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Monday, July 12, 2010
Natural Candles - Scenting with Essential Oils
If you are just starting out on how to scent your candles, here is an article from Erica at The Bonnie Bath Company that can help you scent your candles with essential oils. Her article titled Natural Candles - Scenting with Essential Oils, discusses that not all essential oils can be used in candle making. In fact, a large number are not safe at all. Her articles lists the essential oils that seem to work fine in candles. Be aware that the essential oils must be pure and all candles should undergo a burn test, which simply means that you should burn one candle from each type you carry to ensure that it burns properly.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.