Using Essential Oils In Candles
Perhaps you're tempted to use synthetic fragrance oils for candle making or you buy scented candles for your home from stores?
Before parting with your cash on either of these, consider opting for soy essential oil candles and aromatherapy soy candles instead. Read on to find out why.
Essential oils or synthetic fragrance oils?
Essential oils are made from distilling or pressing plants, trees, herbs, fruits and flowers.
Synthetic fragrance oils are made from petrochemicals and produced by duplicating a single molecule that most resembles the wider scent profile.
Essential oils contain complete aroma profiles with breath and depth unmatched by synthetics.
This is apparent when comparing, for example, a synthetic patchouli candle from the most luxurious brands versus a patchouli candle made using pure essential oils.
The Patchouli essential oil candle we make has a rich, deep and wide aroma profile with earthy, floral, and herby notes. Synthetic patchouli candles lack depth of aroma by comparison.
The search for safer chemical-free candles
Synthetic fragrance oils contain phthalates which are endocrine disrupters, and usually contain benzene derivatives, aldehydes, and toluene, which are known carcinogens.
Essential oils are synthetic free and offer natural mood-boosting effects, making them a safer candle alternative for our homes health and wellbeing.
The easy hack to using essential oils in candles without making candles
This is a fun way to use essential oils in candles without ever making candles.
- Light a candle and allow a melted wax pool to form
- Turn out the flame
- Add a few drops of a single essential oil or blend to the melted wax pool (4-6 is enough.)
- Re-light the candle
Essential oils are flammable. Please take precautions - keep candles away from flammable materials and never leave candles unattended.
To fully experience essential oils in candles, we recommend making a candle from scratch.
This allows the wax and essential oils to bind, creating a far stronger scent.
Our Natural DIY Candle Kits contain pre-portioned natural ingredients and straightforward instructions to take you from ingredients to candle with no stress, synthetics, or plastics.
Expect natural uplift and positive vibes. Shop Soy Candle Making Kits.
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