I started making candles a little over a year ago. I wanted to use coconut wax and started off with Coconut 83. I did find it difficult to wick, but I loved it! I then tried the soy/coconut wax blend and it just didn't behave the way that I wanted. I did my research on this wax - the paraffin portion - because some many people these days think paraffin is "evil" (but it's not!). I read all the reviews I could on the IGI 6046, studied CS's lab test and watched a few YouTube videos on it. Decided to buy the 25# bag of it and...I will NOT GO BACK!! I love this wax!! It is so easy to use. It melts beautifully, pours great, cools wonderful and leaves smooth & creamy tops! There have been a few - like 10 out of a 100 candles so far - that have had minor sinkholes, but nothing severe and nothing that could not be fixed with a very quick heat gun hit. I have not noticed any pitting on top, no frosting at all and a few wet spots here and there, but again, a quick hit with the heat gun and it is all gone. I have also noticed minimal shrinkage and great jar adhesion - that is with both pre-heating my jars and not pre-heating my jars. This wax has worked well with every scent I have tested it with and has been very easy to wick. the only draw back (to me anyway) is that it does come in a big bag and is a solid cube. It is a little hard for me to scope it out of the bag, but then again, I have a bum shoulder and carpal tunnel in my wrist, so it may not be a problem for others. Currently, I am using the 8 oz. Mason Jars and most often the CD 12 wick works great. Happy candling!!