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Product Notice, August 2, 2021: The soap safe usage rate for this fragrance oil has been impacted by recent regulatory changes. While this fragrance has not been changed in any way, the International Fragrance Association (IFRA) amended use standards that impact this fragrance.

The information displayed in the Properties section on this page is accurate; however, you may receive a bottle with the soap safe usage rates allowed before the IFRA change. These bottles were printed prior to the regulatory change and are being phased out. You have until May 10, 2022, to use the product at the prior usage rate for any existing products while you reformulate. 

Learn more about IFRA 49: What Candle and Soap Makers Need to Know and IFRA 49: Soap Usage Recommendation Changes.

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 oil 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. 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.

Blends well with: Egyptian Amber, Fireside

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.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.


Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe No
Vanillin Content 2.01% - 5%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint > 212 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Prop 65 Warning Required No
Diffuser Base Compatible No

*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 54 reviews)

Great hot/cold throw however.....

Great hot throw butttttt---- I'm using the 8oz straight sided jars with the EcoSoya wax with an LX-20 wick and its STILL tunneling. I'm going to go up a size and test out the LX-22 wick so lets hope that fixes the problem. The recommended wick for that size diameter jar is an LX-18 so going all the way to a 22 is a huge step. It could be because the fragrance is pretty heavy so Idk. Regarding the scent- if you don't know what Dragon's Blood is I reccommend you go to a head shop and buy an incent for like 10 cents. Its literally the same smell.


Wanted an "incense" scent, got an incense scent

I wanted an incense scent for some candles, but I'm not a huge fan of heavy patchouli or nag champa. While this has patchouli, it isn't overpowering.



Absolutely perfect scent. I use this for my zodiac collection as a good neutral scent for all the zodiac signs, and it's just perfect. Mainly smelling the orange and patchouli most of the time, but customers love it. 8% GW 464

Elsewood Creations


I must have bought this about a month or so ago, and I wanted to update everyone on this scent. First of all, I'm back, because I need more, as I have sold out. This is such a phenomenal scent, and customers absolutely LOVE it. It is not overwhelming, and probably not what you're expecting, but in a good way! It is just the perfect blend of scents, and puts out a fantastic hot throw in candles. However, I only use C3 soy wax, and that is all I have tried it in, but it is truly a great fragrance. If you're on the fence about it, I'd honestly suggest you give it a try! This will continue to be in my shop from here on out!


At first no- then yes

It's sweeter than I usually like and could be compared (at first whiff) to cheap sickening cologne that well- the world doesn't likely need more of LOL but ... I found myself coming back for some reason! So I think this is a pretty interesting scent. I'm thinking men's soap. A candle might be a bit much but right up someone else's alley. I think this scent is probably a success for many people. I can see why. I smelled a slight coconut undertone with a patchouli and cedarwood depth and light almost sage-peppercorn musk quality. Maybe a barely-there orange but not really-i'd say more sage. This is well blended IMO


LOVE or HATE. No In Between.

Like others, we ordered a larger bottle based on reviews and with no idea what Dragon's Blood resin actually smells like. If we did, we probably wouldn't have ordered it. With that said, and coming back to the reviews, it is obvious that so many customers who know what DB is, love this scent!


Dragon's Blood is Delightful!

This is my word for the day ...... D E L I G H T F U L .... :-)! I put a few drops in water in my beautiful, adjustable electric hummingbird oil burner and went about the backbreaking chore of trimming my saga palms (all 17 of them). I would come in the house from time to time for a breather and THERE IT WAS ..... this delightful scent! So yes! I am here coming back for more!

Kleo Denham

Better than I had hoped for!

Not quite sure why this has such low reviews, but it's everything I had hoped for, and more!! I sell Tarot Candles in my Etsy Shop, and try to provide unique fragrances, that would go nicely with the theme, and thought I'd give this a try. I personally think it's way better than the incense that you'd find in any metaphysical shop!! This has an almost spicy scent, and I definitely pick up the orange notes, Cedar wood, and Tonka, and it's a lovely combination! I wasn't quite sure if I would like it when I ordered it, but I actually really enjoy the smell! I think I read somewhere, that many suffered from headaches while making their products, but I did not feel that it was any stronger than any other fragrance oil!! I have yet to burn any candle to test the hot throw, but I have no doubt that this will be a lovely fragrance to add to my shop, and look forward to buying it again in the future!


Personally.. Not a Fan

I wasn't familiar with this scent when I purchased it, but due to its popularity I thought I'd give it a shot. While I'm sure there is a market for this scent, it's not for me. I made a small batch of 7 oz jar candles using this scent and it gave me a terrible headache. The scent then lingered for two days even after the candles fully cooled and were put away. This is the first CS fragrance oil to give me a headache, all others have been lovely.

If you/your customers are a fan of patchouli, I recommend this scent. Otherwise, I'd steer clear.


I love this scent. It is very strong, however you need to be a fan of dragons blood to order this. It is very true to scent, smells like a crystal/ hippy shop.



I have been searching for over a decade trying to find a Dragon's Blood that was the same formula as the one my brother loves so much. Not only did my order arrive days early but all the oils I ordered were amazing. But this one stood out. It smells exactly like the one he has been trying to find again so when they stopped by for a quick visit I had him smell it before he ever looked at the label and he got so excited! So I ended up giving him my bottle so now I will be ordering another larger bottle. This is true to the original formula and for me that is amazing because the lesser made oils will always give me a headache not this one. Thank you CS for this gift of being able to see my brother smile like a kid at Yule that was priceless.


A blend to try

Recently tried blending Dragons Blood with a small amount of Nag Champa with some nice results

Robert Best

Just perfect

This scent smells almost exactly like the Dragons blood resin I use at home. Very well done smells fantastic


Love it

Omg I love this smell for my new male scents on my Etsy.com/shop/Therapeuticdelights
I make bath & body products & soy wax candles & I’m so excited to see how my customers like this.


Love this scent

This is a HUGE hit for my everyday customers, but surprisingly it’s a big hit in the luxe line as well. I sell this scent 2-1 over everything. I was using another supplier, but CS has the better scent.



This smells exactly like the Dragon's Blood resin I've gotten at the local incense shop, so I have to give it a good thumbs up. The orange/incense resin scent is lovely. Very happy with this one.


A favorite!

I was not familiar with dragon's blood so I got this as a free sample at first. First impression I thought it was different for sure. After using that sample though, the smell grew on me and I started to really like it! It wasn't until I sold out of it in my store that I found out it was an insence fragrance! Looking back at the people who bought it, it is definitely for the crowd that you can imagine. Its a best seller!

Aaron, The Plantree


Dragons Blood is my favorite incense and this was spot on! I used 6% in 6006 wax and it had amazing cold and hot throw. Filled the room within an hour of burning.


Not for me.

It’s not for me! I would name this scent Hippie. It is very strong! One of the strongest scents there is. But I find it very off putting. Smells like a strong version of the store in the mall that sells incense, trippy posters and tapestries.


Smells like a crystal/incense shop


The name of this fragrance always threw me off, I just assumed it would be super Smokey and never looked into it. I finally clicked on it after over a year and read the fragrance notes and to my surprise this is one of my favorites! It’s not overly Smokey (which I assumed from the name and picture, I like to add my own smoke to control it) my customers are loving this. You also have so many options on blends with this one.

Nicholas Curtis

Black Smoke

I LOVE this scent and my customers love it as well. It has such a mature, sexy, and exotic vibe to it. My candles are all about unique scents and this candle does it for me. Its one of my most popular masculine scents. Its called Black Smoke on my site www.kandlewerx.com

Kandle Werx


I use this scent for my Psalms candles and they are a huge hit. Everyone who experiences these candles cant get enough. This scent is mysterious and wonderful.

Magicis Herbis Et Olea

Open Bottle

When I received the package the bottles were in a very large bag allowing the bottles to jumble around and one of the bottles ended up opening. The scent was on point but I really wish the packaging was more quality minded.

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New Seasonal Fave

It's a pretty accurate scent if you are familiar with Dragon Blood incense. I used it to make layered holiday candles. I will say that an ounce and a half per pound might be a bit much, as it throws and throws harshly by itself. I used it in conjunction with CS' Black Currant Jasmine to soften and lift the scent. It's very wintery and invokes a smokey warmth of intimate huddles at the hearth. Definitely buy an incense stick from 5Below if you are inexperience with this scent. It is not very common and true to CS, it is very strong.


Similar to Sandalwood Incense

I'm not sure why this scent is so divisive, but it has a very strong sandalwood-like incense smell which I personally like. If that's what you're looking for, give this one a try!


Odd, not bad.

I don’t normally write reviews for fragrance oils but I thought I’d share my experience with this one because it’s been... different. Out of the bottle it’s pretty awful, like baby powder? Customers sniffing the unlit candle have said “different” “baby powder” “perfumey” but when it’s burning MOST people seem to like the smell and it definitely fills my tiny store. I had 8 of 8 types of candles in stock and sold out of every one, except this one. Didn’t even sell one! So do with that what you will. It’s not a terrible oil but definitely not one I will be purchasing again. Gonna scour these reviews and see if anyone recommends mixing it with another oil to make it a little more tolerable.


Niche fragrance; smells like incense, a big seller for us

OK so if you read the reviews obviously people either LOVE or HATE this fragrance. Read the reviews and if you don't know what it smells like (incense) then try a sample size first so you won't have to throw out a huge bottle. Remember, some of your best sellers may not be a personal favorite. It's a big seller for us! There is a niche of our customers (not just hippies, but a ton of millennials too) who love this fragrance. It has great staying power in soy and cold process soap. It does discolor to tan in CP soap; we use a brick red pigment, activated charcoal, and white mica/titanium dioxide for a great swirl! BTW, Dragon Blood is an actual tree - check it out!

Slate Roof Studio

Cough Syrup

It smells a bit like cough syrup out of the bottle, and it doesn't get much better in a candle. I think it's just such a powerful scent that's the primary issue, but all in all, not horrible. Just a bit weird.

Alex, Gayest Witch Candles


The Best! most popular on my website!

Glow Confidently


Great spiced orange fragrance. Comparable to the Christmas Hearth but soap friendly.

Have used in Candles, Lotions, MP and CP soaps along with other liquid soaps like hand and body wash.

Timtastic Candle and Body Works

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 good....it'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!