Sandalwood Fragrance Oil - CandleScience
Sandalwood fragrance oil
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Drawn from a small tree native to India, Sandalwood oil has been used medicinally for centuries for its anti-inflammatory and healing properties. Complex and sophisticated, our Sandalwood fragrance oil has an earthy top note mixed with a base of dark musk and woody undertones. A smooth, masculine scent to round out your autumn candle or soap line.

Note profile:
Top: Coriander
Middle: Amyris
Base: Sandalwood, Amber, Dark Musk

Note: This product is available in a non-standard 15 oz size due to a higher concentration of natural oils that make it less dense. This size is equivalent to the standard 16oz bottles available for most of our other fragrance oils.

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

Note: Bottles filled by weight, levels may vary.

Candle Safe Yes Usage: 3-10%
Soap Safe Yes Usage: 3-5%
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 No

*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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Cold Process Soap Performance
Acceleration Discoloration Separation
None Light Yellow None

Lye Water temperature 105ºF
Oil temperature 108ºF

We did not experience acceleration or separation. The soap had a very light yellow discoloration and the scent was mild. We did observe a partial gel with minimal insulation. Overall the batter was easy to work with, allowing for a wide variety of designs techniques when using this fragrance.

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Average Rating:

(based upon 23 reviews)

Wonderful When I Can Smell It

The first time I tried this FO, I could barely smell it at all, my test votives seemed to have no scent, and I left a pretty critical review. Then some friends were checking out different scents I was trying in my test votives, and they claimed they could smell this one, and that it smelled really good. One of them suggested I might be "nose blind" from testing so many FO's all week. So I withdrew my first review and decided to take a break from testing new FO's for a while. Lo and behold, eventually I could smell this one, and it DOES smell awesome. It's a very musky, sexy sandalwood. However, whenever I have been crafting again, this one 'disappears' on me. My nose can only detect it when there is nothing else competing, I guess. So it does seem to be a more subtle scent, but if you're not desensitized, it smells very good. I'm gearing up to buy another bottle pretty soon, as my previous one is gone, as it was quite popular! Seems friends and customers who are not around fragrance crafts all day can smell it just fine. As for me I guess I have to wait until I am done building up my inventory for the Autumn/Winter markets, then take a break, and THEN enjoy that awesome musky woody scent again lol.

chief manager

weak. barely there

Very similar to Diptyque’s Santal fragrance. It’s a top seller in my collection and my personal favorite.


So i just made a batch of cp soap, Coconut,olive,palm,cocoabutter and apricot kernal oil with goats milk.. I noticed while the scent was in the jar with clay to "anchor" the scent that it was already fading out before mixing it in!. So i mixed in some antique sandalwood to streghten it.. Took my soap out of the mold and the scent is Gone.. GONE!. >.> i bought a 4oz bottle hoping to use some for later.I usually donthave any issue with candlescience scents but for something this has no scent .. Almost morphed into a metallic scent!


This FO is great standalone or mixed with others! It has a great throw in parasoy melts!


This is the weakest scent I've ever bought from you. 10+ people that have smelled the finished candle can't even smell any scent at all. I made 10 candles and it was a waste of material. :(

This is the best Sandalwood Fragrance I've found so far

This does not smell powdery or like a cologne. I got this based on another review that said it smelled very spot on and it does. Soaps beautifully in cold process soap even using the heat transfer method and 6 colors. I had lots of time to work with this fragrance. No ricing and no acceleration.

This sandalwood smells exactly like sandalwood should.

Buddhist Temple Aroma

I am new to candle making and the Sandalwood is my second attempt. I am using Golden Brands 464 Soy flakes, CD 18 6" Pre-tabbed Wicks into 6oz glass containers. I used 1oz per pound of the Sandalwood fragrance and poured at just below 120 degrees. The candles look great in the clear glass jars (I added 4 drops Golden Honey Liquid Dye) and I did not need to top off. The aroma is perfect and has a very earthy smell that reminds me of a Buddhist temple; it has a nice cold throw and a good hot throw that fills the bathroom and hallway. I do not have much experience to compare, but will certainly purchase more. I am making candles as gifts for my clients and friends and have already received feedback that they loved them. I hope this helps.


Finally a sandalwood FO without florals, thank you! Works great in parasoy candles and melts!

The best Sandalwood!

This is a soft, woody, and complex sandalwood fragrance that is the best I've ever tried. I love it.

I liked it. Is quite elegant. Soft scent.


This is extraordinary! This fragrance is beautiful! Well done Candle Science!

Poor scent

this company have some good oils, but I doubt about other products, like, wax 464 and the wicks. eco 4, eco 14. I dont like hve to make a loot of test before to try each oils, it suposse taht all of them have to have a strong scent. I dont that some of them are goods others are really bad. so u have to buy and waste money before to have a nice candles. should no happen.

sky works art

try mixing 3 part w/ 1 part day at spa or making 3 s candle 1 day burn together

sky works art

true whole wood sent

Love it

This is a great fragrance oil! I make candles and soap and I found that this fragrance has become really popular! It smells just as good in the candles and soap as it does in the bottle! I burned one of my candles and my whole house was soon filled with the fragrance. It is a very clean and calming scent. Thanks candle science!


We have used this oil for a very long time - It USED to have great cold and hot throw. It now smells VERY little like the sandalwood it used to be! It's WEAK!

Love this version of Sandalwood

I have long looked for a Sandalwood fragrance that smells like the Bigelow Sandalwood soap I bought once long ago. This is the closest I've found and it smells fantastic. Works well in Golden 464 soy candles and I'm looking forward to trying it in soap. I love this scent.


I made this for my daughter in law as this is her favorite scent. She said it was divine and asked for more candles. I made it with advanced soy and 4633 blended 50/50. I used an lx22 wick in the 8 oz tin. This is a scent that is very high end and a harder one to find. The essential oil in the scent is $80 for a half ounce. I was very happy to see candle science carry this new scent. The oil behaved perfect in the wax blend with a nice throw and burned well without smoking.

Poor scent throw

I have tried to use this fragrance as recommended in soap and candle making recipes and it has a very low scent throw (both hot and cold). It smells great in the bottle but does not translate well without using large amounts.

Good but meh

This smelled nice... but considering I used 10% in 464 which is max FO load, I was hoping for something more powerful and it was just a weak candle. Cold throw was meh. Hot throw was meh.

This is the best sandalwood fragrance I have tried! I've found that sandalwood can tend to smell too perfume-y as a FO, but this one has a rich, natural woodsy smell that I absolutely love. It's warm and exotic with the right balance of musk. Also great throw in my Ecosoya CB Advanced. Would highly recommend!