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Common Mistakes to Avoid When Measuring Candle Fragrance

Posted on April 19, 2023

When measuring candle fragrance, there are a few common mistakes that can affect the overall quality and scent throw of your candles. Some of these mistakes include:

  1. Not using enough fragrance oil: Using too little fragrance oil can result in a weak scent throw, which means your candles may not smell as strong as you would like them to. Make sure to follow the recommended fragrance oil usage rate for the wax you are using.

  2. Using too much fragrance oil: On the other hand, using too much fragrance oil can result in a candle that smells overpowering or even unpleasant. It can also affect the performance of the candle, such as causing it to have a shorter burn time or produce excessive soot.

  3. Not properly measuring fragrance oil: It's important to accurately measure the fragrance oil using a scale or measuring cup, rather than guessing or estimating the amount. Inaccurate measurements can result in inconsistent scent throw and affect the overall quality of the candle.

  4. Not testing the fragrance: Always test the fragrance before making a large batch of candles. This will help you determine the optimal fragrance concentration for your wax and ensure that the scent throw is strong and pleasant.

  5. Using low-quality fragrance oils: Using low-quality fragrance oils can result in a weaker scent throw and may even cause skin irritation or other health problems. Make sure to purchase fragrance oils from a reputable supplier that uses high-quality ingredients.

  6. Not accounting for the wax type: Different wax types may require different fragrance oil usage rates. Make sure to research the recommended usage rate for the specific wax you are using to ensure optimal scent throw.

By avoiding these common mistakes, you can ensure that your candles have a strong and pleasant scent throw and are of high quality overall.