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Candle Science Clean Scents
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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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Now Phthalate-Free!

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

As of July 23, 2019 our Hansel and Gretel's House was revised to meet our stringent safety standards of being Phthalate-free. The original fragrance characteristics have been preserved. To see details of the previous version, click here.

Hansel and Gretel’s House combines gingerbread cookies and vanilla frosting into a deliciously fun holiday scent. This nostalgic, gourmand fragrance is a treat for kids of all ages. Notes of ginger, cream, butter, and graham cracker come through right away, while the familiar aromas of vanilla, molasses, and spices reinforce the deliciousness of this fragrance. A holiday collection of candles and wax melts simply wouldn’t be complete without Hansel and Gretel’s House, and this is one fragrance you can count on to be a hit year after year.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including cinnamon bark, ginger, orange, and eucalyptus.

Note Profile:
Top: Orange Peel, Ginger
Middle: Cream, Butter, Graham Cracker, Sugar
Base: Cinnamon, Clove

Suggested Colors: Golden Honey, Brown
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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 2.01% - 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.

Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
None Dark Brown None

Lye Water Temperature 100ºF
Oil temperature 111ºF

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. This held a very stable emulsion and was slow to come to a light trace. Once the batter was at an emulsion, it turned an orangish-brown color that intensified as it came to trace through the time we poured it into the mold. After 24 hours the scent was very strong and the soap had discolored to a golden tan shade. We did observe the soap had almost reached a full gel. After 30 days the soap had discolored to a dark chocolate brown. The scent faded a little and more of the spice and molasses notes came through with just a hint of ginger.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 19 reviews)

I'm not loving it...

I should have bought a sample bottle. This has a very faint CT/HT and just has nearly no fragrance. I haven't sold any, either.

Great, but wish it had more gingerbread

This is a great fall and holiday scent. It is more complex than the average gingerbread which is great, but I wish it had a little bit more of a sweet gingerbread scent.


I love this scent! I bought it for my Christmas in July candles and it’s so nice. It’s not an overpowering scent and doesn’t have the bad artificial gingerbread scent that I’ve smelt with many candles. It’s sweet and calming, and I love it so much!


We recently received this one ounce sample scent. We created one single candle using GW464. We let it cure for just 24 hours to test out it's scent. The cold throw is impressive but the hot throw permeates our 1000 sq. foot apartment. We are very impressed with it. It resembles the smell of butter cookies and vanilla frosting. We will most likely purchase more of this scent!!!!

Weird Powder Note

This threw poor in my 464 at 10% and 2 week cure. It had a vague spice cold throw and a weird powder note...I won’t be purchasing again. This was an odd one.


I have loved this since first sniff! I have made and sold over 25 Hansel and Gretel 100% soy wax candles. My customers love it as much as I do!

Barbara Clausing
Go back to the Original

Would not recommend this scent if you had previously used the older version. This one smells nothing like the previous one.

New Version is the Worst Version

Bought the 'new version' and I had loyal customers for this fragrance I use in my soy candles, quit buying it! Hurt my business. You guys need to go back to the drawing board on this one. The fragrance is too weak, way too weak. I have to add other oils to enhance it.
I won't be buying this one from you anymore unless you make it the awesome fragrance it used to be.
I always had CandleScience at the top of my fragrance supplier list... rethinking that one.

Love the Old Hansel & Gretel's House
Not strong

This oil has a faint smell so far my least favorite!

Nice, a bit soft

I made cold process soap with this one. It smells amazing oob, but faded some in my soap after 6 weeks cure. The main notes were more vanilla and I really didn't catch any ginger, which was what I was really wanting.
It was great to work with. Well behaved in soap. Did not accelerate, but yes it colors to a dark brown.
If u r looking for a soft sweet scent, this would work, but I will probably use it in a blend next time.
Now Im going to try it in wax!

Wash Ur Butt Soap Bar
Absolutely yummy!

Wonderful fragrance for my candles! Works well in the 464 wax that I use. Thank you!

Michele Brinkley
It's good but not great

I was really hoping to get more notes of gingerbread. Instead it smells mainly like a cinnamon sugar cookie. Not that it's bad per se, I love the scent but it doesn't feel like "Hansel and Gretel's House" to me, I would market it more as a "Santa's Sugar Cookies".

It’s just ok

I ordered a big bottle without trying a sample bottle. I honestly not a big fan of it and hope my customers like it.... i wish there’s bit more cinnamon in it....

Love this FO!

This FO smells amazing! My aunt thought I was actually “baking something sweet.” I’ll definitely be purchasing more.


This one is FANTASTIC. The cold and hot throw is amazing in my 464 at 10%. I did need to wick up one size, so be sure to test. But I LOVE this one.

Hansel and Gretel's House

I hate leaving bad reviews especially since Candle Science is my favorite company for fragrance oils. However I have to agree with the previous review; the revised scent doesn't smell the same. I added 3 other scents to it and got it a lot closer to the original scent.

Hansel and Gretel's House ( New Version )

Well just let me say I miss the old version way better the scent is not the same as the old you get to much cinnamon and not enough raisin like the old I've made several batches of the new and the old and set them side by side and they always take the old version makes me sad that it doesnt smell the same now dont get me wrong the new version smells great But it's not the same .. So Sad!!!


Wow! I poured some small (baby food jar size) samples about 3 months ago and just lit one. I've never gotten such a strong (beautiful scent) HT from this size container. I will be buying it for Christmas candles asap

Flower Road Candle Co.
Smells wonderful

This fragrance we tried in bubble scoops. The product turned out wonderfully fragrant. Looking forward to trying it in other products.