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Topic: FO fragrance for candles and melts, what's your favorite ??  (Read 1543 times)
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« on: February 04, 2011, 10:30:16 PM »

I made a wax melt tonight, just because I could'nt wait until my wax order came through, so I used some Beezwax that I had from making lip balm.
 I tried to remember what I'd read up on last month and thought I saw someone post fragrace oils were added above 50%  :mwaha:  well I must say it was very strong and when the takeaway curry arrived we had to move into another room to eat it,so we could taste our food.  Then I looked at the candle threads and read to use between 8 --10% or  15%.  What was I thinking !!!  My fave candle's are the Y****e sort, I must say I beat them, but I feel sick now   :mwaha: :mwaha:

It was Palmarosea from SP, very nice I must say, I think the neighbours can smell it down the road though.

I like cucumber, melon, freshed washed linen smells, cool and fresh, any idea's of which fragrances I should try.  I'm new to this and havn't smell. anywere near as many as you all have.  Actualy I like any of the Y****e candles, just can't thoile the price exept at xword time

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« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2011, 10:39:19 PM »

I don't know what the % for FOs is, but I think 50% might be a tad high. :mwaha:
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« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2011, 10:50:35 PM »

Cucumber melon for me.
Not at 50% though. :mwaha:

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« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2011, 11:11:00 PM »

I like SP sweet orange chilli pepper and lime cooler, I add @ 5% :buttrf:
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« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 09:01:52 AM »

50% might blow your nose off!!!

i use 10 to 12 %
favs are cherry amaratto ~ and great seller. and lavender berry ~ smells  very little like lavender but a lot like the old BS dewberry scent ~ its gorgeous
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« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011, 09:47:55 AM »

Oh I like all sorts of scents, depends on my mood - fresh citrusy ones like fresh orange sometimes, deep sandalwood other times, spicy like cloves and cinnamon other times.  Lately we've been using orange, cinnamon & cloves in our oil burner. 

Can you use FOs drop by drop in the oil burner too (with water)?
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 10:12:09 AM »

i fell in love with tropical vanilla though sadly its disconned.

i use loads of different scents in my melts. lemon and lime is lovely, baked apple pie, white tea and ginger, tikki island breeze is lovely and fresh.

i also like scents like vodoo love, and twigs and berries
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 10:56:53 AM »

Honey I tried it in a burner and it do'snt last long and goes cloudy, I don't think it likes water and it dos'nt give off a throw like when it's in wasx. I tried it.

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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011, 12:33:10 PM »

50% :mwaha:

I love sweet orange and chilli pepper, red hot cinammon, clean cotton, nag champa,,,,oohh I had lots of favourites...fig and brown sugar, japanese plum.... :buttrf:

I normally add between 8-10%.

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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2011, 08:51:16 PM »

I am sure Kevins tutorial said 8-10% for soya wax.  This is what I do and it works a treat. I live vanilla and coconut smells.  I love making wax melts, I think the effect you get is great, the fragrance lasts for ages, and they are just as good as the famous ones, however I do love those also.

Enjoy xx  :buttrf:
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