This wax can easily hold up to 10% (1 ⅔ oz or 47 g) fragrance oil, but most fragrances will not require that much to get a really strong hot throw. We tested various fragrance loads and found that they were all very strong.
We did not have any trouble mixing in fragrances at loads between 6 and 10%. To really push the envelope, we added 12% Very Vanilla at 185ºF (85°C) and did find that it took a little extra stirring to fully incorporate all of the fragrance into the wax. We found that this candle was more prone to sweating and leaching fragrance from the surface. We do not recommend using this much fragrance in the wax, but thought it would be interesting to see if it would hold the fragrance or if we’d see some fragrance leaching.
Hot and Cold Throw
We checked the cold throw after 24 hours and found the Bamboo and Coconut and Very Vanilla fragrances were quite strong already at just 6%. The White Tea was faint but after 3 days it was much stronger. We began hot throw tests after 3 days, again we found the Bamboo and Coconut and Very Vanilla were both very strong while the White Tea could barely be detected. We allowed the White Tea to cure for a full two weeks and found that the hot throw was much stronger and the strength we get from other soy waxes. We always recommend testing for performance but with such varying results in the length of cure time we’d recommend allowing a two week cure for best results regardless of fragrance but your individual results may vary and allow for shorter cure times.