FRAGRANCE OILS 101
Fragrance oils and notes are scents that you smell when you light a candle.
Soul Luna’s fragrance oils are a combination of natural essential oils and synthetic aroma liquids. Our fragrance oils are free from carcinogens, toxins, and other hazardous chemicals commonly found in fragrance oils. They are never diluted, so each has a strong concentrated aroma that doesn't disappear when burned in a candle.
These oils are pure liquids that contain aroma compounds. These compounds are removed from the seeds, flowers, leaves, roots, and stems or bark of plants through methods such as distillation, expression or extraction. These oils carry the distinctive essence, or scent, of the plant it was made from and are frequently used in perfumes, flavorings and medicines. The only way to scent candles naturally is with pure essential oils.
Because essential oils are not available in every scent, fragrance oils draw on synthetic aroma chemicals which come in powder or liquid form. These are only used when no essential oil is available in the scent needed, such as “gingerbread cookie” for example.
Let’s Talk About Notes:
Skillfully blending certain scents together and allowing them to develop over time is commonly referred to as fragrance notes. Fragrance notes has a top note, middle/heart note , and base note.
Top Note: This is the first impression or smell you get from the fragrance and it usually fades after a few hours. The top note is your introduction to the fragrance and will be listed first in the list of ingredients. Once the top note fades, your middle note will take over.
The middle notes you'll want to favor the most since it's what lasts the longest. It is the core of the fragrance oil and is usually a more warm and well rounded note. Once this fades, the base steps in for the finale.
The base note linger around the longest, which means it's more of a fragrance oil than essential oil, since essential oils cannot linger that long.
All our candles list each note and smell so delicious! We hope you enjoy :)