I just bought this and yes it is messy , but so worth it.
IGI's 4627 "Comfort Blend" holds the most fragrance of any wax we carry! It can hold 2 oz. of fragrance per pound (12%), and has excellent hot and cold throw. This wax is very soft, and is packaged in a 25 lb. bag. This requires no additional additives - just add color and fragrance.
I just bought this and yes it is messy , but so worth it.
After trying the 464 soy wax I found that I just wasn't happy with the scent throw. This is the best wax to get a STRONG hot and cold throw, but it is definitely messy! Do not get discouraged though. The best way to handle the 25 lb block in a bag is to take scissors and cut along the sides and corners, and peel the plastic off each side. Use disposable gloves while handling. It also helps to use some kind of scraper and cut or hack small chunks of the wax and pile it up in a storage bin. (I got mine from Home Depot) Cutting the wax into chunks will make it easier to remove later when you start making your candles. I simply take a chunk and place it on my wax/soap scale (that I also bought from Candle Science)It's super easy. It's true that in the center of the block, the plastic is almost logged into the wax but with a little tugging, peeling and cutting, it's really not that hard to get all the wax out. It takes me about 15-20 minutes to do this and the way my candles come out with this wax makes that little bit of effort completely worth it!
I LOVE this wax BUT hate the sticky stickiness! With that being said, I took the advice of someone earlier and bought a 5 gallon paint bucket with tight fitting lid, disposable gloves and a heavy duty ice cream scooper (paddle). I cut down the sides of the bag of wax and then plopped the wax into the bucket and shoved it all in there! It was a messy experience but after that I didn’t have anymore problems! I just wear gloves and use the paddle to remove the wax-so much easier! You will not be disappointed by this wax!
I have never been so inspired to write a negative review about a great product. This wax is the best wax I have ever used… No sinkholes, perfect color absorption, clean burning… Etc., and I will NEVER EVER buy it again. This wax is incredibly soft, and I have zero issue with that. It is not the consistency of the wax that is the reason I will never purchase it again… It is the packaging. The packaging is simply insulting. I have a 60 pound commercial wax melter, and I was trying to load a 50 pound case of this wax into the pot, and it took no less than two hours to get it out of the bag. I am not sure why they feel it is except a bowl to pour hot wax into a plastic bag allowing the wax to harden around creases in the bag which makes getting a wax completely impossible to get out afterwards. So much wax is wasted during the process… It completely sticks to the size of the bag, making it completely impossible to get off. I probably threw a pound of wax away with the plastic packaging... I spent MUCH needed production time picking apart plastic pieces of the outside bag from my wax in order to put it into the melter. Absolutely insulting!
This is the best wax I've used. Absolutely no tunneling. Definitely a single pour, thank God. Has the all time best hot and cold throw scent. Ive only had to use 1 oz of fragrance per pound and the scent is amazing. However, it is extremely hard to get out of plastic bag. Plastic or rubber gloves is a must, a solid ice cream spoon is a must, lots of elbow power......it really should come in a bucket as I thought there was probably a good pound stuck in the bag that no matter what I did, I could not get it out. So it was wasted wax. Please consider putting it in a bucket instead of a bag.
I'm a novice candle maker and just do it for fun (for me and my friends/family). I've used this wax and a soy wax. This one is great! It has great scent throw and sets evenly (no issues with pitting, etc.).
It is kind of a pain to scoop out of the bag, as others have mentioned. I'd say the texture is like a very thick and heavy Vaseline. It's sticky, hard to scoop and tiresome to work with until melted. But, if you throw on some disposable latex gloves and use a heavy metal spoon (like a solid ice cream scoop), it's much easier. Overall, the pros far outweigh the cons for me.
I am loving this wax. Sure, it's a bit of a pain to get it out of the bag at first but you get used to that (gloves, knife and an ice cream scoop are your friends). I have yet to use more than 1oz of fragrance with this wax because honestly, I haven't needed to. The hot and cold throws are incredible. Definitely my favorite wax so far (containers are my main focus right now anyway).
Yes the wax is messy when it first arrives and I wish it came in a bucket instead of a bag. But the pros way outweigh the cons here. First the wax melts easy and accepts colors extremely well. In fact it accepts colors so well that I can cut most of the color blocks in half of what is recommended. The big part is the fragrance load. This gives me an extreme cold throw and strong hot throw. Even though it accepts 2oz per lb, most of the time I don’t have to use that if the fo is already a strong scent but with lighter scents it helps greatly with the hot throw. The cool down is quick so you don’t burn off to much of your fo as well. Always make a little extra though if you are using jars as it may tunnel around the wick and need to be topped off. Other than that this wax is perfect!
It would be lovely if someone could tell me how to get the best hot throw from this wax. I have tried three different waxes and I happen to like this one and want to keep it but STRONGGGG scents matter to me and I want to know how to achieve that. Thank you!
I’m not sure if candlescience is pouring this wax into a bag or if they are getting it from a supplier, but better quality control is needed. The last few (5-6) blocks I have received were so tangled up into the plastic that I literally had to struggle for 30 minutes to cut through it and pull out ripped plastic. Which I still found small pieces in the candles because it’s so frustrating and difficult. Please pass this along on behalf of customers, someone needs to take more care. I weighed how much wax was caught in crevices and it was around 5lbs. Come on.
I have been making candles for a little over 5 years and have used many types of waxes, by far this is the best. it may be messy and sticky, but once you develop a system to handling this wax its all worth it. it hold fragrance and color very well, a true one pour for me every time. and looks smooth and clean once finished, I couldn't ask for more, candlescience, keep this wax and you'll keep this customer for life!!!
I love this wax as far as usage and vibrant color but I'm having a really hard time getting a good hot throw. Can anyone give me some tips that work for them?
I took a tip from an earlier review and I keep this wax in a 5 gallon bucket, using painter latex gloves and heavy scraper to handle the wax. This keeps things very clean! I love this wax and my candle sales have increased. Wonderful scent throw hot and cold!
I read and researched to the death about best waxes for strong hot throw. That led me to this Comfort Blend Wax. I agree with everyone who says it's messy and difficult and downright sticky and vaseline like. BUT....it works like a charm!!!!!! I am incredibly impressed with this wax and wanted to share how I make it very easy to use. First, you need to spend about $10 at your local hardware store and get a big, sealable bucket. These are the type of buckets that professional painters store large amounts of paint in. The lid snaps all around the bucket for a secure, air tight seal. Go ahead and pick up a cheap pack of disposable gloves while you're there. Once you've purchased that, then proceed with the messy task of putting the wax into that bucket. USE disposable gloves! Trim the corners of the bag away and pull off as much as you can. Then, pick up the block of wax and jam it into the bucket. You'll understand once you try it. It's messy only this once and it's hard to deal with only this once. After it's in the bucket, all you have to do is spoon it out as you need. No more maneuvering around a plastic bag. I love this method. I don't even have to wear gloves anymore. Good luck, all!
The first wax I bought was a soy wax that came highly recommended but I didn't like the texture, smell or appearance so I switched to this one instead and I am so so glad I did. I am LOVING this wax, ok it's kind of a big mess trying to get it out of the bag and into your warmer but once that is over it's like you can do no wrong. Comes out a beautiful creamy white, flawless texture, and the hot and cold throw are amazing. This is a life saver I am so glad I found it!
I was searching for a wax that would give me the best scent throw there is, so I thought I'd give this a shot. I was a little leery after reading the reviews about how messy it was to work with. Maybe I was prepared for the worst, but it's really not that bad. Yeah - it's sticky. I use a regular ice cream scoop to scoop it out. You have to pry it off the scoop w/ a finger and then wipe off the excess to get it all - but it's pretty manageable. I don't equate it to peanut butter of crisco. It's not that creamy. It's firmer than that, but definitely likes to hang on to whatever it touches. I'm still trying to decide if it's worth the hassle compared to the parasoy blend, which I'm finding has a pretty hefty scent throw as well. The first few jars I've done had a couple tiny wet spots, but no big deal. It really takes dye and gets some intense color, which is nice. It doesn't have that nice, vanilla creamy look soy does when just poured w/out any dye, but - it's so smooth. I'm having issues w/ tunneling, but that's a matter of the wick, not the wax (and unfortunately the wick recommendations so far are 0 for 2 - so on to more experimentation). I'm just a few months in to candle making so only have exposure so far to 3 different types of wax (soy, parasoy & this), but I was pleasantly surprised that working w/ this wax really isn't the headache I thought it would be.
This is the worst wax I have ever tried to use. It's Vaseline like consistency holds no merit on any level. Not to mention, try sending a 25 lb block of wax back....more trouble than it's worth. I'm sticking to soy pellets. Because the website wouldn't let me give a negative rating, I put one star, but this wax is not worth even that.
I really like the way the candle performs in my mason jars. They melt with little smoke, smooth burning flame and great cold and hot scent throws. I have to admit, I am not a fan of the "feel" of the wax. It is very messy. I would say it is like trying to get peanut butter or Crisco out of a huge bag; not easy to do and quite the clean up afterwards. Also, if you are going to use these in the summer, be conscientious of the temperatures they will have to sit out in. It has a low melt point (180) and may not do too well at an outside craft fair.
Red alert, packaged in 25 lb. bag and is so soft it is like melted thick ice cream. Very difficult to get out of packing. I would cut the bag off, around it. Takes more time to get out of package than to make the candle! I stuck it out and used the 25 lb in its entirety but I will not purchase again, I don't care how much scent it can hold, wasn't that much more worth it for me. Hope no one buys this as their first attempt at candle making b/c it will turn them off. Needs to be packaged into small "soap size" blocks to make easier, but I'm sure it would melt right out of shape, so soft which makes very easy to clean out of containers, practically wipes right out cold.
Only two things I have to say about this wax. #1- It is without a doubt the messiest, goopiest and sloppiest wax I have ever used. #2 - The cold throw on this wax is superior. And at (12% FO load) the hot throw is unmatched by any other period! This wax is definatley a love / hate. It performs impeccably and is very forgiving, but is so sloppy to work with. My goal is figure out the percentage of GB 464 I can blend it with to firm it up a bit without losing any of the hot throw.
This wax creates excellent candles! The scent retention is incredible. Have you ever noticed that when you leave the lid off of a candle for hours, later the scent may seem weaker than when it's had the lid on? Not so with this wax. Cold throw stays great. Wet spots? Non existent, and I don't even heat my jars!
Only problem is that I hate working with it. So sticky.... It's awful. I'm going to try the Harmony blend to see if it will be as good.
I started out using GB 464 Soy & had so many issues so I switched to this & I am so thankful that I did! I use 8 ounce jelly jars with a LX 18 wick. I melt the wax to 190, add the color, and then stir. Then I take off the heat & add FO & stir for two to three minutes or until the temp reaches 180 & then I pour into preheated jars. No wet spots, sink holes, messed up tops, etc. The only con to this wax is that it's very sticky. However, just wear disposable or latex gloves & it shouldn't be an issue. I cut the plastic on the wax down the sides, pull the plastic down & use an ice cream scooper to measure out how much I need. Easy peasy.
Because this wax very hard
1. Very sticky :(
Really Annoying sticky gum.
just like vasellin+gum.
2. Not single pour
This wax gave me sinkhole !! Big!!
3. Amazing wet spot hahahaha
this wax not my type. This wax make me crazy!!
But scent throw ... amazing very strong.
only this one.
In my experience wet spots occur when the wax cools too fast. Try putting them in a box together to slow cooling.
I switched to the 4627 to mix with the GB 464 soy, since it seems like a good fit for holding fragrance. I am pouring at 180*, but my candles have terrible wet spots (I am preheating jars) and there was some white frosting near the top! Not sure what I'm doing wrong. In addition, the wax appears cloudy once cured. I may switch back to Harmony blend. The softness of the 4627 wax means it is especially messy to work with. Not wild about it so far.
This is my favorite container wax and the scent throw is wonderful. For the person asking about how to scoop this out of the plastic container, I cut the plastic at the corners-cut a slit upward to the top, peel it down and use a long spatula to scoop it. Having it not stick to the sides really helps.
By only problem with this wax is trapped air that forms water spots. Any suggestions?
I made candles with this wax for the first time today. After trying to scoop this wax out of the bag, I decided to slice it instead with a large knife. I put the 25 pound bag on the counter and pulled the bag part way down and sliced horizontally taking large chunks out. I wore latex gloves so my fingers would stay clean. It worked great!
I like the way the wax pours, however, I have used various methods of getting the wax out of the box and would be interested in hearing how others scoop the wax. I have used an ice cream shovel, a spoon, a knife (waste of time) and interestingly my most successful method has been to use a soap cutter or what cooks might call a bread or vegetable scraper. Would love to hear how others are getting the wax out!
gave 5 stars cause this wax rocks!
I switched from soy to this wax...and when I did my sales started taking off...My candles smell so great that people are buying them just to leave them in their cars ...like a freshener
I've been trying out soy and other paraffin waxes and was just about ready to give up. I am so happy I tried this wax. It is easy to use, looks professional and beautiful and has a good throw. I hope IGI doesn't stop making this wax!
Making candles is fun again!
My husband and I just finished up a batch of candles with this wax and I have to say it is an absolute dream. We will be using this wax in all of our candles! Holds scent great and needs only one pour-- no wet spots, or indentations. Great great great wax.
My R&D has finally ended after approx. a year of research. I have found a wax that is second to none. This is it.
This wax is wonderful. I have tried several soy waxes and none of them hold the real true fragrance throw hot and cold that this paraffin wax does. It truly gives off a wonderful scent throw hot and cold and is so easy to work with. One pour and your candle tops are perfect. I do let it sit for about 5-7 minutes before pouring though. I use 2 ozs of fragrance in the 16ozs apothecary jars.
I never write reviews and perhaps I should not let the cat out of the bag. This wax rocks. I mixed it with Golden Brands 464 and have finally found my balance of heaven.
I wanted a soft wax and this foots the bill. I poured the candles earlier today and am already burning one. I feel like I have been in a 6 year battle with Soy and I am finally happy.
I too switched from soy to this wax. Glad I did. Takes good to any dye, produces rich colors and holds lots of fragrance. One pour does the trick every time.
I have gone from a soy wax to this comfort blend. For me it was a great move. My candles look smooth and creamy. The hot and cold scent throws are amazing.
i really like this wax very easy to work with. a single pour and has an excellent cold and hot throw,also has excellent burn time ratios