What’s the best candle wax?
All of our candle making wax is great for creating high quality candles. To determine which wax best suits your purpose, here are a couple things to consider:
What type of candle are you making? You will need a wax that is formulated for one of the specifications below:
What type of wax would you like to use?
Also, you can use our wax selector flow chart to help you find the ideal wax.
What’s the difference between one-pour and two-pour candle waxes?
Under optimal circumstances a one-pour wax is a wax that only needs to be poured one time for a great finished look. These waxes were invented for incredibly minimal shrinkage. A two-pour or multi-pour wax is a wax that expands when melted and contracts when cooled. This alteration causes the wax to sink and requires a second pour to create a smooth finish.
What is the difference between paraffin and soy candle wax?
Paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum, whereas soy wax is a natural wax that is created from the soybean. Paraffin wax has been around for decades, while soy wax was just created within the last few years. Soy wax is softer wax that burns cleaner, is environmentally friendly, and is virtually soot-free. Paraffin wax is generally more rigid; allows for vast creative flexibility and has various innovative uses.