Candle making scents is a fun activity to do with your girls. It will be especially fun if you have a “flavor of the month” or if you know of someone who does. Many people think that candles are just for decoration and they really don’t get into the wax or the oils. There is more to making candles than putting wax in a jar, lighting it, and adding a candle. You will need to learn how to mix the waxes, dyes, fragrance oils, and essential oils.
When you are candle making your first scents may be bubble baths, floral scents, and possibly some flower petals. As you become more experienced you will add different fragrances to your mixes. One thing you should always remember when choosing your candle making fragrances is that your family will smell it. Make sure that you do not accidentally choose a fragrance that will cause allergy problems.
When it comes to making your own candles, oils are the main component. However, you can also use paraffin wax, gel wax, beeswax, potpourri, and clays. These materials come in many shapes and sizes so there is bound to be something that will work for you. If you want to specialize in perfumes then you will need to purchase fragrance oils separately and mix them together. Other specialty items such as jasmine oils and rose oils can also be used in conjunction with your base oils.
When selecting your essential oils for candle making scents you will need to choose some that complement each other. For example, mint should be in the base oil, followed by the flowery scent of the peppermint. The last scent you will want to use is the woodsy scent of the cypress. In order to get the best combination you will want to melt the wax into a consistency that is a liquid mass. Once you have done this you will then pour the wax into your mold and spread it out until it is fully covered with melted wax.
Candle making scents can be used to create healing or soothing aromas. For instance, lavender essential oils can be combined with Rosemary and sandalwood to make use of a very pleasant fragrance that provides deep relaxation. You can even use your scented candles to create the ambiance for any room of your home.
You can buy candle making molds in a wide variety of different colors, sizes, and shapes. There are rectangular ones, square ones, round and oblong ones, and even some with multiple sides. They are usually made from clear glass or plastic, and they will allow you to pour in your wax mixture while it solidifies. Once you have the candle ready you will simply pour in the fragrance oils and let the candle cool off.
Candle molds come in many different scents and flavors. You will find that some candles smell more like fruits or floral fragrances, and others smell more like peppermint, lavender, or jasmine. If you want a more subtle scent you might want to try something like pine or oak, or sandalwood. A scent like caramel or vanilla will provide an almost dessert scent if it is blended well with other ingredients. Just make sure that the fragrance oils that you use aren’t too overpowering.
Creating your own candles can be fun and very inexpensive. However, if you would like to create scented candles that smell like expensive designer candles you will need to spend a little bit more money and experiment a bit more. If you are just beginning, you will probably want to start with cheaper scents so that you can learn how to create the smells that you love the most. As you become more experienced you can move up to the more expensive candle making scents. As long as you have a variety of fragrances you should be able to create nice perfumes or colognes with your candles.