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Candle Science Clean Scents
Safer Scents For The Home

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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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 Nag Champa 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.

Relax and unwind with the aromas of fragrant incense in our Nag Champa fragrance oil. A top note of powder opens up to warm amber with hints of floral rose and lily of the valley. Sandalwood and patchouli blend with dark musk and woody violet in the base.

The earthiness of Nag Champa candles, melts, and reed diffusers is reinforced with patchouli and geranium essential oils. Create soaps, foaming bath butters, and other body pampering products with an alluring incense touch.

This fragrance is infused with natural essential oils, including patchouli and geranium.

Note Profile:
Top: Powder
Middle: Amber, Rose, Lily of the Valley
Base: Sandalwood, Dark Musk, Patchouli, Violet

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

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 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.

Documents
Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
None Brown None

Lye Water Temperature 114ºF
Oil temperature 114ºF

We did not experience any acceleration or separation. Overall this fragrance was very easy to work with but noticed the batter came to a light trace quickly but was slow to get to a medium trace. After 24 hours, the soap discolored to yellow and the scent was strong. There was no sign of the soap going through a gel phase. After 30 days, the soap had discolored to brown and the scent remained strong. Due to the discoloration, this would be an ideal fragrance to portion out some of the batter and add titanium dioxide to create some color contrast within the soap.

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Reviews

Average Rating:

(based upon 23 reviews)

Not the same

The new nag champa is not the same smell as the old one(((
Is there any chance u get back the old version?

Aleksandra
Disappointed

A nice smelling fragrance, but it doesn’t smell like traditional Indian Nag Champa. Please keep trying.

CT
CS please keep trying!

Straight out of the bottle, I'm getting mostly baby powder scent with a hint of nag champa. I thought maybe in a candle it might smell better but I'm on day 3 of curing in 464, still strong smelling powder with a subtle hint of nag champa. All other FOs I purchased from CS were fantastic and I was SOOO excited about this one. Please look into revising again. I promise we'll buy it if you get it right.

Jennifer Wahl
Pleasantly surprised...

I was apprehensive after reading all the mixed reviews, especially since I'm not a huge fan of musky scents, but I was pleasantly surprised! These candles smell exactly like walking into a new age shop where you'd expect to see a psychic doing readings in the back room.

Cassandra
Give it a try!

New to candlescience so I never had a chance to smell the infamous "old version". Almost didnt buy because of so many negative comments & reviews but my gut told me to go for it. I'm so glad I did because ...OMG. Its spot on and actually pleasant (even after the candle is done burning). Great cold & hot throw. Very nostalgic and reminds me of back in the day when my mom used to burn incense Saturday mornings as we cleaned the house.

NR
Needs Work

I love the old nag champa and I regret not ordering a larger amount. I have customers who adored the old nag champa who aren't willing to settle for this new version. Top complaints: It's "too "powdery" smelling compared to blue box nag champa stick incense" and "something new in it causes sneezing." The old formula was perfect smelling and customers were happy when the nag champa candles smelled exactly the same as the incense sticks. I get why reformulations happen but maybe it would be better to make sure the scents are the same not just close.

KaydieMarieArt.com
Better Than The Reviews

I just wanted to say after reading these reviews I was super hesitant on purchasing the new revised Nag Champa because I was in love with the discontinued version. I actually wrote Candlescience an email to which they responded immediately (was very impressed) and said that the scent was very similar to the last and to just order to see if I liked. Well I took a chance and ordered the 4 oz. bottle and I have to say I am so happy I did because I was shocked to see it smells almost identical to the last version. I had the bottle and smelled them side by side as well as had my cousin test. Happily it passed with flying colors and I won't second guess Candlescience again! Thank you for helping me and keeping this fragrance AMAZING! CUSTOMERS DO NOT LISTEN TO THE NEGATIVE REVIEWS. I own a candle business and my customers love the new version! ❤️

Laura
Best Hippie Smell Around!!

Your true Hippie Friends/Family will love this. Great Vibes!!

Dillon DeSalvo
New Version of Nag Champa

Not a big fan of the new version. The old version was spot on in my soy candles.....
It was the closest thing to the real incense. The new version is definitely missing something. Kinda bummed out because I recently had a few customers asking for it.
I understand the importance of providing the safest product available to your customers, but something went wrong with this version.
Sincerely,
Loyal Customer.

Mike
old buyer back for more

the old nag champa i realy loved . a friend let me try the new. i still had the old to . it,s not wright please work it out please .i also miss antique sandalwood

nancy
So disappointed...

While I love that Candlescience has been gradually reformulating their candles to be safer and most of the outcomes of their reformulating have been good, this is one that ended up a huge disappointment. It smells way off compared to the previous version, and instead of the spicy, mysterious warmth I’ve come to expect with this fragrance, it has a sweet almost-rancid note that just doesn’t work for me. :( I’m so sad to have to discontinue this scent in my candle shop.

Mae Radd
Not good

Bring the old blend back or reblend it, not a fan of the new one to sweet

g
Love the new version

I was worried it would not be the same as the old version but it is just as great! Selling even more of it

Candle maker
Head Chandler

I do really wish you guys would get the old stuff back in stock. This new blend is just underwhelming. It doesnt smell bad, but it doesn't have that same velvety immersive enchantment as the old one. I've started scouring facebook groups buying surplus Nag Chama from other candle makers that have the discontinued version. I'd rather give you my money. Peace and love.

Mike
Owner

I can't say that I ever tried the old formula, but it was because of the ingredients. I appreciate Candlescience updating their scents to make them safer for us as candlemakers and our customers. That being said, I LOVE the updated Nag Champa! I am not much of an incense fan, but this scent just made me feel peaceful and calm! I brought them into one of my little stores I sell in and she bought all of them that I brought with me on the spot! I look forward to making lots of these!

Joni Watson, The Enchanted Valley Farm
Bring back the old version

Nothing like the original!

S.P.
The New Nag Champa is not the same

The new Nag Champa is not the same at all. I still have a bottle of the old scent so I was able to compare side by side and the new one has a sweet, cloying note that is pretty off-putting. I won't be making candles with this. If you've never smelled the old one, then I guess you're good to go, but just know it doesn't smell like nag champa incense anymore.

Quinn

I'm so disappointed at this smell. It DOES NOT SMELL LIKE FLOWERS...it stinks like with a musty odor. I tried it out bc of the 1 comment. But this is NOT A GOOD SCENT, CS should use the old formula...smells SO MUCH BETTER . if u like a traditional nag champa this is NOT IT AT ALL.. I hope yall bring the old version back this is garbage.

Asa Smith
TERRIBLE

We've used the original Nag champa for years and it was always a best seller! I personally loved it too because it was the real deal. THIS UPDATED VERSION IS NOT IT! idk what it smells like. But we can't continue to sell this new version. Bring back the old one

Annia
Magical & Powdery & Floral, PERFECT!

Perfect blending of resinous and earthy notes, with the mystical sweet warmth, and unmistakable keynote of classic Nag Champa incense. I poured two candles in IGI 6006 wax: one using just the stand-alone FO and the second I blending 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. Stay safe & be well.

Rick Maloney, Pour & Penchant
Nothing like the old formula

The new version smells nothing like the old formula. this one smells very floral and slightly sweet and the hot throw is very weak! The old formula had a hot throw out of this world. Truly disappointed.

M
Love it

My experience is altogether different than the review below. I think the smell from the bottle is dreamy and the earthiness is very soothing to the mind. A great meditation scent for sure!

Natalie
Co-owner, Linked Keys

I usually love CS scents but when I opened this bottle and sniffed, I was immediately struck at how BAD this is. I understand CS wanting to step outside the box but this ain’t it. This needs to be vacuum sealed, put in a plastic baggie, packed INSIDE of a box and tossed into the sea. It is nausea inducing.