What is Fragrance Oil Flashpoint?

If you've ever wondered what the correct temperature should be before adding fragrance oil to your candle wax or soap base, this video is for you!

Flashpoint is an integral concept to understand for any maker that uses fragrance oils. The flashpoint is the temperature at which a fragrance can actually catch fire or change in composition. So, if you're adding fragrance to a heated product like your soap or wax base, you want to ensure you don't add your fragrance to your base at a temperature that exceeds its flashpoint. When this happens, you can actually burn off some of the lower weight molecules in your oil and change the balance of your top, mid, and base notes. 

For both safety and performance of your product, it is super important to know your flashpoint and to never heat your fragrance beyond that temperature. Keep this flashpoint in mind alongside the temperature you have to heat your wax to for candle-making/soap-making. The flashpoint is written on the fragrance oil bottle.

Join Charlotte as she explains everything you need to know regarding flashpoints to ensure your candle or soap production is consistent and exactly as expected. Enjoy!

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