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Nag Champa is an Indian fragrance popular in incense (for those of you who didn't come of age in the 60s and 70s). It has woody notes similar to patchouli, with touches of powder, musk, amber, and vanilla. If you haven't smelled it before, you have to try it. If you know it, we think you'll love this rendition.

This fragrance oil is infused with natural essential oils, including patchouli and gurjun balsam.

Note Profile:
Top: Musk, amber, vanilla
Middle: Orange flower, geranium, spice
Base: Patchouli, woody

Suggested Colors: Orange, Yellow, Brown
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Usage 3-10%
Application Candles Only
Soap Usage 0%
Lotion Usage 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint 157 °F
Phthalate Free Yes
Vanillin Content 1.55%
Diffuser Base Compatible Yes; up to 15%
*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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Average Rating:

(based upon 33 reviews)

Nag Champa fragrance oil

I do love it. I grew up going to the yoga center and this is exactly what it smelled like. I am using this fragrance for candles that will be for sale and I am keeping one for myself.

I made wax melts with Nag Champa fragrance oil, and I
couldn't stand the smell. I had to give away all the melts the
next day, because it was too overpowering for my taste.


I was looking for a new scent to try, read these reviews and bought it. My daughter and niece smelled it first and said how horrible it smelled. Since we all have a difference in what we like, I then smelled it. If you want something that smells like old grandma soaps, this would be the one. I was going to immediately toss but another niece took the bottle for a friend who likes this scent. Truly not sure how anyone could like this one.

Love it

I think it smells like the incense. Great hot throw. I use vybar 260 in all my candles and it intensifies the smell.


My husband’s favorite scent is Nag Champa, so I made him a candle after getting it as a sample. It smells amazing!! But it burns very fast and turns a blueish/green color. That should be mentioned in the description. I won’t buy this to sell...just get a sample for the husband.

I am so disappointed. I just received this FO. Opened the box, smelled all my samples, then saw that this is for candle usage only. Ugh. I almost cried because it smells awesome. I REALLY wish that information would have been included in the write up. Yes, yes, I know its in the little chart below but I read all the reviews, including people using this in soap and other non candle things and I just assumed. Candle science, every single FO I ordered smells AMAZING! I just wish for ones like this you would make it VERY clear in the write up that this one is NOT like the others and only has one use (regardless of what any reviews say). I would hope you are reading reviews and adjusting the write up accordingly. I will save it for a candle session down the road but I was really hoping to use it in my body scrubs for a quickly approaching craft fair. I will try to update my review upon actually using it in candles.

This is a best-selling fragrance for us. At first, I made an assumption that only women over 55 would buy it -- and they did. Taught me about making assumptions about my customers. I sell more of these to young women, why you ask? Yoga. If they are doing yoga, they want this candle.

Awesome scent!

Definitely has that clean incense smell, not to strong or overwhelming, nice clean scent. I would order again and recommend to those who really enjoy the smell of burning incense. I used this fragrance with candle soy wax. Great outcome!

Magical Fragrance

This is a good fragrance, especially if you have customers that are Nag Champa lovers. Just as others have reported, this did turn the the top 1/4" layer of the 464 a light blue color. I was a little concerned at first, I like for my candles to be consistent in color, but what a fun marketing opportunity this presents. A mystical magical color changing nag champa candle. I would recommend this fragrance and the only reason I gave it four stars is because of the discoloration, but as I stated you can turn this into a fun marketing opportunity.

This fragrance is my number one seller among my older customers (over 50 age group) not so much with the younger. Strong hot throw! Word of advice, be sure to test your wicks on this one. I use 7% in GB464 and had to go down 2 wick sizes because this FO burns very fast!

Just like the incense..

Used this in 464 @ 10% and it smelled wonderful, just like the incense. I will say that like others, my wax turned blue! It was just the top layer, but yes, my non-tinted wax turned a teal-ish blue color on top! Have no idea why, but it struck me that you could sell this as like a "transformation" spiritual kind of candle if you want to make that seem like it was intentional, hahaha!

I ordered this a while back and had been meaning to come and read reviews! Because my soy wax turned a blueish color too after burning. I gave one to a friend and she didn't even notice that........this is a nice strong throw, but wish I had known before hand that is would reach to the soy. (maybe add that to the description for this item??) That is why I gave it only 4 stars. I think I will order more because the scent is so nice. But will be sure to tell customers that it will turn the wax blueish in color. Will probably just fill in amber or other colored jar.

Wow !!

Amazing scent new fave !!!! Nag Champa has always been my favorite incense, now this is my favorite fragrance oil. Smells exactly like Nag Champa !!

This is a true replica of the blue boxed Nag Champa incense scent! I absolutely love this one!


This is a popular scent in our store. It sells out in soap and massage candles.

A definite throw back to the 70's if you like that sort of smell.


This is my all time favorite scent. It is by far one of my best sellers!

FYI to all you organic guys... Nag Champa will react naturally with soy. Don't be surprised if your melt pool dries a blueish gray color.

Can't be beat

This is my all-time favorite Candle Science fragrance oil. The scent throw is wonderful both hot and cold. (I use it a 9% in EcoSoya 135, no color added.) And yes, as other reviewers have mentioned, upon burning the candle, the wax will change color and become blue-ish. Even so, this fragrance oil can't be beat; the scent is spot-on for the incense in the blue-and-white boxes.

Very manly & woodsy

I absolutely love this scent!! It filled the house up with an all day smell. I did push it a little more with 6 drops of Egyptian Musk which took the goodness of it even higher. Thanks for a great scent.

It's perfect!

I love Nag Champa. But not all Nag Champa's are created equal. This smells just like the incense in the blue and white box! I added almost double the FO because I like mine strong and it turned out pretty good considering I have pets and a smoker in the house. I sent one to my mother in law who only opened the jar without lighting it (cold throw) and she said it made the whole room smell great (she doesn't smoke but has a dog). I give this scent 2 thumbs up. Order this. You wont be disappointed!!!

This is a true Nag Champa fragrance, I love the scent and it has a high cold and hot scent throw. However the melted wax turned blue? I don't use any color in my candles and have NEVER had this happen before. Has anybody else ever had this happen?

great scent

Using this as another Halloween Fragrance with a dark purple wax. Just poured it and it smells great. Whole work area smells good. Can see using this in soap too.

Seems different

I ordered a 1 oz of the Nag Champa and was really in love. I ordered the 8 oz and it seems as if it isn't as strong. Kind of totally disappointed. I can't get a cold hot throw at all and did the exact same as when I used the 1 oz. Out of the bottle it smells amazing, but it loses all the fragrance when made into a candle. using soy 464. Bummed out!

Strong and smells wonderful

Very strong throw, hot and cold but especially hot. I had one person tell me it smells like old ladies, but she didn't exactly grow up in a time when incense was cool. Definitely a keeper.

Wonderful Scent/Candles

I ordered 1oz to try and wow was I in LOVE. I've come back and ordered the 8oz! I am currently making candles and have been for almost a year...and this will be my Signature Scent, I am in LOVE! I suggest you give it a try! It smells wonderful & gives a nice scent when burning.

great smell but didn't expect THIS...

first off, I LOVE this one. I'm a big nag champa fan beyond candlemaking, I'm always stocked with the little red & blue incense boxes to keep my home smelling like nag champa.

however, be warned... if, like me, you choose not to add a million additives and what not to your soy wax, this fragrance AND THIS ONE ALONE will color change once you burn the candle.

a light lavender/blue color to be exact. caught me off guard the first time and yes, i could put additives and whatever to fix the problem but i like my candles to be as simple as possible without anything extra put in that might upset the breathing of the men in my house.

the smell, of course, is AMAZING.

Lost all scent in CP Soap

A very true Nag Champa scent however NO scent remains in my CP Soap. Only scent is a slight scent from the base oils. Only gave it 3 stars because of its great scent before using (it may be able to be used in candles, etc. just not CP soap) otherwise it would've received 1 star.


Excellent! Very strong and spot on.

Awesome scent

I didnt know what to expect when i got this scent as a sample. Immediately after i made it, i ordered a pound of it. My new fovorite scent, just brings a smile to my face whenever i smell it. Not sure how its going to sell, but i love the scent of it for myself.

you convinced me

I was doubtful if they could capture the scent in a liquid... I burn Nag Champa all the time, so I know..... and it is a perfect match... I will use this in a deep red color candle...

you convinced me

I was doubtful if they could capture the scent in a liquid... I burn Nag Champra all the time, so I know..... and it is a perfect match... I will use this in a deep red color candle...

Perfect match

Smells just like the incense without the smoke! Yum!

Marvelous, simply marvelous

I was going to write something wonderful here but find myself in the midst of a flashback.

70/30 mix of IGI 4794/White Beeswax