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Candle Making Wax | Your Crafts

Candle Making Wax

Choose the best Wax for your needs

Candle wax is the base of a candle, it’s the art that holds everything together and forms the fuel for your candle, whether it be a container candle or a pillar candle, soy (natural) or paraffin (mineral) it’s the main and biggest ingredient.

Here’s a brief rundown of what you need to know:

Natural, soy or vegetable wax is created by hydrogenating vegetable oils - this means taking an oil such as rapeseed or soy and converting the oil into a solid - this means waxes made with vegetable-based wax are natural as they’re made from renewable materials.

Paraffin wax (mineral wax) is derived from petroleum and is a byproduct of the oil purification process. Paraffin wax is very popular amongst some of the most well-known candle making brands as it’s easier to use, creates a better scent throw and gives a much clearer colour when dyed, compared to vegetable wax.

Colour: Vegetable waxes tend to have a much creamier colour when left natural and this has become popular with the more luxury brands and smaller boutique candle makers, whereas Paraffin wax has a much paler colour and tends to be dyed different colours.

What wax you need:

Containers - Glass, tin etc… You will need a “Container” wax - container wax such as GW464, Kerasoy Container and Kerax 4105 are waxes developed specifically for container candles.

Pillar & Votive
- Pillar wax is used for when you make a candle that is “freestanding” - container wax would be too soft for pillars so use a wax that is specifically for pillar candles, Kerasoy Pillar, Paraffin 5860 are both great pillar waxes.

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    Golden Wax 464 Soy - Container Wax

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    Golden Wax 464 is an all natural soy wax that will hold a lot of fragrance oil and it helps reduce frosting - Golden wax 464 is our best selling so...

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  • KeraSoy Soy Container Wax - Your Crafts
    KeraSoy Soy Container Wax - Your Crafts

    KeraSoy Soy Container Wax

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    KeraSoy container wax is a unique blend of soy and other natural waxes, designed to be very easy to use and generally only requires a single pour (...

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  • Coconut Container Wax - Your Crafts

    Coconut Container Wax

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    Kerax Coconut wax has a lower melting point and viscosity compared with other natural waxes, this makes it ideal for container candles. These phy...

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  • KeraSoy Pillar Wax - Your Crafts

    KeraSoy Pillar Wax

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    KeraSoy Pillar Wax by Kerax is an easy to use pillar wax made from a blemd of soy and other natural waxes. Properties include: Easy release from mo...

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  • Nature Wax C3 Soy - Container Wax - Your Crafts
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    Nature Wax C3 Soy - Container Wax

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    Nature Wax C-3 by Cargill is a 100% soy wax which is specifically for container candles. With clean burning & low shrinkage - it comes flaked f...

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  • Paraffin Wax 5860 - Pillar Wax - Pellets - Your Crafts

    Paraffin Wax 5860 - Pillar Wax - Pellets

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    Our fully refined paraffin wax is odourless, colourless when liquid and white as a solid. Typical melt point is between 42°C and 68°C and is insolu...

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  • Nature Wax Elite 300 - Soy (Pillar Wax) - Your Crafts
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    Nature Wax Elite 300 - Soy (Pillar Wax)

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    Nature Wax Elite 300 is a high-quality natural wax that is designed specifically to produce pillar candles. This wax offers a smooth finish when it...

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  • Golden Wax 494 Soy - Melt & Tart Soy Wax - Your Crafts

    Golden Wax 494 Soy - Melt & Tart Soy Wax

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    Golden Wax 494 is produced by AAK and is specifically developed for wax melts and tarts, it has an excellent scent throw with great colouring abili...

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  • 4105 Blended Container Wax - Your Crafts

    4105 Blended Container Wax

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    Kerax 4105 Blended Container Wax is a wax that's been developed specifically for use in glass and container candles, it's a blend of rapeseed and p...

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  • 4140 Container Wax - Your Crafts

    4140 Container Wax

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    Kerawax 4140 Container Wax

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