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Sage and Cypress Fragrance Oil
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We can’t get enough of Sage and Cypress fragrance oil. An herbal, lightly coniferous scent with a hint of smoke, this fragrance has a sophisticated base of palo santo and patchouli dusted with notes of musk and smoke. This blend grows into heady mid notes of sage and cypress, followed by top notes of spruce and bergamot.

A complex fragrance, Sage and Cypress sets an herbal, grounded spa ambience in candles, tarts, and wax melts, and is a relaxing addition to spa-quality bath and body products like soap, lotion, and scrubs.

This fragrance is infused with essential oils, including orange peel, lemon oil, juniper, and nutmeg.

Blends well with: Fireside, Amber Noir, Saffron Cedarwood, Paloma

Alternative branding ideas: Sage and Palo Santo, Smoke and Sage

Suggested colors: Sage Green, Tan

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Fragrance Notes


This product is Candle Safe usage: 3-10%
This product is Soap Safe usage: 2-6%
This product is Lotion Safe usage: 1-2%
This product is Phthalate Free
This product is not Diffuser Base Compatible
Soy Performance
3 of 3
> 200°F (> 93°C)
Vanillin Content
0.01% - 2%
This product is not 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.

Cold Process Soap Performance


Lye Water Temperature 115ºF (46.1°C)
Oil Temperature 113ºF (45°C)

We experienced slight acceleration but no separation. The oils and lye water started to come to an emulsion slowly and seemed like they would cooperate while coming to trace. As soon as a stable emulsion was reached the batter turned a dark yellow and was instantly at a thick trace. We plopped the soap in the mold and tamped it down on the counter to minimize any air pockets that may have formed inside. After 24 hours, we found that the soap only reached a partial gel and there were signs that a small area of the center had overheated. The outer edges that didn’t gel discolored to a yellow shade while the gelled area appeared to have no discoloration. The scent was quite strong. After 30 days the scent remained strong, and the bars had discolored to a tan color. We recommend hand stirring in this fragrance at a light trace. If you plan to use any color, add it before the fragrance to allow as much time as possible to work.

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Product Reviews

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3 out of 5 Stars.
Hot Throw not as strong as cold

Slightly disappointed, fragrance smells amazing but hot throw doesn’t fill the room. I just purchased a 5lb jug anticipating this to be one of my top sellers.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-05-23

Hi there! Thank you so much for your review. We're sorry to hear that you're haveing a bit of trouble achieving a strong hot throw in your candles. This can be caused by a few different variables, and we'd love to learn more about your process so that we can better assist. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email to help!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Update to my October 2022 review

I'd like to update my October review. This is perfect for melt and pour soap. I don't know if it has to do with the scent sitting in my cabinet for 6 months or it smells better to me in soap. A male acquaitance smelled the candles I made with it last year and said "This would be good in soap." So I used shea/oatmeal, a bit of olive oil, and about half a cup of the sulfater free soap. Placing activated charcoal in the sulfate free I was going for a black swirl. Well, I have a bit tweaking to do to get my swirl of the charcoal how I want it. But I wanted to come back and give a review about how much better it is in M&P soap!

2 out of 5 Stars.

I enjoy the outdoorsy scents and wanted to love this one, but it’s just not that nice. I love dry gin n cypress and I love the sage blends with lavender and rosemary, so I’m surprised I wasn’t a fan of this. I think it could be nice blended with something else tho—on it’s own it’s just kind of too much.

5 out of 5 Stars.

We ordered the biggest bottle you can get after a sample!!!!! This is such a HUGE HIT! We used this in our beard balm & man oh man-smells amazing-we gave out samples to our bearded friends-LOVED LOVED IT!
Thank you to the nose behind this scent! I'm not one to give reviews but this one is a keeper-PLEASE DONT DISCONTINUE THIS ONE-PLEASE DON'T!

2 out of 5 Stars.
Sage & Cypress

I am very disappointed in this fragrance & the Mountain pine . Neither have any scent when burning . I have burned 2- 3 (both scents ) of these candles & this scent trying to give it a chance . I locked it in the bathroom for hours , no smell ! I have one in the great room , no smell . I made several to sell & not one was purchased. I purchased two bottles . I will be returning the one I have not opened . I love these types of scents & was looking forward to it being a top seller .
Super disappointed!

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CandleScience responded: 2022-12-05

Hi Shannon, thanks so much for your review. Hot throw issues are common in candle making, and we'd love to help! A member of our Customer Support Team will be reaching out via email for more information. We look forward to assisting you!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Another surprising scent!

This was another surprise, because as a general rule I really don't like sage. Like, don't even cook with it. But this is one of my favorite new fragrances! I've got big plans for this one! Buy it - you won't be disappointed!

5 out of 5 Stars.
I love this one

I keep catching the scent of this as I walk through my house and it's reminding me of something nostalgic. The fragrance is warm and spicy and comforting. Really nice one!

4 out of 5 Stars.
Didn't like at first, I tweaked it and am giving it a chance.

I was so excited for this fragrance and got more than 1 bottle when it came out. I really really wanted to like it. In the bottle I didn't like the scent. But that does not mean anything. Then when I was mixing it into the melted wax I was so disappointed. But wait... So then I remembered that I had extra Saffron Cedarwood fragrance from CS in the cabinet and I poured that in. It was a little better but I was still disappointed. But wait... then I poured the candles. Now most of the candles I am making these days are for holiday gifts as I have to gift to the ladies at work, my family, and the ladies in my craft and writing groups. But even after I poured them I was not happy. I could not smell the sage. I actually grow my own and went outside to smell it to see if I could detect it in the candle. Nope. Then I tried the same with the cypress I have growing outside. Nope. So that was several days ago and I know candles need to "cure" the oil and change and I usually like to wait two weeks before I burn them. So I have gone back and taken the lid off of two of them. I am happy to report that the scent has changed. I can now detect the cypressy (piney) scent and a little bit of the sage. The saffron cedarwood scent is very faint. I do smell the outdoors, and the smell of late fall, early winter. If I make the other bottle as candles again I may add White Birch fragrance. I may also try it in soap. I will try burning in about a week though to see how it turned out. Like I said - I am giving it a chance.

3 out of 5 Stars.
Slightly disappointed

So in the bottle I love this, but on my first wick test (same size jar and wick as my delicious Fraser fir tester), the fragrance is ultra light, and underwhelming. I hope changing the wick tomorrow makes a difference because right now I’m getting none of the lovely dark, earthy vibes others have raved about.

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CandleScience responded: 2022-10-10

Hi Ali! We're so sorry to hear you've been having some trouble with the hot throw of this fragrance in your finished candles. Scent throw issues are very common in candle making but we've found a few process adjustments that can really help increase the throw of your finished product. So we can provide tips specific to your existing processes, a member of our Support team will be reaching out via email shortly to see how we can help. We look forward to hearing from you again soon!

2 out of 5 Stars.
Did not hold up well in CP Soap

Very disappointed this scent even at 6% didnt hold up at all in CP Soap. Smith after curing no scent at all!!