Scented candles are very popular in modern homes, and essential oil candles in ever increasing demand. Essential oils, often used in all-natural wax, which is derived from natural plant sources and carry a heftier price tag of fragrances made from artificial materials. The process used for the make candles with essential oils is simple enough to be duplicated at home.
The first step in making scented candles is to decide on the materials to be used, including the aroma, the type of wax, wick, and the container used to hold the finished candle. For essential oil candles, choose oil for use can be the most difficult part of the process.
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There are over one hundred different oils to choose from, each with their own unique aroma. Only a very small amount of the selected oil is needed, because they are very highly concentrated. Essential plant oils can be purchased online or at several retail stores, but keep in mind they can be expensive, and you may need a special tool to deal with them.
While oil is used in candles essential oil is important because it is what gives a distinctive aroma candles, careful consideration should also be given to the type of wax used. The majority of the candles on the market made from paraffin wax, but all-natural candles made with natural ingredients, such as soy or beeswax more expensive.