We added fragrance to the melted wax at 185ºF. The fragrance incorporated easily, and we didn’t see signs of separation. We tested Cranberry Apple Marmalade from 6% to 12% in all applications and we also tested Very Vanilla at 9% and 12% without any issues. There were also no signs of sweating in any of our finished candles. Even though we found the wax could hold up to 12% fragrance, we recommend using no more than 10% for best performance.
Hot and Cold Throw
We created test candles using White Tea, Cranberry Apple Marmalade, and Very Vanilla at 6%, 9%, and 12%. We checked for cold throw performance at 24 hours, one week, and two weeks. Initially, the cold throw was slightly weak for all our test candles. After one week we noticed an improved cold throw for candles at 6%. We rated them 3 out of 3 on our soy wax scale. The candles made with 9% were much stronger and more in line with what we hoped for the cold throw would be at 6%.
At the two-week point, we began our burn tests. The hot throw of each fragrance at 6% was a little weak (a 2 out of 3). Fragrances at 9% were stronger, a solid 3 out of 3. The candles we made at 12% had problems burning properly and did not have a stronger hot throw. For best results, we recommend using a fragrance load of 9% to 10% and allowing your candles to cure for at least two weeks.