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Candle Science Clean Scents
Safer Scents For The Home

CandleScience Clean Scents™ are free from carcinogens, reproductive toxins, and other potentially hazardous chemicals often found in fragrance. Choose Clean Scents and create safer home fragrance products you and your customers can enjoy with confidence.

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REVISION NOTICE: It is our policy to notify customers if any part of a fragrance was changed for any reason. As of June 11, 2019 our Dragon's Blood was revised to meet our stringent safety standards to remove ingredients on the Prop 65 list. The original strength and fragrance characteristics have been preserved. To see details of the previous version, click here.

Dragon’s Blood is a bright red resin harvested from a variety of different plants commonly referred to as “dragon trees,” and has been used for centuries in all kinds of applications like medicine, incense, and dye. Our Dragon's Blood fragrance is a potent, heady blend of sweet, spicy, and earthy notes that’s infused with cedarwood, orange, clove, and patchouli essential oils. While Dragon's Blood incense has seen a resurgence in popularity, it has also become highly requested as a fragrance for candles and body care products. Let this complex, year round fragrance inspire your handmade creations.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils including cedarwood, patchouli, clove, and orange.

Note Profile:
Top: Orange, Orange Blossom
Middle: Cedar, Patchouli, Clove
Base: Incense, Tonka Bean

Suggested Colors: Deep Red, Purple, Violet
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 0%
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.

Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
None Dark Tan None

Lye Water Temperature 114ºF
Oil temperature 114ºF

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. The batter was slow to come to trace and remained very workable. After 24 hours, the bars discolored to a light tan shade and the scent was very strong and spicy. We observed that the soap reached a partial gel with no insulation. After 30 days the soap discolored to a dark tan shade. The scent was still strong but had faded a bit and was not as spicy. The final bars smell much more like a true dragon's blood resin. This fragrance would be ideal to use the discoloration to your advantage and do a nice black soap or save some of the batter before adding fragrance and create a black soap with multi-colored swirls.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 23 reviews)

The best Dragons Blood FO on the market

I have tried other dragon's blood fragrances but this one is the winner. This is PERFECT in parasoy wax melts and GB464 candles. It starts with strong hot & cold throw and it stays strong, so you won't waste any money with this one. In soap, the scent is slightly different but still obvious. Because my candles & tarts never discolor, the first time I made soap I forgot about the discoloration so I wound up with honey & brick red instead of bright yellow and bright red. No biggie -- just renamed it and stuffed it in a dark indigo base. This one is one of my best sellers all year long.

Cam Sanders

So I bought this fragrance oil a few months ago, thinking it will have a pleasant fragrance. When it came in, it smelled like someone just ground up pachouli and threw it in the bottle. I tried blending it with other oils, but it is just so over powering, that i literally have it in my garage because it stunk up my entire house. I tried giving it a whirl but everyone i gave to smell, gave the stank face. And asked if i planned on going to a Grateful Dead concert.

Mass Appeal

I haven't yet had a customer who wasn't drawn to this scent. I use this at 10% in a proprietary parasoy blend and it has a strong hot and cold throw. Spicy without being pungent, not smoky but evocative of the smoke of incense sticks, exotic without being sweet. So good that I'm afraid to try Dragon's Blood fragrance oil from anywhere else because I feel like they couldn't compete with this one.

Bea Valentine Soap Studio
Best Incense Smell

Incense is one scent I truly love, and this one did not disappoint. It smells amazing, and my number one thing with candles is being able to smell them in the room while burning and you can definitely smell this when its burning. Highly recommend!

North Fork Candles

I had high hopes for this scent, but something about it is offputting. It’s almost migraine inducing during the candle making process. My husband said it smelled like a fake Christmas tree. Not sure about that. We will see how it sells at the street fair. If it doesn’t fly off the shelves I won’t make it again, not worth the headache....literally.

Larae Schmitz

Smells good alone reminds me of a smoke or vape shop scent. Mixed Dragons Blood with CS Hemp to create a “cannibas” scent. Has Very strong HT in candles.

Kate Landon
Incense scent

I don’t know what to think of this scent. It does not smell bad just smells different from anything I’ve ever smelled before. I made sugar scrub soaps with it and added the hemp scent. It came out really nice. My 21 year old hippie daughter loves it. I also was told to mix it with bergamot EO by another reviewer so I’m going to try that next.


This is Dragon's Blood incense resin exactly. That resinous, orange-scented incense you can often find at head shops and novelty stores. Perfect! I don't do cold process soap or candles, so I can only report this as excellent as perfume oil or in melt and pour soaps, lotions.

I didnt like this

Not a fan and candles were hard to sell. I would not recommend or purchase again


Very nice for masculine scent! My husband favorite.

Dancing Orchid Soapworks
Not my fav, but great with Bergamot!

I am not fond of it on it's own. After adding Bergamot essential oil, I like it so much more!


I love this scent, I have tried other companies FO and this Dragons Blood is by far the best smelling and is perfect for my melt and pour soap. It has a spicy smell and I Love It!


I am not an incense type of gal but this.. may have just changed my mind.
I bought this upon a few requests and sold out of the whole batch in one day!
Its not overpowering and actually while its a strong scent is soft in the sense that it does not overpower you like burning an incense stick does.
Very impressed with this one.

Love In Wax Melts!

I adore this fragrance! I am so happy it's also free of Prop 65 warnings. (Can't wait til you reformulate your Nag Champa!!!!!) It smells so's exactly like walking into a new age book store full of incense. Mmmmm.

Sorry...but no!

Just like the original version of Gardenia (which I loved), this newer version of Dragon's Blood misses the mark. Sorry, but it does not smell anything like the original version of Dragon's Blood we all knew and loved. I miss Gardenia, and now DB too.

Tammy G
Not a fan

Smells like incense.

Absolutely Awesome!

I'm so in love with this fragrance and my family loves it too! I made a few wax melts to test it out and instantly knew these would become a staple for my candle line. It behaved well in my coconut wax and I may even try it in my body care items. It's strong but I didn't find it overpowering. I'm a big incense fan so that may have contributed to why I fell in love so quickly.

Cam Matthews
Candle maker

I don’t like the smell at all, but if you like the smell of incense you’ll probably like this scent

Best scent ever!

This is my personal favorite scent! My customers love it. It is usually a hit or miss with people. I will buying more!

Maysi's Gypsy Candles
Love This Fragrance!

I've always loved soap made with dragon's blood and now I love this for candles. Made in a 4-oz jelly jar, apricot-coconut wax with a wood wick. Fantastic throw. WIll definitely be buying more of this.

Love, love, love.

I bought this scent randomly to try as a first time go at soy candle making. It threw really well with golden 444. Scent was overpowering when making, but dissipated once solid. As for burning - its fantastic. It has a sweet, powdery smell, with a deep musky undertone that is killer. 10/10 would recommend. I’ll definitely keep this in my rotation.

The Earthen Crow
Blind Ambition

OMG love this scent. Completely new to the candle making experience Being newly visually impaired I’ve found I’m in love with trying and learning the scent laser and all the subtle notes. Dragons blood is a top notch scent. So many scents can’t wait to try them ALL


I cannot get over how sexy and spicy Dragon’s Blood is! I'm in love! Thank you for such an incredible oil!