How To Make Cologne Scented Candles? Our Guide Here!

Have you ever wanted to make your own cologne-scented candles?

Well, I’m going to show you how! This is a great project for any DIY-er that wants to save money while making something beautiful.

The process is easy and the ingredients are affordable. It’s perfect for anyone who loves candles as much as they love the fragrance!

What is Cologne Scented Candle?

Cologne scented candles are a type of candle made to give off the smell of colognes. They’re often purchased by people who enjoy wearing fragrances but can’t afford an expensive bottle for themselves or their home.

The fragrance they emit is usually just enough to cover up unpleasant odors in small spaces and some may even use it as part of their daily routine when going out on dates with someone new!

There is nothing quite like a fragrant candle to set a mood, or a room, just right. In fact, if you want to make someone fall in love with your home, a scented candle is often the best way to go.

Whether the candle is floral or edgy, you can get creative and make it your own.

Try making your own scented candles at home for the most fun and personal gifts.

What you need to make scented cologne candles:

Wax flakes

soy wax or beeswax to make the candles.

A wick for your candle

If you’re using a jar; remember that this is not optional in most cases and it must be sized correctly based on how big your container will be. If you’re using a mason jar, use an 18/24 gauge wire as opposed to a 12 gauge wire because of the thickness of glass involved.

Otherwise, choose accordingly according to whichever kind of container you are utilizing (if any). The thicker the material or walls of the container, generally speaking, the thinner should be your size number.

For example: a smaller votive could do with 16 gauge whereas larger ones would need 12 gauge which can accommodate more wax.

A scented oil that you want to use for the scent

This can be any type of essential oil or fragrance oil – it’s up to your discretion here.

An eyedropper (or any other dropper like a medicine syringe)

You will need this in order to control how much wax is poured onto the wick of your candle, and also another one if you are using soy wax because soy wax does not have an open-top so pouring hot liquid into a container where there is no opening would require some help from gravity.

A spoon and pan/pot

That can hold enough water to melt all the ingredients together on low heat until completely mixed, but still warm enough not to burn anything which could ruin the cologne-scented candle.

A plastic bowl / Container

To act as a mold for your final product and also heat resistant. You will need this in order to pour the wax into it which can then be shaped how you want later on once cooled down enough so that it is no longer hot, but still soft enough to shape without difficulty.

The best container or mold material varies from person to person depending on what type of candle they want made – wax melts below 130 degrees Fahrenheit so making soy candles would not be suitable for this project because those usually need temperatures over 140F°.

If you are using glass containers instead of metal molds, wait until they have cooled completely before putting on lids with silicone seals! If not done so correctly, pressure can build up inside of the container which could lead to an explosion and injury. Always be cautious when handling hot items as well! 

An old t-shirt or any other clothes

that are easy to wash because they will get dirty with all of the wax spilling over onto them while melting everything together – trust me, it’s going to happen!

Process:

  • Fill a saucepan halfway up with water and heat on medium until it begins to simmer. Do not bring to boil!
  • Place your prepped container inside of this pan, and stir every five minutes or so. The wax should melt within 15-20 minutes
  • Stir all ingredients together well before pouring into the container of choice. Wait about five minutes before stirring again to allow cool wax to sink and cover the bottom
  • Once your candles are cooled, it is time for the fun part!
  • Take a dropper with some perfume oil and drip one or two drops onto each wick. You can also use any other scented oils you would like as long as they don’t have too strong of a scent
  • Once you have mixed everything together, place wicks inside of your jar carefully so they reach just slightly past the top when placed horizontally.
  • Enjoy your new candles! To achieve a stronger scent, use more cologne and leave them in a place with better airflow for at least 24 hours before using.

Note:

The best way to make a candle that smells like your favorite cologne is by using bottled perfume! All you have to do is pour some of the liquid into each wax cavity and wait for them to dry out, which can take anywhere from six hours up to 24 hours depending on how much fragrance was added.

Tips for Adding Fragrance to Candles

  • Use a silicone mold for best results. Silicone molds are heat resistant, flexible, and will not stick to the wicks like other types of plastic or metal. When using a silicone mold make sure to use rubbing alcohol on your hands before touching it for an easier release from the clay insert after you’ve finished pouring in the wax and let cool as per instructions below.
  • Add fragrance oil. You can buy fragrance oils at craft stores such as Michaels or online retailers such as Amazon that specialize in candles (search “fragrance oils DIY candle making). The amount you add depends on how strong you want your scent but start with about 20 drops of essential oil (or less if desired) added into ¼ cup of carrier oil such as olive or coconut.
  • Pour the wax into your mold and let it cool per the instructions of your chosen candle-making company (typically this would be about 30 minutes).

Dangers of Using Perfume in Candle Making

Candles made with perfume are dangerous to use. The fumes from the melted wax can cause respiratory problems, nausea, and headaches.

There is a risk of toxic inhalation for both children and adults when using perfumed candles. These symptoms may be delayed up to 24 hours after exposure so it’s hard to know if you’ve been affected by these chemicals until they have already done damage.

You should always avoid burning any candle that has fragrance added because their purpose is not just decoration but also the release of scents in order for us humans to smell them

When making cologne scented candles it’s important to use high-quality essential oils like lavender or sage oil as opposed to synthetic fragrances which contain harmful ingredients such as propylene glycol and triethanolamine.

You’ll need to find a fragrance you like, rose oil is popular for candle making because it doesn’t have any scent so it won’t interfere with the smell of your cologne. You can also use orange or lavender oil because they’re not too strong and will complement many different scents

Standard Fragrance Oils:

Fragrances come in either a full or an essential oil. Fragrances are also available as synthetic, which have no natural ingredients whatsoever.

Synthetics tend to be cheaper and can last for years while oils contain more volatile organic compounds that evaporate quickly so they need to be refreshed annually by adding a new fragrance (or just top-up after it’s been used).

You should always try pure scents first because some people may not react well to artificial fragrances; alternatively, if you’re looking for something strong then synthetics might work better.

Natural Fragrance Oils:

Rose:

flowery, like a garden. One of the most popular oils in aromatherapy because it is so versatile and earthy. It can be used to help relieve depression, stress, and anxiety as well as promote mental clarity.

Jasmine:

a floral scent that refreshes your senses with just one whiff! Traditionally used for treating insomnia and promoting feelings of peace or tranquility while bringing about a sense of balance between mind body spirit.

Vanilla Essential Oil:

you can’t go wrong with this one! A rich vanilla fragrance that will relax your mind as well as your body by helping combat stress while creating feelings of comfort or happiness depending on how you use it.

Lavender Essential Oil:

Lavender is the most versatile of all essential oils and can be used to help promote relaxation, relieve stress and anxiety, ease pain from muscle aches or headaches as well as lessen feelings of depression that are often associated with PMS symptoms.

Grapefruit Essential Oil:

grapefruit oil contains high levels of limonene which gives it a fresh citrus scent that’s perfect for an uplifting mood during those difficult times when you’re feeling down in the dumps. It also may aid concentration making it easier to focus on what needs to be done without distractions around you.

Making this type of candle does not require any special equipment or materials, meaning it’s very easy for anyone to do at home!

How To Make Chocolate Scented Candles? Our Easy Guide

Do you love chocolate? Do you want your home to smell like a chocolate factory all the time? But, How do you make chocolate-scented candles?

If you love chocolates, then this blog post is for you! I am going to teach you how to make chocolate-scented candles. All of the supplies are easy to find and the process is simple.

You will be able to make these in just a few hours.

Get ready because we’re about to get started!

What is a chocolate-scented candle?

A dark, sweet chocolatey scent that smells like melted semi-sweet chocolate.

This is a popular scent, but it can also be hard to find. Fortunately, you don’t need any special ingredients and there are two methods for making them – melting the chocolate or adding cocoa powder directly to your candle wax. We recommend using a combination of both!

Get ready because we’re about to get started!

Gather the supplies listed below:

  • Wax (paraffin or soy)
  • Crayons, pastels, or primary colors for color variation in candles. Candy coloring can also be used to tint your wax; it’s a great way to add extra flavor as well!
  • A double boiler on low heat and measuring cups if you are using melting pots instead of candle molds. If not use glass jars with lids that seal completely like mayonnaise jars, baby food jars, etc.
  • Wick – a metal coil wire which will help hold up your homemade candles when they’re done cooling down and drying out properly so don’t forget this crucial ingredient before starting!
  • A large pot or kettle for boiling water
  • paper to make a funnel if needed.
  • Plastic spoons and forks (to stir with)
  • Fragrance – optional but it will really help give your candles that extra “oomph” when you’re lighting them!
  • 1 TBSP Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • Add essential oils like vanilla extract, peppermint oil, lavender oil, or any other scent of your choice. You can also add dried flowers for color variation in the wax as well!

 Process:

  • Get out all materials listed above from your supply list and put on gloves before beginning this process so you don’t leave fingerprints everywhere!
  • Fill up jars/pots halfway full with wax then heat up water until it’s just about to boil. Once hot, pour your water into the pot of wax and stir until it is fully melted,
  • Add three drops of any fragrance oil and one tablespoon of cocoa powder (unsweetened) to the wax. The resulting aroma will be a rich, decadent blend reminiscent of freshly baked brownies.
  • Stir again with a spoon or fork for another minute before spilling out onto paper that has been cut to make a funnel shape on top.
  • Allow excess liquid/unmixed wax to drain off so you don’t mix anything up when pouring it all into one large jar. 
  • Pour everything from the smaller jars into one large container. You can also use jars or containers to make your candles, but you’ll have to buy a jar candle mold if they don’t come with one already (most of the time they do). It is also important to remember that when you’re pouring your candles into the containers, be careful not to allow any melted wax or liquid oil mixture to drip off the edges of your mold as this can cause a fire hazard.
  • Once cooled enough, wrap each individual candle in brown kraft paper (or any other color) and attach it by tying it around the top tightly using string or twine! You can also use an old shoelace if you have one lying around – just be sure they are long enough for the string to completely wrap around your candle twice.

Add a label on top of each one with a hole punch or nail and thread it through so you can hang them up!

 Note:

It’s important that oils are not added directly to the wax because they may burn at an unsafe temperature; use a separate pot or pan to mix the oils with a few tablespoons of melted wax.

If you want to make your candles look more rustic, add some natural colorants such as beet juice, turmeric, paprika, or cayenne pepper before pouring into molds (or if they’re already in their containers). You can also use brown sugar instead of white.

What scents pair well with chocolate?

The smell of chocolate is sweet and complex, with hints of coffee, vanilla, and cherry. It’s also a unisex scent that appeals to both men and women

You can add other scents like lavender for some floral notes or peppermint for wintery sweetness.

You can try these scents with chocolate:

  • Black Cherry, Almond, Vanilla Bean, Hazelnut.
  • Dried Roses and Lemons for some light florals notes.
  • Peppermint or Gingerbread is a perfect blend of spicy sweetness (think ginger snaps). Minty Chocolate Chip pairs well too! You can make this scent by adding about five drops of peppermint essential oil to melted chocolate chips in the pan before refrigerating it. Then cut into squares and add more peppermint extract on top as needed when you’re enjoying your tasty little snack.

For those looking for an earthier scent, try adding Almond or Indian Sandalwood oil and you’ll have something that smells like cocoa powder!

How Many Yankee Candle Scents Are There? Let’s Find Out!

Do you love Yankee candles? How many Yankee Candle scents there are? Then you are going to want to read this blog post!

You may find that there is a scent for every occasion in your life with the wide variety of scents they offer.

We also discuss what makes them so popular and why people love them so much. Read on below for more information!

Yankee Candle scents are one of the most popular candle styles in the industry. The candles are designed to emulate popular scents, and often boast a strong, distinctive scent.

The candles are sold in large jars, often in bulk, and are used to burn for a long period of time. The jars are designed to be filled with wax and melted so that the scent fills the room.

They are one of the most successful candle companies of all time, with over 300 scents currently available on their website!

The Top 17 Yankee Classic Candle Scents

  1. Apple Cinnamon Pancake: a warm apple and cinnamon scent with notes of maple syrup, buttery vanilla pancakes, moist clover honey.
  2. Banana Nut Bread: an intoxicating blend of banana’s natural sweetness on a bed of rich brown sugar & nutty walnuts topped with slices of ripe pear.
  3. Beach Cabana (2017): the refreshing aroma conjures up memories from your favorite coastal getaway; ocean mist meets lush green leaves bathed in salty sea air-kissed by golden sunbeams to create this unforgettable fragrance that is reminiscent of summer days spent exploring all there is to see at the shoreline.
  4. Bergamot Citrus Basil: bergamot adds sunny brightness while hints basil leaves infuse a green freshness.
  5. Black Raspberry Vanilla: a mouthwatering dessert of warm black raspberry sauce melded with creamy vanilla ice cream on a freshly baked, white cake base and topped with buttery shortbread crumbs.
  6. Blueberry Cobbler: blueberries tossed in lemon juice & sugar, sitting atop an all-butter crust filled with juicy berries bursting under the pressure of tiny points of sugary sweetness.
  7. Brown Sugar And Fig: A simply irresistible scent of ripe figs dipped in brown sugar kissed by soft notes of tonka bean finished off by subtle hints of sandalwood to create this aromatic olfactory delight that is sure to have your taste buds begging for more!
  8. Cucumber Melon: A mouth-watering fresh blend of cool, crisp cucumbers and sweet honeydew melons.
  9. Cuppa Cocoa: The irresistible aroma of a steaming mug of rich chocolatey cocoa with marshmallow creme swirled throughout reminds us all that sometimes it’s warm comfort we crave more than anything else, especially on those cold winter days.
  10. Early Autumn Breeze: Cool air carries the scent of dried leaves and hay bales mixed in with tender notes of pumpkin pie spice as smoke from distant chimneys signals an end to summer fun!
  11. Fireside Marshmallows: Toasted vanilla marshmallows over an open flame – what could be cozier? Especially when you add the aroma of creamy milk chocolate.
  12. Frosted Cranberry Swirl: Sweet cranberries with a delectable twist of vanilla & cinnamon sugar are sprinkled atop freshly baked gingerbread cake before it’s frosted, cooled, and sliced for your enjoyment!
  13. Ginger Peach Tea: The refreshing taste you crave when winter weather gets too cold…or anytime you need an excuse to curl up on the couch in front of a blazing fire.
  14. Iced Pineapple Coconut: A healthier alternative to ice cream that will satisfy your sweet tooth without all those calories – indulge guilt-free and enjoy this pineapple coconut delight any time you want!
  15. Red Velvet Cake: A decadent slice of red velvet cake paired with a rich cream cheese frosting; just like you remember!
  16. Cranberry Vanilla Bean Noel: The comforting aroma of cranberries blended with holiday favorites – vanilla bean pods, fresh-cut pine trees & delicate winter spices.
  17. Peppermint Bark White Chocolate: Rich white chocolate swirled with peppermint bark candy pieces for an all-time favorite that will take care of those sweet tooth cravings instantly!

Best Yankee Candle scents for outdoorsy types

Blackberry Sage & Cedarwood:

A sweet, fruity aroma with a woodsy twist. The top notes of blackberries and sage intertwine to make this the perfect scent for those who love nature!

Eucalyptus Mint:

An invigorating blend that is as soothing on your skin as it is in your nose. It’s also refreshing after an indulgent evening meal or just before bedtime.

Pomegranate Noir:

A sophisticated fragrance blending red pomegranates with deep plum tones and subtle hints of vanilla musk. This one has a little bit of everything you could want from Yankee Candle but doesn’t have any floral overtones which makes it more masculine than many other scents.

Hand-Picked Flowers:

A floral fragrance that is as sweet and innocent as a bouquet of flowers. This scent also has notes of spice, apple blossom, carrot seed & geranium.

Sandalwood Vanilla:

Warm woodsy blend with creamy vanilla undertones for the perfect relaxing atmosphere. 

Crisp Morning Air:

Like opening your windows on a crisp morning to let in some fresh air! Crisp Morning Air captures the essence of walking through nature after an early snowfall or waking up to refreshing raindrops outside your window. It’s reminiscent of how winter should smell if it were serene and stress-free!

Best Yankee Candle scents for vacation vibes:

  • Cinnamon Stick
  • Island Margarita
  • Beach Walk
  • Plumeria Blossom
  • Sea Salt and Driftwood

Best Yankee Candle scents for your dorm room:

  • Vanilla Bean Noel
  • Sweet Cinnamon Pumpkin Pie
  • Winter Woods and Fir Balsam
  • Frosted Cranberry Cookie Jar (Seasonal)
  • Sunny Citrus Cottage (Seasonal)
  • Ocean Blue Agave Breeze (Seasonal)

Yankee Scents for the Season

Best Yankee Candle scents for warm weather:

  • Summer Berries (the scent is a blend of sweet berries, fresh apples, and crisp melons)
  • Pineapple Coconut Smoothie (it has the tropical scent of pineapple with creamy coconut milk)
  • Pink Sands Beach House (this candle smells like freshly made lemonade on an island vacation)
  • New England Oatmeal Stout Beer (the aroma of this fragrance will take you back to your happier college days in autumn when football games were earlier in the day and weekend activities always included hanging out at the local pub or tavern). This scent includes notes such as bourbon, oak wood, dark roasted malts; gingerbread cookies baking; brown sugar melting into maple syrup
  • Honey Lavender (this fragrance is a combination of honey and lavender)

Yankee Candle Scents for Autumn:

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte (it smells like pumpkin pie with the aroma of the coffee, hot cocoa, cinnamon sugar and nutmeg)
  • Apple Pie Bakery (Apple Pie Bakery offers baked apple goodness in every sip. The scent will take you on a nostalgic trip down memory lane while filling your home with fresh apples mixed with warm notes of buttery crusts and spices – including cinnamon, ginger, allspice). This fan favorite has been around for decades because it truly does smell like an old fashioned American bakery just as we remember from our childhood! It includes scents such as classic and topped with decadent foam)
  • Cinnamon Stick (This fragrance is a blend of spicy cinnamon and coffee beans that touches the senses while it fills your home. It gently blends together to create an inviting aroma).
  • Vanilla Spice Latte (our newest fall scent, we are so excited to share this one with you! A rich vanilla base mixed with steaming espresso for a comforting latte experience)
  • Apple Crisp Kitchen (the crisp apple and sugars combined in our favorite pie fill your kitchen instantly!)

Yankee Candle Scents for Summer:

  • Cucumber Melon Breeze (a refreshing mix of cucumbers blended into the perfect balance between green tea, watermelon, honeydew melon & juicy kiwi. This fragrance is light, yet still manages to be refreshing)
  • Island Margarita (This scent brings the perfect mix of tart lime and sweet pineapple with a hint of salt air).

Yankee Candle Scents for Spring:

  • Cherry Blossom & Lemon Tea (The smell of tea blossoms in pink cherry blossom trees mixed with fresh lemon will leave you refreshed!)
  • Cucumber Melon Breeze (a refreshing mix of cucumbers blended into the perfect balance between green tea, watermelon, honeydew melon & juicy kiwi. This fragrance is light, yet still manages to be refreshing)

Yankee Candle scents are a way to evoke memories, emotions, and feelings.

Can You Be Allergic To Scented Candles? Let’s Find Out!

Did you know that some people can be allergic to scented candles?

This blog post will teach you how to tell if someone is allergic, and what the symptoms are. It will also cover treatment options for those who have this allergy.

The main difference between most other types of airborne allergens and candles is that there are often high concentrations of the allergen right at ground level where they are burning, and people with airborne allergies can often avoid their triggers (like pollen) by staying inside.

Candles also emit particles in the form of soot that can be inhaled into both the upper respiratory tract or bottom lungs.

Be mindful when buying scented candles as some companies use chemicals in their blends which can cause reactions like eczema flareups, asthma attacks, headaches, etc.; this is because people with allergies may have a hard time telling what exactly triggers their sensitivities sometimes so it’s best to err on the side of caution and just do your research before purchasing any new type of candle.

Fragrance Sensitivity: What You Need to Know

Are you sensitive to scented candles?

Everybody has different sensitivities to smells. Some people can smell a scented candle from several feet away and be able to enjoy it, while others may have allergies or sensitivity that prevents them from being able to use the product without feeling negative side effects like headaches, nausea, sinus pressure, dizziness, or wheezing.

These reactions are caused by chemosensory irritation which is overstimulation of your sense of taste and smell.

There are varying degrees in which you can be sensitive to scented candles and some people may have reactions that aren’t as severe such as sneezing or a runny nose while others can experience more serious effects like asthma attacks.

If you find yourself with one or more of the above-mentioned side effects try not using scented candles for a few days or weeks and see if it alleviates the problem.

How can I tell if I am allergic or sensitive to a scent?

If you’re sensitive or allergic to specific fragrances in candles this can lead to symptoms such as:

  • Eye Irritation
  • Nose Irritation
  • Headache
  • Sinus Pressure
  • Dizziness
  • Wheezing
  • Nausea

If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, speak to your doctor about possible medicine or other treatments.

 In general, those who are most at risk from allergens caused by scented candles will typically need to avoid them altogether because they could trigger anaphylaxis; this is when your whole body is under attack due to being exposed to something that could potentially kill you.

If you are generally very sensitive to scented candles and can’t avoid using them, try not to get too close or be in the same room for long periods of time while they’re burning.

Is there any way that the person using a candle can avoid this reaction?

The best way to avoid an allergic reaction is by not using scented candles. There are many other ways for you to enjoy the ambiance of a candle such as unscented or even soy wax candles that might be more suitable for your needs.

You can also try burning different types of incense sticks in order to achieve similar results minus the risk of being exposed to things that could trigger a negative response.

If you feel like it’s worth trying out one of these products, make sure that you do so while reading and following all instructions and guidelines on how they should be used!

Fragrance-free vs. Unscented

If you’re sensitive to strong smells, an unscented candle may be a good option.

Scented candles can contain synthetic fragrances or essential oils that some people are allergic to. If you have allergies or asthma and use scented candles, the symptoms could worsen as a result of inhaling these allergens.

Fragrance-free options will not cause this reaction in those with allergies because they don’t contain any artificial fragrance at all; instead, they rely on their natural odor for scenting purposes (eucalyptus is one example).

Some candles don’t have any smell at all, but they can still be considered scented. These are often called unscented or fragrance-free candles because the scent is masked by another chemical that cancels out the natural odor of burning paraffin wax.

Another option for people with allergies who cannot use scented candles is using soy as opposed to paraffin-based ones. Soy has less allergens than paraffin which makes it safer for those with sensitivities.

If you’re sensitive to strong smells and want a candle without added fragrances, an unscented candle may be your best choice.

Can Scented Candles Cause Headaches? Find Out Here!

A lot of people use scented candles to create a relaxing and calming atmosphere in their home. However, did you know that some scents can actually cause headaches?

In this blog post, we will explore the science behind why certain scents can make your head hurt, and what you can do to stop it from happening!

What is a scented candle?

A scented candle is made of wax, which can be either paraffin or soy-based. The wick usually has cotton at the end to help it burn up and light the mixture inside. Scents are often added to make them more appealing in order for people to enjoy them more.

Scented candles are a type of candle that can either have an original scent or be mixed with other scents to create new smells

The Science Behind Headaches

It is a common misconception that scented candles can cause headaches.

The truth behind this myth is actually very scientific and has to do with the trigeminal nerve, which runs through the nose, eyes, mouth, and head. When you inhale an irritating scent (such as smoke), your body releases histamine into your nasal passages in response to protect itself from foreign invaders such as bacteria or viruses.

This causes inflammation of blood vessels in surrounding tissues and then leads to headache symptoms – including pain on one side of the head!

The “scented candle” explanation for headaches was invented by American neurologist Dr. David Geller who said he first heard about it some years ago when someone at his local supermarket complained they were getting migraines from the fragrance.

Scented candles can be a great tool for creating an ambiance or mood, but they’re not exactly effective at relieving headaches! In fact, some people find that scented candles often cause headaches because of how close their noses are to them while burning.

If you do suffer with migraines and want to know about headache relief treatments – please consult your doctor.”

There is no one single reason for why some people get sick from certain types of smells. However, the scientific consensus points towards two potential causes.

First off, different chemicals can cause irritation in our noses and airways which will lead to headaches (more on this later).

Secondly, it has been shown that these same types of chemicals can also activate pain receptors inside the nose leading to symptoms similar to those experienced during a migraine headache.

Artificial Scented Candles Are The Culprit To Migraines

The reason you should avoid artificially scented candles is that this is also bad for your health. These chemicals are harmful to your respiratory system. The best thing that you can do is avoid them always.

There are many different ingredients that can be found in these products, but because there is no FDA regulation on them, you don’t know what chemicals your body might have an adverse reaction or allergy to until it’s too late!

Many people use these products without realizing all of the risks involved with using them. Artificially scented candles contain a variety of chemical fragrances and additives, which can cause sensitivity reactions such as headaches–especially if you’re sensitive to certain types of smells.

In some cases, this could even trigger migraines for those who already suffer from chronic migraine symptoms.

So next time before lighting up any artificial candle, keep in mind the risks you could be taking on!

Always Choose Natural Scented Candles

If you’ve ever experienced headaches from candles, you probably know it doesn’t take much to make them happen.

So it’s important to choose the right kind of candles to help you stay headache-free, and not just settle for any old candle.

We can’t forget that people are different. Some may be sensitive to the smell of artificial fragrance while others might not notice it at all.

  • What kind of scent did they use?
  • Was there enough ventilation around your space when you were burning the candle?
  • Did anyone complain about having headaches because of this particular scent or brand before? If yes, then consider changing brands or getting another type.

After a few weeks without complaints, try out some other types if only one wasn’t causing any problems with their headaches and see how they react to it.

The best thing you can do is always choose natural scented candles for a better experience and avoid any possible headache from using them in the future!

Paraffin Is The Root Of The Problem

Paraffin is the problem with scented candles causing headaches. Paraffin is a byproduct of petroleum and can be found in many household items, including cooking oil, lipsticks, baby lotion (and therefore its fragrance!), some hair products like shampoo and conditioner, deodorant sticks, and more.

When you use any type of paraben product before or after using your scented candle it will cause an allergic reaction that can result in head pain because it has been suggested to be very similar to pollen allergy symptoms.

The doctor hypothesized that when people used these types of products they could have an increase in histamines which are inflammatory chemicals released during allergies such as seasonal hay fever; this would then make them vulnerable for headache attacks.

100% Soy Is A Great Alternative

Scented candles can have an adverse effect on humans when they are in low concentration. Low levels of scented candles may cause headaches, nausea, and dizziness to the people around them as well as those who live or work with them.

In higher concentrations, Scented Candles can be dangerous because the chemicals emitted from these types of candles can irritate a person’s respiratory system

What is so great about soy wax? It has a low melt point and can be molded into many shapes.

There are also no awful smells because the wax itself doesn’t have any fragrance in it. And there’s one more thing: your house will smell better than ever before!

Bees Wax Candles

Bees Wax Candles are made from natural beeswax and can be a great benefit to those who suffer from allergies or respiratory issues. Beeswax candles also do not emit the same synthetic chemicals as paraffin.

It is possible that certain people may experience an allergic reaction of some kind when being exposed to strong fragrances, although in most cases this would only happen if they have had previous sensitivities or reactions to these substances before

If you’re suffering from migraines, anxiety attacks, tension headaches, or even other symptoms then you should consider how your environment might be affecting them – including fragrance exposure. You don’t need a headache or migraine to know that your environment is affecting you.

This can be a great benefit for those who suffer from allergies or respiratory issues

Beeswax candles also do not emit the same synthetic chemicals as paraffin, and so it could cause fewer of these symptoms in some people.

One should note that scented oil diffusers can have an effect on headaches if they are part of other triggers which may include mental stressors such as anxiety attacks and depression.

What are the best candles to buy?

This can be a difficult question for people who want to purchase scented candles because there are so many different types of them. Some common things that you will find in most places though are soy, gel, and beeswax which have all been proven safe by organizations like FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) or Health Canada respectively.

Another option would be 100% cotton with no dyes added on top of it but this type may not leave your home smelling very pleasant.

Finally, fragrance oils provide a great smell at an affordable price point but they can produce more than just one scent making it hard to know what you’re going to get when ordering online without actually seeing the product firsthand before buying.

Try Different Candles As Much As Possible

Have you ever been to a house and noticed that it smells good, but then started feeling bad? If so, there is a chance that the smell of certain candles can trigger headaches because they contain fragrance oils.

As such, people who have sensitive noses should be aware of this possibility before lighting scented candles in their home or office space.

There are many different types of fragrances on the market today from vanilla to lavender – which one will work for your specific needs?

The first step would be to keep track of what triggers a headache so you can avoid those ingredients when purchasing new products. It’s also important not only to pay attention to how much scent is present with each candle type but how long the scent lingers as well.

Any scented candle can cause mild headaches. Anything with some kind of scent can actually cause this since perfumes aren’t to be forgotten. When it comes to people with allergies and sensitivities, things get worse. This means that you’re way more likely to experience problems with scented candles.

How To Make Scented Candles With Essential Oils? Our Easy Guide!

Find yourself wondering how to make scented candles with essential oils?

This blog post will show you how! You’ll learn all the necessary steps, from gathering your ingredients and equipment to pouring your finished candle.

Candle making is an ancient craft that dates back as far as the Egyptians and Romans who used wax from bees for their creations.

Today it’s a very popular hobby amongst people of all ages – whether they are looking to just enjoy smelling the scents of different natural oils or looking to sell their handmade goods on Etsy!

Essential Oil Candle Making: Step-by-Step

In order to create the best candles possible, it’s important to purchase essential oils that are labeled as “CP,” or carrier-grade.

These have a high level of purity and will not affect how your candle burns or smells in any way.

Choosing materials for your candle

Making candles with essential oils is surprisingly easy. After you’ve gathered your materials, the process will take you less than 10 minutes.

What you need to make your own scented candles are:

  • wax,
  • essential oils,
  • wicks,
  • containers for pouring into (such as a muffin tray),
  • and thermometers.

To get started on this project, gather these materials from your local craft store or hardware store before heading home.

If you don’t have access to any of these items locally then try an online retailer such as Amazon Prime! The great thing about shopping online is that there are lots of different shipping methods available so it’s easy to find one that suits all of your needs.

You can choose two-day shipping if you want instant gratification but there are other options like free standard delivery which might be more cost-effective in the long run.

If you want to keep your candle all-natural, use soy or beeswax.

Another option is paraffin wax, which is non-toxic and can be colored with dyes that are made from plant materials like beet juice or turmeric.

You can also add a cotton wick for a cleaner flame.

Step 1:

To start off, measure out eight ounces of pure wax into an old pot you don’t plan on using for anything else (you can also buy premeasured wicks from most craft stores). Put this pot onto low heat.

while waiting for the wax to melt–which shouldn’t take more than three minutes at this point–prepare your work area by setting up newspaper and cutting board nearby; these materials will be used later when pouring the melted liquid into molds.

Step 2:

Add the essential oils to your pot, and stir with a wooden spoon until they are thoroughly mixed in.

Step 3:

When all of the wax has melted completely, remove it from heat–the liquid should be hot but not boiling at this point–and carefully pour into each mold using an old measuring cup or pitcher (you’ll need two cups per candle).

The first layer should fill up about one inch below the top of your molds; if you’re just making votives, then that’s enough space for you to add another half-inch worth before pouring again.

If you’re going for taller candles, then plan accordingly by adding more material later on: For example, tea light holders require five inches of height to accommodate the wick, while votives can get by with three.

Step 4:

Place your molds in a safe place to cool completely–either near an open window or in front of a fan should do just fine.

Step 5:

Once they’re ready (usually after about two hours), carefully remove them from their container and trim off any excess wax using kitchen shears; this step is optional but will prevent messy drips later on when you go to burn it.

Step 6:

Now’s also the time for you to consider how high you want your candle’s flame: The higher up it is, the brighter its light will be at night! Just remember that if there are children around then don’t make it too close to anything else as it may cause a fire.

Step 7:

Once all of your containers are filled with melted wax (and now we know how much!), carefully lay down your chosen wicks so they penetrate through the liquid to their appropriate level–this can be difficult but just keep at it!

If you end up having too many problems getting them straightened out then consider using metal skewers as makeshift molds to keep them in place.

Step 8:

While the wax is still hot, drop a few essential oils onto each wick to your desired scent strength–they should sink down into the liquid as they’re added and mix with it; this will create what’s known as an aroma lamp effect when lit.

The more scents you use, the stronger their individual smells will be so if you want something light then try just one or two drops of oil but if you wish for there to be a strong smell then add up to six!

Final Step:

Now comes time to wait until it’s completely cool before popping out each candle from its container with care. You can decorate these as desired: some people might like this step while others don’t.

To make sure your fragrance is locked inside the jar without leaking out, place a lid on top of your container when you’re done – remember not to push down too hard on the sides just yet though! 

Let cool completely before lighting.

FAQ About Making Candles with Essential Oils

  • If using votives (or any small container), make sure that once cooled they are standing upright by either propping them on top of coffee mugs or milk cartons or by using metal skewers as makeshift molds to keep them in place.
  • When burning, be sure that you hold the votive candle in such a way so as not to get wax on your skin–make sure any loose clothing is tucked away from it and use an appropriate holder if necessary.
  • If there are children around then make sure they’re supervised at all times when candles are lit because they may try putting their fingers (or other things) close enough for injury.

Soy Wax vs. Beeswax for Candles

Soy wax candles are great for people with allergies because they don’t release strong chemicals that might trigger asthma or other allergic reactions.

Beeswax candles have a beautiful honey scent and burn longer than most candle types on the market, but may not be safe to use around children who can lick their fingers after touching them.*

Both soy wax and beeswax candles emit negative ions into the air which help boost moods and relieve stress.

A good rule of thumb is to experiment with both types of materials before you decide what kind of scented candle you want to make.

Building a Candle Scent Profile

Start by considering what kind of mood you want your candle to set

You can use a top note, middle note or base note (or all three) in order to achieve the desired effect.

Top notes are lighter scents that evaporate quickly and these are often citrus oils like lemongrass, lime, orange etc.

Middle notes will linger for longer periods of time but do not last as long as base notes which give off heavy richer smells such as vanilla or sandalwood.

Base note oils are heavy and can linger for days. These oils often have a “warm” smell such as vanilla or amber.

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Top Notes: lemon grass, lime, orange, etc

Middle notes: jasmine, lavender

Base Note Oils: sandalwood, rosemary bark oil (or any other type of concentrated fragrance)

You must also consider how strong the scent should be – this is known as “fragrance concentration” on our website and we have four categories from lowest fragrance concentration at 0% up to 100%.

The higher the percentage number then the stronger the fragrance.

Remember that we only really need 10% fragrance oil, so if you’re using two different oils you might want to add 5% of both. Keep in mind that some fragrances might overpower others, so there will be times when you might want to use 3% of one and 7% of the other.

An example of this would be rose and jasmine, as a rose has a more subtle aroma. The strength of the oil will also vary by manufacturer.

Try to maintain this ideal ratio, as the oils have a high scent throw, therefore, if you want to maintain the aromatherapeutic properties, remember that sometimes less is more!

How Much Scent To Add To Candles? Our Guide Here!

The amount of fragrance you need depends on the size and type of candle. If you have a larger, unscented pillar candle that’s placed at least three feet from any flame or heat source, then one ounce is enough for most scents.

However, if it’s closer to an open fire or stove top and your room has poor ventilation, use two ounces instead.

The scent can be overpowering in these areas without adding more fragrance! Conversely, smaller votives should only require half an ounce per pound of wax because they are not as exposed to air currents as other types of candles.

Popular scented candles can be an indulgent treat, and many of us enjoy them for the ambiance they create, not just because they add fragrance to our living space.

However, we all like to save money where we can, and scented candles are not always expensive to buy.

Making your own scented candles not only means you can customize the scent, but you can also make them using cheaper ingredients, too.

There are several ways to add scent to candles, but the most common way is to add candle scent.

Candle scent is an oil that has been designed specifically for use in candles, and is sold in liquid, gel or solid form.

Measuring fragrance oil in milliliters vs grams

One milliliter is equal to one cubic centimeter.

A gram is equivalent to a metric tonne, which means there are 1000 grams in one kilogram.

It’s important to know how much fragrance you’re handling at any given moment and the easiest way of doing this is by measuring it out with either ml or grams so that your candles always have just enough scent.

Measuring your fragrance

There is much debate about how much scent to use in candles. The biggest issue is that scents come in all different types and strengths. This means that the amount of scent you should use in candles will depend on the scent you choose.

As a general rule of thumb, you want to use 3%-5% of your total wax weight in scent. This is the same amount of scent used in candle making. However, there are some special cases where you need to use more or less scent.

A good way to measure how much fragrance oil you should add to your candlemaking project is based on these three factors: type of wax, size of the container, and desired strength level.

Type of wax

There are a few different types of waxes that you can use when making candles, each with their own properties.

For instance, soy wax is generally considered to be the most natural type of wax and will typically give off a very pleasant fragrance; however, it also has the shortest burn time so not as good for large rooms or occasions.

Paraffin is an excellent choice for people who want confident burning times because this variety burns at higher temperatures but without scent!

There are even gel-poured candles which have been made popular by Martha Stewart where they’re hand-poured into molds then cooled and hardened completely before being removed from the molds – these guys usually end up having really cool designs on them too (like thick lines running through them)

For example, if using soybean wax as opposed to paraffin, you can use a higher percentage of fragrance oil (as much as 20%) to get the same strength.

Size of Container

The best way to gauge how much fragrance you should add is by measuring out your wax from the container and into a separate bowl.

To measure how much scent, use this equation: (the weight of your candle) x 0.06 = ounces of fragrance needed.

If using containers that hold up to four ounces of wax, then about 0.25% is your best bet for getting enough scent without risking combustion–though this will vary depending on the type and amount of fragrance oil used.

Desired Strength Level

A general rule of thumb for scented candles is to use one teaspoon (tsp) per ounce. Make sure you are using a measuring spoon from your kitchen, not an unmarked container that may contain other substances such as sugar or salt.

This will give you the desired strength level for your candle and ensure a quality product. If it seems like too much scent, then go with less next time until you find the perfect balance.

This can be adjusted based on personal preference but this should help provide guidance when making your DIY creations!

And if you’re looking for something more subtle than what’s achieved with 0.25% fragrances oils in soybean or palm waxes, go for somewhere between 0.125-0.175%.

Understanding the flashpoint of fragrance oils

The flashpoint is the temperature at which a liquid will vaporize into a combustible gas. Some fragrance oils have lower flashpoints than others, so it can be difficult to know how much oil you should use in your candle for safety reasons.

The rule of thumb most people go by when making candles with fragrance oils is “less is more”–too little and the scent won’t come through enough; too much means that there’s an increased risk of combustion.

How many drops of oil to scent a candle

To make candles without fragrance oils: melt your wax up to its temperature requirement and let it cool until it reaches room temperature before pouring into containers; this will usually take between three hours and overnight – give yourself some time!

If you are adding fragrance oil to wax that is at least 1800ºF, use a ratio of 0.03 oz. per lb.

If you want your candles to have a light scent with no overpowering odors, add 0.03 oz per lb of wax or less (a little goes a long way!)

If you want the scent to be stronger and more concentrated than a candle with just plain wax, then add about one ounce (or 30 milliliters) for every pound of wax or part thereof

Incorporating scents into melted soybean or paraffin wax can sometimes cause unexpected outcomes such as extreme discoloration from certain fragrances.

Certain fragrances are more likely to cause discoloration and should be avoided, especially for new candle makers

Add fragrance at the right temperature

For the best results, add fragrance after your wax has reached a liquid state. If you are using scented oils or foams, this is not necessary as they will emit their scent in any temperature.

Be sure to use enough fragrance and do not overuse it- if you have added too much then just wait for some of the candle’s unburned wax to evaporate off before adding more – this should regulate how strong the scent smells overall!

Adding fragrance can be a bit tricky. As you experiment with fragrances, keep notes so you will know how you obtained the perfect color and fragrance for your next project.

Are Scented Candles Bad For Dogs? Let’s Find Out!

So, do you think you have got the answer to the question: are scented candles bad for dogs? If you believe you have, think again.

Nowadays, people are getting more and more conscious about the products they use in their homes, and the items they buy for their pets are no exception.

Many people want their dogs and cats to be safe and healthy, and they do not want to put any chemicals on their pet’s skin or in their food. However, not all-natural products will be safe for your pets.

Some natural ingredients can also be toxic if ingested or even inhaled by dogs and cats. This is especially true for some essential oils. For example, citrus and other fruit oils can be toxic to dogs and cats, even when very dilute and used as a flavoring in products.

Even though the regular scented candles are bad for your pets’ health and yours too, there are some safe alternatives available in the market.

If you’re into making your own candles, it’s important to know which ingredients can be toxic to cats and dogs. While many of the ingredients that make candles fragrant and colorful are completely safe, there are others you need to avoid.

If you are thinking about using any scented candles around your pup, the best thing to do is speak with a veterinarian first! They can tell you for sure if those specific ones will be safe or not.

Scented candles and dogs | All you need to know

There are many ingredients you should look out for while selecting your scented candles, not just for the health of your pooch but for your own safety too.

While these candles’ scents should contain natural essential oils, you should research their effects on the dogs before making the decision.

Electric candles or essential oil diffusers can be other options. But make sure to dilute the essential oil before diffusing it.

Are scented candles toxic to dogs?

Scented candles are not toxic to dogs. However, the wax can cause an obstruction in their intestines if they eat it.

The best way to keep them from eating the candle is by placing it out of reach and making sure that you place a coaster under it so that no liquid drips onto furniture or carpets where your dog may lay down.

What about cinnamon oil?

Cinnamon oil mixed with water will be safe for dogs as long as there are no other ingredients added like alcohol or peppermint oils because these could make them sick too.

Again, do not leave this around anywhere near your pup’s mouth!

What about the smoke?

The impact that scented candles have on a dog’s health depends on how long they are near them and how often. If you’re lighting one candle, it should be fine to leave close by but if there are much lit in the same room or your home is filling with scent all day for weeks at a time then this could potentially get dangerous.

It’s best not to take any chances so always keep an eye out where your pup is (and when they wander off!) and make sure those little noses stay clear of these hazards!

When can I use scented candles?

You’re less likely to find any problems with a scentless candle than one that has an aroma – if it’s still bothersome to Fido, then you might want to refrain from burning them in his presence.

This way he’ll never associate these overpowering smells with something pleasant and will eventually get used to them. On the other hand, some breeds like Labradors are known for their keen sense of smell and are better able to tolerate strong odors.

Scented candles can be used in many situations without any harm if they have a pleasant, fresh scent for example when you’re having company over or want to create an atmosphere at home that is soothing.

The best way to find out whether your pet’s okay with the aroma of these candles is by giving it a try first – remember that some dogs are more sensitive than others!

You should never use them around animals who are elderly, sickly, or pregnant as their sense of smell may not be up to par; also avoid burning scented candles near pets with respiratory problems such as asthma since this could cause irritation.

If you need help figuring out what’s bothering Fido and how to solve the problem, consult with your veterinarian or pet groomer.

Safe Candle and Scented Options

The first thing to note is that candles are not created equally.

Oils make up the bulk of candle waxes, and some oils contain ingredients that can be toxic for animals if eaten or sniffed in large enough quantities.

For example, almond oil contains amygdalin oxide (a cyanide-based compound), while peppermint oil contains menthol with a chemical makeup similar to acetone nail polish remover. It’s always best to read labels before choosing your scented option!

Next, it’s important to consider how you’ll use the scent within your home environment: will you be burning candles at night when pets are asleep?

If so, then any harmful effects would likely go unnoticed as the pet sleeps through them as long as the animal isn’t allergic to that particular scent.

In contrast, will you be using candles during the day? If so, then it’s important to use caution when burning scented candles around your pets.

One way is by not leaving lit candles unattended for any period of time–or have a child or pet-sitter on standby in case snuffing out an unattended candle becomes necessary urgently!

Lastly, are there ways to minimize risks from burning scented candles while still enjoying their benefits?

Yes! For instance, moving away from wood furniture and other furnishings can help mitigate some of the effects of combustion products found in smoke and also prevent accidental fires while keeping your home looking just as beautiful with the scent of candles!

Some precautions should be taken before using any type of candle around your furry friends.

For instance, are you going to use scented or unscented candles?

If so, it’s important that the animal is not able to smell this particular scent. One way is by not leaving lit candles unattended for any period of time–or have a child or pet-sitter on standby in case snuffing out an unattended candle becomes necessary urgently!

Room sprays and scented oil warmers are a great alternative to burning candles.

Ingredients you should avoid at all costs

One reason for the increased popularity of scented candles is that they are often safer to use than traditional, chemical-laden candles. But just because your candle doesn’t have harsh chemicals in it doesn’t mean you should go without caution when handling them.

The essential oils in many household products are not meant to be inhaled by pets and can cause damage to their lungs or other organs.

This includes scented candles made with any type of oil such as vanilla; citrus perfumes, including oranges, lemons, limes etc.; colognes that contain high alcohol concentration for example: certain air freshener sprays with Lavender & Vanilla – these will have a significant effect on your pet.

Some natural ingredients can also be toxic if ingested or even inhaled by dogs and cats:

Eucalyptus oil (found in many relaxation blends) can cause respiratory irritation as well as kidney damage at high doses, so keep those pads out of reach from curious pets who might want to take a sniff!

The same goes with lavender — while the topical application has been known to help heal skin ailments like burns and eczema, ingestion could lead to vomiting or diarrhea in pets, which is no fun for anyone involved.

Menthol has also been known to cause seizures when ingested by animals.

Scents from scented candles may not be the only thing causing your pet discomfort; considerations must also include exposure to dust mites in pillows or bedding which have been treated with common household chemicals such as formaldehyde.

There is no evidence that scented candles are bad for dogs. However, if you’re still worried about the possible dangers of using candles around your pet, it’s best to err on the side of caution and avoid them altogether.

Are Scented Candles Bad For You? Let’s Find Out!

A lot of experts would say “yes” when asked if scented candles are bad for you because many contain chemicals that could cause respiratory problems.

However, there’s not enough scientific evidence as some studies show no linkage between chemical use in candle manufacture and adverse effects on health despite the fact that long-term exposure to high levels of certain carcinogens is hazardous.

Scented candles are a popular choice for many people. They come in a wide variety of scents, and their light can be soothing or invigorating depending on what your needs are.

But are they good? Bad? Or somewhere in between?

I find that scented candles are a great addition to any environment. They can do wonders for your mood, and they’re pretty affordable if you buy them in bulk. The only downside is that the scent isn’t always strong enough or long-lasting enough when used by themselves.

For some people though, there’s no better way of getting rid of everyday stress than lighting up a few soothing scents and taking ten minutes out of your day for some self-care time with a good book and some soft music.

Scents have a way of triggering memories, feelings, or sensations that can make the working day go by much quicker.

Dangers of Scented Candles

Scented candles are popular during the holiday season. They fill your home with a festive aroma and make it feel like Christmas in December, no matter what time of year you’re celebrating.

But is that really such a good idea?

Some people think there’s nothing wrong with them because they release natural ingredients into the air instead of harmful chemicals.

However, this isn’t always true and if anything, scented candles can be even worse than regular ones when it comes to causing allergies or releasing toxic substances into the environment around us.

Let’s find out why:

  • Scents can be irritating to sensitive people:

Some people may have allergies or asthma triggered by an artificial scent. If you are someone with these conditions, it’s best to avoid scented candles at all costs because they will most likely worsen your condition more than anything else would.

  • Toxic chemicals in some fragrances:

The majority of fragrance oils come from petroleum products that contain benzene (a cancer-causing agent), lead acetate (known for causing brain damage in children), and formaldehyde (linked to leukemia).

These substances cannot just evaporate away – so even if you are not sensitive to scents, these toxic chemicals could still be harmful.

  • Allergic reactions from the candle itself:

Since fragrance oils can come from petroleum products, this means that they have a high chance of causing an allergic reaction in those who are exposed to them.

They might cause skin irritation and burning sensations at first contact with your body – but if you continue using it (even though it’s irritating), then there is the risk of much more severe issues such as blisters or swelling.

These three points should give you some insight into why scented candles may not always be a good idea to use around people with allergies or asthma – especially since most fragrances contain substances that are known for being dangerous and cancer-causing.

Where are scented candles made?

Since most of the fragrances found in these types of products come from petroleum products, it’s likely that they will be produced somewhere overseas – rather than locally.

This is not to say that all manufacturers produce their products outside of the country where they are sold, but there are many cases when this does occur due to regulations and production costs.

If you want your candle to burn safely without any toxic fumes, then make sure you buy one with an ‘organic’ label on its packaging.

This means that some factories focus more on quantity instead of quality while others put safety first as their first priority. So before purchasing anything like this for yourself or anyone else, take into consideration which type of environment the product was made in.

Finding a middle ground on scented candles

So, while burning your favourite scented candle on a cozy winter evening is not putting your health in any immediate danger, consider taking a few precautions to reduce these scented candle dangers.

Make sure you burn your candle in a well-ventilated space. Also, consider swapping your paraffin wax for a soy candle. They are not only better for your health, but also for the environment.

Scented candles are popular and can often be a part of home decor and even your daily routines. But for people that can be sensitive to their byproducts, scented candles may not be right for your household.

If you must use scented candles for special occasions and holiday parties, you should consider improving your indoor air ventilation and filtration.

At the end of the day, you will need to make a balance between using scented candles and the potential occupants that may occupy that space.

How To Make Scented Candles? Our Easy Way!

Making scented candles is a fun and easy project for anyone to do. All you need are some supplies and the willingness to give it a try!

You can make homemade candle holders or purchase them from craft stores. There are many different types of wax that you can use, such as soy wax, beeswax, palm oil, paraffin wax.

This blog post will teach you how to get started making your own scented candles – all without breaking the bank!

How to make scented candles at home

There’s just something about the soft glow and subtle aromatherapy that comes with making your own candles.

Scented candles are a great way to add ambiance and fragrance to your home. But how do you make them?

Buy a kit or make one from scratch: you can buy these at most craft stores nowadays, but it’s just as easy to create them yourself!

Here’s an easy tutorial for making scented candles at home:

Ingredients Needed

  • Beeswax
  • A jar for candle making: This can be a new, cleaned-out Mason Jar or an old mason jar that you’ve used before… The type of material your container is made from will make no difference when it comes to how well your scented candles burn. However, if the container has any nicks in it then I’d recommend using something else instead as they might lead to uneven burning and possible wax leakage.
  • Wicks (multiple sizes are available at craft stores) I use braided cotton wicks because there’s less risk of them sagging and dipping into the melted wax while I’m pouring; this also means their threads don’t get tangled up with each other.
    • A wick is generally included with jars but may need replacing every now and then; some people prefer metal wire because they don’t like how easily cotton wicks get dry rot. If using jar lids as a “mold”, you’ll want to use a wick tab or similar.
  • A double boiler to melt the wax
  • A thermometer (optional) I prefer to use a thermometer because I can adjust how hot my oil is by adjusting how far down into the pot it’s submerged; this way, I never need to worry about accidentally overheating or underheating my oils.
  • Any type of jar lid you want for decoration
  • Wax sheets: These are thin pieces of paper that have been coated in beeswax and used as an easy way to insulate your candle from oxygen exposure so they burn longer without smoke or soot formation. They’re not necessary but will make your life easier if you plan on making a lot of candles.
  • Wax: The type of wax you use will vary depending on what color or scent you want to make your candle out of.
  • Dye chips for any colored candles – these are small bits that dissolve quickly in the hot melted wax and help give a more consistent coloring throughout the whole candle. You can also add them after, but I find it easier not to have to worry about wasting chunks if my measurements are off at all.
  • Oils can be used in lieu of fragrance oil, although they don’t always smell as strong; the scent from essential oils should last longer than that from other sources. Some people prefer one over the others due to allergies or personal preference

Scented candles: These come preassembled at most stores nowadays! They won’t cost much more than those plain colored ones either since they just have added scents that require fewer materials. However, I find it’s easier to pour your own.

Procedure:

  1. Buy wax, wicks, coloring agent (optional), lids, and containers. You can buy these items in bulk or from specialty stores.
  2. Cut the sticks of wax into small pieces using a knife so that it will melt quickly – if it melts too slowly then there may be some black bits left over when burning the candle. This step is optional but recommended because burnt chunks won’t generate as much light while also releasing smokey odors.
  3. Pour the wax into a container that’s been lined with parchment paper. The amount of wax you use will depend on how tall your container is: typically, for every inch wide in height, add two inches of depth to the bottom or three inches if there are multiple sides. You can always pour too little but it’s hard to make up for an overpour and end up with enough wax at the bottom.
  4. Add a coloring agent (if using) by stirring it into one cup of boiling water before pouring onto the molten wax. Stir until dissolved well before adding more hot water as desired. This step isn’t necessary either but gives you some added options when choosing scents and looks really pretty when finished!
  5. Now you’re ready to add fragrance! Add the appropriate amount of liquid or oil-based fragrant as per instructions on your chosen product.
  6. Pour into a mold. If using multiple molds, pour one color at a time (for example, orange in one and yellow in another) for more blended colors and effects once set.
  7. Let cool until hardened before handling or removing from container/mold; this will take anywhere from five minutes to an hour depending on how hot it was poured. Be careful when handling it because warm wax is very slippery! Especially if pouring directly onto parchment paper instead of metal containers like most people do.

Voila! You’re done making scented candles with little effort involved!

How to scent candles

  • First, you need to pour some melted wax into the container.
  • Next, add a few drops of your favorite fragrance oil and stir it in with a wooden stick or spoon.
  • Then place wicks at opposite ends of the candle jar so they can soak up all that wonderful scented goodness as they burn!
  • Let this cool until it hardens before you use it for hours of delightful smelling fun!
  • Building a scent profile for your homemade scented candle can be difficult, but it is one of the most rewarding and exciting aspects of using fragrance or essential oils. The goal is to add oils, in the right concentrations, that complement each other for an overall attractive aroma.

If you ever need to refresh the scent, simply melt the candle down and add more oil. To do so, simply place the candle in the freezer until the wax pops out. Then put the whole chunk of wax (wick and all) in a double boiler and gently melt it down. Remove the wick, add more oil and pour back into its container.

I hope you enjoyed this blog post on how to make scented candles. If you liked it, please share it with your friends and family!  And don’t forget that if there is anything else you want us to cover about candle making, let me know at the bottom of this page.