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Can you use incense oils in gel-candle making? Is there even a difference between the oils? Answered

I saw some oils at a hippie shop that could be used for incense, and I was wondering if they could be used in gel candle making, or if it wouldn't be considered safe. Thanks for the help.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Best Answer 11 years ago

.  It should be safe (as safe as the intended use), but the oils may not be compatible (soluble/miscible/&c) with your gel.

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kmilliron
kmilliron

Answer 11 years ago

That was what I was assuming but my dad thought otherwise so I'd figure I'd check and be better safe than sorry. Thank you.

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RavingMadStudios
RavingMadStudios

Answer 11 years ago

If possible, try to use real essential oils instead of "fragrance" oils. Fragrance oils are synthetic and frequently smell like chemicals when heated. Essential oils are much more forgiving, but are generally more expensive, depending on the variety.