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IGI 1239 A Paraffin Candle Wax Slab
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IGI 1239 A Paraffin Wax is a versatile, fully refined paraffin wax with strong scent throw, perfect for pillars, votives, tarts, and even hand carved candles. This hard, translucent wax produces candles with a mottled appearance. 

IGI 1239 A comes in a hard slab, which can be broken up for use. The weight on slabbed wax can vary slightly. Each case contains four slabs of wax packaged together in a reinforced cardboard box.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • View our Lab Notes for all the details on IGI 1239 A Paraffin Wax.
  • Use our Wick Guide to help get your testing started.
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Wax Properties

Wax Type
Hard Slab
Rustic, Translucent
Recommended Wick Series
Melt Point
138°F (58.9° C)
Pour Temp
180°F (82.2° C)
Oil Content
Prop 65 Warning


3% or 0.5 oz/lb. (14 g/454 g)
3% or 0.5 oz/lb. (14 g/454 g)
Wax Melts / Tarts
3% or 0.5 oz/lb. (14 g/454 g)


Heat to 185°F (85°C) using a double boiler. Add fragrance or essential oil, remove from heat, and stir for two minutes. Pour at 180°F (82.2°C). Cool for 4-6 hours. Fill any sinkholes with a second pour. Remove molds after 24 hours. Cure five days for optimal fragrance throw.

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5 out of 5 Stars.
So thankful for this company and these great products

I have purchased wax from here quite a few times and the quality is something I can't find anywhere else at this price point. This translucent wax is fantastic for my layered decorative pillar candles, which my customers rave about and say come in better than they could have expected. I wish I could attach pictures!

I also wanted to thank customer support for solving an issue on my end within 30 minutes of me reaching out. This type of customer service is unprecedented and unmatched. I won't go into detail, but I just want her to know how much her kindness and help means to me. I've never had such amazing customer service in all my years. I already loved this company for their high quality wax and scents, but they completely won me over. Thank you so much.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-03-10

Hello Anne! Thank you for taking the time to leave a product review and for your kind words! We appreciate you for allowing us to help!

4 out of 5 Stars.

This wax needs additive! Absolutely don't like this wax

5 out of 5 Stars.

The parasoy pillar wax that I had been using for almost 2 years suddenly became unavailable without warning through my supplier. (not candlescience) As many of you know the holiday rush started early this year so having to switch wax was a really big deal. I have just finished test burning and finding wick sizes with this wax and thought that I would share what I have discovered in case anyone else is freaking out while going through a sudden wax change during the holiday rush. When compared to the parasoy pillar wax that I had been using this wax calls for much less fragrance oil. I was concerned that the candles made using this wax would have a weak hot and cold scent throw. There was no need to worry at all because even when using half of the fragrance that I normally use and test burning without a cure time the candles had an amazing scent throw. Using wax dye with this wax is very different, this wax requires much less dye, I am still getting used to this. I carve some of my candles and carving with this wax is not a problem at all. I do miss the idea of using soy wax but have found that customers in my nitch really don't seem to care as much as I did. The only drawback that I have found is that it comes in a slab that I hate breaking but I will get used to it.

5 out of 5 Stars.
love it

I was given a sample of paraffin by a coworker and decided to combine with my soy in different ratios for melts. It made a big difference in the solidity of the melts! Clean break and really enhanced both the cold and hot throw. I am very, very happy with this wax. I use a hammer to break.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Great for cut and carve!

This paraffin wax is amazing for cut and carve. It melts beautifully perfect and holds temperature long enough for carving. Also used with fragrance from CS and the cold/hot throw is really good. If making Pilar molds be aware of topping again since it tends to fall inside and needs re-capping.
It was exactly what I was looking for and so far have not been disappointed. Burn test was great too and melt point temp works just as described. Great value for the price. If you’re looking for good reliable wax that you can find many uses for, THIS IS IT!
Candle science thanks for all the info about all your products! Really useful!

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