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  How Much Fragrance Should I Use?

The candle market is an ever changing market in terms of fragranced candles. Not more then 5 years ago 2%-3% was considered a lot of fragrance. There are now candle companies adding 8%-10% to their candles and calling them super fragranced candles. In general, most candle companies are adding 4%-6% fragrance to their containers and votives. In pillars it runs around 3%-5%. 

However, we would also like to caution candle makers from relying totally on percentages. Scent companies offer different levels of concentration on the fragrances they sell. In instances where the concentration level of the fragrance is higher, you will be able to use less and still achieve the same smell from the candle.

Candlewic is pleased to offer 15 new fragrances to our line they are Banana Nut Bread, Blueberry Muffin, Fruit Slices, Vanilla Hazlenut, Smoke Out, Blueberry Cheesecake, Strawberry Shortcake, Tropical Paradise, Peaches and Cream, Banana Blast, Pearberry, Plumeria, Azalea, Garden Path and Watermelon. We encourage you to try some of these new fragrances. For more information on fragrances or to place an order, go to Fragrances Scents and Oils

  More Frequently Asked Candle Making Questions

How do I get started in candle making?
Are there any good candle making books?
How do I select a wick?
What is "neck height" on wick assemblies?
How do I wick a polyurethane mold?
What type of wax melter should I use?
What is the best wax to use for containers?
What is granulated wax?
Do I need instructions on my candles?
Is there an easier way to make votives?
How can I increase votive burn time?
What is the best candle pouring temperature?
What are essential oils?
How do I know which gel to use?
What causes clouding when I pour gels?
Are additives needed to make wax mottle?
Can I get mottling without the candle sweating?
How do I reduce air bubbles?
How much fragrance should I use?
How much fragrance can be added to gel candles?
What causes my candles to fade?
When I pour my soy wax I get a crusting on top of my candle or it looks like my color bleeds why is this happening?

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