When making candles you are presented with a variety of options when it comes to the scent of your candles. Between fragrance oils and essential oils you are spoiled for choice. It comes down to what you want to achieve with your candle, if you would like a variety of fun fragrances like flavour inspired, perfume/cologne inspired or complex combinations, and produce a more cost effective product you would a want to go for fragrance oils. If you're wanting to create a more simple, natural, but expensive candle, essential oils are the way to go.
Categories like citrus, sweet, floral and warm, are just some of the ways scent enthusiasts like to identify fragrances. When you get down to the nitty gritty of top, middle and base notes you find a more specific breakdown of how the fragrance is actually composed.
Sometimes you may not find your perfect fragrance that hits the spot every time. The next step is finding a combination of fragrances that are complimentary to each other to then blend them together to create your own bespoke scent.
The most important part of mixing fragrances is testing. In the same way when you smell fragrance oils on their own, mixed fragrances will smell differently directly from the bottle to what it would smell like in a candle. So keep in mind when mixing and smelling your fragrance oil, there will be a difference in scent once it is worked into the wax and has set.
As previously mentioned, testing is everything when it comes to mixing your own fragrance. The distribution of your fragrance will come down to becoming familiar with your selected fragrances and knowing which one you would like to shine through more. It will not always be a 50-50 blend of fragrance. Please note that you must always stay between your 6%-10% fragrance loading when working with 100% concentrated fragrance oils. It must be mentioned that you must not use more than 4% fragrance loading with essential oils due to their mostly low flashpoint.
With all of the delicious combinations out there, it may be hard to figure out what scents complement each other. The easiest way to select fragrances that pair well together is to look at the fragrance notes, top, middle and bottom to compare and see if they would work well. We've asked you what fragrances you would combine, see below for yours and for a few of our blends.
Chocolate and Spearmint
Basil & Cucumber and Watermelon
Strawberry and Vanilla Caramel
Cappuccino and Creme Caramel
Black Raspberry & Vanilla and Chocolate
Passionfruit and Coconut
White Lily and Tea & Rose
It's all about getting creative and having fun. Be true to what you think your audience would like and you will surely standout form the crowd! If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us email@example.com or give us a call on 07 561 331 86 we're happy to help you achieve your candle making goals!