Thursday, September 1, 2011

"Triple-Scented" Candles?


Fragrant Offering candles contain as much fragrance as the wax can safely hold without causing burning problems and the soot that comes from too much fragrance.  All wax has a maximum amount of fragrance that it can safely absorb, usually about 8-10% of the weight of the wax.  If a candle has more fragrance than the wax can absorb the flame will spit, sputter and not want to stay lit.  The liquid of the fragrance is literally extinguishing the flame.  Even if your flame is steady a candle can still have too much fragrance for the wax and soot will result.  Triple scented candles are either over-saturated or a marketing ploy, depending on the supplier.