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Fragrance Questions.

This is a personal choice. You can use candle fragrances, naturals or essential oils.  Our fragrances are manufactured in the USA from very well known fragrance houses who have specialised in this area for many many decades. 

  • Fragrances are made from essential oils and synthetic ingredients.  They are manufactured specifically for candle making and the home scented market so can be manipulated to ensure strong throws, cleans burns and regulatory compliance
  • Natural fragrances are generally made from ingredients harvested from sustainably grown plants. They mainly consist of natural isolates which is a single chemical isolated from a plant that contains  a particular smell. These aromatic raw materials are usually obtained through distillation, expression, and extraction much like essential oils. Natural fragrances are complex compositions of natural aromatic raw materials such as essential oils, isolates, resins, distillates, and extracts. Each are skilfully combined by a perfumiest and blended to produce the desired end smell – 100% natural.  Like fragrances they can be manipulated to ensure optimal results.  This is a good option if you want a natural candle without spending too much money on essential oils.
  • Essential oils are all plant based and come directly from nature.  You are at the mercy of batch changes due to climate etc.  Essential oils are not manufactured specifically for candle use so therefore may not throw as strongly as candle fragrances

This is a very subjective question.  Fragrance popularity is very dependant on the person smelling it.  Not everyone likes an overpowering candle so it is important to offer a range or subtle, mid range and strong smelling fragrances otherwise you are shutting yourself out of a sector of the market. Our most popular fragrance is coconut lime. 

This all depends on the fragrance you have used.  Every fragrance has different properties and they are not all made to be extra strong.  You can add between 6 and 2% of fragrance oil to your candles.  Let them cure for at least a week before burning.  Evaluate the fragrance on it's merits.  Putting in more and more fragrance of one that is a subtle scent is not going to make it throw any stronger.  Please read our blog for more information

None!  You should never measure your fragrances using drops. It is not accurate enough and it will take you ages to get the amount that you need.  Fragrance should always be measured or weighed in mls or gms.  It does not matter what method you choose but stick to one method.  The difference between mls and gms when working in small home scale productions is negligible.

Soy wax can generally hold between 6 and 12%.  Use our fragrance calculator to work out how much you need for each of your candles.  You can also use our fragrance load chart to see quickly the measurements for all of our glassware

All oils and fragrances should be stored in a cool, dark place in dark coloured bottles.  Selling fragrances in light and clear bottles is a no-no and is a good indication the supplier does not have much knowledge and experience.

If stored correctly fragrance oils can last for a number of years.

We suggest adding fragrance to your wax around 75-80 degrees.  We recommend pouring between 70-75 degrees.  Stir your fragrance thoroughly but gently to ensure it is fully incorporated into your melted wax.

As with many chemicals, scare mongering and lack of education cause wide spread panic amongst consumers who read unsubstantiated claims about their health effects.  Phthaltes is an example.  Ask candlemakers who demand pthalate free fragrances what exactly Pthalates are and their job, and they cannot answer you.  Phtlates have a number if different jobs, however primarily in fragrances they are used as a fixative.  The extremely small amount used and their low toxicity have been shown not to have any adverse side effects.  Consumer hysteria however forces companies to change their products (in many cases to the product detriment) to ensure certain chemicals are not contained in the ingredients.  All of our fragrance manufactured are Pthalate free.

Technically yes, however you might as well just light up your money and burn it as that is what you will be doing. Soy wax is like a sponge. It can only hold a certain amount before it becomes saturated. Once full, the fragrance will start to leak and sweat out of the candle if you over fragrance. It can also cause issues with the burn performance and also cause mushrooming.

Absolutely!  It's a perfect way to create your own signature scent that no one else has.

Fragrance notes refer to the individual components or ingredients that make up a perfume or fragrance composition. They are the distinct scents that can be detected when a fragrance is applied and evolve over time. Fragrance notes can be categorized into three main types: top notes, middle notes (also known as heart notes), and base notes. Top notes are the initial scents that are experienced immediately after applying the fragrance, typically light and refreshing. Middle notes emerge after the top notes fade and form the core of the fragrance, providing the main character and theme. Base notes are the final and longest-lasting scents that develop as the fragrance dries down, adding depth and stability to the overall composition. These notes work together harmoniously to create the complex and multi-dimensional olfactory experience that we associate with perfumes and fragrances.

The showroom is just that, a showroom. If you would like to purchase a particular fragrance or products, please use the website to do so, as we are unable to advise which products are in stock in the showroom. You can place the order for warehouse collection or delivery.