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Help with fragrance oil percentages

Posted by Jentz (My Page) on
Wed, Jan 23, 13 at 16:36

Hi everybody!

I'm relatively new to candle making. I've made some candles for Christmas with the FOs and they turned out pretty good. Well, now I want to make more to sell. All I did was poured a random amount into the wax. That's probably a no no ha! What I don't quite understand is the percentage of oil you use to wax. I see people talk about how they add 2-3% oil to a pound of wax. Exactly how much oil is that and how do you figure that out?
Also, the place I bought my oils from says max use is 10% oil. I just need a breakdown and an understanding of how the percentage works so that I can start doing this correctly without wasting oil. I've done some research and haven't found an answer yet.

Thank you in advance!

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RE: Help with fragrance oil percentages

Generally speaking, you can add 1 ounce of oil to 1 pound of wax. You can weigh out the oil, or just keep it simple and add 2 tablespoons.

RE: Help with fragrance oil percentages

Would that mean the 1 ounce would be the 10% they are talking about?

RE: Help with fragrance oil percentages

Yes, that is what I mean.

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