How much fragrance oil to add to soy wax?
If you are making your own soy candles, then this is the legit question you have in your mind. So, here is a detailed answer to your query.
Rule of Thumb:
As a rule of thumb, you need 1 oz fragrance oil in 1 pound of soy wax. Technically, it is 6.25% of the fragrance load. We have calculated it by dividing 1 oz of scented oil with 16 oz (1 pound of soy wax).
Generally, the soy wax can contain up to 10% o the fragrance load but handling it won’t remain a piece of cake, and you might face wicking issues.
How to find the quantity of fragrance oil to use in a container?
Depending on the amount of wax you are using in a particular container, you can find the right quantity of fragrance oil that would yield the best results.
Here is an example, if your container can hold 3 pounds of melted soy wax. You should calculate the quantity of melted wax in oz. in this case, you need to multiple 3 with 16 to find the total amount. The total of this calculation is 48.
Now, find the 6.25% of 48. It comes out to be 3. So, you need to put 3 oz in 3 pounds or 48 oz of melted wax.
Your calculations might get technical if you are not using the absolute number ounces. So, keep this in mind and have a close look at these calculations to become an expert in finding the right amount of fragrance oil in your candles every time.
Scented candles could be the most charming gift that you can present to someone or even for use at your home. This is why you need to emphasize on the scent that your candles would be emitting. We hope you get your calculations right to create a lovely batch of perfumed soy candles.