soy wax, paraffin wax, and beeswax in bowls for candles.

'Which wax should I use?' is a common question candle makers ask. Considerations for choosing candle wax include: the importance of natural, the type of candle you're making, the type of wicks or containers you want to use, the color and texture, and the burn quality.

For most purposes, we recommend Golden Brands 464 because of its high performance and all-around ease of use. However, with some testing you may find other waxes may better meet your specific needs. Please check out our candle wax guide to get a breakdown of which wax to use to make your candles.

Natural Soy Wax

Product
Use
Description
Form
Max Fragrance
Melt Point
Pour Temp
Rec. Wick Series
Golden Brands 464 Soy Wax Containers, Tealights Our best selling wax. Contains a soy-based additive to reduce frosting and improve jar adhesion and scent throw. Very user-friendly for first-time candle-makers!
Flake
1.6oz./lb or 10%
113-119℉
135℉
CD
or
ECO
Golden Brands 444 Soy Wax Containers, Tealights Includes soy-based additives to reduce frosting, but not as much as GB 464. Has a higher melt point than 464, which allows for holding shape better in warm weather.
Flake
1.6oz./lb or 10%
119-125℉
135℉
CD
or
ECO
Golden Brands 415 Soy Wax Containers, Tealights Soy wax with no additives. Blends well with all waxes. Not intended to be used independently.
Flake
1.6oz./lb or 10%
121-125℉
95℉ (+/- 5°)
CD
or
ECO
Golden Wax Melt and Tart Soy Wax
(Discontinued)
Melts and Tarts Our recommended soy wax for melts and tarts. Has excellent scent throw, exhibits vibrant colors, and easy mold release.
Flake
2oz./lb. or 12%
120℉-125℉
160℉ (+/- 5°)
For Melts Only
Blended Waxes® Pillar Soy Wax (BW-921)
Pillars, Tarts, Votives, Wax Melts All natural soy wax for pillars, votives, wax melts, and tarts.
Pastilles
1.6oz./lb. or 10%
135℉
170℉ (+/- 5°)
LX
EcoSoya PB Pillar Soy Wax
Pillars, Tarts, Votives, Wax Melts For melts, tarts, votives and pillars. Makes a smooth and creamy structural candle.
Pastilles
1.3oz./lb. or 8%
131℉
160℉ (+/- 5°)
LX
EcoSoya CB 135 Soy Wax
Containers, Tealights Good scent throw and glass adhesion with smooth, even tops.
Pastilles
1.6oz./lb. or 10%
100℉
135℉ (+/- 5°)
LX
EcoSoya CB Advanced Soy Wax
Containers, Tealights Resistant to frosting and retains color consistently. Made with 100% soy and soy-based additives.
Pastilles
1.6oz./lb. or 10%
100℉
150℉ (+/-5)℉
LX
SoyMax M124B
Containers, Tealights 100% soy wax with no additives. Blends well with natural or paraffin waxes. Performs best when blended with other waxes.
Pastilles
1.0oz./lb. or 6%
120℉
160℉ (+/-5)℉
CD
or
ECO

Soy-Natural Wax Blends

Product
Use
Description
Form
Max Fragrance
Melt Point
Pour Temp
Rec. Wick Series
Cargill NatureWax C-6 Soy/Coconut Wax
(Discontinued)
Containers, Tealights This all-natural soy and coconut blend has excellent glass adhesion, a smooth finish, and resists frosting.
Soft Slab
1.6oz./lb. or 10%
127℉
175℉ (+/-5℉)
CD

Paraffin-Natural Wax Blends

Product
Use
Description
Form
Max Fragrance
Melt Point
Pour Temp
Rec. Wick Series
IGI 6006 Paraffin/Soy Blend Containers, Tealights This wax blend combines the fragrance throw and easy burning of paraffin, with the appealing look and usability of soy.
Soft Slab
1.6oz./lb. or 10%
133℉
170℉ (+/-5℉)
ECO
IGI 6046 Coconut/Paraffin Blend Containers, Tealights The slow burn of coconut and the great scent throw of paraffin combine into this bright white container wax.
Very Soft Block
1.6oz./lb. or 10%
120℉
175℉ (+/-5℉)
CD
IGI 6028 Paraffin/Soy Blend Pillars, Tarts, Votives, Wax Melts This pillar wax blend combines the fragrance throw and easy burning of paraffin, with the appealing look and usability of soy.
Hard Slab
1.5oz./lb. or 9%
133℉
180℉ (+/-5℉)
LX
Blended Waxes® Paraffin/Soy Wax (BW-910) Containers, Tea Lights This wax blend combines the fragrance throw and easy burning of paraffin with the appealing look and usability of soy. It offers a lower melt point than the comparable IGI 6006 Paraffin/soy Blend.
Slab
10%
120℉
160℉ (+/-5℉)
LX or CD

Paraffin Wax

Product
Use
Description
Form
Max Fragrance
Melt Point
Pour Temp
Rec. Wick Series
IGI 4630 Containers, Tealights We recommend this paraffin wax because of its exceptional hot and cold throw, good single-pour properties and good jar adhesion. Smooth and slightly glossy appearance.
Soft Slab
1.6oz./lb. or 10%
119℉
170℉ (+/- 5°)
LX
IGI 4627 Containers, Tealights Very soft wax that holds the most fragrance of any of the paraffin waxes we carry. Excellent cold and hot throw. Good single-pour properties and good glass adhesion. Smooth and glossy appearance.
Very Soft Block
2oz./lb. or 12%
125℉
180℉ (+/-5℉)
LX
IGI 4625 Pillars, Votives and Tarts A top performing pre-blended pillar and votive wax. Accepts dyes and colors well and has good mold release.
Hard Slab
1oz./lb. or 6%
142℉
180℉ (+/-5℉
LX
IGI 1239 A Pillars, Votives and Tarts An extremely versatile, refined paraffin wax with strong scent throw. It works great for pillars, votives, tarts, and cut and carve candles. This hard, translucent wax produces candles with a mottled appearance.
Hard Slab
0.5oz./lb. or 3%
138℉
180℉ (+/- 5°)
LX
Paraffin Pillar Wax (MP-137) Pillars, Tarts, Votives, Wax Melts A paraffin wax with excellent scent throw, MP-137 is in pastille form for easy scooping.
Pastille
6%
135-140℉
180℉ (+/- 5°)
LX
Paraffin Container Wax (MP-117) Containers, Tealights A high-performance, single pour container wax with minimal shrinkage, this wax requires no additional additives. We highly recommend pairing with an LX 10 6” Pretabbed Wick or LX 12 6” Pretabbed Wick when possible.
Soft Slab
1 oz./lb or 6%
117℉
170℉ (+/- 5℉)
LX

Beeswax

Product
Use
Description
Form
Max Fragrance
Melt Point
Pour Temp
Beeswax Containers, Tealights, Pillars, Votives Pure beeswax is available in white or yellow colors. Beeswax can be a challenging wax to work with and isn't generally recommended for first-time candle makers. Finding a wick to work is difficult.
Pellets / Pastilles
-
144℉
175℉ (+/-5℉)

*The information and recommendations of this candle wax guide are based on our testing and experience.