Soy candle tealight testing.
This week has been a week of setting up, testing and just started projects, so I don’t have a huge amount to show you. The tealights I mentioned last week have been cured and are now ready for testing. I had bought six new fragrances to try out: baby powder, coconut, sunwashed linen, chocolate fudge, strudel & spice and nag champa. This is a bit of a departure from my previous use of only essential oils. So far I’ve tested the first three on the list and I have just lit the chocolate fudge. Fingers crossed I don’t get any chocolate cravings from it
From the fragrance oils themselves, the baby powder, coconut and sunwashed linen all smelled quite subtle. I tried burning the baby powder one first. It does smell just like its namesake. I left the room for a bit, (a good idea to do this when burning candles, as the nose becomes used to the candle’s scent). When I came back, the room was filled with a big, string scent, something I did not expect from such a delicately scented fragrance oil.
The coconut was a bit of a disappointment after the baby powder test. Its scent was a lot more subtle than the fruity, tropical scent I was hoping for. After leaving and returning to the room, it also didn’t give that big wow factor that I got from baby powder. The sunwashed linen was stronger than the coconut but not as strong as the baby powder. The scent was like fresh laundry. The name is a bot confusing when you think about it. How can you wash linen in the sun? Wouldn’t it just burn or does linen have a special sun proof property that I don’t know about?
Time to spend another quiet evening reading the blogs of Handmade Monday. Hope everyone has a good week.