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IGI 1239 A Paraffin Candle Wax Slab
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This is an extremely versatile fully refined paraffin wax with a 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. To help you get the best results out of IGI's 1239 A paraffin wax, we're sharing our lab notes. Click here to see our results.

* The weight on slabbed wax can vary slightly.

* Cases contain 4 slabs of wax packaged together in a reinforced cardboard box.

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


Wax Type
Hard Slab
Translucent, Rustic
Pillars / Votives / Tarts / Wax Melts
Max Fragrance
3% or 0.5 oz./lb. (14 g/454 g)
Rec. Wick Series
Melt Point
138ºF (58.9°C)
Pour Temp
180°F (82.2°C)
Oil Content
Prop 65 Warning


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!

3 out of 5 Stars.
Not the best

I used for wax melts, the CT is amazing and leads you to believe the HT will be just as amazing. After day 1 of burning for 8 hours, it doesn't smell as strong day 2, 3 and so on. I also tried mixing with IGI 6006, still didn't give much to the HT after 2 and 3 days.

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.

3 out of 5 Stars.

I believe I purchased this wax by mistake!!! I needed a wax to make melts with!! Is there any way I can use this for melts of no????? Thank you!!

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!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Use a short thick serrated edge paring knife to cut the wax in chunks

I used a short thick paring knife. I held it straight up and down and gently "pushed" the knife in a moved it back and forth "horizontally". It worked like a charm and pieces fell off. Give it a try I had what I needed cut off in less than 10 minutes. Hope this helps. I did a test burn and I love this wax!!!

3 out of 5 Stars.
just okay for now

I usually use Golden Wax Melt for my wax tarts, but this time I just wanted to try something different. The paraffin is a very hard wax to use. I ended up using my knife to carve off the amount I needed to test it. Well you do not need very much fragrance to make the melts , that is a plus. The cold and hot throw is good too. The only con is that the fragrance scent is mild after that and eventually disappears. I would give it maybe 8 hours. I am used to my melts' scents lasting a few days. I prefer the Golden.and will stick with it.