when I am cooking... especially Italian food. I typically prefer fruity scents, so don't purchase garden scents very often. But even I admit that you can't go wrong with burning this candle around dinnertime.

Disappointed

I wanted to love this scent so bad, but smelling it in the bottle and even testing it on scent strips made me ultimately decide not to even put it in a candle. I don't smell basil at all and I have a fresh basil plant growing in my window. Many people said they smelled tomato plants and I love smelling tomato leaves and I didn't pick that up at all unfortunately.

Wonderful, but not for everyone

This scent smells like how your hands smell right after picking tomatoes and herbs from your garden, before you wash your hands. Which an awesome smell in my opinion. Everyone I've ever given candles to with this scent has loved the hot throw because it's mild and fresh. My husband (also an outdoors type) loves this scent too. Not for everyone though.

Better then other Basil

I really like this basil FO. It's not all basil or all herb. I have both and this one is better then the other basil

GREEN

I wasn't sure about this one but was looking for something different so I decided to try it. I am officially in love and ordering more. I love this one so much I don't care if it sells I will keep them all for myself! Super fresh and a green herbaceous sweetness. Cold and hot throw great in cargill c3 trying in 464 next.

owner of Horse Creek candles, LLC

Amazing!!! Absolutely love this and so do the customers!
Repeat order!!

Holy Crap

This has got to be the worst scent I've ever made a candle from. I had to let it cool outside because I couldn't even deal with it being in the house. Phew. It smells like 8000 tomato plants.

Exactly!!

This FO smells exactly like fresh basil and a tomato plant. If that is the fragrance your looking for. I don't think I will use it in a candle but when I close my eyes and smell it, I think I am in a green house full of Italian herbs and tomato plants.

Disappointment

When I received this scent, I thought it was a pleasant smell in the bottle. It even had a pleasant scent as I was making the candles using 444 wax. After allowing the candles to cure for a week, I tested one in a small bathroom, and there was no smell whatsoever. I am very disappointed in this scent. Now I am having to figure out a scent to add to this wax in order for it to have a throw. The sad thing is that it had more of a scent (not much) after I blew the candle out.

Doesn't smell like basil but EXCELLENT throw!

Thought I would add a review on this FO, since I was pleasantly surprised! My first impression was that it doesn't smell like basil, but I also don't get the cilantro/parsley smell that others claim. To me its certainly "green" but had a bit of spiciness. Truthfully, I wasn't a fan ... UNTIL.... I poured it in 464 and let it cure. I still wasn't too keen on the scent it was giving off during cold throw, however, yesterday I lit my sample candle and WOW! This is a winner! A really strong clean green scent. This would pair nicely with a fig fragrance.

accelerated in soap

accelerated/ riced my tried and true CP soap recipe...rats cause I was hoping this would be a great soap fragrances. too grassy smelling to use in candles.

Nobody wants it. . .

This is not a bad scent, but it is different. Smells like grass. I can't get anyone to buy it! Thought it would be a good summer scent, but it's not working out.

Love it, but needs new name

As the previous reviewer said - parsley and grass. That being said, I think it smells great and very natural. Also reminds me of walking into a flower shop. I do, however, sell it as "Herb Garden" as I really can't smell the sweetness of basil at all.

Best scent ever made

It has a nice smell. It has a minty smell. It smells like fresh cut grass in the spring. It smells natural not artificial.

LUV this one!

Super good cold throw, and pretty strong hot throw. I love it, and have gotten several orders! It has a spicy, earthy scent and I feel like I am in the garden. Definitely adding it as a kitchen scent.

Not For Me

Not liking this one. Wanted something different so decided to try Basil and Herb. Expected a sweeter herb. My mother loved it though.

Kind of weak and not what I wanted.

Not going to reorder. I love 9/10 scents from Candlescience, but not this one.

Clean fragrance

This is a wonderfully fresh and clean fragrance. It definitely has a green plant smell. It is not overpowering, just a nice subtle "wow that smells nice" kind of thing. I just ordered a 1 oz bottle but I will certainly order more. Poured in a paraffin/soy mixture.

Perfect!

I've intended to use these in soaps and the scent was just as described. Great kitchen/facial scent!

Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme?

I use a lot of fresh herbs in my cooking. Parsley is one of them. If you have ever minced fresh parsley, you will know that to be this fragrance. No basil at all. I smell parsley and grass. Not a bad scent, but definately not basil.

Awesome Green and Herbal!

Basil and Herb is a beautiful, green, fresh straight from the garden fragrance. It is now up there with my favorite scents. Tested in my custom palm/soy pillar blend and it burned great and threw scent perfectly! Love it, Love it!

Awesome!

The scent description says it all. Wonderful cold & hot throw. I have been searching for a scent like this and now my search is over.

Wax: CB135