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Scented Soy Candles FAQ

On this page you will find frequently asked questions and answers related to Scented Pure Soy Wax Candles. Frequently asked questions & answers in relation to Orders, Payments, Shipping & Returns are available on the General FAQ page. We also have some very interesting FAQ pages for: Aroma DiffusersOil Diffusers & Reed Diffusers.

Scented Candles

We think our scented candles are the best! They're made with 100% pure soy wax, are paraffin free and they are scented with our fragrances sourced from famous international perfumers. Take a look at our range of gorgeous scented candles for sale online to explore further.

What scented candles are the best?

We think our scented candles are the best! They're made with 100% pure soy wax, are paraffin free and they are scented with our fragrances sourced from famous international perfumers. Take a look at our range of gorgeous scented candles for sale online to explore further.

We think we do at Scent Australia Home! Generally the best is a subjective measure however mid to top range products will generally include the finest ingredients and give the best scent possible. You can take a look at our high quality perfumed candle range here.

Who has the best smelling candles?

We think we do at Scent Australia Home! Generally the best is a subjective measure however mid to top range products will generally include the finest ingredients and give the best scent possible. You can take a look at our high quality perfumed candle range here.

You generally need to burn more candles at the same time or perhaps look for a scented candle with a better hot scent throw.

How do I make my candles smell stronger?

You generally need to burn more candles at the same time or perhaps look for a scented candle with a better hot scent throw.

While you should be careful of the obvious fire hazards of candles, scented candles are completely safe to be around and inhale.

Are scented candles safe?

While you should be careful of the obvious fire hazards of candles, scented candles are completely safe to be around and inhale.

Mainly because of the brand value and reputation attached to this well-known brand. Larger candles generally cost more to make due to their greater need for expensive perfume oils and also due to the increased shipping costs as a large candle can weigh at least one kilogram.

Why are Yankee candles so expensive?

Mainly because of the brand value and reputation attached to this well-known brand. Larger candles generally cost more to make due to their greater need for expensive perfume oils and also due to the increased shipping costs as a large candle can weigh at least one kilogram.

This answer depends on your preference for a candle scent. We like aquatic, citrus and wood notes best for scented candles.

What is the best smelling scented candle?

This answer depends on your preference for a candle scent. We like aquatic, citrus and wood notes best for scented candles.

Generally the bestselling candles are the ones which have been around longest and have the best market penetration. Our most popular scented candle fragrances are Fig Tree, Jardin De Carthage and Dream.

What are the bestselling candles?

Generally the bestselling candles are the ones which have been around longest and have the best market penetration. Our most popular scented candle fragrances are Fig Tree, Jardin De Carthage and Dream.

Homemade candles don’t always smell the best (or at all!). This may be due to the wrong wick, the fact that an incorrect perfume was used and maybe not at the correct level. 

Why don't my homemade candles smell?

Homemade candles don’t always smell the best (or at all!). This may be due to the wrong wick, the fact that an incorrect perfume was used and maybe not at the correct level. 

Normally 6–12% of a candle’s weight will be comprised of fragrances. At Scent Australia Home we always aim to use 12% fragrance to ensure the best possible scent effect can be achieved with our scented candles.

How much fragrance do you put in candles?

Normally 6–12% of a candle’s weight will be comprised of fragrances. At Scent Australia Home we always aim to use 12% fragrance to ensure the best possible scent effect can be achieved with our scented candles.

Pure perfume oils can be used for scented candles however beware of using end product perfume sprays which contain 90% flammable alcohol. Ie EDT type sprays will have not enough perfume oil in them to make the candle effective and furthermore the flammability of the alcohol could be a real risk in the candle making and burning process.

Can you use perfume to scent candles?

Pure perfume oils can be used for scented candles however beware of using end product perfume sprays which contain 90% flammable alcohol. Ie EDT type sprays will have not enough perfume oil in them to make the candle effective and furthermore the flammability of the alcohol could be a real risk in the candle making and burning process.

Please be careful with burning candles as they may indeed burn you. 

Can burning candles harm you?

Please be careful with burning candles as they may indeed burn you. 

Besides the obvious fire risk, care should be taken to ensure enough fresh air can enter the room you are scenting.

How dangerous are scented candles?

Besides the obvious fire risk, care should be taken to ensure enough fresh air can enter the room you are scenting.

Besides the obvious fire risk care should be taken to ensure enough fresh air can enter the room when using scented candles.

Are scented candles safe?

Besides the obvious fire risk care should be taken to ensure enough fresh air can enter the room when using scented candles.

This depends on your preference but we think that Trudon Candles are amongst the best in the world. That being said, they are some of the most expensive scented candles in the world.

What are the best candles in the world?

This depends on your preference but we think that Trudon Candles are amongst the best in the world. That being said, they are some of the most expensive scented candles in the world.

We recommend burning 100% pure soy wax candles and to stay away from paraffin based candles. Be careful of soy blends as these can contain mainly paraffin blended with a little soy. Refer to Scent Australia Home where you can select from a fantastic range of pure soy wax scented candles as well as obtain expert advice to help you choose the best scent for your needs.

What are the healthiest candles to burn?

We recommend burning 100% pure soy wax candles and to stay away from paraffin based candles. Be careful of soy blends as these can contain mainly paraffin blended with a little soy. Refer to Scent Australia Home where you can select from a fantastic range of pure soy wax scented candles as well as obtain expert advice to help you choose the best scent for your needs.

Consider our range of 100% pure soy wax candles or as an alternative they miight like a pure oil aroma diffuser from Scent Australia Home as these are far cleaner and more effective than burning candles.

What to get someone who loves candles?

Consider our range of 100% pure soy wax candles or as an alternative they miight like a pure oil aroma diffuser from Scent Australia Home as these are far cleaner and more effective than burning candles.

100% pure soy wax candles burned with care are considered to be safe. Refer to Scent Australia Home for a fantastic range of 100% pure soy wax scented candles as well as expert advice to help you chose the best scent or aroma oil for your needs.

Are there any safe scented candles?

100% pure soy wax candles burned with care are considered to be safe. Refer to Scent Australia Home for a fantastic range of 100% pure soy wax scented candles as well as expert advice to help you chose the best scent or aroma oil for your needs.

The most harmful thing given off from a candle is the burned wax/smoke itself. Its best to ventilate the area to ensure the smoke is carried away.

Do scented candles give off toxins?

The most harmful thing given off from a candle is the burned wax/smoke itself. Its best to ventilate the area to ensure the smoke is carried away.

The shelf life of a scented candle should last at least a couple of years. Technically they might deteriorate after 12 months but realistically you wouldn’t expect issues in the first couple of years. To further preserve your scented candle, store it in a cool place out of direct sunlight when not in use.

Do scented candles expire?

The shelf life of a scented candle should last at least a couple of years. Technically they might deteriorate after 12 months but realistically you wouldn’t expect issues in the first couple of years. To further preserve your scented candle, store it in a cool place out of direct sunlight when not in use.

Small babies are very sensitive to both heat and fragrance so it might be best to keep them away from burning candles until they are older.

Are scented candles bad for babies?

Small babies are very sensitive to both heat and fragrance so it might be best to keep them away from burning candles until they are older.

Candles give off a small amount of smoke and inhaling large amounts of smoke is never safe. However, with adequate ventilation the amount of smoke inhaled will be minutely low, making scented candles non-toxic to breathe if used correctly.

Are candles toxic to breathe?

Candles give off a small amount of smoke and inhaling large amounts of smoke is never safe. However, with adequate ventilation the amount of smoke inhaled will be minutely low, making scented candles non-toxic to breathe if used correctly.

Soy Wax Candles

Soy wax candles are made from soy beans rather than paraffin candles which are made from crude oil so they are both better for your nose and the environment.

Why are soy candles better?

Soy wax candles are made from soy beans rather than paraffin candles which are made from crude oil so they are both better for your nose and the environment.

Burning soy wax candles is fairly harmless but a nebulising diffuser offering cold air diffusion is a healthier choice for air scenting. Refer to Scent Australia Home for a fantastic range of 100% pure soy wax scented candles and nebulising diffusers as well as expert advice to help you chose the best scent for your needs.

Is burning soy candles bad for you?

Burning soy wax candles is fairly harmless but a nebulising diffuser offering cold air diffusion is a healthier choice for air scenting. Refer to Scent Australia Home for a fantastic range of 100% pure soy wax scented candles and nebulising diffusers as well as expert advice to help you chose the best scent for your needs.

Not if used correctly. Just don’t eat them and don’t burn them without proper ventilation, other than that you shouldn’t expect any ill effects.

Are soy candles toxic?

Not if used correctly. Just don’t eat them and don’t burn them without proper ventilation, other than that you shouldn’t expect any ill effects.

Look out for locally made, high quality soy candles from reputable manufacturers. For candles that match all of the above criteria, check out the Scent Australia Home range of 100% pure soy wax perfume candles.

What are the best soy candles?

Look out for locally made, high quality soy candles from reputable manufacturers. For candles that match all of the above criteria, check out the Scent Australia Home range of 100% pure soy wax perfume candles.

Yes, soy wax candles are plant derived instead of crude oil derived. They not only smell better but are both better to burn and better for the environment.

Are soy candles safer than paraffin?

Yes, soy wax candles are plant derived instead of crude oil derived. They not only smell better but are both better to burn and better for the environment.

Australian made soy wax candles offer the highest safety characteristics of all candle types.

What are the safest candles to burn?

Australian made soy wax candles offer the highest safety characteristics of all candle types.

Beeswax candles have some interesting attributes but are generally unscented. Soy wax candles are best for scenting your environment.

Which is better soy or beeswax candles?

Beeswax candles have some interesting attributes but are generally unscented. Soy wax candles are best for scenting your environment.

Yankee candles are expensive due to brand perception, importation costs, and the fact they are generally well made. This being said, there are many other high-quality candles which might be less expensive. Check out our scented candle range which offers the perfect mix of reasonable pricing and outstanding quality.

Why are Yankee candles so expensive?

Yankee candles are expensive due to brand perception, importation costs, and the fact they are generally well made. This being said, there are many other high-quality candles which might be less expensive. Check out our scented candle range which offers the perfect mix of reasonable pricing and outstanding quality.

We’re not sure. It might be best to check their website. But, we do offer a range or soy wax perfume candles which we think you will love.

Does Bath and Body Works have soy candles?

We’re not sure. It might be best to check their website. But, we do offer a range or soy wax perfume candles which we think you will love.

We are not aware of anyone becoming ill from smelling a scented candle however some people might have extreme chemical sensitivity and can be irritated by fragrances in the air (from perfumed candles or other sources).

Can soy candles make you sick?

We are not aware of anyone becoming ill from smelling a scented candle however some people might have extreme chemical sensitivity and can be irritated by fragrances in the air (from perfumed candles or other sources).

We do not know the specific qualities and ingredients used in these candles but as long as fire safety precautions are observed and they are burned with suitable ventilation, they are likely safe. All our scented candles are IFRA certified for your peace of mind.

Are Yankee candles safe?

We do not know the specific qualities and ingredients used in these candles but as long as fire safety precautions are observed and they are burned with suitable ventilation, they are likely safe. All our scented candles are IFRA certified for your peace of mind.

Soy candles are more natural and are considered safer than paraffin wax candles. They are also better for the environment.

Are soy candles better?

Soy candles are more natural and are considered safer than paraffin wax candles. They are also better for the environment.

This is a subjective question, but we personally love boutique hand poured scented candles made from high quality soy wax and fine oils such as those in our Scent Australia Home perfumed candle range.

What are the best candles to buy?

This is a subjective question, but we personally love boutique hand poured scented candles made from high quality soy wax and fine oils such as those in our Scent Australia Home perfumed candle range.

The strongest candles are normally large diameter with a big wax pool to give off more scent. Certain perfume notes are also stronger than others including male and female perfumes, fruity notes and woody perfumes. These scents tend to have a stronger scent throw. Check out our range of scented candles.

What are the strongest smelling candles?

The strongest candles are normally large diameter with a big wax pool to give off more scent. Certain perfume notes are also stronger than others including male and female perfumes, fruity notes and woody perfumes. These scents tend to have a stronger scent throw. Check out our range of scented candles.

Choose stronger smelling perfumes and use larger candle vessels of greater diameter.

How can I make my soy candles smell stronger?

Choose stronger smelling perfumes and use larger candle vessels of greater diameter.

The general burn time for a candle is usually four hours at a time, however you can burn a candle for as long as you like until you achieve your desired level of fragrance strength.

How long should I burn a candle?

The general burn time for a candle is usually four hours at a time, however you can burn a candle for as long as you like until you achieve your desired level of fragrance strength.

Soy wax, such as we use in our scented candles, is considered safer and more natural and cleaner burning than paraffin wax. It is also better for the environment.

Is soy wax better than paraffin?

Soy wax, such as we use in our scented candles, is considered safer and more natural and cleaner burning than paraffin wax. It is also better for the environment.

Not particularly. Soy wax candle burn time depends on the size of the wick, candle diameter and the fragrance oil used in the candle.

Does soy wax burn faster?

Not particularly. Soy wax candle burn time depends on the size of the wick, candle diameter and the fragrance oil used in the candle.

Soy wax will not harm skin. It is however not suggested to pour molten wax onto skin.

Is soy wax safe for skin?

Soy wax will not harm skin. It is however not suggested to pour molten wax onto skin.

Generally high-quality soy wax candles with IFRA approved fragrances are considered to be the healthiest choice.

Which candles are the healthiest?

Generally high-quality soy wax candles with IFRA approved fragrances are considered to be the healthiest choice.