Why is there excess oil in candle? Sometimes when making candles, your finished product may have excess oil in it. This oil slick may be along the edges, on the top, or at the bottom of your candle. This oil is actually fragrance oil. Excess fragrance oil in the candle containers is a tell tale sign that too much fragrance oil was used in the candle making process.
How to Solve It! Sticking to the recommended usage suggestion for fragrance oil per type of wax is the smartest move, especially if you are new to candle making. Another early warning sign to prevent oil in your finished candle happens during the pour steps. When pouring the wax into the containers, if you notice an “oil slick” in the bottom of your pouring pot, stop the pour before the oil comes out. If there is any leftover fragrance oil that the wax did not absorb initially, the wax will not absorb it in your container either.
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