Wax to fragrance oil ratio

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  1. Jan 25, 2020 #1

    Tracey85

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    Hi everyone,
    I’m a complete newbie to candle making and I’m unsure whether I’m doing it correctly so any advice would be much appreciated.
    I am using soy wax and melting to 70 then adding fragrance oil at 65 does This sound correct?
    Also the main part I am stuck on is how much fragrance oil per 100g of soy wax? I’ve seen that it says to add 6-10% but am unsure how to actually measure 6%?

    what I did was 300g of soy wax and 15ml of fragrance oil does this sound too much or too little?

    many thanks in advance
     
  2. Jan 26, 2020 #2

    Nona'sFarm

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    I purchase my candle fragrance oils from a U.S. company, CandleScience. Their instructions are to add the oil at 185F or 85C.
    The 6% is by weight. So 6% fragrance load for 300g would be 18g.
    Also, you will want to let the candle cure for at least 2 weeks before burning for the best fragrance throw.
    Enjoy your candles!
     
  3. Jan 26, 2020 #3

    Tracey85

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    Thank you for your reply:)
     

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