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Are essential oils safe for candle making? How do I know these are safe?

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Safety and performance are our top priorities at CandleScience. Our goal is to provide as much information as possible so you can make an informed decision as a consumer. 


Our essential oils are safe for candle making, but not all essential oils are good candidates for use in candles. Some essential oils do well in candles, while others may have a poor hot throw or produce an unpleasant odor when burned. Each essential oil product page includes performance information from our internal testing team.

Our Soy Performance Scale is another great way to ensure that an essential oil performs well. Achieving a good hot throw in soy wax can be notoriously tricky, so we rate all of our essential oils and fragrance oils on a soy wax scale. If they perform well in soy wax, you can expect them to perform even better in paraffin wax. 


You'll want to consider three main areas when selecting essential oils for use in candles:

  • Is it safe when burned? 
  • Does it smell pleasant when burned? 
  • Does it have a noticeable hot throw? 

We kept these three thoughts in mind to provide our recommendations.


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