I"ve been trying to make homemade candles but they don't have much scent. I added a whole block of fragrance to one and it barely seemed to have a smell. Any advice?Answer Question
Answer by VicMo at 4:49 PM on Nov. 1, 2009
really it depends on the kinds of wax and the quality of fragrance.. I make soy candles and I use candle science liquid fragrance and their 464 soy wax... one ounce frag. per pound wax. Each frag has its own strength.. some are a 1, some are a 2, some are a 3. I tend to only purchase the scents which are a 1 or 3, because adding extra frag. can mess with the pour of the candle. In general I am really happy with their products and the scents have great throw even when not lit... a single 8oz candle scents my entire living room which is about 500 sq feet without being lit. They are relatively inexpensive too, when you consider that a 16oz bottle scents 16 pounds and averages $15.00.
Answer by LuminousMom at 11:54 PM on Nov. 1, 2009