7 Diffuser Oil Guide For Candle Making
1.Is it true that the more essential oils you add the better?
Of course not!
Normal aromatherapy candles can hold generally no more than 10% without affacting the burn of the candle. If the operation is not properly added too much essential oil, the candle may produce a lot of black smoke in the process of use , this is also known as sooting . The wax base may not be able to absorb the essential oils, which may cause the candle to "sweat".
Sweating occur during rapid temperature changes.
2.How to Solve Demoulding Issues?
A candle that cannot be removed from the container does not mean it is defective. It does mean that the candles are not good enough, but it does mean that the candles are not as good as they should be, especially if they are clear. We all know that the temperature directly affects the shape of the wax, the same drop of wax in different temperatures will have a different degree of contraction. Another external influence is the container, there are some containers with uneven inner wall, it is easier for the wax and the container to be peeled off to a certain extent, but it will not affect the normal use of the candle under normal circumstances!
3.Why Does The Candle Turn out To Be Yellow Color After You Add your Essential Oils?
Some fragrances in essential oils are soluble in oil, some are not, and the same will not be soluble in the wax base. Therefore, sometimes essential oils added to candles will lead to discoloration, such as vanilla, cinnamon, musk and clove. Generally speaking, the discoloration of candles will not affect the normal use of candles, but if you are using DIY candles, you still need to pay attention to this problem.
4.Why do Some Candles Produce Soot ?
- It is related to the wax base, paraffin wax is more likely to produce black smoke than soy wax or coconut wax.
- The wax wick is too long and the flame is too tall.
- soot generaly occur due to adding too much essential oil or other additives to the mixture.
- Add too much oil control ingredients or color powder inside the wax formula.
- blowing out the candle directly with the mouth, so it is better to choose professional tools when extinguishing the candle.
- Buying Candle Cappers Or Snuffers
If you're using jar candles, try using a candle capper or snuffer when you extinguish your candle. Candle snuffer can regulate airflow in and out of the jar and help to reduce sooting. Jar candles can produce more sooting when the wick has burned further down into the jar due to the distance between the flame and fresh air.
5.What is A Flashpoint In Essential oils?
Essential oils that have a low flash point, which is the temperature at which they can ignite when exposed to a spark or flame, are particularly flammable. Some examples of essential oils with low flash points include citrus oils such as lemon and orange, as well as cinnamon, clove, and lemongrass.
6.How To Choose Different Type of Wax?
Like natural plant soy wax melting point is low, and is not suitable for the production of decorative candles , most of the beautifully shaped and colorful art candles on the market are made of paraffin wax, color powder and paraffin wax will increase the possibility of black smoke, we recommend that you still make jar candle or container candles for natural organic soy wax. Soy wax is generally used for scented candle because it act as a good scent carrier.
7.What Kind Of Essential Oil Shoud You Choose For Candle Making?
Since often times, essential oils have very low flash points which cause them to evaporate when added to hot candle wax. This in turn minimizes the scent throw of aromatherapy candles made with essential oils. You would want to pick out essential oil in certain scent family. Candle making is part of chemisty mixed with part of creative art. For example, The essential oils used are recommended to be preferred to be woody or resinous, and the scent is more obvious and potent when burned. The original scent of the woody essential oil is often very deep and rich. For example, there are sandalwood, cederwood, and frankincense.