Unleash the Magic: Best Practices for Mixing Candle Scents at Scented Sips

At Scented Sips, we believe that the true magic of candle-making lies in the art of scent mixing. Just like an artist blends colors on a canvas, combining candle scents allows you to create unique olfactory masterpieces that resonate with your senses and emotions. In this blog post, we'll share some of our best practices for mixing scents, helping you unlock the full potential of your creativity and create candles that enchant and captivate.

1. Start with a Clear Vision:

Before diving into the world of scent mixing, take a moment to envision the kind of experience you want to create. Consider the mood, ambiance, and emotions you wish to evoke. Having a clear vision in mind will guide your scent selection and ensure that your final creation aligns with your intended outcome.

2. Stick to a Theme:

To maintain harmony in your scent combinations, stick to a theme. Whether it's a tropical escape, a nostalgic journey, or an invigorating awakening, selecting scents that complement each other within a specific theme will result in a cohesive and delightful sensory experience.

3. Test in Small Batches:

Experimentation is the key to mastering scent mixing. Start by creating small test batches of candles with varying scent ratios. This approach allows you to assess how different scents interact and how they change when burned. Take notes on each experiment to keep track of what works best for future reference.

4. Balance is Key:

Achieving the perfect blend is all about finding the right balance. While it can be tempting to go all-in with one dominant scent, incorporating secondary and complementary scents will add depth and complexity to your creation. Aim for a harmonious balance that allows each scent to shine while working together in unison.

5. Consider Scent Strength:

Be mindful of the strength of each scent when mixing. Some fragrances may be overpowering in large quantities, while others might be more subtle. Understanding the potency of each scent will help you create a well-rounded and pleasant aroma.

6. Embrace Contrast:

Mixing scents with contrasting elements can lead to exciting results. Pairing sweet and spicy notes, or combining fresh and earthy scents, can add an unexpected twist to your candles, making them truly memorable.

7. Allow for Curing Time:

Once you've mixed your scents, allow the candles to cure for a few days before testing them. Curing allows the scents to meld and develop, giving you a more accurate representation of the final fragrance.

8. Trust Your Instincts:

Candle-making is an art, and there are no strict rules when it comes to scent mixing. Trust your instincts and let your creativity flow. Sometimes the most delightful combinations come from unexpected pairings.


Scent mixing is a delightful and magical aspect of candle-making that allows you to infuse your creations with a touch of your own unique style. At Scented Sips, we encourage you to embrace the journey of experimentation, as each blend opens up new possibilities and experiences.

So, unleash the magic of scent mixing, and let your candles tell stories that resonate with the senses and touch the hearts of those who experience them. 

Happy blending!

Shane & Lisa Gordon, Owners
Scented Sips, LLC