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As of April 21, 2020 our Nag Champa was revised to meet our stringent safety standards to remove ingredients on the Prop 65 list. See new version.

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 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: Orange Blossom, Geranium, Spice
Middle: Incense, Amber
Base: Patchouli, Dark Musk, Vanilla

Suggested Colors: Orange, Yellow, Brown
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This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is not Soap Safe
This product is not Lotion Safe
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is Diffuser Base Approved up to: 15%
Soy Performance
3 of 3
157°F (69°C)
Vanillin Content
0.01% - 2%
This product is Prop 65 Warning Required
*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. Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.
**Warning: This product can expose you to benzophenone, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to


Candles Only
Candle Usage
Soap Usage
Lotion Usage
Soy Performance
Phthalate Free
Vanillin Content
Diffuser Base Compatible
Yes; up to 15%
Signal Word
Pictogram - Exclamation
Pictogram - Environment
Pictogram - Corrosive
Pictogram - Person
Pictogram - Skull
Pictogram - Flammable
Prop 65

Product Reviews

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1 out of 5 Stars.
Not Good

I read in the reviews "To me, it smells like nag with a couple drops of dove soap." and I couldn't agree more. And I'm okay with that, however, when I burn it (Soy Candle) it give a really weird aroma. There's actually hints of vomit. It's weird. I'm doing about 9% in my formula, so that's in the sweet spot. I ordered a different Nag Champa oil from a different company. I can't sell this one.

5 out of 5 Stars.

Five stars

5 out of 5 Stars.

Smells just like the incense. Strong and powerful scent -- great throw in GB464.

5 out of 5 Stars.
One of my faves!

i am a beginner at making candles and I have tested this sent with different wicks and different jars. I have found that you can burn it 2 days after it has been made and it has a strong scent. Usually you have to wait a week but not with this fragrance. I don’t use dyes because it changes how everyone of my candles burn. For example this particular fragrance burns great and even with a cd8 in a 4 oz jelly jar with no dye. But when I introduce dye the candle will still burn great and smell great but when it cools it looks as if the top layer is caving in different spots. I’m still unsure how to fix this but I would love to eventually add dyes to my candles!

5 out of 5 Stars.

I'm so sorry I bought this in a sample size because this scent is amazing! It smells exactly like the incense! It is a light scent as other reviews mentioned but it's just right. Nag Champa can be a strong overpowering scent for some. This is the perfect happy medium! I will be ordering a much larger size very very soon. Also, shipping was incredibly fast!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Great stuff!

This is for those that love incense but hate that harshness that incense sticks sometimes give. This is a great scent that incense lovers will truly enjoy.
Strong throw in soy!

4 out of 5 Stars.
Nag Champa

Smells very good out if the bottle, just like the incense. However, the throw is very mild. Still a nice mellow scent.

5 out of 5 Stars.

I blend this fragrance with another fragrance (that's top secret!)...and it is my best seller!! I love that the wax pool changes color to blue - I call my candle moonlight's magic (and it truly is magical!).
If your wax pool is green, it's likely you are using too big of a wick. This fragrance takes a little longer to melt evenly, but it does catch up...just gotta keep those wicks trimmed!!

5 out of 5 Stars.

a very true, authentic nag champa. If you like the popular nag champa incense (satya sai baba type) then give this a try, super strong in parasoy.

5 out of 5 Stars.
True to the name of the FO

Hi. This FO is true to its name. I noticed that some people are having a coloration issue after burning. One suggestion: I always test my finished fragrance in wax with NO dye and see how the FO will naturally discolor, most FO turn yellow or green. Once I determine the color of the wax post burn cycle, I craft my candles based on the natural discoloration. For example, I use 7 drops hunter green and 7 drops of black. This creates an earthy dark green color. I also wick up several sizes to accommodate the higher dye load. In my 3-wick tumblers, I wick up to a CD10 and I am good to go! I am using IGI 6006 wax at 9.3% fragrance load. Hope that helps. Good luck!