21 May 2021
Using essential oils in candles.
If you ever wondered whether you can use essential oils in candles the answer is a resounding yes.
Perhaps you're tempted to use synthetic fragrance oils to scent your candles, or you buy store bought scented candles for your home?
Before parting your cash on either of these, consider opting for essential oils and aromatherapy candles instead. Here's why.
From nature to candles.
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 versus a patchouli candle made using pure essential oils.
The essential oil candle has a rich, deep aroma with earthy, floral, and herby notes. The aroma profile of the synthetic candle will appear lacking by comparison.
The search for safer 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 health and wellbeing.
How to use essential oils in candles without making candles.
This is a fun way to introduce essential oils to your candles without 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.
Make aromatherapy candles with a DIY kit.
To fully experience essential oils in candles, we recommend making an aromatherapy candle from scratch.
Our DIY kits contain pre-portioned natural ingredients and straightforward instructions to take you from ingredients to poured candle with no stress, synthetics, or plastics.
Expect natural uplift and positive vibes.
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