If you're interested in creating your own scented candles, you may be looking for info which will help you to understand the process. This article explains everything you need to know.

Find the right scent

The first thing you will need to do is to decide what kind of scent you would like the candle to emit when lit. The best thing to do is to head down to your local general store and check out their selection of fragrance oils. There are a wide range of fragrance oils available which cover every scent from sweet flowery smells, rich chocolate tones and light citrus perfume to woody, earthy wonders. Most stores will have test bottles which will allow you to try out the different scents before you make your purchase. You should be aware that if you sniff the scent directly from the bottle it will smell a great deal stronger than it will when it is burnt in a candle.

Add the scent to the wax

Follow the instructions which come with your candle-making kit. These instructions will make it clear how to weigh out the wax pellets so you use the correct amount in each candle you make. Heat the wax pellets until they become liquid and then add several drops of fragrance oil using a dropper. The more drops you add, the stronger the scent will be so you may wish to experiment with different amounts until you find the number which is right for you. Once you have added the drops of scent, you should use a wooden spoon to stir the liquid wax so the scent is evenly mixed in. Be careful not to stir the wax too vigorously as this could cause the hot wax to splash onto your skin. Once this is completed, you should pour the wax into the candle mould and leave it to harden and cool.

Experiment with combinations of oils

Once you are confident making single scent candles, you can attempt candles which feature a combination of two or more scents. Combining different scents can enable you to make truly unique and interesting candles which smell amazing. This process isn't an exact science, so feel free to play around. You won't always get it right, but when you do, the results can be amazing.

If you're interested in finding out more about this subject, you should visit a store which sells candle-making supplies today.