Choosing Your Candle Wax

How to choose the right candle wax?

Choosing the right candle wax can be important for achieving the desired appearance, performance, and scent throw of your candles. Here are some factors to consider when deciding which candle wax to use:

  1. Type of wax: There are several types of candle wax available, including paraffin, soy, beeswax, and palm wax. Each type has its own unique characteristics, such as burn time, scent throw, and appearance. For example, soy wax is often preferred by those who want a more eco-friendly option, while paraffin wax is known for its bright colors and ability to hold fragrance well.

  2. Melting point: The melting point of the wax can affect the appearance and performance of the candle. Some waxes have a higher melting point, which can result in a longer burn time but may also require a hotter burning temperature. Other waxes have a lower melting point, which can result in a softer, more pliable candle.

  3. Fragrance load: Different waxes can hold different amounts of fragrance oils, so consider how strong you want the scent to be when choosing a wax. For example, soy wax can hold more fragrance than paraffin wax, making it a popular choice for scented candles.

  4. Color: The natural color of the wax can affect the appearance of the candle. Some waxes, like beeswax, have a yellow or amber tint, while others, like our coco apricot wax, have an off-white glossy appearance.

  5. Cost: The cost of the wax can vary depending on the type and quality. Consider how much you're willing to spend and how much wax you'll need for your project.

Overall, it's important to consider your specific needs and preferences when choosing a candle wax as well as your targeted customers. Experimenting with different types of wax can help you find the one that works best for your particular candle-making projects.

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