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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