Paraffin Wax for Container Candles

Container Waxes are designed specifically for use in vessels suitable for candles. 

They typically have a low melt point and are softer waxes that cling to the container.  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.

New to making Paraffin Wax Candles? 

You’ve come to the right place!

Here you can find our Candle Making Guide which includes links to all the ingredients and materials needed to get started!

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