Can you add fragrance oils to used candle wax?

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Can you add fragrance oils to used candle wax? I am looking for something or some way to get my home to smell like a candle shop around the clock. Or, where can I buy candles that will maintain their scent until they burn out?



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July 19, 20062 found this helpful

Look in the craft section of WalMart or your local craft/fabric store. In the candle-making section they sell small bottles of fragrance oil just for candles. They are inexpensive, as they last a very long time and have a strong fragrance. I love that I can choose my favorite scent with any color that matches my decor - like lavender scent in a yellow candle. Have fun!

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By bobbie (Guest Post)
July 19, 20060 found this helpful

Partylite candles last the whole entire time, and there is no wax in the holder. It burns all gone.

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July 20, 20060 found this helpful

I have added oil to my candles right after burning them for a while. That way the oil goes into the cooling wax. Seemed to work fine.


You can purchase candles from Partylite that keeps their smell right up until the last drop of oil. Pricey but well worth the cost as the candles with aroma last a long time.

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October 25, 20060 found this helpful

I make candles and the rule of thumb for most any wax is 1/2 oz to 1 ounces FO to 1 lb of wax .So weigh your wax and go from there .I would be careful adding it to the wax pool it could give you flareups,not all oils have the same flash points and never use orange EO it will give you a fuel smell and flare ups , and that would not be good .Most Essential oils are safe though just do a little research if you want to use them .But go ahead melt those old candles ,have fun with your own combinations .

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By John (Guest Post)
December 22, 20080 found this helpful

I use oils from a company called My Best Scents. The oils are very strong and when added to my candles that didn't have a strong scent they smell great for hours.

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