Essential Oils for Candle Making

The purpose of this post is not to explain the process of candle making but how to use pure essential oils to add scents to the candles. Conventional candles are made with fragrance oils that are synthetic. All-natural candles are made of natural waxes and pure essential oils.

All natural beeswax candles with real essential oils make the perfect gift. Natural beeswax candles are made of natural ingredients, have no synthetic components that can cause negative reactions. Adding pure essential oils to your candles make them gentler, a great option for people with sensitivities.

You can also make unscented candles from pure beeswax and they will smell like honey.

To scent the entire room, you will only need 25 drops of essential oils of your choice for 28 gr of beeswax.

Here are the essential oils that work best for beeswax candle making

Although you can use any oil you like, base note essential oils provide better throw. They show rich and long-lasting scent that do not evaporate too quickly.

Besides beeswax, soy wax and essential oils are often used together in candle making. The process is the same as using beeswax.

But different waxes will affect the ‘throw’ – how the scent carries the air. Soy wax does not tend to have less throw than some other waxes. You can use a blend of waxes to get your desired result.

It is a good idea to make sure it is non-GMO (genetically modified) soy. Another thing to consider is that soy wax is a bit softer than beeswax, so it would be applicable in a solid container.

Some people find that soy wax is worse to use for dispersion of scent. For that reason, they mix soy wax with non-fractionated coconut oil, as coconut oil provides a better dispersion of the scent.


Make sure you do not add essential oils when the wax is extremely hot, let it cool down a bit to preserve the aroma and the healing properties of the oils better.

Happy candle making!

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