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candle wax guide

Find the best type of wax for your candles!

Natural soy wax

Product Use Form Max Fragrance Melt Point Pour Temp Rec. Wicks
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Golden Brands 464 Soy Wax

This is 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!

Use Containers, Tealights Form Flake Max Fragrance 1.6oz./lb or 10% Melt Point 113-119℉ Pour Temp 135℉ Wicks
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Golden Brands 444 Soy Wax

AAK's 444 soy wax includes additional 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.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Flake Max Fragrance 1.6oz./lb or 10% Melt Point 119-125℉ Pour Temp 135℉ Wicks
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Golden Wax 415 Soy Wax

Soy wax with no additives. Blends well with all waxes. Not intended to be used independently.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Flake Max Fragrance 1.6oz./lb or 10% Melt Point 121-125℉ Pour Temp 95℉
(± 5℉)
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Blended Waxes® Pillar Soy Wax (BW-921)

BW-921 is an excellent natural pillar wax for creating smooth and creamy structural candles and melts that resist frosting. It exhibits very good scent throw, vibrant colors, and good mold release.

Use Pillars, Tarts, Votives, Wax Melts Form Pastilles Max Fragrance 1.6oz./lb. or 10% Melt Point 135℉ Pour Temp 170℉
(± 5℉)
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EcoSoya PB Pillar Soy Wax

For melts, tarts, votives and pillars. Makes a smooth and creamy structural candle.

Use Pillars, Tarts, Votives, Wax Melts Form Flake Max Fragrance 1.3oz./lb. or 8% Melt Point 131℉ Pour Temp 160℉
(± 5℉)
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EcoSoya CB-Advanced Soy Wax

Resistant to frosting and retains color consistently. Made with 100% soy and soy-based additives.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Pastilles Max Fragrance 1.6oz./lb. or 10% Melt Point 100℉ Pour Temp 150℉
(± 5℉)
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EcoSoya CB 135 Soy Wax

Good scent throw and glass adhesion with smooth, even tops.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Pastilles Max Fragrance 1.6oz./lb. or 10% Melt Point 100℉ Pour Temp 135℉
(± 5℉)
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SoyMax M124B

100% soy wax with no additives. Blends well with natural or paraffin waxes. Performs best when blended with other waxes.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Pastilles Max Fragrance 1oz./lb or 6% Melt Point 120 Pour Temp 160℉
(± 1℉)
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Golden Wax Melt and Tart Soy Wax (DISCONTINUED)

Recommended for soy wax for melts and tarts only. Has excellent scent throw and easy mold release.

Use Melts and Tarts Form Flake Max Fragrance 2oz./lb. or 12% Melt Point 120℉-125℉ Pour Temp 160℉ Wicks
For Melts Only

Soy-Natural Wax Blends

Product Use Form Max Fragrance Melt Point Pour Temp Rec. Wicks
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Golden Brands 454 Coconut Soy Wax

The benefits of soy wax with a boost of coconut wax for reduced frosting and a smooth finish.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Flake Max Fragrance 10% Melt Point 114-124°F Pour Temp 170℉
(± 14℉)
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Paraffin-natural wax blends

Product Use Form Max Fragrance Melt Point Pour Temp Rec. Wicks
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IGI 6006 Paraffin/Soy Blend Wax

This wax blend combines the fragrance throw and easy burning of paraffin, with the appealing look and usability of soy.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Soft Slab Max Fragrance 1.6oz./lb. or 10% Melt Point 133℉ Pour Temp 170℉
(± 5℉)
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IGI 6046 Coconut/Paraffin Blend Wax

The slow burn of coconut and the great scent throw of paraffin combine into this bright white container wax.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Very Soft Block Max Fragrance 1.6oz./lb. or 10% Melt Point 120℉ Pour Temp 175℉
(± 5℉)
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IGI 6028 Paraffin/Soy Pillar Blend Wax

This pillar wax blend combines the fragrance throw and easy burning of paraffin, with the appealing look and usability of soy.

Use Pillars, Tarts, Votives, Wax Melts Form Hard Slab Max Fragrance 1.5oz./lb. or 9% Melt Point 133℉ Pour Temp 180℉
(± 5℉)
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Blended Waxes® Paraffin/Soy Wax (BW-910)

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.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Soft Slab Max Fragrance 1.6oz./lb. or 10% Melt Point 120℉ Pour Temp 160℉
(± 2℉)
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Paraffin wax

Product Use Form Max Fragrance Melt Point Pour Temp Rec. Wicks
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IGI 4630 Harmony Blend Wax

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.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Soft Slab Max Fragrance 1.6oz./lb. or 10% Melt Point 119℉ Pour Temp 170℉
(± 5℉)
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IGI 4627 Comfort Blend Wax

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.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Very Soft Block Max Fragrance 2oz./lb. or 12% Melt Point 125℉ Pour Temp 180℉
(± 5℉)
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IGI 4625 Pillar and Votive Blend Wax

A top performing pre-blended pillar and votive wax. Accepts dyes and colors well and has good mold release.

Use Pillars, Votives and Tarts Form Hard Slab Max Fragrance 1oz./lb. or 6% Melt Point 142℉ Pour Temp 180℉
(± 5℉)
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IGI 1239 A Paraffin Wax

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.

Use Pillars, Votives and Tarts Form Hard Slab Max Fragrance 0.5oz./lb. or 3% Melt Point 138℉ Pour Temp 180℉
(± 5℉)
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Paraffin Container Wax (MP-117)

A high-performance, single pour container wax with minimal shrinkage, this wax requires no additional additives.

Use Containers, Tealights Form Soft Slab Max Fragrance 1 oz./lb or 6% Melt Point 117℉ Pour Temp 170℉
(± 5℉)
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Paraffin Pillar Wax (MP-137)

A paraffin wax with excellent scent throw, MP-137 is in pastille form for easy scooping.

Use Pillars, Tarts, Votives, Wax Melts Form Pastilles Max Fragrance 1 oz./lb or 6% Melt Point 135-140℉ Pour Temp 180℉
(± 5℉)
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Beeswax

Product Use Form Max Fragrance Melt Point Pour Temp Rec. Wicks
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White Beeswax

Pure beeswax. 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.

Use Containers, Tealights, Pillars, Votives Form Pellets / Pastilles Max Fragrance n/a Melt Point 144℉ Pour Temp 178℉
(± 5℉)
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Yellow Beeswax

Pure beeswax. 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.

Use Containers, Tealights, Pillars, Votives Form Pellets / Pastilles Max Fragrance n/a Melt Point 144℉ Pour Temp 175℉
(± 5℉)
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n/a