I thought that it would be nice to make my own scented candles so thought it would be fun to make one using one of my favorite fragrances. I was thinking the idea of making scented candles was such a nice idea and it would be a great way to relax myself.
If you ever plan on making perfume scented candles you need to know a few things. The first thing you need to know is that you can use anything as a base.
You can use paraffin wax (the type that can be found in the grocery store), but you can also use soy wax, and even things like beeswax.
There are a lot of different types of wax, and the important thing to know is to reach out to the manufacturer and ask them what type of wax is used in the candles you are going to buy.
Using fragrance oils in candle making
Making candles and other decorative items often requires the use of fragrance oils. This is because the oil is easily absorbed into the wax, and helps to give the finished candle a unique scent.
Fragrance oils can be bought from specialist suppliers, or even supermarkets, in small bottles containing small amounts of oil.
Making candles is a craft, and like many crafts, there a rules and guidelines to follow. One of the most important rules is never to use oils in your candles that you’re not going to consume.
What is fragrance oil for candles?
Fragrance oils are essential for candles, as they give the candles their scent. Fragrance oils are created by adding various aromatic chemicals to a base fragrance; the chemicals are the ones that give the fragrance its unique smell.
Although a synthetic oil can be used, natural oils are preferred, as they smell better and are more eco-friendly. The oils are mixed, and then poured into a mould that is usually made of beeswax.
The oils are melted in a saucepan, and then the wax is melted in a slow oven. The wax is then poured into the mold to create the candle.
Here are some types of best fragrance oil for you candles:
- Coconut cream fragrance oil.
Coconut milk, and coconut flavored fragrance oil. It is a wonderful fragrance to use in candles and soaps and can also be used for body products. It has a light coconut cream scent and is ideal for making candles that smell of coconuts.
You will enjoy the sweet, clean smell of coconut. It is 100% fragrance oil. The scent will last in your home for a long time. The candle comes in a 50ml tall glass bottle.
It is ready to burn. You can burn it for up to 16 hours. You need only 10-15 drops for a 1/3 sized candle. The candle is a dark brown colour with a lid.
- Yankee fragrance oil.
Yankee is a new brand of candle that claims to be “The world’s first fragrance oil that smells like the aroma of popcorn.”
This product is described as “a totally unique and totally magical scent that will make you want to set aside time to sit and smell the scent.” It’s being billed as “A candle that actually smells good enough to put in your home.”
Yankee was originally created for use in candles as the top note of the blend. It is also the most popular and most desired.
The aroma is best described as a fresh, clean, light and sweet blend of citrus, lavender and rose, with a hint of iris at the end.
- Essential fragrance oil.
Before you apply any essential oils, be sure to research the safety and toxicity issues that may arise from using them. Some oils are definitely safer than others, and you may want to stick with those that are on the safest end of the scale.
Others, however, may have some toxicity issues, and you will want to avoid them at all costs.
There are many different types of essential oils on the market, from florals to fruit, rose, jasmine and lavender. They all have their unique aroma and compare to each other on many different levels.
- Premium high quality fragrance oil.
The quality of a candle can be a matter of taste, but it’s also important that they should be a good fit for the ambiance that you’re trying to create. I am personally partial to candles that give off a gentle glow and bring a smile to my face.
You pays your money and you takes your choice, but if you’re looking for a good, quality candle, you can always make a purchase online.
10ml of premium high quality fragrance oil, with a top note of fresh citrus, middle note of dark woods and a base note of musk.
Factors to consider when using fragrance for candles
There are a number of reasons why you might want to use scent in your candle crafting. For some, the scent is the main reason they use candles, as a way of relaxing or creating a mood.
For others, the fragrance is used as part of the overall effect of the candle: the fragrance is a vital part of the candle’s texture and design. And for others, scent is simply a nice way of making your candle stand out.
The scent of a candle can be really appealing, but also bad for your health. It’s important to think about the type of candle you are using and where you are burning it.
For example, burning a candle that contains a lot of oil such as paraffin, can lead to health issues such as headaches, migraines and nausea.
Also be careful not to burn a candle in the bathroom as vapour from the candle can lead to a build up inside the ventilation system where it can cause condensation which may lead to mould.
- Non-toxic fragrance candle.
In 2005, a group of UK researchers looked at the health risks of using scented candles. They found that fragrance can trigger asthma attacks in some people, and cause a headache and mild nausea for others.
Fragrances are essential when creating candles or other scented products; but what is the best way to get the most from your purchase?
Thankfully, there are ways to avoid those environmental toxins and use natural, safe and non-toxic fragrances.
It is a fact that using fragranced candles is a great way to add a sensory element to your home. A fragranced candle burns slower, producing less smoke than a regular candle, and lasts longer.
There are various types of fragrance to choose from, including essential oils and blends.
- Has an healthy aroma.
Fragrance is a key element in creating the right atmosphere in your home, it is used mainly in decoration such as in the home, office and shops. Using fragrance can help add a certain smell to your room or premises.
It can also have therapeutic effects such as stress relief, mental stimulation, health and relaxation. Some fragrances can also be used to add value to your products as the smell can be used to enhance the natural smells of the product.
Fragrance is one of the things that makes candles so beautiful and a big part of what makes our home so welcoming and enjoyable. We want our home smells beautiful, to feel welcoming and to have proper healthy smells.
- Choose the right quality.
When it comes to using scents in candles, the fragrance comes into play. It’s important to note that different scents have different qualities.
For example, a pine smell is popular among pine tree candles, but it will be different for different people.
There are other contributing factors as well, such as the quality of the candles, the temperature of the room, and the type of wax. Each of these has an impact on the scent you get from these candles.
The best quality candle you can find is 100% Pure, and natural. The most important factor is the candles scent. The best scents are those which last as long as possible.
Smell is one of the human senses which can flow through the whole body. I am the Founder of NeoCandle.com where we talk all about scented candles. Known as Candace the Candle Girl, I know pretty much all there is to know about scented candles. I make and sell them on Etsy and Ebay – so be sure to ask if you have any burning questions 🙂 (pun intended 😉 )