Translating formulas for use in candles

It is important to mention that the tinctures in Chapter 7 can be used in place of essential oils in most operations. Making candles is not one of those operations. They may be used for anointing candles, but using highly flammable substances in conjunction with most candle-making operations is incredibly dangerous. The average kitchen contains the fixings of many above-average bombs.

If you want to use these oils to make your own candles, modify the oil recipes by skipping the base oil entirely and translating the number of drops to a ratio of pure essential oils. As an example, lets look at Adonis oil:

9 drops of bay oil translates to three parts 6 drops of myrrh oil translates to two parts 6 drops of rose oil translates to two parts or one part rose geranium and one part cypress oil

When used in candles, any solid material should be ground to an extremely fine powder and never used in a ratio higher than one tablespoon per pound of wax. If using solid plant material, it should always be added to the melted wax first and allowed to blend fully and evenly before the oil is added. Add the oil in a ratio of one and one-half ounce (12 drams) per pound of wax. This is roughly the maximum amount of oil that standard candle wax will hold before it weeps or bleeds oil. You can use a much smaller ratio, but remember that the scent is important, as the scent is what will impact the mind.

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