The Best Candle Fragrance Oils – Candle Making Supplies

When making your own candles, finding the best candle fragrance oils can be make or break for your candles. You want your candles to smell great, and that smell to be long lasting and strong enough.

In this article, we review 5 sets of the best candle fragrance oils. They all contain very different types of fragrances, so you’ll be sure to find the best ones for your candle making.

Here are the candle fragrance oils we’ll be reviewing:

  1. P&J Trading Spice Set
  2. Eternal Essence Oils Tropical Set
  3. Barnhouse Blue Fresh Summer Set
  4. P&J Trading Floral Set
  5. Eternal Essence Oils Scent of a Woman Set

If you’re in a hurry and looking for the best candle fragrance oils, we’d recommend the P&J Trading, Floral Set.

How to choose candle fragrance oils

When choosing the best fragrance oils, you want to make sure that first and foremost, you’re picking fragrances you’ll actually enjoy.

There’s no point choosing a fragrance because it smells strong and works great with candles if you won’t actually like the smell.

Another common error, even those these might seem obvious, is actually choosing fragrance oils not designed for candle making.

This can be very dangerous, or just create a candle that doesn’t smell at all. So make sure that the oils you’re using are actually able to be used for candle making.

You want to make sure that the fragrance oils you’re choosing, also smell strong enough for your tastes.

We’ve discussed some of the different fragrances in this review, but as we’ll mention, often these things are a personal preference.

So make sure you’re clued up on how strong smelling your candle fragrance oils are before you make your purchase.

Why choose a set of fragrances

In this review, we’ve reviewed sets of fragrances, rather than individual fragrances.

The reason being, that often with candle fragrance oils, it can be difficult to know whether you like them just from the description or smell out of the bottle.

The fragrance once it’s in your candle, can be different from what you’d expect.

Therefore, if you buy a set of fragrances, it allows you to try out different fragrances from a theme of fragrances, e.g. tropical, or spiced for example. And then see which you do and don’t like once they’re in your candle.

There is nothing worse than buying a big bottle of candle fragrance oil, only to realise that actually you don’t like the fragrance.

Benefits of making your own candles

You can read out article on making your own candles here.

But in summary, there are lots of great and wide-ranging benefits of making your own candles. From it being a relaxing hobby to saving money.

Other uses for candle fragrance oils

One of the other great benefits of candle fragrance oils, is that often they can have LOTS of other uses too.

From the more common methods of being used in diffusers and soap making, to all sorts of other uses, such as: in your own perfume; unscented incense sticks; baths; bodycare and haircare formulations.

If you love your candle fragrance oils, then why not try using them in other ways such as those mentioned above.

Precautions & Safety

With any fragrance oils, you should firstly take allergies into consideration.

It is not uncommon that fragrance oils will affect people with allergies. In other instances, if the fragrances are too strong, they can commonly cause headaches.

So be aware with how much oil you use in your candle making, and also consider what types of oils and the ingredients, in case there are any allergies.

The 5 best candle fragrance oils sets

Below is our review of 5 of the best sets of candle fragrance oils.

We picked variety sets as with scents such as these, personal preference comes into play, so variety sets mean you’ll be much more likely to find the scents that you like.

All of these candle fragrance oils we reviewed are sets of 6x 10ml bottles, which all contain dropper inserts for use.

They can also be used for other things (not just candle making), for example, soap making and in diffusers.

When it comes to pricing for these scents, again, they are actually all fairly similar in price. So it all comes down to what scents you like, and the quality of the fragrance oil.

1. P&J Trading Spice Set

The first set of candle fragrance oils in our list is the P&J Trading Spice Set. P&J Trading make a wide variety of candle fragrance sets, and we’ll be reviewing another in this article later on. We’ve chosen the spice set, as it features a great selection of some of our favourite homey autumnal fragrances.

The set has: Gingerbread, Apple Cider, Coffee Cake, Harvest Spice, Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie.

This set is a great choice for those who like spiced scents, as it has a few really stand out nice fragrances you can enjoy.


  • Works especially well with soy wax
  • Nice variety of scents
  • Great for the Autumn


  • Not all scents will be to everyone’s tastes

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2.  Eternal Essence Oils Tropical Set

The Eternal Essence Oils Tropical Set, is another set by a company who make many different sets of different types of fragrances. Another of which we’ll review later in this article. This tropical set, is perfect for those wanting more of a summer vacation type fragrance.

With different tropical fragrances including: Bay rum, Tahitian Vanilla, Ocean Breeze, Coconut Cream, Pina Colada and Pineapple.

You’ll be sure to find something you like within the selection here, especially as they have incorporated some more classic and simple scents in their fragrances such as coconut and vanilla.


  • Nice variety to the fragrances, they aren’t all too similar to each other
  • Great for the summer


  • Oil not as strong as some others

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3. Barnhouse Blue Fresh Summer Set

The Barnhouse Blue Fresh Summer Set makes it onto our list for its great mixture of light fragrances perfect for candle making. The fragrances in the set include: Baby Powder, Mountain Rain, Fresh Cotton, Vanilla, Ocean Breeze, Sweet Pea

There’s definitely a perfumed quality to the fragrances, and they are very fresh smelling. As well as smelling just like how you’d expect, which is not always the case with fragrance oils.


  • The scents smell like their names
  • You get the scent without needing much quantity of oil
  • Nice fresh smells


  • Scents might be too weak for some

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4. P&J Trading Floral Set

The second fragrance oils set from P&J, is the Floral Set. This set contains 6 different floral fragrances: Freesia, Jasmine, Rose, Lilac, Violet, and Gardenia.

If you like the smell of flowers in your home, but don’t want to have to keep buying fresh strong smelling bouquets, then these fragrance oils will be for you.

They really have a robust and strong floral quality to them, as well as being nice and long lasting. So you won’t have to worry about your candles not smelling strong enough.


  • Works especially well with soy wax
  • Nice strong floral fragrance
  • Fragrances are long lasting
  • Don’t need to use much to get a good fragrance


  • Not ideal for essential oil diffusers

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5.  Eternal Essence Oils Scent of a Woman Set

The final candle fragrance oil set on our list, is another from Eternal Essence, and this time it’s their very unique ‘Scent of a Woman’ set. These can definitely be compared to Victoria Secret type fragrances, and are a very unique mix.

The fragrances include: Guava Colada, Twilight Woods, Bali Mango, Passion Fruit & Guava, Juniper Breeze and Love Spell

You get a nice strong and long lasting fragrance to these, and also plenty of variety here too in how they smell.


  • Strong and long lasting
  • Unique smells
  • Variety of scents


  • Won’t work that well in essential oil diffusers

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It’s often really difficult to choose between different fragrance oils, especially as fragrances are such a personal preference.

All of the fragrance oils reviewed are very good quality, and if you like the sounds of the fragrances mentioned, will do a good job in your candles.

We’ve also tried to review different fragrances to suit your particular tastes in what kinds of scents you tend to like too, so if you’ve read this review and one set stands out just because you love the sound of the fragrances, choose that one.

There is little to pick between them quality wise, however our top pick of the best candle fragrance oils has to be the P&J Trading Floral Set.

The main reason for this is their strong and long lasting fragrance.

Sometimes with candle fragrance oils, the fragrance just isn’t strong enough, or doesn’t last as long as you’d want it.

This is personally my pet peeve about some candles, they smell great until you light them, and then they can barely be smelt at all.

The fragrances in the P&J Floral Set are varied, and really do smell great and like you have a bouquet of flowers out in your home.

On top of this, the fact that P&J’s fragrance oils work especially well with soy wax, is another great benefit for candle makers using this more eco friendly choice of wax.

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