Q: Do you have any tips on making candles with essential oils?
A: We tried crafting a few candles to sell on our web site but can't get the "candle part" right. But we did get the essential oil part right.
Here's what we found: Use the best essential oils you can afford. Combine one part to five with Jojoba. This seems to enhance the fragrance and help the mixing of the essential oils with the wax. Add the essential oils at the last possible stage. Use as little heat as possible in this last stage (heat causes the essential oils to evaporate).
Seal your candles as soon as possible, since essential oils continue to slowly evaporate over time.
Here are some oils we love to include in aromatherapy candles: