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« on: February 07, 2007 11:38:37 AM »

i'm not sure if this really fits here, but I need some help making candles.  I am shopping online for fragrance oils (tricky because you can't smell them, but i know what fragrance I really want - citrus & sage) and was wondering if anyone had suggestions for good fragrance oils?  there just seem to be SO many.

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« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007 04:04:15 PM »

bergamot? bergamont? is an amazing smell. think earl grey tea!!! yum!
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« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2007 05:12:35 AM »

What scents do you like? Do you want your place to smell like sugar cookies or green tea? Do you like fruity scents or floral scents? Think of how you want to scent the room and try that fragrance oil. For instance, I love food scents, so my first fragrance oils were fresh baked bread, chocolate, and sugar cookies.

I order from Brambleberry a lot and I love their scents. There are tons of great suppliers out there - and a few you want to avoid. If you can't find an exact match, get some citrus (I love Bramblerry's jewelled citrus) and some sage and mix them together. Make a few tea lights with a few variations -- 1 part citrus to 1 sage, 2 parts citrus to 1 sage, etc. -- then burn them. You'll have your answer there!

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« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2007 11:45:42 AM »


This is who I buy oils from. Ylang-ylang and myrrh are my favorites.

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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2007 06:13:49 PM »

I did a little research on the scent your looking for and here's the sites recommended by some other candlemakers (chandlers) for the citrus & sage (but they called it Sage & Citrus)

Bittercreeknorth or Bittercreeksouth (whichever is closer to you)
Justscents (but I personally havent been impressed with the oils I've gotten from this supplier.)

As an experienced candlemaker, the best piece of advice I can give you is to order 1oz sample sizes of fo (fragrance oils) and try them out in you wax to test for scent throw before purchasing a large quantity.  This seems like a costly way of doing things, but believe me, it saves you $ in the long run.  Some oils, even top quality just wont throw well in your formula.  Some oils are made to be gentle, some are made to knock your socks off.  You need to find one that YOU like and match YOUR tastes.  I also recommend finding a supplier closer to you or that offer flatrate shipping. 

A few of my favorite suppliers are Peakcandle.com  Indiana Candle Supply, and Natures Garden.  Brambelberry has a great reputation, as someone else suggest, but I personally have never used their oils.  One last suggestion is go to Candletech.....Tons and Tons of great info, pics, tutorials, and helpful Chandlers.  Good Luck
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