Margarita Fragrance Oil
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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.

Product Update March 17, 2021:

In 2020, we launched CandleScience Clean Scents™, a fragrance oil line we developed according to our own rigorous, industry-leading safety standards. As regulations evolve and new research becomes available, the criteria a fragrance must meet to be a Clean Scent evolves, too. Unfortunately, this fragrance no longer meets our strict requirement to be labeled a CandleScience Clean Scent™. At this time, we have no plans to discontinue this product until we have a replacement Clean Scent fragrance.

Our Margarita fragrance oil is an energizing burst of sweet, salty, and tart citrus with a shot of tequila. Immerse yourself in the feeling of a sizzling hot day with fresh squeezed lime, coarse sea salt, and ozonic airy top notes. Middle notes of tropical guava and juicy orange serve as the orange liqueur part of the margarita, while the base notes of sugar and agave nectar smooth out the tequila. Candles and wax melts made with Margarita will transport you to a poolside cabana. This scent is ideal for body care products since the tart sweetness makes for a vitalizing, citrusy clean feel. Exfoliating scrubs, soaps, and foaming bath butters are fun, refreshing additions to any washroom or kitchen.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including lemongrass, petitgrain, and clove leaf.

Blends well with: Strawberry Guava, Peach Nectar

Alternative branding ideas: Sea Salt and Lime

Note Profile:
Top: Lime, Sea Salt, Ozone
Middle: Guava, Orange
Base: Tequila, Agave, Sugar

Suggested Colors: Any shade of green
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: 2-4%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 165 °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.


Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
None Light Yellow Excessive

Lye Water Temperature 113ºF
Oil temperature 109ºF

We did not experience any acceleration, but there was a significant amount of separation of the oils and water without ricing. This fragrance will be tricky to work with and will take some patience. We recommend keeping a backup stick blender handy. The batter took an extended amount of time to come to a light trace, and once the stick blender stopped it separated. We would blend for 2-3 minutes and then hand stir to give the stick blender a break. When we notice the batter came to what we thought was a very thick trace we stopped blending. After a gentle stir, the batter thinned back to a soupy-consistency. We repeated this process three times before it finally held at a medium trace with no separation. The batter was easy to manipulate, did not stiffen, and poured into the mold well. After 24 hours, the scent was strong, and there was no discoloration. We did observe signs of a partial gel. After the cure, the soap was a light yellow shade, and the scent was strong. While this fragrance can be problematic to work with, the finished bars look great and smell amazing.

*Note - This fragrance was tested at a 5% fragrance load. With the release of IFRAs 49th Amendment this fragrance can now be used at 4.63% to remain IFRA compliant.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 24 reviews)

Behaves Weird in CP

This FO smells INCREDIBLE, but since the CS cold process soap test indicated it would likely separate, I was prepared to have to work with it to get the result that I wanted. I was surprised when I got zero separation, but a fair bit of acceleration instead. I usually would add FO after bringing to emulsion and adding colorant, but this time I added it straight to the oils to hopefully avoid any separation, and I'm lucky I had a simple design planned because the batter came to thick trace almost in seconds. Thankfully, I didn't get soap on a stick and the end product looks halfway decent and smells AMAZING, but I don't think I'll be soaping with this again! Excited to try it out in my candle line instead :)

Rebel Flame Candle Co.


Ok sooo yess I get lime slight tequila and I smell sugar it’s a beautiful refreshing scent ! Can’t wait to announce don’t think I’ll
Call it margarita though


Very tart smelling

I think this is a great scent if you like LOTS of citrus and a tart scent


Hate it!


I loved this scent. It's great with mixing with fruit scents. Especially great with watermelon.


We did not care for this one at all. I will use Lime Cooler which smells more like a Margarita.



unexpectedly great, I actually thought it would smell like margarita, however it did smell fruity and strong, definitely one of my favorite will be using this again.


Love this scent!

I used this to make some foaming hand soap. Just a few drops was enough! I love how it smells like an actual margarita

Emily McBride

Great for mixing with other scents to make flavored marg smells (strawberry, mango, lime, etc.) Be careful using too much, it is sharp and will curve the scents your blend.



Five stars


The fragrance smells amazing! At first I thought the lime wasn't strong enough but once in the soap batter it seems just right. In cp soap be ready to blend for quite a while as stated in the fragrance description. The soap batter seemed to have reached trace but thinned and separated a few times. In the end I should have read the description more carefully.. my plan to swirl colors didn't go quite the way that I wanted but it looks fine one solid margarita green and smells fantastic. I have a feeling this soap will be a hit this summer.


Beginner Candle Maker

I originally used Coconut Lime for my margarita themed candles (whipped some green soy wax and poured it in a cute cactus margarita glass, complete with "salt" around the rim), when my coworker wanted a red one that didn't have coconut in it for his wife. So I ordered the Margarita scent thinking, "why not?" Oh man, I should've ordered the 4oz or even the 8oz! (which is what I'm about to do) It was a hit with all my coworkers, and got many orders for this fragrance. Some of my male coworkers even wanted to order some (for their wives, of course;) ) Love how sweet smelling this fragrance is!


business owner

Unexpectedly great! I honestly anticipated a more "alcohol" type scent and it's really not. Kind of hard to explain but definetely a keeper for my foaming hand soaps.

Tracy Howell

Love this scent! It’s truly one of my favorites. It genuinely smells like a margarita

Sixteen springs

Strawberrry Margaritas

Best when blended with something else, I don't find it strong enough on it's own. I mix 40/60 with Strawberry Guava - fabulous



My customers are disappointed that this doesn't smell like a margarita. Nice and fruity, but the name margarita does not fit.



A bestseller all year. My customers simply love it in my soy blend candles. Refreshing lime accents. It's one of my favorites too.

Annie K Candle Co.

I love this scent. Used in cold process soap topped with sea salt around the edges. Everyone wants some! No problems at all.

Darlene Jowers Miller

Strong cold throw, but weak hot throw!

I was so excited to try this FO in my candle, but was extremely disappointed. Thank god I made a tealight candle sample first, because I was about to waste a lot of money. The cold throw is very strong, but the hot throw is weak. I didn't smell anything after I lit it for 30 mins. Maybe if I mix it with other scents, or if I add double the recommended amount? It's still risky considering there was no scent.

Please make a stronger formula CS, this FO has so much potential.


A fun uplifting scent!

I really like this one too! There’s many I am not disappointed in at CandleScience. They have great fragrance oils! Can’t wait to try this one in soaps! 😊


Nice smell but weak

Found this scent to be weak in my 464 even at the max of 12% (2oz per 1 pound) I want to try more experiments and possibly mix this with other FO thought because it is a nice scent.


Good but strong

The scent had a good cold throw. Still curing my soy wax so not sure on the hot throw. It is strong! I'd suggest 1/2 ounce to 1lb for soy wax users vs the usual 1oz to 1 lb I did 1/2oz to 1/2 lb as it's too strong for my nose anymore than that. Smells more like a long island tea but it is a good smell if it's more diluted and not so over powering.


Lovely and fun! Everyone gets a kick out of this scent.

Wildflower Wicks

My Clients are loving it.

I let one of my clients smell one of the melts the morning after I poured and she wanted it right then. Took them into the shop today even though I haven't labeled them I sold two bags of the melts. I have a feeling this is going to be a huge seller with my clients. They all love the clean crisp smell of it. I'm pretty sure I'll be sold out before I can even list it on my website. I will definitely be reordering this again in a larger bottle as it will be a go-to Summer Fragrance.