What is flash point for fragrance oil?
between 141° and 200° F
As we said above, a flash point is the temperature at which a fragrance oil may combust or ignite when exposed to an open flame or spark. Most fragrance oils we sell have a flash point between 141° and 200° F (or higher).
Do you add fragrance at flash point?
“You can add fragrance oil to wax at any temperature, regardless of the flash point and it won’t degrade your fragrance oil or negatively impact your scent throw.”
What does flashpoint mean on candle fragrance?
A flash point is defined as the temperature at which a substance can ignite if it comes in contact with an open flame or spark.
What degree do you add fragrance oil to?
For this reason, we recommend always adding fragrance oil to your wax at 185°F, regardless of the flashpoint of the fragrance oil. This is the optimal temperature for the fragrance and the wax to bind together, which will provide the best fragrance throw in your finished candle.
What is the best temperature to add fragrance to soy wax?
Add your fragrance at the right temp: Adding your fragrance oil when your wax is at the proper temperature will help it bind to the wax, which will help give you a stronger scent throw. It is usually recommended to add your fragrance to the wax at 180-185F for soy and paraffin wax 200-205F for palm wax.
What is a low flashpoint?
Little Pro on 2016-01-13 68284. Flash point is the lowest temperature at which a chemical can vaporize to form an ignitable mixture in air. A lower flash point indicates higher flammability. Measuring a flash point (open-cup or close-cup) requires an ignition source.
What temperature do you add essential oils to soy wax?
Melt the wax until it reaches around 125 degrees F. Remove from heat and add your essential oils. It’s going to take quite a bit to make the scent stick, and I learned that it holds scent best when you add EOs once the wax hits 110 degrees F.
At what temperature should fragrance to wax?
How do you calculate fragrance load?
– Take 16 ounces (16 ounces = 1 pound) to represent 1 pound of wax. – Multiply 16 by . 10 (for the 10%), and you will get 1.6 ounces. – This means that if a particular wax advertises that it can hold a 10% fragrance load, it should be able to hold approximately 1.6 ounces of fragrance per pound.
How do you make a strong scent throw in soy candles?
Add fragrance oil at 185Fº and stir gently and thoroughly with the melted wax. This is the optimal temperature for the wax and fragrance to bind in order to provide the best scent throw. Let your candles cure before test burning them.
Why don’t my soy candles smell strong?
You must add fragrance oil to the wax at 185 degrees Fahrenheit because this is the right temperature when both these products would bind together. If you won’t maintain the optimal temperature, there is a higher chance that the fragrance oil won’t mix, and the result won’t be according to your requirements.
What is considered a high flash point?
Examples of Flammable Goods with Higher Flash Points Ranging from 52° to 96°, diesel’s flash point is considered high enough to be non-flammable in most environments (hence its use in compression-ignition engines). However, it still requires careful storage and safety.
What is flash point in fragrance oil?
Flash points are often misunderstood, even among the most experienced candle makers. In the simplest terms possible, a fragrance oil’s flash point refers to the temperature at which vapor from the oil may ignite when exposed to an open flame. That sounds scary, but it probably doesn’t mean what you think.
What is the flash point of flammable liquids?
Under the law, flammable liquids (including fragrance oils) with a flash point at or below 141° F cannot be transported by air due to their potential to ignite under the very specific circumstances we discussed above. That’s really all you need to know about flash points as a candle maker.
Can You ship fragrance oils?
Shipping fragrance oils with low flash points can be a bit tricky as well. FedEx currently states that a product is safe for shipping if it has a flash point of 100°F or higher. USPS has stricter regulations and says that products with a flash point of 140°F or higher are safe for shipping.
Why do candle makers get confused about flash points?
One of the reasons candle makers get confused about flash points is that some authorities on the topic don’t even understand flash points themselves and unintentionally spread misinformation because they don’t want anyone to get hurt. Erring on the side of caution is understandable, but it just ends up creating more confusion.