How Much Scent To Add To Paraffin Candles? - Find Out Here

Updated on May 31, 2021

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Our Guide To Adding Scent To Paraffin Candles

If you're making your own scented paraffin candles at home for gifts or to save some money purchasing scented candles, figuring out how much scent to add to paraffin candles isn't always easy. 

Our Guide To Adding Scent To Paraffin Candles

The amount of fragrance you need to add to a candle can vary according to the wax used and its size, on average people suggest around 6% per pound of wax for the best scent throw.

Down below, we've put together a small informative guide which will take you through why fragrance load is important, how to calculate it, tips for getting a stronger scent throw.

Why Is Fragrance Load Important When Making Candles? 

Before we get into how to calculate your fragrance load for your paraffin wax-scented candle, let's start with why fragrance load is so important.

Often, finding the optimal scent throw for your scented candle is a trial and error game, too little fragrance per pound then your candle will not smell strong enough, too much then it could cause the paraffin waxes to curdle or not burn properly. 

Measuring the candle itself and fragrance is important when making candles, you will find on average they can take around 5%-10% of their weight in fragrance, but this can be even higher depending on the types of waxes and if they are blended.

How To Calculate Fragrance Load 

If you are struggling to figure out how much fragrance you need to add to your candle, follow these steps below to get a strong scent throw.

How To Calculate Fragrance Load 

How To Get A Stronger Scent Throw From Your Paraffin Candle?

If you find your candle scent throw after making it too weak, there are plenty of ways to improve the scent throw next time around. 

We've listed some tips below.

How To Get A Stronger Scent Throw From Your Paraffin Candle?

Frequently Asked Questions About Adding Scent To Paraffin Candles

Can you add essential oils to paraffin wax?

Essential oils can be added to paraffin wax just like fragrance oil however you might need to use more of it.

Does paraffin hold scent better?

Paraffin wax does hold scent better in comparison to other type of wax options, it does, however, release chemicals when burned.

How can I make homemade candles smell stronger?

To make homemade candles smell stronger, you need to get the first burn right, till the wax melt covers the entire container, also keep the wick trimmed, the lid on the candle when not in use and allow the candle to burn for long enough to diffuse the fragrance.

What happens if you put too many ounces of fragrance in a candle?

If you put a high amount of fragrance oil in your candle by accident it can lead to the candle burning unevenly or too fast. We have a guide here if you suspect your finished candles are burning too quickly.

Last Words 

To conclude, the amount of fragrance oil ratio you add to your candle depends on the size of the candle and the type of wax you are using.

Frequently Asked Questions About Adding Scent To Paraffin Candles

To understand how much fragrance amounts you should be putting in candles you need to consider the candle size, weight and percent of fragrance you want. Also consider how strong you need the scent throw to be, more fragrance oil, better scent throw.

Smell is one of the human senses which can flow through the whole body. I am the Founder of 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 ;) )

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