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Paraffin Container Wax (MP-117)
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Paraffin Container Wax (MP-117) is a high-performance, single-pour container paraffin wax that results in creamy, semi-gloss candles. Previously reserved for large manufacturing companies, we’re excited to bring this unique, fully refined paraffin wax to the handcrafted market. Featuring strong scent throw and minimal shrinkage, MP-117 works beautifully on its own without additives or blended with other waxes.

Candle Maker's Notes: 
Paraffin waxes tend to have darker soot over soy when burning. If you're experiencing excessive soot, we recommend testing different wick sizes, or double wicking in larger containers (3.3"/8.4 cm diameter or larger). Additionally, too much fragrance oil can also cause sooting depending on the fragrance oil. We’ve found that reducing fragrance load to 6% is plenty strong for most fragrances and helps to minimize shooting.

Troubleshooting Tips

  • Review our Lab Notes for details on using this wax.
  • Use our Wick Guide to help get your testing started.
  • What’s the right wax for your needs? Visit our Wax Guide.

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Made in the USA

Wax Properties

Wax Type
Soft Slab
Opaque, Semi-Gloss
Recommended Wick Series
Melt Point
117°F (47.2° C)
Pour Temp
170°F (76.7° C)
Oil Content
Prop 65 Warning


10% or 1.6 oz/lb. (45 g/454 g)
6% or 1.0 oz/lb. (27 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 170°F (76.7°C). Allow candles to cure for five days for optimal fragrance throw.

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5 out of 5 Stars.
I love it but...

This is my third update so far. I love this wax, because it throws scent so well. Only the lighter scents don't throw that well, but that isn't many. The only issue is that it gives me headaches. Possibly because I have sinus issues and the burning candles give me pressure behind the eyes. I'm sure most people don't have this issues but I do.

5 out of 5 Stars.
First Time Candle Maker

I did a lot of research before choosing this wax, and wow! This wax exceeded my expectations for my first candle making experience. Very happy with this wax. I will definitely be ordering more.

5 out of 5 Stars.
6 months review

I just want to follow up with a 6 month review about this wonderful wax. The first thing always test . But after testing for close to a year. I tied this wax when I didn’t have any experience as a candle maker. Now Wow! This wax is amazing. I made my own blend with 10% soy. And it’s the best, we all know soy can pick up all the scent notes. And the ht is amazing, I just love Mp117. The only thing that is in the back of my mind. Is I hope candle science keeps this wax . I love candle science and I buy mostly from them. But if you want to use this wax . Use zinc wicks.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Use this for BLENDING!

This wax is exactly what my candles have been needing / missing! I work with a coconut/soy blend and although some FO work well with it, we all know that natural waxes can be far pickier than paraffin. I was spending weeks researching the perfect paraffin blending wax (there are SO many options out there), until I decided to try this one. It's surprisingly soft for a paraffin wax and doesn't have any odor. It honestly melts very well with coconut / soy.

I use just 10% of this in my custom wax blend and that is all I need! Since it's such a small amount, it doesn't affect my wick series so I'm loving that. I'm able to keep my wicks and just tweak sizes and fragrance load as needed with this new addition to my blend. My tops haven't changed and no sink holes. The only thing that's changed is an improved Hot Throw (which was what was missing!). I'd also say Cold Throw is a notch better as well, which is an added bonus. The results so far are EXACTLY what I was hoping for with adding paraffin to my blend. I'm very excited to continue testing with this wax.

I highly recommend trying this wax as a blending wax for those who work with plant base waxes for those nuance HT and CT issues!!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Really LOVE this wax!

I've increased the fragrance load to 9%. WOW!! These are the best, strongest candles I've ever made. Still not having any soot - just use zinc wicks and keep the wick trimmed. Even with 9% FO, I'm not getting any soot. I've used 18 fragrances so far and haven't had a dud yet - all of them have been strong. Medium (9 oz) straight-sided tumbler, zinc wick size 44-24-18 for most of the candles, 44-32-18 for a couple.

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