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Product Update: July 17, 2019

NGI/EcoSoya informed us that after 20 years in business, they are closing their doors and will permanently discontinue manufacturing all Q-series soy, CB-Advanced, and PB Pillar blend waxes. This wax will no longer be available once stock is depleted. Please watch the video above for more information.

The Q230 is a very versatile wax and is a perfect option for natural soy wax pillars, votives, tarts and containers. Candles easily unmold and have a beautiful semi-gloss finish. The new EcoSoya Quantum soy waxes feature new technology that virtually eliminates frosting, allows for higher fragrance loads, higher pour temperatures and produces vivid colors. The wax can be used in containers when lower pour temperatures are used, however wet spots are inevitable. We suggest only using with tins or containers with a solid color if this is a concern for your candle line. Ideal fragrance loads vary from 6 - 18% depending on application.
Votives and pillars: 9% or less
Containers: 6-12%
Wax melts: up to 18%
Suggested replacement for PB Pillar Blend.

Note: Wax is packaged in pastille form.
45 lb Case Size: 16.5" x 16" x 11.5"

Candle Making Note:
This wax has a stronger odor than other soy waxes. It is more noticeable when melting large quantities. This is normal and will not affect the finished smell of your scented candle.

Based on our testing, we recommend using the LX wick series with this wax. We found it to burn the most evenly across different candle diameters and fragrances. The ECO and HTP wick series created unusual looking mushrooms after burning, most prominent in higher fragrance loads.

When testing a new soy wax, it can be challenging to find the right process. To help you get the best results from NGI's new Q230 soy wax check out our lab notes.

Wholesale Soy Wax Ordering
Check out our wholesale page for more information on ordering Q230 Soy Wax in bulk or by the pallet.

For help choosing the right candle wax for your candles, visit our Wax Guide.


Melt Point
Max Fragrance
12% or 2oz./lb.
Wax Type
Soy Wax Pastilles
Pour Temp
175ºF (+/-5º)
Pillars / Votives / Clamshells / Wax Melts
Prop 65 Warning Required

Product Reviews

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5 out of 5 Stars.
Wax Melts

I love this wax, gives me smooth tops no frosting and the colors pop when I use color dye. It does dip a bit in the middle. I let it cure for 10-14 days and does well.

5 out of 5 Stars.

Been using it for over a year. Absolutely love it. It’s just so damn expensive! But it makes you the money

1 out of 5 Stars.

I unfortunately have nothing good to say about this wax. I was so upset when they discontinued PB but I had to order something as my customers had been waiting for pillars to come back. This wax was a total waste of money. Like previously mentioned by other customers, It leaks out the bottom of my molds, smells horrible, will not release from molds without going in the freezer which usually results in cracking, and they are oily to the touch once you actually get them out. I am so happy to see they relaunched PB.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Great wax! Melts well

Love it! Makes a good tart! Melts well no issues

5 out of 5 Stars.
Very Impressed

I had bought this wax to used just for my wax melts and clamshells. I am I did, the colors turn out very vibrant using liquid dye. So I decided to try some candles in containers. The results were better than what I had expected. I followed the poor guide lines on what is recommended for this wax. I have to say, I was very shocked at the results. I will be ordering more of this wax for sure. With all the negative reviews out there on this wax I have found thru all my search that you really have to watch your ambient room temperature and pour from there. I received no wet spots in my containers, and the tops were very smooth, with and without color. I found at 10% FO worked best, using ECO wicks and HTP work great for me. Patients is the key. Yes, there is a vinegar smell during your melting process, but not in your final product. Give it a try...

5 out of 5 Stars.

This wax is perfect for tarts and tins, just follow the instructions CS gives you and you'll be fine

5 out of 5 Stars.

I love this wax, use it for everything but my glass jars. The secret it to pour it at the recommended temp.

1 out of 5 Stars.
Very Disappointed

I am so confused as to how EcoSoya could have felt confident in releasing this product onto the market...especially as a supposedly IMPROVED version of the old stuff (which I miss so much). I do like how this wax comes in pastille form, but that's about the only positive feedback I have. It is a noticeably softer wax (which is terrible for pillars), it takes much longer to unmold without causing damage and I've had many instances of scarring and craters in my pillars (which was never a problem with the old PB). The scent throw is not as good as the old formulation, both hot and cold. The scent is much more subtle and faded. All of these complaints I've read on other reviews as well. The one that I haven't seen, and one that is the biggest frustration for me, is that since I've started using this wax, my pillars ALWAYS leak. I don't know why, but I have literally never once had leakage...until this new wax. I have tried everything to plug up the wick hole better, but no amount of putty, tape, plug or plastic wrap seems to do it. And again, this was never even close to being a problem until I was forced to switch to this inferior yet much more expensive wax :-(. I am very disappointed and upset. I really hope these reviews make it back to the EcoSoya team for some serious reconsideration of this new product. I LOVED the old PB. If it ain't broke, why fix it?

1 out of 5 Stars.

We shipped in 2 cases of Q230 when our regular supplier was out of stock. With a 21% increase and sellers on Amazon and our company website, wax was a complete bummer. The good news is PB soya blend is scheduled to be released shortly. Hopefully we can get our customers back. Candle Science is an awesome company.

3 out of 5 Stars.
It's ok, not as good as original PB

After being completely blindsided by the need to discontinue/re-formulate the original Pillar Blend, and waiting so long for this replacement, I too am a bit disappointed. Overall, it works fine. Not great. It wicks exactly the same as the old PB, as far as all my testing has shown. It is certainly not as hard as original PB, and does burn a bit faster. The vinegar smell is overwhelming for sure, but not present in my finished candles/tarts- a longer cure time and a heavier scent load are absolutely necessary. Hot and cold throw are not anywhere near as incredible as before, but still good. I use between 1 1/4 oz and 1 1/2 oz in each pound. I have had no problems removing it from votive molds or silicone tart molds, but you have to wait 24 hours for them to come out cleanly. I saw a reviewer below say that a pillar had some scaring after removal from a pillar mold, and I wanted to just mention- I ALWAYS use Mold Release in the metal pillar molds. You can order it right on this site. Spray a light layer into pillar/votive molds before pouring, it works wonders, and you don't have to put them in the freezer, which causes cracking. Anyway... I am still mourning the loss of PB, and nothing will ever replace it. This one is ok, but not in any way as amazing as it's predecessor. Can we just have the old one back? Ugh.
Oh, and I use LX 20 in the 2 oz tins, I use LX 16 in votives, and I DOUBLE WICK my larger tumblers (3 inch diameter) with two LX 22. For tin cup tealights I use LX 14- I know these all may sound quite large in gauge, but for this wax and the required scent load, it all works perfectly. (this was all the same wicking I previously used for PB)