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Candlemaking - Formulating fragrances for wax and candle applications

Fragrances have been diffused via combustion for millennia, but candles are a relatively recent invention. Creating fragrances that perform well in them can be tricky and unpredictable: some materials seem to disappear while others exert unexpected power in the hot and cold throw of the product.

In this online session, we’ll cover the basics of formulating fragrances for wax applications such as candles and solid perfumes in addition to addressing some burning questions that you may have. 

Topics covered:

  • Basic candle science and the effect of wax choices

  • General principles of formulating for candles

  • Improving evaluation technique

  • Materials to avoid

  • Materials that work particularly well

  • Troubleshooting candle formulas

  • Solvent choices while working with candles

  • Stability issues and how to resolve them

  • Introduction to Candle regulations

Next Session:August 1st, 11-1 PM EST