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Paraffin Wax


What is Paraffin Wax?

Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product created when crude oil is refined into gasoline. It is a white, odorless solid that is formed into 10 lb. slabs. Paraffin is the most commonly used wax for candle making.

Types of Paraffin Wax

Low Melt Point Paraffin - paraffin with a melting point less than 130° F, this type of wax is soft and adheres well to the sides of containers. Therefore, they are best for container and tealight candles.

High Melt Point Paraffin - paraffin with a melting point greater than 130° F, this type of wax is harder and therefore provides structural rigidity for use in votive and pillar candles.

Why Use Paraffin Wax?

  • Lots of information is available about candlemaking with paraffin
  • Most candle fragrances and dyes were formulated for paraffin, so they work quite reliably (note: our fragance and dye also work in natural waxes)
  • Consistant attractive appearance - does not frost like natural wax
Still considering natural wax? Check out our pages on Soy Wax and Palm Wax.

Looking for an easy way to get started?
Check out our new video How to make a Paraffin Container Candle


Paraffin Wax For Container Candles and Tealights

IGI 4627 Comfort Blend Wax

25 lb. Bag - $44.99
50 lb. Case - $79.99
Wholesale Discount Available
IGI's 4627 "Comfort Blend" holds the most fragrance of any wax we carry! It can hold 2 oz. of fragrance per pound (12%), and has... > More Info

IGI 4630 Harmony Blend Wax

10 lb. Slab - $17.99
60 lb. Case - $89.99
Wholesale Discount Available
The newest container blend from IGI offers much of the exceptional hot and cold throw of the 4627 "Comfort Blend", only in slab form. The... > More Info

IGI 4786 Classic Blend Wax

60 lb. Case - $89.99
Wholesale Discount Available
Note - We will not sell slabs of 4786 once current stock runs out. We will continue to sell cases. The 4786 is called the... > More Info

Astorlite J223 Wax

66 lb. Case - $99.99
Wholesale Discount Available
Note - We will not sell slabs of J223 once current stock runs out. We will continue to sell cases. J223 is the newest container... > More Info

Astorlite J50 Wax

66 lb. Case - $99.99
Wholesale Discount Available
J50 is a one pour container wax that gives a soft and creamy look and adheres well to container walls, all with no top off!... > More Info
 


Paraffin Wax For Pillars, Votives and Tart Candles

IGI 1343 A Paraffin Wax

10 lb. Slab - $16.99
60 lb. Case - $79.99
Wholesale Discount Available
Extremely Versatile fully refined paraffin wax with an attractive translucent look. Works great for pillars, chunk candles, and dipping bears. Please note: IGI 1343A often... > More Info

IGI 4625 Pillar Blend Wax

10 lb. Slab - $17.99
60 lb. Case - $89.99
Wholesale Discount Available
IGI's pillar blend is a top performing pre-blended pillar and votive wax. This wax can hold 1 oz of fragrance per pound (6%), and requires... > More Info

IGI 4794 Votive Blend Wax

10 lb. Slab - $17.99
60 lb. Case - $89.99
Wholesale Discount Available
The votive blend from IGI requires no additional additives to make great votive candles. It can hold 1 oz. of fragrance per pound (6%). This... > More Info
 


Paraffin/Soy Blends For Container Candles and Tealights

IGI 6006 Paraffin/Soy Blend Wax

10 lb. Slab - $17.99
60 lb. Case - $88.99
Wholesale Discount Available
Can't decide between paraffin and soy? Get the best of both worlds with IGI's 6006. This paraffin/soy blend offers the fragrance throw and easy burning... > More Info