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Candle Fragrance manufacturer in focus

Candle Fragrance manufacturer in focus

Posted on Jan 31, 2018

A candle isn’t much of a candle if it doesn’t smell!  The first thing anyone does when they pick up a candle is smell it!  A candle fragrance is a very important part of your product so you should never compromise on quality. Today’s article is a little focus on one of our long term candle fragrance manufacturing partners. Established over 250 years ago in France,  this family owned business has become one of the major leaders in the fragrance...

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Everything You Need To Know About Chinese Star Anise Essential Oil

Everything You Need To Know About Chinese Star Anise Essential Oil

Posted on Mar 16, 2017

As we continue our review of some of our most popular essential oils, I wanted to take some time to talk about another of my personal favourites, Chinese Star Anise (also known as Illicium Verum). Chinese Star Anise is a highly fragrant oil with a wide range of uses and benefits and is used extensively in cooking, soaps, mouthwashes and skincare. At this point I should note that not all essential oils are food grade, so before you add this to ...

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FAQ: Why doesn't my candle smell strong?

FAQ: Why doesn't my candle smell strong?

Posted on Nov 02, 2016

The scent of your candle is what is going to sell it first and foremost! Do not be fooled into thinking however, that the ‘smellier’ your candle, the better it is. Not everyone likes a ‘stinky’ cloying smell. When choosing fragrances, especially if you intend on selling your candles, make sure you offer a wide range of choices to your customers including some more subtle pleasant scents as well as the strong throwing more overpowering ones. Th...

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Everything you need to know about Lemon Essential Oil!

Everything you need to know about Lemon Essential Oil!

Posted on Oct 26, 2016

I love Lemon essential oil, it’s one of my favourites. Lemon oil is very versatile and can be used for a variety of purposes from skin care to detoxing the body to cleaning. Lemon is a great astringent with beneficial antiseptic properties. To help reduce skin oil and acne mix lemon oil with baking soda or raw honey to make a great natural homemade face wash. Lemon is also a calmative for both the mind and the body. Taking lemon water first th...

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What is the difference between fragrances and essential oils?

What is the difference between fragrances and essential oils?

Posted on Oct 10, 2016

Essential oils are plant based and entirely derived of natural plant matter. Unless mixed with other carriers they are 100% natural. Fragrances are synthetic and in most cases are blended with essential oils. They are not 100% natural and are man made. Both can be used in candles but like some fragrances, some essential oils will affect how your candle sets and burns so testing is essential. All ACS fragrances are sourced from the USA. WHY? Th...

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Everything you need to know about Bergamot Oil!

Everything you need to know about Bergamot Oil!

Posted on Oct 02, 2016

Bergamot oil is a very understated and under used oil. It is a wonderful oil with fantastic healing properties! Bergamot oil has many uses. Components of the oil are antibiotic and disinfectant in nature and thus help to inhibit the growth of germs and viruses. It is used quite a lot in soap for this reason, helping to eliminate acne, disperse oil in the skin evenly and clear up surface germs. It’s germ fighting ability is also the reason it m...

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The Perception of Candle Fragrances

The Perception of Candle Fragrances

Posted on Jan 06, 2016

The perception of fragrance is very personal. Every human grows up surrounded by certain stimuli that they associate with either fond or unsettling memories. Who doesn’t smile (and perhaps start salivating in anticipation) when exposed to the odor of Grandma’s cookies baking in the oven? And who doesn’t recoil from the odor of a smelly gym bag that hasn’t been opened in a week? Unless you are anosmic, which means that your sense of smell has b...

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How to work out fragrance load when making candles

How to work out fragrance load when making candles

Posted on Jun 15, 2015

Although it seems a little confusing at first it is quite easy to do. Determine what percentage of fragance you want to start with, between 6-10% of fragrance oil is best.  If using essential oils use a maximum of 6-7%.  Put this figure in the first blank box. Next measure out how much wax you are going to use for your candles.  (It doesn’t matter if you have a little left over, they make perfect tealights.  Always better to be slightly over t...

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