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The Future Is Slab
Often wax comes in a very common and easy to identify shape! Depending on the supplier, most waxes come in either a flake or a pellet and are usually white or cream in colour! Although these have remained popular in the industry for a long time, we’ve recently seen an increase in the popularity of slab waxes! Let’s take a look at the ways in which slab waxes are revolutionising the way we make candles and wax melts!
One of the aspects that is most important to chandlers is storage and space. If you don’t have your own premises and work from home, often, finding storage solutions is top priority. The great thing about slab wax is that they have a reduced surface area which means that they take up a lot less space! Easy to stack and store, slab waxes are becoming popular due to their durable and manageable nature!
Although measuring out flaked and pellet waxes isn’t hard, slab waxes offer a whole other benefit, measuring with the eye. It can be hard to tell from a bag of flakes or pellet wax exactly how much you have left without weighing it out, but not so much with slab. Straight away you can identify exactly how much wax you have left to play with by getting to know its dimensions and relativity to weight! Often, like in butter packaging, there are cutting lines with associated weights to help you cut precise measurements avoiding wax wastage!
If you find scooping and measuring wax a tedious and messy job, slabs could be the perfect alternative! As long as you have a sharp and reliable cutting tool, you can slice and dice super quick with less mess! You can also cut your slab wax to whatever size you desire if you want your wax to melt slowly while you prepare you glasses and labels per se, using big chunks of wax with a reduced surface area will melt slowly while you work. If you want instant melting, chop your wax smaller to suit your needs!
If you’re a large company and find that you’re using up small bags of wax fast, slab wax could be your new alternative. Often coming in large batches, you’ll be able to order more wax than you usually do in neat handy to store slabs ready to get creative with!
Supplies for Candles Slabs
Sasol 6213 Container Wax 25kg
SASOLWAX6213 Container Wax is perfect for crafting container candles! This paraffin wax comes in slab form making it easy to cut, weigh, measure and store! Please note 25kg of slab wax comes in 5 separate slabs weighing 5kg each.
KeraSoy Container Wax 20KG Box
KeraSoy Container Wax is a blend specifically developed for the production of container candles. It is suitable for further blending with fragrances and oil soluble dyestuffs. KeraSoy Container blend is biodegradable and vegan friendly.
Sunflower Nature Wax C3S (5x5kg Slab)
Nature Wax C3S is a blend of vegetable, sunflower, and olive wax designed for making scented container candles. This wax contains no ingredients with an animal origin and is free from genetically modified plant sources.
Rapeseed & Coconut Nature Wax 660-55m (12.5KG Block)
Nature Wax 660-55m is made from coconut and rapeseed wax, it is 100% plant-based with no additives and comes in a 12.5kg block. This wax is great for wax melts and pillar candles.