Organic essential oils have a higher concentration of herbal properties than synthetic ones; therefore, they are more expensive. Certain organic essential oils are not sold in large quantities and may not be readily available at all stores, so purchasing them can take some time. If you prefer organic essential oil fragrances, you should be prepared to spend a little more on them.
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The most important thing to note about organic essential oils is their purity. Essential oils are made from various herbs and plants dried leaves, flowers, seeds, bark, and roots. The more concentrated the essential oil, the more expensive it is. Here are organic essential oils for candle making:
1. Frankincense Essential Oil for Candles
Frankincense is a tree from the Boswellia genus and is native to Somalia, Oman, and Yemen. It has been used in incense for many centuries. It is also known as olibanum.
It is estimated that there are about three to five million frankincense trees worldwide, but all of them are located in Africa and Arabia. The amount of frankincense produced per year ranges between 27,000 and 47,000 kilograms.
In its natural form, frankincense oil is a yellowish-brown liquid that turns reddish-brown when heated or mixed with other oils. This essential oil can be used as an ingredient in fragrancing your candles.
2. Make Peppermint Essential Oil Candles
Peppermint essential oil is extracted from the leaves and flowering tops of the Mentha piperita plant. This plant is native to Europe but has been naturalized in North America, Japan, and other parts of this continent. The most common name for peppermint is garden mint, which is a misnomer because it is not related to the mint family.
Peppermint essential oil has a fresh and cool smell that can stimulate your senses. It can also soothe tension headaches due to its anti-inflammatory properties. If you are nauseous, try adding three drops of peppermint essential oil to an aromatherapy candle. Burning it in your room will help relieve the symptoms of nausea.
You can also use peppermint essential oil to make peppermint oxide (CO2) wax candles. This evaporating wax product combines peppermint’s cooling and soothing properties with the scent of plain wax. A similar effect can be achieved by combining it with fragrances. You can buy cured peppermint leaves online; soak them in a hot saucepan for about 20 minutes, then carefully remove their husks and leave them to cool for about 10 minutes. Then you can grind them into a powder using a mortar and pestle or a coffee grinder. Then add the powder to your melted candle wax until it becomes smooth before pouring it into your mold.
3. For Eucalyptus Essential Oil Candles
Eucalyptus essential oil is extracted from the Eucalyptus plant’s leaves, twigs, and stems. It is also referred to as gum leaf or blue gum tree, which are misnomers because it is unrelated to the eucalyptus tree. This plant is native to Australia.
Eucalyptus essential oil has a fresh, camphor-like scent that can help soothe colds and relieve bronchitis symptoms due to its decongestant properties. Burning it in your room can also relieve gout symptoms by promoting perspiration. You can place a few drops of eucalyptus essential oil in an aromatherapy candle to relieve stress.
Overall, using organic essential oils in candle making is a great way to get strong scents and beautiful colors. If you’re unsure of where to start, we suggest trying out lemon or lavender oil. And, as always, if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to reach out – we’re happy to help!