Cargill NatureWax C-3 Soy Wax - CandleScience
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Cargill NatureWax C-3 Soy Wax is a container wax that resists frosting and wet spots. This 100% soy wax has great glass adhesion and an opaque, creamy finish. C-3 has excellent scent throw and color retention. The higher melt point allows this wax to ship well in all climates.

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Note: Wax is packaged in flake form.

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Max Fragrance 10% or 1.6oz./lb.
Melt Point 127ºF
Wax Type Natural Soy Wax Flakes
Pour Temp 160°F (+/- 5°)
Applications Container / Tealight
Prop 65 Warning Required No
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(based upon 13 reviews)

Burns great, Slight defects

If you are looking for a replacement for Ecosoya waxes, this one burns a lot better, and is a good replacement. It has come out with slight defects(easily fixed) but that's not a problem. This wax is good, burns well, and is nice too look at. Way better than 464.

I have to say that of all the soy waxes I’ve tried, this is definitely my favorite. It sets up beautifully, and the fragrance throw is better than any wax I’ve yet tried.

For those having issues, I’ve found that this wax likes to be poured a bit warmer, around 160-170. Add fragrance at exactly 185 degrees, stir for a full two minutes (use a timer, don’t skimp on this) and then immediately pour in your room temperature jars without waiting for it to cool any further. When I do it this way I never have any issues, perfect tops and glass adhesion every time. If I wait too long and the temperature falls below 160, that’s when the cracks and sink holes appear. Hope this helps!

The only issue I have here is the price. I was initially excited at the prospect of being able to order all of my supplies from one place, but between the higher item price and shipping charge, it comes up to nearly 30 dollars more for a 50 lb case than what my other supplier charges for price+shipping (Maybe because they offer fedex? Not really sure)


I purchased this after being a user of CB Advanced. I found my sweet spot with CB after testing other soy waxes and was saddened to see it go but certainly understand the company's raw material supply issue. With CB, the wax melted quickly and had a good throw. So naturally I had the same expectations when sampling C-3. Initially, I used the same ECO wick which did not burn well. Tunneling, no throw, etc. I then upped the wick and also tested CDs. CD12 works best but for me personally it took 3-4 hours to get melted wax all across the top and to the edges of the jar with a new candle. There was no throw as well. However, once the wax burns down a bit, the jar traps more heat which lessens the time to get a full pool. The jar gets crazy hot though which not all people might like. Not hot enough to explode* I also didn't experience a good throw even with a quicker burn. It does burn even and the further down the wax melts, the quicker it will melt but it certainly didn't melt-clean the jar like I had with CB. After going through this sampling stage, I've decided to move on from Soy Wax. I enjoyed my learning experience with it and still have respect for it. There may be different style jars, wicks and fragrance loads that work well with this blend. My review is based on my experience with it.

so glad

So glad I can finally order all supplies from one place. C3 is my go to wax and finally ordering from one place makes it so much easier than multiple places plus cheaper shipping. Also the only website I have found with a soy rating for fragrance oils which is a must when working with soy.

This Wax is Hot Garbage!

This wax produces creamy tops and that's about the only upside. Massive craters and sinkholes and every temp along the spectrum. Followed all temp ranges for ambient room temps as suggested by Candlescience and others on here. Same results. The worst part, is the glass adhesion/wet spots are HORRIBLE at every temp pour as well. We have a 50lb box that will now collect dust as I wont ever use anything but 444 again.

Amazing throw

I am so glad CandleScience is now carrying Nature wax! I decided on this wax after testing alongside 464, ultimately preferring the hot/cold throw with Nature Wax and the clean burn. Yes, it does take a little bit of patience and care when blending and pouring, but it's worth it. I do get sinkholes and some cracking on occasion but it's nothing a heat gun can't fix. A perfect pour results in a beautiful creamy top though! In my opinion, occasional cosmetic issues are 100% worth the AMAZING hot throw and general high quality of this wax. The high melt point also means I've had zero issues shipping in the heat besides some minor sweating. It also works great in wax melts. I think CS recommends CD and Eco wicks, but I've had the most success with HTP. All around this is a fantastic wax and well worth it if you are looking for something that performs well in all categories.

This is without a doubt my favorite wax! So glad Candlescience carries this wax now. I have been ordering this from another candle supply company now I can purchase all my supplies with one supplier. The performance is remarkable great hot and cold throw. It does take some testing and skill but once you got your recipe’s the limit. Please don’t ever discontinue this wax, it’s the bones to my business. Thank you for being such an amazing company!!!!


This is the worst wax out there ,is not reliable, is very unpredictable no matter the temperature your melt and poured is horrible.

Perfectly fine

I purchased the 10 pound bag to test this wax. It seems to be a very nice wax. Set up perfectly and just a little shot from the heat gun was needed.
I have decided to switch to the coconut soy wax CS carries now but this will be a great back up. No more GB464 for me.
I think patience when trying new waxes is definitely needed. CS customer service has always been a great go to for any questions that arise. I love the fact that I can text them a question and it comes back quickly! Thank you so much!

Owner, Fleurty Wick Candle

I have always used this wax and I love it. They key is temperature. I pour at 160 degrees, with an ambient temperature of 80 degrees. I will add the chart from their PDF here. The room temp is very important. My tops are always smooth and I never have any issues. I don't use the heat gun ever.

Ambient Room Temperature - Wax Pour Temperature
60 to 70°F (15.6 to 21.1°C) - 170 to 180°F (76.7 to 82.2°C).
70 to 80°F (21.1 to 26.7°C) - 160 to 170°F (71.1 to 76.7°C).
80 to 90°F (26.7 to 32.2°C) - 145 to 155°F (62.8 to 68.3°C

My regular wax!

This is the wax I use every day for my candles. It took me a while to figure out the best pouring temp for my ambient air conditions but it's super consistent once you find that sweet spot. Finished and fully cooled candles can be sensitive to frosting when switching from one extreme temp to another but when kept in the advisable storage temperature range, I've had candles that decorate my house/shelves for years without frosting. I have had some issues with sinkholes but usually that's an environmental thing for me and I choose sinkholes over pouring cooler and my candles frosting as they cool. I MUCH prefer this wax to 444 or 464 and it looks a lot nicer after it melts and cools. I love its throw and even burn. Giving it 4 stars simply because it can be pretty temperature sensitive which can be frustrating for new users (and okay, it's still frustrating at times after a few years but I know my little eccentricities at this point)!

I made 12 candles using this wax and every one had a circular crack in the center and was slightly sunk in. I used my heat gun to try to fix it but that crack kept re-appearing. But I did like that every candle looked smooth and vibrant in the glass. They also had a great hot throw.

Despise this wax

Absolutely hate this wax! I was using 444 and it is not discontinued. I thought I would try this out to see how it is since its new and I feel like I wasted money. I purchased 20lbs of wax and EVERY SINGLE candle I made has sinkholes and cracks. I followed all instructions on pour temp, set temp etc. Super disappointed that all the wax, fragrance oils and jars I purchased are basically a waste, not to mention my time making them.