Are you in love with scented wax melts but also care about having highly-processed products? Well, it is well known that some people feel concerned about the chemicals contained in some brands, since the ingredients change from product to product, even if they seem to be the same from the outside, and sometimes it is not even perceptible in the smell. If you would like to know about the properties and process to make scented wax melts, from simple and natural ingredients, such as the popular essential oils, here you will learn the most important elements to consider, which will be very helpful when choosing your products. So continue reading and get to know more about those wax melt candles that you can’t resist.
A quick introduction on the process (for beginners)
Although you may not know yet, essential oils are a key ingredient in your wax melt making process. They are in a few words the core and scent naturally contained in plants, which is obtained once other components are extracted and taken away, aiming to get an oil as pure as possible. There are some types of therapies that experiment with the use of essential oils in order to improve health, and overall well being in the physical, as well as psychological and spiritual spheres. When it comes to making wax melt tarts or snaps, the implementation of the adequate essential oils can make or break a deal, meaning that they actually can affect the performance of the product, especially in terms of scent strength and durability.
One oil for each purpose
When it comes to preparing a set of wax melts, you will face the challenge of selecting the essential oil that will work best for a determined purpose on your product, and this can become quite an overwhelming activity when you realize that there is a broad variety of oils to choose from. So, there are some common combinations that are known to work for a certain season of the year, but regardless if you decide to go with the trends or create your own mixes, you need to know that bright, fruity scents are used mostly during spring-summer and spicier, woody fragrances are usually chosen for autumn-winter season. To get more detailed information about the classification of different commonly seen fragrances, you may want to read the following examples:
Citrus: clean, crisp: Lime, grapefruit, lemon, sweet orange.
Herbal: strong and botanic: Marjoram, sage, basil, rosemary.
Resinous: earthy fragrance: Myrrh, frankincense
Forest: Recently cut wood: Cypress, sandalwood, cedar
Camphorous: peppery, fine scent: pine, eucalyptus, tea tree
Notes in essential oils
Experts sort essential scents in three categories, which are called notes. The top notes tend to be felt as clean, delicate and fresh, you can perceive them quickly but are gone fast as well. The so called heart notes conform about 3/4 of the fragrance and you might describe them as profound and aromatic. Finally, the base notes are those which last for a longer period and some examples of them are vanilla and sandalwood.