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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 April 21, 2020 our Frankincense and Myrrh 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.

Derived from tree sap, frankincense and myrrh are fragrant resins highly valued for incense and perfumes. Our Frankincense and Myrrh fragrance oil captures the essence of these enduring scents used for millennia. Hints of citrusy bergamot and amber open up to a heart of resinous myrrh and frankincense. The wood and incense notes are softened by powder and oud in the base.

Olibanum, patchouli, and coriander seed essential oils reinforce the earthiness of Frankincense and Myrrh in candles and melts. Body scrubs, lotions, and soap made with this scent give an elegant and unique twist to your handmade creations.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including coriander seed, cumin, lemon, orange, patchouli, and olibanum.

Note Profile:
Top: Bergamot
Middle: Amber
Base: Frankincense, Myrrh, Oud, Powder

Suggested Colors: Brown, Gold, Ivory
See our complete list of candle making dyes and soap colorants.

The diffuser base compatibility percentage listed under Properties is based on our original reed diffuser base. Our new, improved Reed Diffuser Base is compatible with all of our fragrances, including this fragrance, up to 25%.

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Properties
Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content More than 5%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 188 °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.

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Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
Slight Brown None

Lye Water Temperature 106ºF
Oil temperature 114ºF

We did experience slight acceleration but no separation. The batter came to a light trace quickly and started to thicken with some hand stirring. Overall the batter remained workable and poured smoothly into the mold. After 24 hours, the soap had discolored to a dark yellowish-brown color. The scent was light but still true to the out of bottle character. We did observe that the soap reached a partial gel. After 30 days, the soap has discolored to a brown shade and the scent was slightly stronger than after the initial cut. This fragrance would be ideal for a design technique that requires a thick trace.

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Reviews

Average Rating:

(based upon 6 reviews)

Terrible

This NEW version of Frankincense and Myrrh is terrible. I mean absolute garbage. It’s nothing at all like the previous version. It’s too subtle (meaning you can hardly smell it). Absolute garbage. I hate writing bad reviews but people need to know. CS you completely whiffed on this one. You took one of my best selling fragrances and made it obsolete. I’ll have to look elsewhere now.

Soap Maker

This fragrance oil had me sweating in my cold process soap making. I had a lot of separation, discoloration, and not so much acceleration. I will try to use again at a lower usage rate. I used it at 4%, whew chile... I was scared! I'm waiting to unmold, I'll update if everything comes out okay. Right now it looks like a gel phase of a hot process.

3 Stars because I love the smell, but not sure if I'll buy this oil again.

Great to mix with other scents

I haven't had much success with frankincense & myrrh alone in my candles, BUT it is wonderful to mix with other fragrances. It converts other fragrances into darker more sensual aromas. My favorite combination so far has been with apples & maple bourbon.

Nothing like the original

I'm so bummed. The original scent smelled more masculine like cologne and this one smells smells like black pepper upon nose testing. It's very different and I'm sure my customers are going to notice. This was for one of my best sellers and now I'm going to have to discontinue until I find the right scent.

Scent is too much different

Not a fan of the NEW SCENT. It is too much different. The old scent was in one of my best selling candles. I have been asked what I have done to my products, and I am super disappointed. They aren't the same, don't smell the same at all. I'm just hoping it doesn't affect my sales volume/ratings. :(

Spicy & Delicately Sweet with Woody Undertones

If you have burnt incense resin on charcoal you are familiar with the spicy, deep and delicately sweet with woody undertones of this ancient ritual. This FO captures the sweet, earthy and aromatic fragrance of both frankincense and myrrh and is true to its name. Poured as a stand-alone candle in IGI 6006 wax this FO performed great! I also blended this with Nag Champa + Patchouli + Frankincense and Myrrh (all three FO from CS and mixed in equal parts) = PEACE. Many of us are still under stay at home orders by our states, and this soothing blend of ethereal incense and earthly resin conjures the perfect space to escape everything that is going on in the world and just be at peace. This was a great way to reflect on the more peaceful aspects of the day. Be well and stay safe!