So you want to learn the art of scented candle making. I don't blame
you! There is nothing like the sweet smell of a scented candle.
Whether it is burning and flickering with light or has just been
extinguished, the smell is wonderful. Once a room is filled with the
beautiful fragrance of a candle it changes the entire atmosphere.
A wonderfully sensational fragrance has the ability to change your
mood as well. It has a calming effect, with the ability to reduce
your stress level.
Some fragrances will even make you feel energized. There is nothing
like returning home from a long day at work to the smell of fragrance
coming from your candle. It is even more satisfying if it is a candle
that you made yourself!
If you want your home-made creations to have that effect on you as
well as others, then you'll have to check out the range of fragrances
available to you.
Candle fragrances come in several forms: liquid, natural herbs, and
solid wax perfume chips. But that's only the start of your choices.
You have nearly an endless array of fragrances from which to choose.
Just do a quick search on the internet to see what's available to you.
Scents vary from summer rain to Amish harvest to candied apples.
With the choices available you will be able to make the most inspiring
candles! Here are a couple of tips to keep in mind with your scented
1. Wait until you're just about ready to pour your melted wax into the
pouring pot before adding your scent.
This act keeps evaporation to a minimum. In this way, you can actually
use less fragrance and enjoy it more!
2. Don't add too much scent.
It's a common mistake -- especially for those of us who are new to
scented candle making. I know I certainly made this mistake (several
times over!) when I began making candles. Adding too much fragrance
may cause mottling or pitting to the candle wax itself. Not only does
this detract from the attractiveness of your candle, but it also makes
it harder to remove your candle from the m