Cinnamon Chai Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
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As of 08/03/2019:

Cinnamon Chai was discontinued and has been replaced with a new version. For more details see below.


REVISION NOTICE: It is CandleScience policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance was changed for any reason.

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

Our Cinnamon Chai captures the essence of this much loved, and centuries old beverage, with notes of black tea, cinnamon, and sweet vanilla. While it has year-round appeal, this scent creates an especially warm and inviting feeling during the fall and holiday season.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including cinnamon leaf, clove bud, and orange.

Note Profile:
Top: Cinnamon, Cardamom, Orange Peel
Middle: Cream, Nutmeg
Base: Black Tea, Clove, Vanilla

Suggested Colors: Ivory, Brown
See our complete list of candle making dyes.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe No
Lotion Safe No
Vanillin Content More than 5%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint > 212 °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.


Average Rating:

(based upon 34 reviews)


The best cinnamon scent I have come across with just the right amount of tea. This is a must have for anyones candle line.


Incredible cold and hot throw in 464 soy. Probably the strongest FO I have!

Didn't like it at all. Smells funny and is hard to perceive the cinnamon.

This is my new favorite scent!
Made a big candle and several wax melts.....liked it so well, I didn't put the first batch up for sale. ;)


Cinnamon Chai is a rich scent with a strong cold and hot throw. It fills the room nicely, and my customers really like it. Great seller in the fall as well as the warm weather. A few of my customers and I have noticed it almost smells like bubble gum on the last note, which is bizarre. Overall this scent is a keeper!

Still a favorite

This was one of the scents in my first order, and now, multiple orders later, it is still my absolute favorite. It is such a pleasing scent. Strong cinnamon, but rounded out by other calming scents. When I make candles to give as presents, this is always the scent because everyone loves it.


This is probably the only fall scent that sells out every single month!!!

A scent that lasts for days!

This has to be one of my personal favorites!! The smell lasts for hours on end, even when it's no longer burning! I use 1oz to 16oz of 100% soy wax flakes, and it is PERFECT!

Perfect blending scent.

I really love this scent to blend with others to create the scent I'm looking for. It's rich and spicy on it's own, but when you add it to other scents, it's amazing!


This is such a great scent. I can see what people are saying that it is a little cinnamon heavy but it rounds out really nicely when burning.

Too much cinnamon

I was trying to make a vanilla chai candle candle . I'm having a hard time with the ratio of the cinnamon chai and the very vanilla . Reason being is because the chai has a lot of cinnamon, and I feel like I just smell cinnamon. I used less and more of the vanilla, but that doesn't seem to be working.Can anyone help please?


This has definitely been one of my bestsellers this fall. Many customers prefer it over pumpkin.


Close your eyes and take a sip! As close to a chai tea latte as you can get without taking a sip. Great hot throw!

Out of 8 scented candles that I made (I really like the dessert type scents), this was my least favorite. I don't know that I would burn it in my house.


Oh how I love this scent. So far it is one of my two favorites - Christmas Hearth is the other. It has great cold and hot throw in GB 444 wax at 10%, after a good two week cure. My family members keep asking for more candles.

So disappointing

I, and my customers, were looking forward to this scent for the season..... and I did a trail candle. Oh how sad and disappointing. Zero Throw. Zero.
I am usually Very pleased with the scents here - but this one was a dud.


Smelled nothing like Chai! Did not sell this :(

Can't keep this one in stock. The cinnamon really comes through in the cure.

Best seller

This scent is one of my best sellers. I use it in GB 464 and the cold and hot throw are perfect. Cinnamon with a touch of spice.

Best seller!

The Chai scent is currently a best seller in my shop! It does especially well during the colder months, naturally. It's only slightly sweet, a little spicy, and definitely warm! I love it and my customers love it too :)


The scent is really nice, but the throw is the weakest of any Candle Science scent I've tried so far :/ I used GB464 soy wax. I can only smell the scent when I put the candle right up to my face. When it burns, I can smell that a candle is burning, but there is no hint of cinnamon or chai :/ I've been so impressed by the throws of other scents from Candle Science, so this one was really disappointing.

Great Scent Advice to Jeff

You might be adding the oil at too high of a temperature. Personally, I pour at 120 ^F and pour around 100-110^F.

Also, this scent smells so good. It reminds me of real cinnamon Chai drink.

I do not care for this scent

Obviously, I'm the odd one out. Not only do I not care for this scent the smell actually makes me feel a bit sick. It reminds me of something that I can't place, but that could be the reason. My husband doesn't think much of it either way, and my daughter feels the same as I do. We all agree though that this does not smell like Chai at all. And the cinnamon part smells like cinnamon candy, not true cinnamon.


I've always loved the smell of chai tea but hate the taste, so I was really excited to get this. I. LOVE. IT. Throws great in EcoSoya, nice and strong yet soothing. The cinnamon is the main note but you can definitely smell the chai. I'll be back for a bigger bottle!

Smells Lovely

This came out wonderful in my GB444 soy! Very warm and inviting scent.

weird problem - advice?

I love this fragrance and made it for the first time today, and I'm getting some crazy pitting and beading with the candle as it cures. Any advice?

Wax: GB-464, 1lb
Heat to 185, added 1 ivory chip
added 1.6 weight oz of fragrance
cooled to 140, pour.

It looks like there are hundreds/thousands of little round white balls in the candle. Where did I go wrong with this great fragrance?

I personally only smell the cinnamon in this candle, but I have a friend absolutely in love with this scent. She says it smells just like chai tea! This one is going to be a keeper, I can tell.

Pleasantly Surprised

While I, personally, am not a big fan of cinnamon candles. I have customers that are RAVING about this new addition to my candle collection. We have not been able to exactly describe the scent, we can best describe it as cinnamon toast or a familiar cinnamon breakfast cereal (but we can't figure out which one) fragrance. It is warm and creamy with a hint of sweet. I mixed 1 ounce with 1 pound of GB464. I will be ordering this again.

This smells like a coffee shop! More cinnamon than chai, but still definitely an excellent scent.

Favorite Scent

This is my favorite scent. It smells wonderful.

Very strong fragrance! The cinnamon is more prominent than the chai,but the notes of chai are noticeable and definitely make this fragrance into something different than your typical cinnamon scent. My customers loved this and I will definitely continue to use this fragrance!

This smells AMAZING, and perfect for fall and winter. I made them in 12 oz jars with GB 464, and the cold throw is wonderful. The hot throw is not nearly as strong as the cold throw, so I gave it 4 stars. Next batch, I will make them with more than 1 oz per lb.

This scent is definitely going to be in my regular lineup.

LOVE LOVE LOVE! I think it smells more like a spiced chai which is even better! Can't wait to make it into a candle and see how it turns out but fresh in the bottle is so good!

Home maker

In just got this today.. It smells fabulous... I only bought a one ounce bottle and now wish I had gotten the eight ounce.. It is one of my favorite scents by far..