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The FO bottle label should give some sort of guideline on how much to use. Generally it is 0.5-1 oz per lb of wax, although for very strong scents you might only need 0.25-0.5 oz per lb of wax. Usually you will need to test each scent and make appropriate adjustments until you get the desired fragrance strength.

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#1 Each wax has it own oil limit. You should check with the manufacture to see if it can hold 3% or 12% and DONT go over that amount. If a fire is caused from excess oil in your candle, you will be taken to the cleaners.

#2 Fragrance oils are not measured be a liquid volume (shot glass). They are measured by weight. Get a postal scale (digital if you can). Some oils are heavy and some are light in weight, thats the reason you use a scale. I guess if you only had a few scents you can take a shot glass and weigh out the % put it in the shot glass and mark the glass, but that seems like double the work to me.

After all this, its just a matter of if the scent is strong enough for you at the % you are using. In general start with 1 ounce per pound and go from there.

Bruce

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