When deciding which scents to add to our mixology list we put a lot of thought into our brainstorming time to come up with a range of scents we thought most of you would appreciate. From asking questions and looking through the comments you have made on our Cosy Candles - Community Facebook Group we could see a strong liking for foodie or sweet scents.
What other mixology’s have you done?
So far to feature on the Cosy Candles Mixology we have had Strawberry Cheesecake, Caramel Latte, Lemon Pound Cake, Cinnamon donuts, and Raspberry & Mint sorbet. These have all been very popular with many of our regular customers trying the mixes out and finding new favourite scents. Have you tried any new mixologys?
What scents are in this recipe?
How did you choose to use these scents?
Coconut Lime was the first scent we reached for to test out. This is because it is a wonderfully balanced scent perfect for mixing.This scent was released in the summer of 2018 and has been a firm favourite ever since, especially in the warm sunny months. We choose this scent over the alternative option of Pina Colada. We tested both scents and found Coconut Lime gave us the right balance of coconut with just a hint of lime.
Our Blueberry & Vanilla aroma has in the past been likened to fresh blueberry muffins so had to feature in this weeks mixology! The vanilla in the fragrance adds a delicious creamy aroma just like in baking, where as the blueberry adds the juicy fruit component.
How do you test these?
We spend all week both at home and in the warehouse office trying out different combinations of the cosy pods together to work out the best scent mixture. This can go really well or equally not so well. Some scents do don’t work well mixed at all and that is why we rigorously test the combination ideas ourselves to ensure they will fill your home with the aroma you are looking for. We test these in both electric wax warmers and tea light ones.
What is the best amount to mix?
Fragrance is a very subjective thing. What one person can smell can vary a lot from someone else. This is ok, the world would be very Boring if we were all the same! We have found that the best amount to use for making coconut & Blueberry Muffins is equal parts Coconut Lime and Blueberry & Vanilla.
Can I change the mix?
If you try out the mixology but decide for your taste you’d like to alter it, go ahead. There are no set rules when scent mixing. It’s all fun and about experimenting. You can get the whole family involved and try and get the kids to work out what scent you’ve made. Have fun with it and as always we’d love to hear your thoughts on this weeks mixology.