Everything You Need To Know About Bleach Scented Candles
Bleach scented candles have been taking the internet by a storm, people are creating scented candles which are mixed with bleach in order to give a ‘clean’ fragrance to their home.
These bleach candles are made by mixing bleach into paraffin wax of candles, however, are not classed as being safe anymore due to the chemicals emitted through the fragrance through burning which shouldn’t be inhaled for long periods of time.
To get around this, people are now making candles which have essential oils close to the fragrance of bleach such as lemon oil, pine oil and camphoraceous herbs.
In our guide below we will show you how to make a bleach scented candle with the oils above and how to make a soap candle also to make your home clean.
How To Make a Bleach Scented Candle
First off, let’s start with how to make your own bleach scented candle at home, this would be great to light in bathrooms or anywhere you want to smell ‘fresh’ in the house, they also work great for eliminating and masking any nasty odours.
What You Need
- Soy wax chips.
- Glass jars.
- Pine essential oil.
- Green dye.
- Candle wicks with two wooden sticks for holding.
- Pot for melting the wax.
- Two heat proof bowls.
- Step one – Melt your soy wax chips in your heavy duty pan then drop in the pine scented oil and divide the mixture between the two heatproof bowls (sprinkle in any herbs at this point if desired too).
- Step two – Add some drops of the green dye in one of the bowls and place you wick at the bottom of the candle jar using some glue to fasten it to the bottom, then tie it to your wooden stick on top to keep it in place.
- Step three – Repeat filling up the jar with different coloured wax waiting for each layer to dry before putting the next.
- Step four – Remove your stick and cut the wick, and there you have it, your pine bleach scented candle!
How To Make a Soap Candle
Now we know how to make a bleach scented candle, you might also be interested in how to make a soap candle if your after a fresh smelling home.
We’ve listed the details and method below.
What You Need
- Candle holder such as a mason jar.
- Two bars of soap (make sure its a scent you like).
- A wick.
- Any wax.
- Old pot.
- Step one – Firstly cut your soap bars into small parts or bang then with a hammer in a plastic bag.
- Step two – Put all the soap into your iron pot then add water, add your wick and wax and start melting, make sure the wick is held in place.
- Step three – Allow the soap to melt into the wax then dip the wick into the wax and see if it lights.
- Step four – Pour into your mason jar with your wick set.
- Step five – Let it dry and set then enjoy!
Are Bleach Scented Candles Safe?
Bleach scented candles are safe as they mix artificial bleach scents in with the wax in order to create a bleach scent, uncommon candles actually contain bleach, these are not so safe due to the chemicals they give off once burnt.
Frequently Asked Questions About Bleach Scented Candles
Is paraffin wax safe?
Paraffin wax is very cheap but is no longer considered safe due to the chemicals it gives off while being burnt, these are dangerous to inhale for long periods of time. Beeswax and soyu wax are safer alternatives.
What are some good bleach scents for candles?
Some great bleach scents to try are pine and lemon as these are most commonly found in household bleach.
How do I make a candle without soy wax?
Use beeswax instead, this might give a slightly different scent and burn but is the best alternative natural wax on the market.
Overall, bleach scented candles can be made with artificial fragrance oils or essential oils that smell like bleach, it is not recommended to make actual candles with bleach inside of the wax as they will give off chemical gases once lit.
You can always try making our soap candles above too if you after a great bathroom scented candle to impress guests!
Kirsten Carter is a freelance content writer who specialises in writing about travel, technology and health. When she’s not traveling between her home of Tanzania and England, she writes for her blog Rightminded Travelling and features on a variety of different travel and technology sites.