Paraffin wax is a very popular candle wax that burns cleanly and has an excellent scent throw. It is white coloured wax made from paraffin and candle makers like to use it because it is so easy to make candles with. Paraffin wax is often referred to as mineral wax and it is by far the most popular wax used for candle making. Scents Soaps and Candles have a range online of paraffin waxes that can be bought at low wholesale prices. Many of our customers use paraffin wax to make votive candles, tealights,container and pillar candles.
One of the biggest advantages of using paraffin wax for candle making is that it is very easy to use. It is ideal for making candles with fragrances as mineral waxes can use larger quantities of scents without the burn quality being adversely affected. The scent throw is regarded to be much better in a paraffin wax as the wax burns faster than that of vegetable wax.
Mineral waxes are also easier to wick than vegetable waxes. With vegetable waxes if you get the wicking wrong you may run into trouble burning the candle and may find big melt pools. It is widely accepted that paraffin wax is much easier to use for candle making as you do not have to be as precise when wicking and also working out how much fragrance to use.
Adding Colour to Paraffin Wax
Many candle makers like to add colour to their wax and mineral wax is good for adding colours to because dyes are able to easily dissolve and disperse evenly throughout the dye. Scents Soaps and Candles have a great range of high paraffin wax to enable you to make your perfect candle.