How do you use essential oils to make "aromatherapy" candles?
The term "aromatherapy" refers to one branch of alternative medicine, according to which the "aromas" carried by essential oils have healing effects. The "aromatherapy" of healing art goes back to 4000. where the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and Persians can heal herbs and flowers for healing and cosmetic purposes. In ancient Egypt, vegetable oils are widely used for mental relaxation, cosmetics, and balming and mummification of death
. The term "aromatherapy candles" is slowly used in western societies, as opposed to other cultures, primarily "aromatherapy candles" are used to "aesthetic" properties and healing properties. We want the soothing, soothing aromas to help meditation, bathing and relaxing activities.
Natural candles are becoming more popular with natural waxes such as soy wax and palm waxes. Consumers have a greater desire to become "green" with all the natural components of candle making. All natural soybean wax, a renewable resource that has been grown here in the US, has become popular in the last few years since soybean wax in 1998 has evolved. Soybean wax is a hydrogenated soybean oil that is non-toxic, biodegradable and environmentally friendly. Combining natural aromas, including natural fragrances, is extremely desirable for making "aromatherapy" candles.
Many of these "aromatherapy" candles are on the market today's paraffin wax (a by-product of crude oil by-product) and essential oils that come from a chemical. Some of the major manufacturers are paraffin wax, combined with natural scents. Some are mixed with natural waxes and synthetic scents of chemical origin. The natural "aromatherapy candle" concept is completely natural. So what are the natural scents? These are essential oils.
Essential oils are volatile parts of plants, trees, fruits and roots extracted by various methods: steam distillation, cold press extraction, chemical solvent extraction and effleurage method. "Clear" essential oils have mostly botanical names on the bottle and dark bottles come in to protect from sunlight. Store in cool, dark places near children and pets. Other essential oils are mixed with carrier oils, such as jojoba, and may be considered as "diluted". Some candle makers sell "essential oils" but come in pure plastic containers and are synthetically produced or mixed with alcohol or other solvents.
Due to their concentrated nature, pure essential oils can be more expensive than fragrant oils and come in small bottles – expensive (1/8 oz), 1/6 oz, etc. or have a closed lid or dropper for the distribution of essential oils. The price ranges from $ 5 to $ 75 for a fraction of the pure essential oil.
So, how do you use essential oils in making a candle? It's a good question – and you answer a lot of questions, depending on who you are talking to. When I originally tried to research this subject a year ago, very little information was available on the Internet, candleholder companies or e-books I bought. A year later, articles, candle delivery websites and the so-called "candle gurus" give a broad answer. Some experts claim that using a pound of wax is 1 oz – similar to the use of fragrance oils. Now 1 oz of pure essential oil can be incredibly powerful or incredibly expensive. Others claim that 3 to 20 drops of wax are used.
Personally, I believe that aromatherapy candles should use less essential oils than fragrance oils for two reasons:  style and taste. If I use essential oils in aromatherapy candles, I want a milder, less dominant, natural aroma of essential oils. I do not want an overwintering Cinnamon Spice fragrance oil that fills the whole house for days. I want a "natural" candle because I want a soothing, relaxing, mild, fresh, natural aroma that gives me a sense of smell for a beautiful bubble bath, meditation, yoga or Pilates exercises. I do not want the scent to compete with what I'm trying to achieve – relaxation
. Cost. Essential oils are expensive when purchasing and using "pure" essential oils, taking into account the cost of making a candle. First, a dramatic (1/8 oz) 100% purity peppermint oil (sold in the US here) is $ 5 / dram plus delivery. Frankly, do you think it's cost-effective to use $ 5 of peppermint oil in an 8 to 12 oz quantity? soy candle? I do not think that too much, too strong. Fragrances (mainly synthetic materials) can be 10 times cheaper if purchased in bulk. The mixture of essential oil was used with 1/6 oz. and made three 12 oz. soy candles and perfumed them. So this is the cost / benefit rule to be applied to determine how much you are willing to pay for achieving the desired result.
Another important aspect of how much essential oil is used in candle making, wax manufacturers are how much fragrance / essential oil that the wax absorbs to make a safe candle. I use mainly 100% soy waxes to make candles and manufacturers recommend using 3-9% of essential oil per gram of soybean wax. There are some additives that can increase these percentages, but I mostly use 1 oz. essential oil / pounds of soy wax, which is about 6%. When using essential oils I use less than 1% / viii wax. All this depends on how strong or pure natural oil and my taste are, of course! So using essential oils is the question of style, taste and cost. If you sell your candles, you will pass on your costs to consumers, but hopefully you can sell and evaluate your candles efficiently. If you make candles for your own enjoyment, then this is what you are happy about – milder / stronger, and cost is a factor.
- Published On : 3 years ago on March 15, 2018
- Author By : 346@dmin
- Last Updated : March 15, 2018 @ 11:59 pm
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