How To Make a Candle That Smells Strong When It Burns (The
Copyright 2006 The Candlemakers Store
Making your Candle Throw (or cast its fragrance over a wide
area) is the primary goal of making a Fragranced Candle. This is
not hard to achieve if you understand the basic parameters.
There are 5 things to consider when making a successfully
Fragranced Candle. If you have the following in place, the
Candle will be excellent and Fragrant.
Do not be discouraged if your first try is not as good as you
had hoped. These things are easily achieved when you know what
to plan and look for.
1. Make sure you are using very high grade fragrance
concentrates. If you wonder what you have, read the article
about the differences between A Grade and B Grade fragrances in
the frequently asked questions section.
2. Make sure you use 1 to 1.5 oz of your fragrance per pound. (1
oz to 20 oz liquid wax) You can use less after testing for
strength, but start here. With our fragrance it will run you out
at that level, and you can back off to your desired fragrance
strength. Also make sure that your fragrance is mixing
completely into your wax. You will know this when you pour into
your candle containers. If there is a bunch of unmixed fragrance
on the bottom of the pot, raise your temperature next time and
stir it in better before pouring.
3. Make sure your wax is holding the fragrance in the wax
evenly, all the way to the top. You will know this if there is
not any watery substance at the bottom of the container after it
sets up. Also, if your candle has very little smell when
initially lit or has to burn about half way down before it
starts to smell good, then you know the fragrance is settling
down into the lower part of your wax. To make sure this does not