Hansel and Gretel's House Fragrance Oil Clean Scent
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Hansel and Gretel’s House combines gingerbread cookies and vanilla frosting into a deliciously fun holiday scent. This nostalgic, gourmand fragrance oil 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 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 31 reviews)


This is one of my all time favorite scents! Please don't discontinue this!!

Smellie Goods Candle Co.

Intriguing Scent Profile

I wasn't sure about this one either for my beeswax candle line and was pleasantly surprised. We got a sample size and I wish I would have gotten a bigger one after putting it in a candle. It did lightly discolor our yellow wax, but not too noticeably. My husband absolutely loves this one. The spices come through once it's in the wax, so don't let the OOB sweetness out you off!



I love this scent! It's so cozy and yummy!


Candle maker

What happened to the raisins? Liked the old version better.


Pretty good.

I wanted a little more from it, but all in all it was a good Christmas scent to add to my annual collection. It's a little craft store ish, but in a good way.

Danielle M.

Not a fan

Oob it just wasnt a good scent for me, glad i only got the sampler bottle rather than a big bottle


candle making

Lacks a nice gingerbread smell when thinking of hansel and gretel's house. Just smells like frosting. I add ginger and nutmeg to give it a boost.


Revised comment!

I’m on my second large bottle! This smells amazing. I could literally smell it all day. I actually do! My comment before was based on a sample bottle. I honestly don’t want my house to ever smell like anything else. :)))) yummmm!!!! I also make candles number one seller. What I let go that is......


Alone I wasn't too impressed with the HT of this one, however since mixing with Strudel and Spice its a great bakery combo! Much better HT using coco apricot wax and wooden wicks.



it smells like cream cheese frosting, ginger bread, and cinnamon.

Abby Pollock

Not much gingerbred

Smells more like a butter cookie. Not much of gingerbread.

I also received 1oz bottles not properly closed and spilled in box during transit


Wonderful smell!

This smells amazing!! I just wish it had more throw... I absolutely love it! I’m buying a bigger bottle to maybe use “a lot “ more oil...


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.