It’s no secret that scent can be a powerful selling point for your candles. Making your own scented candles allows you to personalize the candles you sell, creating a one-of-a-kind fragrance that can’t be found anywhere else. Making your own fragrances with simple home ingredients is also so much fun. You can customize the scent to suit your needs and create the perfect candle blend for any event. By choosing the right candle container, too, you can go green with eco-friendly candles that won’t harm the environment.
If you’ve ever lit a candle from a roll of candle wax, then you know how easy it is to burn off an aromatic blend that doesn’t work well together. For example, some people will buy cheap perfume and Cologne so that their scent will stay in the air instead of floating around in the air. But those cheap perfumes and scents tend to change over time, and they don’t smell as good after several hours have passed. By making your own scented candles with essential oils, you can cut down on waste and still light your candles with confidence.
The base of every homemade scented candle needs to be made from either paraffin or soy wax. Both waxes burn clean, release minimal smoke, and last for years. Soy wax burns cooler and holds up longer, making it the ideal choice for handmade candles. Because it’s made from all natural plant oil, it’s safe for both humans and pets, and it’s also a renewable resource.
Another aspect of your candles that makes them distinctively yours is the wick you use. Traditional wicks are made of cotton that is soaked in hot wax. Fragrance oils are added to the wick during production, and the resulting material is used to float on top of the heated wax. While the wick may be fine cotton, it’s the fragrance that truly imparts the scent. So, if you’re looking to get the most out of your Scented Candles, make sure to use wicks made of paraffin or soy.
Once you’ve made your candles with wicks made from vegetable based ingredients, it’s time to move on to the essential oils that provide the aroma. There are an assortment of essential oils available, but for our purposes, we recommend using three main categories: chamomile, peppermint, and lavender. These three fragrances are all natural, and work beautifully with handmade scented candles. For a beginner candle making experience, simply follow the instructions for the specific fragrance types in your recipe. If your recipe calls for any specific essential oils, choose only those you use frequently and have no problems using.
A great thing about homemade scented candles is that they’re relatively easy to make. Whether you’re making them as gifts for family and friends, or as gifts for yourself, there’s something you can do. With the right instructions and supplies, you can have beautiful creations ready in just a few hours. They make great gifts, and are definitely a lot of fun to give.