# Candle Making, Soap and Lotions: Making Your Fragrances Safe
Fragrances are often used in candles, soaps and lotions to provide a pleasant smell but the ingredients found in these products can be harsh and even dangerous without the proper safety measures. To ensure a safe and enjoyable experience, it is important to take the proper steps when creating fragrant candles, soaps and lotions.
When burning candles, it is important to remember that the candle material, the wax type and the fragrance will all react with one another, so it is important to understand the properties of each and how they will work together when combined.
### Safety Tips
When making candles, it is critical to always use safe materials. It is always recommended to use professional grade materials when working with wood, melts and other waxes. In addition to these, it is also important to choose the right wick and wax combination as certain wicks and waxes can become too hot and lead to a fire.
It is also important to ensure that the fragrances used are of good quality and are created specifically for use in the candle. Cheap, generic fragrances can cause a multitude of issues, such as smoking, burning or cracking the candle.
Lastly, it is important to practice safety when burning candles. They should never be left unattended and should never be placed near flammable materials.
## Soap and Lotions
When adding scents to soaps and lotions, it is important to understand that these products will be used on delicate skin, so it is extra important to use professional grade ingredients and fragrances that are certified as safe.
### Safety Tips
When creating soaps and lotions, it is important to use fragrances that are specifically formulated for use in bath and body products. These fragrances will be tested for safety and stability, and will not pose a risk of causing allergies or reactions in users.
It is also important to check the labels of any fragrances used in soaps and lotions, to ensure that all ingredients are safe and non-toxic. Natural fragrances should be used whenever possible, as these are generally safer than their synthetic counterparts.
Lastly, it is important to always follow the directions for use and storage for each product. Fragrances can react in unexpected ways, so it is important to ensure that all products are stored properly and out of direct sunlight.
Creating fragrant candles, soaps and lotions with pleasing and safe scents can be done with the proper knowledge and safety precautions. By taking the time to research and understand the different components, you can ensure a pleasant, safe and enjoyable experience for those using your creations.
Welcome to my candle making blog! In this blog, I will be sharing my tips and tricks for making candles. I will also be sharing some of my favorite recipes.