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Fragrance Oils

Fragrance Oils

From classic florals and indulgent spices to vibrant fruits and nostalgic childhood favourites, our premium cruelty free fragrance oils for candles, soaps and diffusers are designed to capture your imagination.


From classic florals and indulgent spices to vibrant fruits and nostalgic childhood favourites, our premium cruelty free fragrance oils for candles, soaps and diffusers are designed to capture your imagination.


How to buy wholesale fragrance oils

Are you a small business? Do you love making soaps, candles, wax melts, and more for yourself and others? Check out our wholesale page to enquire about our bulk fragrance oil pricing.

Why Nikura?

All of our premium fragrance oils are vegan, cruelty-free, and bottled by hand in the UK. We also provide wholesale rates for businesses.

Our dupe fragrance oils

At Nikura, we take pride in offering a unique collection of designer fragrance oils that capture the essence of luxury perfumes without the designer price tag.

Explore our top picks from our collection, each with its own distinctive allure:

  • Black Opium Fragrance Oil: Black Opium fragrance oil has a captivating blend of coffee, vanilla, and white flowers, perfect for adding a touch of mystery and energy to your creations.
  • La Vie Est Belle Fragrance Oil :La Vie Est Belle fragrance oil combines iris, jasmine, orange blossom, and patchouli for a scent that celebrates beauty and happiness.
  • Daisy Fragrance Oil: Daisy fragrance oil is a whimsical mix of wild berries, white violets, and sandalwood, creating a fresh and playful scent.
  • Lost Cherry Fragrance Oil: Lost Cherry fragrance oil combines a luscious blend of cherry, almond, and Turkish rose, capturing the essence of sweet temptation.
  • Kreed Aventos Fragrance Oil: Kreed Aventos fragrance oil is a bold scent for the adventurous man, with notes of blackcurrant, Italian bergamot, French apples, and royal pineapple.

Our dupe fragrance oils are crafted to bring the essence of luxury fragrances into your home, skincare, and crafts at an affordable price. Explore our collection to infuse your creations with scents that inspire and delight.

What are fragrance oils?

We hear a lot about fragrance oils in the crafting world, but what are fragrance oils?

These wonderful scented oils are created by perfumers to mimic a particular scent.

From fruity and fresh scents to baked goods, seasonal specialities, fruity fragrances and floral fantasies, the aromatic possibilities are endless. Many people tend to enjoy using fragrance oils for candle making, as well as creating soaps and wax melts.

What can fragrance oils be used for?

Much like our pure essential oils, our premium fragrance oils are versatile and can be used for many things:

  • Aromatherapy: Fragrance oils are widely used in aromatherapy to create calming, invigorating, or mood-enhancing scents that can promote relaxation and reduce stress.
  • Home Fragrance: They are commonly used to infuse homes with pleasant scents. Fragrance oils can be added to candles, diffusers, or potpourri to create a welcoming atmosphere.
  • Personal Fragrance: Fragrance oils are essential ingredients in perfumes, colognes, and body sprays, allowing individuals to wear their preferred scents as a form of personal fragrance.
  • Soap and Candle Making: Crafters use fragrance oils to add appealing scents to homemade soaps and candles, making these products not only functional but also aromatic.
  • Cosmetics: Fragrance oils are incorporated into skincare and cosmetic products like lotions and creams to provide a pleasant scent while also enhancing the overall sensory experience of using these products.

Our Fine Fragrance range has been specially formulated for use in these sorts of projects and can produce a longer and stronger scent than other fragrance oils for candles.

Visit our blog to find recipes and guides on how to get the most out of your fragrance oils for candles, soap making, and more.

What's the difference between essential oils, fragrance oils and blends?

Essential oils are natural substances derived from plants, fruits, trees and herbs.

Fragrance oils, on the other hand, are created by perfumers to mimic a particular scent profile.

Learn more about the differences between fragrance oils and essential oils.

All of our essential oils are 100% pure and natural, and our homemade blends combine the essential oils to create bottles packed full of benefits for your wellbeing.

What are the best fragrance oils for candles?

The great thing about fragrance oils for candles is that they can accommodate many scent preferences and possibilities, however, some scented oils are considered more popular for use in candles.

  • Vanilla: This classic, luxurious scent is a great base fragrance oil for candle-making due to its rich and versatile scent. Our vanilla fragrance oils come in many varieties including Vanilla Bean, and Vanilla Cream.
  • Fresh Linen (Floral): Ideal for creating the timeless aroma of cleanliness, this premium fragrance oil combines delicate notes of baby powder and light musk with soft stains of lavender, jasmine, and tulip.
  • Sandalwood: Gentle and musky, this scent is a great choice if you tend to like more natural fragrance oils for candles. This fragrance oil is also a great base for classic and calming candle-making, combining soft florals with fresh earthy notes.

All of these scented oils for candles are also perfect for making luxury soaps, and can function as wax melt fragrance oils too.

How to use fragrance oils to make soaps

Another popular way to use our fragrance oils is in soap making. As with candles and wax melts, fragrance oils lend themselves very well to soaps due to their unique but powerful scents, as well as their easy formulas.

While soaps can be a little trickier to work with, we've broken down the steps into a handy beginner's guide to help get you started. Once you’re comfortable with the process check out article on the best fragrance oils for wax melts.

How to use fragrance oils

Scented oils can be used in a variety of ways, be it in a soap or candle recipe or as a bath salt or in a reed diffuser.

The most popular fragrances tend to create a feeling of calm or nostalgia, helping to ease feelings of anxiety or evoking special childhood memories.

Fragrance oils for diffusers tend to be the most popular choice for many people, as it allows them to enjoy the aroma for longer around their home.

You can also add a small amount of oil to your fresh laundry to create a whole new layer of fragrance to your clean clothes.

1. Fragrance Oils for Diffusers

Fragrance oils can be easily used with many diffusers, including reed diffusers, to fill your space with a pleasant aroma.

Typically, you'll add water to the diffuser up to the indicated line, then add a few drops of the fragrance oil.

Starting with 3-5 drops for each 100ml of water is a common guideline, adjusting to personal preference.

However, it's essential to ensure the fragrance oil is suitable for diffusers, as not all oils are appropriate for this use.

The exact process may vary, so always follow the specific instructions provided by the diffuser and fragrance oil manufacturers.

2. Fragrance Oils for Candle Making and Soap Making

Fragrance oils are a vital component in making candles and soaps, mainly for adding scent.

Generally, these oils are mixed into melted wax at a specific ratio, often expressed as a percentage of the wax's weight.

And when adding to your soap mixture, added at the “trace” point where the mixture is sufficiently thickened.

This blend is stirred for thorough distribution of the fragrance, then allowed to cool and solidify.

The precise steps and quantities may vary depending on the type of wax and fragrance oil used, and the desired scent strength.

Learn more about how to make candles with fragrance oils over on our blog.

3. Fragrance Oils for Wax Melts

Fragrance oils play a key role in creating scented wax melts.

Typically, these oils are added to the melted wax, in a proportion advised by the manufacturer, often between 6-10% of the wax's weight.

After the fragrance oil is added, the mixture is stirred gently to ensure an even distribution of the scent.

This scented wax is then allowed to cool slightly before it's poured into the wax melt moulds.

You can find even more uses for scented oils with our top ten ways to use fragrance oils article.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are Nikura's fragrances IFRA compliant?

At Nikura, we take great pride in ensuring that all of our fragrance oils adhere to the strict standards set by the International Fragrance Association (IFRA). Our commitment to safety and industry best practices is unwavering, and we consistently follow IFRA guidelines to determine the appropriate percentage of fragrance to use in various applications, such as candle making, diffusers, and soap.

How much fragrance do I add to 100g of wax?

The ideal fragrance load for candle wax generally falls between 6% and 10%.

Therefore, for 100g of wax, you would typically add between 6g to 10g of fragrance oil.

It's important to start with a lower amount and increase gradually, testing for desired scent strength.

Always follow the manufacturer's recommendations for both the wax and fragrance oil you're using to ensure optimal performance and safety.

You can find all of our fragrance oils right here at Nikura.

Learn more about how to measure fragrance oils for wax melts and candles.

How do you make scents for candles?

Finding strong fragrance oils for wax melts, soaps, and candles is easy with our collection of fine fragrances.

Ranging from sweet and comforting to refreshing and floral, these oils will help make your next scent project the best one yet.

How do you make good smelling candles?

Sometimes the best fragrance oils for wax melts, candles, and soaps are the ones you've never even considered - like Baked Cinnamon Roll or Cream Soda.

Other times, it's the classics like Apple & Cinnamon or Fresh Sea Air that keep your family members and clients coming back for more.

If you're unsure of the best way to scent your creations, our list of the best fragrance oils for candles can help set you on the right path.

Why don't my homemade candles smell?

There could be several reasons why your homemade candles aren't emitting a strong fragrance. Firstly, you might not be using enough fragrance oil; typically, 6-10% of the wax's weight is recommended.

Secondly, the quality of fragrance oil matters. Lower quality oils may not give off strong scents. Thirdly, the scent might not be dispersing properly if you're adding the fragrance oil when the wax is too hot or too cool.

Finally, the type of wax can also affect the scent. Some waxes, like soy wax, don't carry scent as well as paraffin wax. Always follow the manufacturer's instructions for the best results.

Explore our range of fragrance oil supplies and pick your favourite scent, add the correct percentage and enjoy an incredible homemade candle!

You can use our fragrance load guide to help you along the way.

What is the cleanest burning oil for candles?

Most scented oils will create a good, clean burn without the need for worry. The main thing to focus on if you want your candles to burn well is the type of candle wax.

Soy wax is a good choice for those wishing to use fragrance oils for candles.

Can you use any fragrance oil in soy candles?

Yes, most fragrance oils can be used in soy candles, but it's crucial to ensure they are specifically designed for candle making to ensure proper scent throw and safety.

However, not all fragrance oils will perform the same in soy wax as they might in other types of wax. Soy wax often requires more fragrance oil to achieve a strong scent throw.

Additionally, some scents may not be as potent in soy wax compared to paraffin wax.

Always adhere to the recommended fragrance load of your specific wax and test your candles to achieve the desired scent strength.

How do I use fragrance oils to make candles?

Fragrance oils are ideal for use in candles because they provide excellent scent throws, long-lasting aromas, and easy-to-work with formulas - particularly if you're a beginner to candle making.

If you're looking for an easy, beginner-friendly recipe on how to make candles, you can check out our candle-making guide.

How do I use fragrance oils to make wax melts?

If you're not quite ready to dive into the world of candles, using fragrance oils for wax melts is a simple alternative that can be just as lovely for your home.

Our fragrance oils will give these tiny wax creations a powerful and long-lasting smell, while still keeping the process easy and stress-free.

Learn more about how to make wax melts.

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