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What is an Apple Scented Candle?
We are all familiar with the concept of scented candles. The scent or fragrance of the candle is due to the addition of the fragrance oils while making the candle. Depending on what kind of fragrance oil you add, the candle smells accordingly. For an apple scented candle, we add high-quality fragrance oils of apple flavor.
There are a variety of apple related fragrance oils available in the market – Macintosh apple, apple sage, apple cider, ambrosia apple, red apple, etc., If you are experimenting with candle making, you can choose one fragrance oil or a blend of multiple fragrance oils.
How are Apple Scented Candles Made?
Supplies Used for Making Apple Scented Candles:
- Wax flakes
- Fragrance oils or fragrance oil blend of apple scent
- Glass jars
- Premium wicks
- Wick clipper
Why Soy Wax Makes Apple Scented Candles Smell Better?
Soy wax comes from a renewable source. Soy wax candles produce clean burn and do not release harmful chemicals or soot, unlike paraffin wax candles.
Due to this, the scent is stronger as the other unwarranted toxins do not interfere with the scent throw. They also burn for 50-70% longer time than paraffin wax candles. Longer burn times means longer fragrances.
Process of Making Apple Scented Candles
First, wax flakes are placed in a wax melting pitcher. You stir the wax so that it doesn’t form any lumps. Then remove the wax from the heat source, and measure the temperature of the wax using a thermometer.
Make sure that the temperature of the wax is less than the flash point of the fragrance oils before you add any fragrance oil. Depending on how strong you want the candle to smell, add fragrance oil accordingly. The general rule of thumb is to add 0.5 ounce of fragrance oil per a pound of wax for optimal scent throw.
Then add the fragrance oil of apple scent and stir it for two minutes to mix it in the wax uniformly. You can also add a few other fragrance oils for our apple scented candles to make them smell more delectable.
Then place a wick in each glass jar and attach the wick to the bottom of the glass jar using a wick tab. Hold the wick in place by tying it to a wooden chopstick or any other arrangement.
Then pour the molten wax into the glass jar. You can hand-pour wax into the glass jars with utmost care and precision to ensure the quality of each candle.
Finally, let the wax cool down for 30 minutes to one hour. Trim the wick to one-fourth of an inch with the wick clipper. We ensure that the candle is cured for at least three days before use.
Why are Apple Scented Candles Popular?
Shouldn’t the question supposed to be other way around? Why wouldn’t they be popular? Who doesn’t love apple scented candles? What’s there to complain?
The smell of apple and the hints of cinnamon or fall spice or cedar or sage.
Smells like heaven, right! Fall is a holiday season when everyone comes together and has fun. Fall brings joy. There’s no fall without apples and candles. Apple candles bring the best of both the worlds together.
What are the Notes in an Apple Scented Candle? (How Does it Smell)
If you aren’t familiar with the word ‘notes’ in the context of the candles, let us explain you what the word ‘notes’ means. Notes is nothing but a fancy word for the scents that are released when you burn a candle.
There are top notes, middle notes, and base notes. The most volatile fragrances are the top notes while the least volatile ones are base notes.
For a regular apple scented candle, the top notes will be of the apple fragrance oil that’s been used. The middle notes will be of cinnamon spice or vanilla. The base notes are apple peels, green leaves, musk, etc.,
Fun Facts About Apples
- Ever wondered why apples float? Because they consist of 25% air.
- George Washington, the former President of USA loved pruning apple trees.
- Apple juice was one of the earliest prescribed anti-depressants.
- Apples are called ‘ping’ in Chinese language. This literally means peace. They gift each other apples, wishing peace for each other.
- An average apple has 10 seeds.
- Apples belong to the same family as rose – Rosaceae.
- Final Remarks
Lighting an apple scented candle is synonymous to taking that trip down the happy memory lane.
It may bring back the memories of you and your loved ones baking apple pies together or the times when you have gone for apple picking in fall or the time when you and your cousins were drunk on cider.
I have always been fascinated with the various scents of the world. Whether it’s food being prepared, a new candle being lit, or the smell of freshly cut grass. I started this blog to talk about all things smells and scents — the good and the bad.