Saturday, May 22, 2010

Natural Candles - Scenting with Essential Oils

Essential Oils

Not all essential oils can be used in candle making. In fact, a large number are not safe at all. Here is a list of essential oils that seem to work fine in candles. Be aware that the essential oils must be pure and all candles should undergo a burn test, which simply means that you should burn one candle from each type you carry to ensure that it burns properly.

Bergamot – Citrus scent that promotes a feeling of happiness.

Chamomile - Used for relaxing or exciting, helps with sleeplessness and anxiety.

Eucalyptus - Balancing and stimulating with a woody and camphor-like aroma, it makes a great air disinfectant and relieves muscle tension. It also helps with respiratory problems and boosts the immune system.

Frankincense – Earthy scent which complements meditation.

Geranium - Comforting and healing while also being uplifting with a floral, sweet, and earthy smell.

Ginger – Spicy scent that helps to increase memory.

Grapefruit - Freshly uplifting and refreshing.

Jasmine – Sweet floral scent that uplifts your mood and spirit.

Lavender - Calming and relaxing with a sweet, floral aroma.

Lemon - Invigorating oil which uplifts and relaxes your senses.

Lemongrass - Refreshing and rejuvenating, with a sweet and citrus scent.

Patchouli – Exotic, earthy scent that relieves stress.

Peppermint - Stimulating and refreshing, with a menthol scent that helps with digestive disorders, headaches and muscle aches.

Orange – Refreshing and rejuvenating, with a sweet and citrus scent.

Rosemary - An out of the world oil, which is stimulating and uplifting and good for mental stimulation.

Sandalwood - Warm and relaxing with a woody and exotic smell that relieves stress.

Tea Tree - Cleansing and refreshing with a fresh, medicinal fragrance.

Ylang Ylang - Both relaxing and stimulating with a heavy, sweet, and exotic aroma.

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1 comment:

  1. Can you tell me which essential oils are NOT safe for candles?


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