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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 July 23, 2019 our Red Ginger Saffron was revised to meet our stringent safety standards to remove ingredients with similar characteristics to those on the Prop 65 list. The original strength and fragrance characteristics have been preserved. To see details of the previous version, click here.

Red Ginger Saffron is a fresh, true-to-life fragrance with modern sensibilities. A zesty top note of lemon enhances the peppery ginger core. Saffron and amber base notes add warmth to this intriguing earthy scent. Ginger, patchouli, and cedarwood essential oils reinforce the natural ginger aromas. Use this fragrance on its own for trendy candles, wax melts, and tarts, or get creative with mixing Red Ginger Saffron with other scents for alluring custom blends. Handcrafted soaps, foaming bath butters, and scrubs with this ginger infusion make for truly unique products.

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

Note Profile:
Top: Lemon
Middle: Ginger
Base: Saffron, Amber

Suggested Colors: Red, Pink
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Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-6%
Lotion Safe Yes Usage: 1-2%
Vanillin Content 0%
Soy Performance
Flashpoint > 225 °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.

Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
None Light Tan None

Lye Water Temperature 103ºF
Oil temperature 110ºF

We did not experience any acceleration or separation and found it difficult to bring the mixture to an emulsion. Once at a very light trace it was quite easy to work with. After 24 hours, the soap had a light yellow discoloration and we observed that the soap reached a partial gel with no insulation. The scent was very strong and true. After 30 days, the soap bars were a very light tan shade and the scent was still strong and true. Due to the minimal discoloration, this would be an excellent fragrance to do complex designs that require an emulsion or light trace.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 14 reviews)

Too soapy

I agree with the other reviewer who said this smelled like bar soap. I used it in a blend and liked how it balanced with the amber base I used. But while it smelled like fresh ginger out of the bottle, I didn’t get the spiciness I wanted in the candle.

Just like ginger

Such an amazing yet strange blend! It truly does smell like red ginger. It wasn’t a huge hit but it did have a small following when I carried it. I did not rebuy just because it sold a tad slow. Hot throw was amazing in 464!

Growing up in a South Asian household, I absolutely love this scent. All of my customers love it the cold throw too. It couldn't be more perfect. The hot throw though is a disappointment, leaves you wishing for more. Once lit, the scent is so mild that it barely reaches the nose. Truly hope CS revises this scent. It has so much potential.

Definitely Unique

I was excited about receiving this bc I love using fresh ginger, and saffron is a rare but wonderful treat. OOB, I was dismayed. I ordered almost 40 different samples to get my year’s line-up ready, and it was one of the only disappointing ones. I simply couldn’t imagine anyone wanting their home to smell like this. But I read the reviews & it quickly became apparent that it’s like the taste of cilantro for people—they either love it or it tastes/smells like soap to them. (And this FO smelled like a weird soap to me.) So I ran with that and made some MP soap rather than the candles I’d planned. And I’m pretty happy with it for that purpose. I’m envious of the ppl who can smell the ginger in it. I simply cannot. Pleasant soap scent though, for the rest of us.

Rapid acceleration in CP soap!

Love the smell of this FO. Tried it in soy/coconut blend candle and had awesome hot throw. Tried is in cold process soap, and it was a NO GO! Had rapid acceleration, even at very light trace to begin with! Barley got it into molds. I was bummed, as I really like the smell of the scent!

Warm + Inviting

This scent is warm and inviting. It is pleasant and definitely satisfies fans of spicy fragrance notes! I would recommend if you want to create a product with a lovely, uplifting scent!

Nice, but soft

This fragrance is not quite what I was hoping for. I wanted something with a bit more intensity. It did work great in cold process soap. For my final soap, I blended it with dragons blood and achieved a soft scent with orange and spice notes, but not overwhelming like most spice scents are. I had several customers that liked it, and I did like that they couldn't put a label on the scent...I got my mystique lol. Called the soap Macbeth, it seemed to fit!

NO scent throw

I purchased this fragrance based on it's 4 star rating, and have been terribly unhappy with the fragrance. I use GB 444 soy wax for my candles and test burned this fragrance after 1wk of curing. Very little cold throw and NO hot throw after 2.5hrs of burning. In general, I've been pleased with all of my fragrance selections; however, I would not suggest this for candles with it's weak scent.

Chandler Bing

This has an extremely strong CT. I made memorial candles with them so they will be burned in small increments which is probably a good thing as it is VERY strong HT in my soy/para/coconut blend wax. If there is someone who doesn't tend to like scented candles, this may be a scent for them. It is like nothing I've smelled and it def smells like ginger and saffron

It smells like soap

I really enjoy fresh ginger, and out of the bottle this was spicy and gingery and compelling. I made a nice little batch of cold-process, and it behaved wonderfully, no. acceleration, and, given my color palate (ochre and red), no discoloration.
But after 24 hours... I have to say, this smells like soap. It smells like an old-fashioned bar of Dial or something. It's the first time I've ever made soap that... Smells like soap, and I find it pretty off-putting. I hope it mellows out a little in the cure, but so far, not a winner.


One of my favorite scents! I am so happy that this one was revised so that I could add it back to my candle fragrances. Also in the past, even though I loved the scent, it did tended to be a bit "in your face," however now, the revision has made it less overpowering which I really appreciate as well.

my favorite fragrance of all time

Just put me on a plane, give me a credit card with no spending limit and fly me to Morocco to browse through the spice market. This is it the classiest, most amazing scent I have ever smelled from Candle Science. i will weep buckets of tears if they ever discontinue this (after buying 25 lbs of it of course!). Customers love this. note. If you make sachets, this is my top selling scent in sachets!

Poor Scent Throw in Candles

I thought this would be very spicy and strong in my candles, but it has turned out to be very mild. Maybe it will cure stronger in another week or two...Not a favorite for me.

Surprisingly good!!

This scent was a requested scent, never thought of ever purchasing. Once received and made it in soy wax, it is now one of my best sellers. Smells amazing, especially for those who loves fresh ginger.