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How much essential oil can I put in a pure Soy container candle? Do I need to add a carrier oil?

by Susan Lambert
(Rocky River, Ohio)

Hello Candle experts!

I am new to the candle making process. I made my first soy candles yesterday and am burning them today. I notice that I can barely detect the patchouli/lemon pure essential oils at all while it is burning. Just how much essential oil can I put into a pound of soy container wax before I mess it up? I want it to smell nice when it is burning.
Also, I read in various places on the internet that sometimes people use carrier oils, like almond, coconut, etc. Is this necessary? Does it make for a better smelling candle?

Thank you for your help in advance.

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Carrier oil help! NEW
by: Springer

Hi all,

I've just started making soy candles using only essential oils for scent. I've just signed up to your blog and it's a great help for a newbie!

From what I can see, approx 6% of EO gives the best result. I've been busy making a batch of test candles using various percentages of EO to see which works best for me.

One suggestion my soy wax provider advised was making my own carrier oil with the following suggestion, but to me it seems far too little EO.

Any comments or suggestions welcome!

Adding Essential oils.
1. Its best to add essential oils to a carrier oil then add to wax.
2. For example. Pour 20ml of essential oil into a 100ml bottle. Then add 80ml carrier oil.
3. You now have 100ml candle Fragrance. Will scent 10kg soy in one batch.

Carrier oil help! NEW
by: Springer

Hi all,

I've just started making soy candles using only essential oils for scent. I've just signed up to your blog and it's a great help for a newbie!

From what I can see, approx 6% of EO gives the best result. I've been busy making a batch of test candles using various percentages of EO to see which works best for me.

One suggestion my soy wax provider advised was making my own carrier oil with the following suggestion, but to me it seems far too little EO.

Any comments or suggestions welcome!

Adding Essential oils.
1. Its best to add essential oils to a carrier oil then add to wax.
2. For example. Pour 20ml of essential oil into a 100ml bottle. Then add 80ml carrier oil.
3. You now have 100ml candle Fragrance. Will scent 10kg soy in one batch.

How much essential oil can I put in a pure Soy container candle? Do I need to add a carrier oil? NEW
by: Anonymous

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carrier oil hurricane NEW
by: hulashack

I'd like to know the ratio of liquid scented oil to carrier oil myself. I'm making insect repellent candles to lower into giant hurricanes for my back patio.

I tried this with a jar of coconut oil (12 oz) and poured almost a whole vial of scent into it and there was no aroma. As well, I found out the hard way what I had read was true, that coconut oil does not saturate well into a wick.

Trying again using greapeseed oil. I noticed someone mention using synthetic oil?

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Adding Scent to Your Soy Wax Candles NEW
by: Kyley

The amount of essential oil or fragrance oil you can add you your candle wax depends on the type of wax you bought. You have to read the package and see what percentage of fragrance your wax is capable of holding.

If you can't find that information, the general rule of thumb is to add 5 - 6% fragrance to wax. That's roughly 1oz fragrance per pound of wax.

The most common question I get about using essential oils in candle-making is when folks don't get a good hot scent throw. It's true. Essential oils don't make a strong, lasting scent. If you want a big WOW! of an aroma, you have to use synthetic fragrance oils. (Same rules apply regarding amount to add, btw.)

You don't need to add any carrier oils to your candles unless you want to use them for massage. Carrier oils don't do anything to enhance the scent, just make it more slippery to play with in massage.

I hope that helps clear things up. Good luck with your candle-making adventures!

curious NEW
by: Anonymous

I am curious about this as well!! please help

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