Essential Oils vs Fragrance Oils – Candle Making

Are essential oils better than synthetic fragrance oils for candle making?

Are you someone that only uses synthetic fragrance oils for making candles because of the selection and performance? Or maybe you only want to use essential oils because they’re natural. Perhaps you’re neither – you just want the candle to smell good and you don’t CARE how that happens!

In this video we discuss the pros and cons of scenting candles using essential oils and fragrance oils. There are merits and considerations for both kinds, outlined here by performance, safety, and general appropriateness for your work.

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Essential Oils for Candle Making

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  1. Rosy Bale on July 13, 2021 at 8:28 pm

    Wow Thankyou for such an informative video xxx

  2. Vita verde Botanicals on July 13, 2021 at 8:29 pm

    I’m using essential oils . My company vita verde botanicals is focused on making all natural ingredient products . It is true essential oils are very very expensive but you can make some great blends with them and provide your costumers with amazing smelling and natural candles .

  3. Denisia Ricketts on July 13, 2021 at 8:31 pm

    I’m just now starting to make soy candles with essential oils and i was wondering why I wasn’t smelling it as strong your video was very helpful and definitely going to which to fragrance oil

  4. Leané Vermeulen on July 13, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Are Fragrance oil for candles and soap the same?

  5. Mrs Borchardt on July 13, 2021 at 8:32 pm

    Hii!!! I been looking at essential candles since I’m trying to make soy wax candle but I been having a hard time to finding them. Are you able to recommend ? I didn’t wanted to use the fragrance oils.

  6. India Banks on July 13, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    My friend and I are trying our hand at a candle making business. We have been playing around with scents using the essential oils. They smell one way in the bottle and another in the jar. The scents came from Micheals.

  7. BOUJEE BRUJA on July 13, 2021 at 8:38 pm

    Thank you this information was very helpful, I just started making candles using essential oils however I’m switching to fragrance oils. Still testing my products.

  8. Glitter. Princess on July 13, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    For my candle business I sell Phthalate-Free triple scented candle fragrance oils. The fragrances and droppers are sold separately to the customer so they are in control of the scent. All instructions for the customer are supplied in the packaging for them to follow.

  9. CeCe - on July 13, 2021 at 8:39 pm

    This has been really helpful. Where do I search for suppliers of fragrance oils? I’m based in the UK

  10. Taya casey on July 13, 2021 at 8:41 pm

    Could you recommend somewhere to get bulk essential oils?

  11. M B on July 13, 2021 at 8:42 pm

    This is absolutely the BEST explanation I’ve seen so far. No bias. No scare tactics. Just hard facts. I’m a soap maker using only essential oils and want to do the same with my candles which I’m now ading to my line. All of the other explanations I’ve seen so far on using essential oils would have you believe They’re an extreme fire hazard, produce extremely weak candles, and therefore should not be used, needless to say, many of those explanations came from fragrance oil suppliers. Thank you for this.

  12. ReNegaDe-SpitFire on July 13, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you for this non bias video. Today is my first day researching this topic and I am learning that the candle making community can be extremely toxic. Thank you, and all the other kind people out there!

  13. Monae’s Way on July 13, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    Thanks alot this is very helpful✨

  14. Bonnie Ghosh on July 13, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    That was definitely informative. I’m glad I watched. Since I’m a beginner and was planning only essential oil.
    But you open my horizon. Thank you.

  15. Augusto Jr. Oppus on July 13, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    How about reused cooking oil like palm oils? How can I scent them? Should I add ingredients?

  16. Phyllis Powell on July 13, 2021 at 8:44 pm

    Great information, I tried essential oil’s using soy wax and throw was weak however I did light the candle the next day. I have two others from the batch I’m
    Giving those 14 days then I’ll test the throw.

  17. Ali Mulaga on July 13, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    I use 100% essential oils in my candles the trick is really learning to blend them so I’ve ended up learning a lot about natural perfumery and knowing how to mix top/middle/base notes is gonna get you a good scent throw for sure & also bring up the flashpoint for the lighter oils 🙂

    I don’t find them to be too much of my costs, but I also don’t have to pay for jars because I repurpose bottles so that probably makes a difference

  18. The Wooden Wick Co. on July 13, 2021 at 8:45 pm

    This is a fantastic video!

  19. H and A on July 13, 2021 at 8:46 pm

    I really want to know if u can do both in same candle

  20. Mônica Gomides on July 13, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    That was very helpful. I’m considering making candles just for my personal use and I was leaning to essential oils. I’ll be testing the fragrance ones first.

  21. Upside Goods Co. on July 13, 2021 at 8:48 pm

    Do you have any info on the amount of waste that essential oils creates as opposed to synthetic? I’ve heard that the amount of plants that goes into making EO is quite a lot but something that isn’t shared a lot about.

  22. nehal shah on July 13, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Such an Informative video . Planning to start a candle business.
    Please tell, should One use either of essential oil or fragrance oil , or can one use both of them making one batch of candles ?

  23. Denise297_mystery and meaning on July 13, 2021 at 8:49 pm

    Im scared heat my soy wax over 150 cause one time it caught fire and we threw a towel on top. Will essential oil work when added at 140. So far it has a fragrance to it lite that im happy with and can sell for lightly scented which people like cause allergies

  24. Mike Akers on July 13, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    This was a great video! I have been studying essential oils for a year now and your info on essential oils was 100%! I plan on making some beeswax candles for gifts and was wondering which would be better and why…my hunch was right! Thanks for spreading correct and understandable info on these oils!

  25. Marie Guy on July 13, 2021 at 8:55 pm

    I HV been using essential oils but not alot of scent

  26. Valentin Ladin on July 13, 2021 at 8:56 pm

    Kirk? From Gilmore Girls?

  27. Mimi Walton on July 13, 2021 at 8:57 pm

    I’m 7 months late watching this video but I’m glad I came across it. This was SO helpful to me. I started my candle business in Aug 2020 and jumped right into essential oils. Very pricey. I tried fragrance oils but didn’t realize the difference between the two. I am back testing both now with my wax of choice and hope to produce a better throw. Loved this.

  28. Nelda Ramirez on July 13, 2021 at 8:58 pm

    I am using essential oils in my soy wax candles . I’m having a hard time getting them to smell more robust . Should I use more
    Oil ?

  29. Kelly Hopps on July 13, 2021 at 8:59 pm

    So.. can you use any essential oil’s for homemade soap

  30. Pamela Roberts on July 13, 2021 at 9:05 pm

    This is so helpful because I am just starting to make candles as a hobby. I fragrance oils now.

  31. Kim Utzman on July 13, 2021 at 9:08 pm

    I made a custom blend coco/beeswax candle with essential oil. It was a total fluke as I didn’t like the EO in a product I intended it for, came across several resources for using EO in candles and went for it. The throw isn’t that strong but it’s there. Once I perfect it, I’ll market it for use in small rooms or for folks who enjoy a light scent but more so the ambience the flicker from a candle provides.

  32. Yahshuagrace Saul on July 13, 2021 at 9:12 pm

    I and the Father are One John 10.30

  33. Queen Scylla on July 13, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    I’m using a combination, particularly since there’s some scents we don’t have on hand. My mom does a lot of work with essential oils, so she has a bunch of them to use on hand.

  34. Gloribel Rodriguez on July 13, 2021 at 9:13 pm

    Thank you so
    Luv I definitely made the right choice for my small up and coming candle business. Am all about smell …

  35. Amanda Wojahn on July 13, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    I actually use both cause they’re certain scents at the moment that I can’t seem to mimic but I do have more essential than fragrance

  36. BERNARD AGUIAR on July 13, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Great video! Any suggestions on the best distributors of fragrance oils?

  37. Ray hun94 on July 13, 2021 at 9:14 pm

    Im using essential oil for my candle but it build up alot air bubble. The oil didnt merges with the wax. Do u know how to fix it?

  38. Aerun Heyrun on July 13, 2021 at 9:16 pm

    I just want to start make a candle business and i was using fragrance oil, but the smell doesn’t work too strong after I burn it.

  39. Leap of Faith Tarot on July 13, 2021 at 9:17 pm

    Really informative, thank you! I’m very new to candle making, my original area is CP soap making. There I only use essential oils as my soaps are meant to be as natural as possible. No artificial colorants or scents, which is much more challenging. So, not surprised that the same happens with candles, but that’s ok. I’ll continue testing!

  40. Amani S on July 13, 2021 at 9:20 pm

    Can you please tell me good companys to buy FO AND ESSENTIAL OILS that ship worldwide?

  41. Jazmine Dixey on July 13, 2021 at 9:23 pm

    Over the past 2 weeks I’ve been ordering and having a go at this. I was one of the ones who assumed essential were good for beginning so have been using some of them. After watching this though in definitely going to try fragrance oils. I’m definitely all about the smell. Do you have a video on frosting on soy wax?

  42. Wildhog on July 13, 2021 at 9:24 pm

    People like you are the real MVPs, I haven’t started my candle adventure yet, but I know I would f*ck up so badly and so many times if I couldn’t learn from free videos like this one. Thank you A LOT!

  43. Freda Ingram, Ed. D on July 13, 2021 at 9:25 pm

    I’m so happy I found your video. I’m just starting my candle business and your information was so helpful. The focus of my business is natural products so your ending statements were like music to my ears. Thank you.

  44. Picky Bookworm on July 13, 2021 at 9:26 pm

    I loved this episode! I’m starting a candle business matching candles to books, to give an immersive feel to a book, and this information was useful for figuring out which products I want to use in my candles

  45. srcoloma on July 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    I’m a bit disappointed because you didn’t talked about the aromatherapy effect with essential oils which you don’t get with fragrance oils. I use essential oils in my candles and I really like it as you said I’m aiming to the natural side of candles and not just a good hot throw

  46. Monica Ruano on July 13, 2021 at 9:27 pm

    Do you weight the essential oil on the scale or do you weight it out in the measuring cups???

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