Essential Oils in Candles – why they don’t always work

I have had several people ask me why I don’t make all natural candles with the soy wax and essential oils. The answer is simple…essential oils are tempermental and most do not do well when burned in a candle.

Orange essential oil is so flamable that it has been known for the whole top of the candle to catch flame, which can be very scarry and dangerous.

The other major issue is that the flashpoint (OK, that’s for another blog) is so low that the scent generally burns off before the wax cools and you can’t smell anything once the candle has been made. That makes the essential oils a waste of money, especially as they are generally more expensive than fragrance oils are. There’s nothing worse than spending time and money to make a product with a scent that it won’t hold.

So there you have it, why I don’t use essential oils in candles. Besides, you can get amazing scents from fragrance oils that you can never get from essential oils!


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