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New TruScent Fragrances, Tips for Better Candle Testing

One of the exciting and challenging parts of running a small business is the task of deciding which new items to add to your line, or how to change things up in preparation for the upcoming season.

For our chandlers, we understand that it isn’t a simple task! There are so many considerations, whether you’re adding a new fragrance, changing a container line or even just adding another size to your existing line of products.

Our most recent addition to our fragrance line is Vanilla Woods. Our newest fragrances will have a red flag on the image. You can easily browse the newest TruScent fragrances if you sort by “New” in the drop down box. Don’t forget, all TruScent fragrances are available in 1oz sample sizes, and our wax is available in 5 lb samples sizes for your testing purposes.

We also recently reworked our wax case pricing. So, be sure to check out our new pricing.

A Clean Burn  —   A Clean Jar  —  A Good Throw

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While each chandler’s product line will be unique, a clean burn, a clean jar and a good throw are the basic characteristics that are expected of each candle.

An experienced chandler will tell you that it takes a tremendous amount of testing in order to arrive at the proper formula – wax type, fragrance, wick type & size, and container.

Even though there is still much testing required, we’ve tried to pull together some guidelines that should help get you started in the right direction. Documents specific to a product will usually be accessible at that product’s description page.

Wax Handling Sheets provide some basic details about pour temperature and handling for each type of waxTruscent Fragrance that we carry.

Wax Properties Chart pulls characteristics of our waxes into 1 location to help you identify the wax that best suits your needs.

Wick Selection Chart provides recommendation on wicks based on the diameter of the container. If your container diameter varies or has distinct shoulders or a smaller opening than body, you may need to test a wider range of wicks.

MSDS LogoTruScent Fragrance descriptions provide flashpoint as well as maximum % uses for Soap or Lotion applications, and Vanillin and/or Ethyl Vanillin percentages.

MSDS sheets are also available for download for your safety records.



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  1. Lanae Byers Posted September 5, 2015 at 1:30 pm | Permalink

    Love making Candles!

  2. karin bowker Posted September 6, 2015 at 4:58 pm | Permalink

    great idea, hope I win. thanks for all you do there.

  3. Hannah Posted September 8, 2015 at 8:24 am | Permalink

    I love your candle supplies! I just made some candles this past week and am in love with your Apricot Chamomile and Lavender, Sage and Rosemary scents. They are super relaxing and all my friends love them. I would love to try out some new fragrances.

  4. Kimberly B Elfersy Posted September 12, 2015 at 5:08 pm | Permalink

    Just received my first order of jars & True Scent oil from your company. Im very pleased. Would love to try more!

    • Fillmore Container Posted September 14, 2015 at 11:04 am | Permalink

      Great! Happy to hear it! Feel free to share your thoughts here too…

  5. Teresa Green Posted September 15, 2015 at 10:24 am | Permalink

    I would love to try out your candle jars and/or candle scents ! this is a great way to get your name and product out there! thank you

  6. Diane Marcolongo Posted August 23, 2016 at 6:51 am | Permalink

    Ordered scents and candle jars. They shipped quickly and love the scents.

  7. Karen Brouse Posted July 18, 2023 at 2:53 pm | Permalink

    I’m struggling with the elite 200. I have great HT but wicking size has been really off. 1st I test true to size of the eco wick with not good results. Then The eco 14 ( 3.10 MP) in the 9oz straight side (2.89 diameter)using 6% FO with good results.
    I used an eco 16 In the 16 oz(3.3 diameter) and only got about an 1.5 MP. I am currently pouring a 16 oz wicked with 2 eco 12’s… not sure how this will work.
    Any advice?

    • Fillmore Container Posted July 19, 2023 at 3:21 pm | Permalink

      Hi Karen, I’m reaching out via email!