“Who Else Want to Learn How to
Make Scented Candles?”
If you want to know how to make scented candles that can make any room smell so sweet, you come to the right place. Don’t you just love the smell of a nicely scented candle?
How many times have you walked into a room or office and they had a scented candle burning?
Scented candles really makes a room smell good and it gives the whole place a feeling of calm.
Scented candles add a certain amount of elegance to a room. The candlelight from any candle gives the room a romantic feeling. I burn at least three to four scented candles a day, and I just love the way my house smell when the candles are lit.
However, when a fragrance is added to the room through a scented candle, the elegance of the room grows.
You can use fragrance oil that is available at most craft stores or online for your scented candles. It is better to use oil rather then a water-bases or alcohol-based perfume in wax because most waxes are close to oil in their chemical composition. Water and oil do not mix.
So, by using water-based perfumes, the liquid will simply float to the bottom of your melted wax. Have you ever noticed how a room can smell good even if the scented candle is not lit?
They make wonderful gifts and are appreciated even more when they are handmade. The process of how to make scented candles is the same as making regular candles. One of the biggest decisions you have to make when you decide to make your own candle is what kind of wax you are going to use.
There are several different brands of wax at stores and online that is available today. Candle wax comes in soy, palm, or beeswax. There is also paraffin wax which is your basic wax that most candles are made of and there are also gel candles. Both of these types of wax can be used to make scented candles also. Although, with gel candles, you have to consider how much fragrance you are planning to use before you choose your wax.
Gel wax with a lesser density can not hold as much fragrance as gel wax with a higher density. The fun part about how to make scented candles is melding the wax and pouring it into the candle mold. You have to use a double boiler to melt the wax. Place a smaller pot that has the wax in it into a larger pot that is filled with water.
Be careful not to put the temperature of the stovetop too high because wax can burn. You can use a thermometer and heat the wax to be around 170-180 degrees. Add the wick to the mold. After the wax is melted, you can remove it from the heat source.
It is now time to add the fragrance oil. You can add one ounce of fragrance oil to one pound of wax. This will give you a 6% fragrance concentration. One big mistake many new candle makers make is pouring too much fragrance into the mold when they make their candles.
Although it may seem like the more fragrance the better, this is not always the case. In the candle making business more is not always better. Certain problems can arise from using too much fragrance. One thing that could happen is that the candle will not burn properly because of the higher concentration of liquid. You might end up with pools of liquid in the candle. You can always experiment with you candle making.
You can keep records of how much fragrance you use to how much wax and find you own scented candle recipe. Using things like scents and colors gives you much more variety of the things that you can create in your candle making. Wouldn’t it be great to be able to give a loved one a gift of a candle with the essence of relaxation and a calming sent to go along with it?
I just scratched the surface about how to make scented candles and there is so much more to making candles. I started making candles because I was spending too much money buying candles. In addition to saving money by making my own candles, I also found making candles was very therapeutic.
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