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Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax or 'Mineral' wax is derived from petroleum which is drilled out of the ground from oil rigs and refined.

It is considered the most popular choice for candle makers.

As paraffin wax is a pale white colour, candle dyes dissolve and disperse much easier in molten mineral wax than in vegetable wax. This means the wax takes to candle dyes much better than vegetable wax resulting in a beautifully even coloured candle. This gives the candlemaker much more creative freedom to experiment with colourful candles.

You can try our candle dyes here

The main drawback of paraffin wax is it cannot be marketed as a natural product.

We have tried and tested a range of paraffin waxes over the years and we feel we stock the most superior waxes on the market today. Whether you are making container candles, pillar candles, votive candles or wax tarts, we have the perfect paraffin wax for you. Manufactured in the UK, we guarantee the highest quality wax and best-performing candles every time. 

New to making Paraffin Wax Candles? 

You’ve come to the right place! Here is our Candle Making Guide which includes links to all the ingredients and materials needed to get started!

For any queries or more information please use our contact page or give us a call on 01709 257 151 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday.

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What are the benefits of paraffin wax?

The main benefit of paraffin wax is how easy it is to use! Paraffin wax or ‘Mineral’ wax can hold a large amount of fragrance without affecting the burn quality. Vegetable waxes may not hold the same amount of fragrance and can burn poorly if the fragrance is loaded too high. Mineral wax is odourless and burns quicker than vegetable wax, this means it has a much better ‘scent throw’ because the fragrance is dispersed much more effectively. Wicking is also more forgiving in mineral wax. If wicked incorrectly, a vegetable wax can burn poorly, create large melt pools and potentially be put out. Mineral wax allows much more room for error in wicking and fragrance loading which makes it the ideal wax for beginners.

What are the alternatives to paraffin wax?

The most popular paraffin wax alternatives are Vegetable waxes and Soy waxes.

What is the difference between candle wax and paraffin wax?

The main difference between Candle Wax and Paraffin Wax is that Paraffin Wax a form of wax produced from petroleum, shale oil or coal whereas Candle Wax is any form of wax that can be used to make candles, which includes Vegetable waxSoy WaxGel wax and Paraffin wax.