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alishelly
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« on: April 07, 2011, 04:37:06 PM »

Has anyone tried EO's in soy wax candles, and if so did you get a good result? So far I have only used FO's but would like to give EO'S a try  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: April 07, 2011, 04:50:48 PM »

I found some worked better than others but got a really off putting fuelly smell with grapefruit & eucalyptus oils. Petitgrain worked reasonably well but did fade over time. Lavender worked better when mixed with something else & I think patchouli worked fairly well but it was a long time ago & the memory is fading!  Of the ones that worked reasonably well I found it better to use them in melts, the scent throw was stronger as there wasn't a candle flame burning so much of the e.o off.

If I want an all natural candle I just leave it unfragranced now rather than use a lot of expensive essential oils that I could be using in a soap instead plus I have soooo many candle oils for fragrance so try to use some of them up.

Good luck if you do try e.o's in your soy wax.

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2011, 05:10:39 PM »

Thankyou Sally, I was a bit unsure about using them and did not want to waste any, as I suppose you have to use up to 10% and that is an awful lot of essential oils I also thought the scent throw wouldn't be as good either, so on reflection I may be better sticking with FO's :buttrf:
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2011, 05:17:57 PM »

I used some sweet orange EO and whilst is did smell nice, it did not throw the scent.  I stuck with FO, but I suppose melts would work better maybe with lav and geranium  Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: April 07, 2011, 06:23:50 PM »

I use EOs in soy candles. It has worked for me - so far.
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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2011, 11:07:21 PM »

Dont use 10% Eo in candles they can be pretty flammable. I use to cheat and use mix o Eo and Lavendar.
Different EOs are different re flammability its an absolute nightmare wicking.
OK in wax melts though as no direct flame.
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« Reply #6 on: April 08, 2011, 09:12:25 AM »

Dont use 10% Eo in candles they can be pretty flammable. I use to cheat and use mix o Eo and Lavendar.
Different EOs are different re flammability its an absolute nightmare wicking.
OK in wax melts though as no direct flame.
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Many thanks michelle to be honest I didn't consider the flammability issue, will defo stick to FO for the candles and make some nice melts with EO
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« Reply #7 on: April 08, 2011, 10:07:43 AM »

But Suzanne says she uses them ok. so may be worth asking what ones and at what percentage.

I just found wicking was a problem and some EOs are heavier than others so you could get flare ups. So I dont risk it when Im selling. Suzanne may have found her ideal percentages.I knwo mine were pretty low so not huge fragrance throw and I use Soy
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« Reply #8 on: April 08, 2011, 06:11:59 PM »

You should only use 6-8% of EOs in candles but I tend to use only 6% as I find that is more than enough. The soy wax does throw very well.
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« Reply #9 on: April 08, 2011, 08:49:52 PM »

You should only use 6-8% of EOs in candles but I tend to use only 6% as I find that is more than enough. The soy wax does throw very well.

Thankyou Suzanne I will try some over the weekend I think just to see how I get on with them I will do as you suggest and add at 6%
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« Reply #10 on: April 08, 2011, 08:54:18 PM »

No problem, just don't put them near your curtains. :mwaha:
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