What are essential oils?
Essential oils are highly fragrant oils which are derived naturally from the plant it originates from. The plant is processed through distillation or pressing to yield a small amount of oil packed full of natural aroma.
What are the benefits?
The main advantage of using an essential oils in your candle are the amazing natural aromas. From the sweet fragrance of orange, to the stimulating fragrance of eucalyptus, our essential oils explode your senses and invigorate your body. Natural plant grown oils are renowned to help de-stress, relax and revitalise, the perfect additive to any reed diffuser or candle.
No candle could be more natural than using these oils with our vegetable waxes. Use in a reed diffuser with Augeo Reed Diffuser Base to disperse the oils in the air to create a natural air purifier to fill your home. Let your customers know they are 100% natural!
What are the drawbacks?
Essential oils are much more sensitive to temperature change than fragrance oils and must be carefully added when making your candle. If the temperature of the wax is too high, there is a chance the high heat will 'burn off' a lot of the scent leaving the finished product much less potent. Please note the scent from citrus essential oils like orange, lemon and grapefruit may dissipate quicker than others. For the best results, we recommend taking note of your waxes melt point. Once your wax has fully melted, set aside and allow to cool. Keep a close eye on the temperature during the cooling phase whilst gently stirring. Allow your wax to cool to as close to the melt point temperature as possible. Once you are within a degree or 2 of the melt point, slowly add your essential oil whilst continuing to stir. Once fully mixed, pour into your containers and allow to set. All our essential oils are suitable for vegans, they are not tested on animals and paraben free.