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Candle Wax NOTES, TYPES & TIPS

Updated: Nov 17, 2022

Modified from The Candle Issue, Willow & Sage, December 2022



Much like a cooking recipe, candles and wax melts often combine several fragrances to create a singular one. Fragrance notes and the three different scent layers combine to make this fragrance and are split into three categories: top notes, heart notes, and base notes. Each type of note has its own set of scents specific to it.


NOTES

TOP NOTES

First Impressions | Comprised of Light Oils

  • Lemon

  • Orange Zest

  • Bergamot

  • Grapefruit

  • Clary Sage

  • Lavender

HEART NOTES

The Foundation | Comprised of Warm & Well-Rounded Oils

  • Lemongrass

  • Jasmine

  • Neroli

  • Geranium

  • Cinnamon

  • Pine

BASE NOTES

Lingering Impression | Comprised of Strong Oils

  • Amber

  • Vanilla

  • Musk

  • Patchouli

  • Sandal/Cedarwood

  • Moss


TYPES

TYPES of CANDLE WAX

Paraffin

  • Derived from petroleum

  • Quick-burning

  • Smokes

  • Takes color well

Soy

  • All-natural, plant-based

  • Slow Burning

  • Smokeless

  • Difficult to color

Palm

  • All-natural

  • Long-burning

  • Smokeless

  • Takes color well

Bees Wax

  • All-natural

  • Slow-burning

  • Smokeless

  • Cannot be colored


TIPS

FOUR TIPS for CANDLE CARE

  • Never leave the candle burning for more than four hours.

  • Never leave a burning candle unattended.

  • Always burn on a level surface.

  • Always trim the wick before lighting for a clean burn.


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