HOW TO CALCULATE THE AMOUNT OF FRAGRANCE FOR YOUR CANDLES
So, you have decided to scent your candles at 10% to reinforce your marketing messages about the strength and quality of your products. This should ensure your candles deliver excellent hot and cold scent throw and leave your customers delighted.
Now comes time to fill your candles and you realise you have a small problem. 10% of what? This article aims to demystify this question and help you make a decision on how to work out the correct amount of wax and oil for your candles.
The below video describes the two different methods commonly employed when calculating how much fragrance to add to your candles.
WAX AND PERFUME CALCULATOR: FRAGRANCE CONTENT
Based on Container Fill Mass- This online calculator works out the mass of wax and fragrance required for a single candle and a batch of candles. It calculates fragrance relative to the overall fill mass of the vessel.
NOTES ON THE VIDEO
Dye: Please note, the calculator does not reduce the mass of wax or fragrance when calculating candle dye. This is intentional, as the mass of dye used is typically too small to make any difference.
Wax Max Scent Loading: It is our understanding that 'Maximum Scent Load' when referred to by wax manufacturers, refers to the amount of oil a wax can retain. This is one of the reasons Option 1 remains popular, despite Option 2 seeming more intuitive. I.e. if a manufacturer stipulates a maximum scent load of 10%, they are referring to 10% of the wax mass, rather than of the candle as a whole. So, add no more than 100g of oil to 1000g of wax.