Additional Craft Information:
If you've ever made your own candles, you've probably wondered at some point how to decide on what the best scents are to use for giving your items a great smelling fragrance. While there are many different types of fragrance and scents out there, not all are equal in quality unfortunately. This means for most of us it can be quite a bit of trial and error to determine which brands are the best to use and what will make your items have a long lasting aroma that penetrates the room.
DIY Craft Essential #1: Washi tape
DIY Craft Essential #2: Needle nose pliers
There are two main categories of different types of scents. Some scents, such as vanilla, sugar cookie, pumpkin, cinnamon, and others often mimic the same delicious aroma of cooking food. These are quite popular for being used while entertaining or in the kitchen and living room areas of the home. The other type of candle scents usually have a more flowery or “fresh scent” smell, and this applies to those such as citrus, “spring breeze” scents, lavendar, rose, and many others.
DIY Craft Essential #3: X-acto knife
DIY Craft Essential #4: Spray paint
Depending on where you look to purchase the oils you will use for your candlemaking, you will want to make sure that you get the highest quality available. Shopping online is usually one of the best options, as this gives you the greatest amount of choices and varieties, since your local craft shop may not carry or supply the items you want in stock. Some scents are made artificially and chemically, while others have a strong aroma and are made all naturally. When possible, use all natural and the most pure types available to get the strongest types of scents.
It's hard to say which scents are the best, since it will likely depend on your own individual preferences and experiences. If you stick to popular flavors and chooset the highest quality of oils available, you can be pretty confident that the next candle recipe you come up with could be a huge success!