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Paraffin Container Wax (MP-117)
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We’re excited to bring this unique paraffin wax to the handcrafted market. Thoroughly tested (just like all our products!) by our in-house team of experts, Paraffin Container Wax (MP-117) is a high-performance, single-pour container paraffin wax that results in creamy white, semi-gloss candles.

MP-117 is packaged in slabs, but it’s soft and easy to cut into smaller pieces. Also, unlike most paraffin waxes, there’s minimal shrinkage. This product requires no additional additives - just add color and fragrance. We recommend this wax for use on its own or as a blender.

  • The weight per slab can vary; however, the total weight of a case is 45 lbs.
  • Cases contain 4 slabs of wax.

To help you get the best results from MP-117 check out our lab notes.

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

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Made in the USA


Wax Type
Soft Slab
Opaque, Semi-Gloss
Container / Tealight / Blending
Max Fragrance
10% or 1.6 oz./lb. (45 g/454 g)
Rec. Wick Series
Melt Point
117ºF (47.2°C)
Pour Temp
170°F (76.7°C)
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 170°F (76.7°C). Allow candles to cure for five days for optimal fragrance throw.

Product Reviews

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3 out of 5 Stars.

This wax is easy to work with but I've tried several LX wick sizes and have adjusted my fragrance load in an effort to squash the soot this wax creates. It's great for hot and cold throw but I can't seem to find a wick that creates a great melt pool without creating a ton of soot. Candle Science, Help Please! Thank you.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-05-05

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review. We're sorry to hear you're seeing some excessive sooting in your recent batch of candles. Typically, this can be remedied with an adjustment or two, and we'd love to help! A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email to further assist.

5 out of 5 Stars.
SOOT!! SOOT and more Soot

I wanted to dry a different wax other than the soy wax that Ive been using. Great hot throw...smooth tops but the soot is horrible

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CandleScience responded: 2023-04-12

Hey Lyza, thanks so much for your review. Several factors can cause sooting. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email to assist. We look forward to working alongside you to determine the cause and help reduce the sooting that you are seeing.

5 out of 5 Stars.
2nd review MP117

This is my second review at first I had a lot of soot but I also had the wrong wick I kelp testing & trouble shooting. This wax works perfect for my 8oz candle tin LX wick am getting great hot & cold . Candle Science support is the best

3 out of 5 Stars.
MP 117 wax

I really love candle Science products but this was had great hot throw but the SOOT, SOOT, to the point my fire alarm kept going on , I'm using 2.95 diameter tins I've text xl 16 & xl 18 I can't sale candles that's sooting of my house I understand but the customers will not , struggling finding a good wax .

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CandleScience responded: 2023-03-28

Hi there, thanks so much for sharing your experience with us. A member of our Support team has reached out to you via email to help with sooting!

5 out of 5 Stars.
Finally got it wicked!

Still haven't wicked the 8oz apothecary jars, but after switching to the single wicked small apothecary jars because smaller single wicked jars are much easier i've finally got it wicked! Premier wicks are the way to go and they minimize the smoke and soot greatly i've seen people using zinc so I will try that for the other apothecary jars. But for right now im going to keep using the other jars. The hot throw is still amazing.

5 out of 5 Stars.
MP 117

very smooth tops am in the process of testing, I followed the lab notes per website instructions, the smooth top for a Paraffin wax is a plus for me I don't like to use a heating gun cold throw is good on the first day I'll come back and do another review in 5 days on the hot throw & the wicks am testing I did trim my wicks shorter like some of the reviews said.wicking 8oz candle tins 2.95 diameter I'm testing with xl 16 & xl 18 Will will see I just want awesome quality safe candle with amazing HT that my customers will love 🙂. I used 6% fragrance as instructed wish me luck I'll be back in 5 day 🙏🏽 Either way I love candle Science products, fast shipping & top notch customer service

3 out of 5 Stars.
Updated review after testing for almost 8 months

First thoughts this wax has excellent hot throw at just 6% barely no cure time. But… wicking this wick no matter the jar was a nightmare. I used small 2.75in ceramic jars with the wick suggestions and other sizes one tunneled the suggested melt pool was great but the it spots terribly. Moved on to their 15oz apothecary jars but the lx 24 didn’t reach the sides, sooted, and smoked on first light needs to be cut really short. Tried double wicking with the suggested lx 18’s then 16, and 14 if the single wick suggestion is lx 24 why would I double wick with 2 18’s, but definitely too hot even that size and the smaller once lower in the jar the flames were so small so I decided to try single wick jars and moved to the small apothecary. I have tried premier 700 wicks, htp, and lx wicks in every jar and the only wicks that stay lit with a decent flame in this wax is lx but it’s smokes so bad even when you wick extremely small and on the first light before it even forms a melt pool. My first review I was so excited about the hot throw I excused the smoke until I realized I’m using clear jars that are now getting blackened completely because of it and didn’t want my customers experiencing that. Most customers don’t trim and I would like a self trimming wick option with no soot but no other wicks will stay lit with this wax! I’m going to try another wax. Still love the jars though.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-03-07

Hi Destiny! Thank you so much for your review. We're really sorry to hear that you're running into some trouble wicking your ceramic and Apothecary candles, and we'd love to learn a bit more about your experience and what you're seeing in your candles. A member of our customer support team is reaching out via email to further assist.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Best paraffin wax!!

Listen! This is the best container paraffin wax!!! I have been making candles for awhile now and experimenting/testing with multiple waxes. Soy, coconut, beezwax, parasoy and they all perform well once you conduct testing with proper wick sizes, wick types and good quality fragrance oil (Candle science has quality oils). With all that being said, THIS MP-117 WAX hits DIFFERENT!!! every need in a candle you may ever desire for a successful candle business, AMAZING Hot/Cold throw, Ease of use, great jar adhesion, little to no sink holes (depending on jar vessel height you may need to run over with heat gun, rarely) smooth tops and easy wicking. Yes I said easy wicking, LX10 (just LX series in general) is great for this wax, you just have to keep wicks trimmed in the initial burn and conduct more testing. if that doesn't work for you, you may want to try Zinc core , paper core or HTP but use smaller sizes to avoid soot and carbon build up (mushrooming), I find these wicks works best for any parrafin wax. In my opinion and threw testing I find this MP-117 to throw even better than 4627 despite all the hype behind it, don't get me wrong 4627 is great but it's something about this MP-117 that fills a room quickly, smoothly and CONSISTENTLY!!! (it's indeed a sleeping Giant). remember every variable counts (wicks, good quality oils and wax) and as candle makers you HAVE to TEST TEST TEST! There is NO way around it if you want great smelling candle and people wanting YOUR candle. Candle Science is doing a great job in providing premium quality products, I 100% recommend giving this MP-117 Wax a try and if done correctly you will NOT be disappointed. Candle Science please keep this wax in stock!

P.S. @Candle Science, please start carrying HTP, paper core and Zinc core wicks in ALL sizes so we can get everything from you one time. That is all.

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CandleScience responded: 2023-02-02

Hello! Thank you for taking the time to write this review and share your experience with MP-117! We're so glad to hear it's worked out so well for you. We appreciate you taking the time to share your suggestions for wicks we should carry as well. We'll be sure to let our Product Development team know you're looking for these wicks! Please feel free to reach out to if you have any questions.

2 out of 5 Stars.

I'm a new candle maker and I'm trying to get my business off the ground. I have tried the 464 soy wax which I'm happy with and I've also tried coconut soy from another company that I'm happy with. I bought all different types of wicks and trying to find the right wick for the MP-117. Two of the wick types I bought says to use with Paraffin wax. I've tried Aztec 767, Aztec 750 and Zinc Core wicks. All produce high flame, smoke and soot with the MP-117 wax. Yes, I have cut the wicks down low as suggested by the other reviewers and it did work fine after that. But my concern is the customer. How is the customer suppose to know to cut the wick so low? I don't want to get bad reviews because a customer won't know to cut the wick low. I have all this left over wax and don't know what to do with it. I feel like I've wasted money and being new, that isn't good. Is there a wick for this MP-117 wax where you don't have to cut it down so low to avoid the high flame and soot? Please help!

3 out of 5 Stars.
High Sooting - Hard to Wick

I bought this wax with high hopes, having previously used GB464 Soy Wax I was looking for a wax with better hot throw. With MP-117 - I do like the jar adhesion and smooth tops, but finding it hard to wick this wax.

My first attempts to use this wax were in the 8Oz Jelly Jars with LX12 Wicks. The candles produced large amounts of soot that completely blackens the inside of the jar. I've cleaned the jar and trimmed the wick down and it still produces this soot. I then tried to wick down to LX10 - with similar results.

I'm currently wick testing double wicked LX10s in a 4" wide jar and this wax is still producing high soot. I will try single wicking with LX24 next - but I am not hopeful.

Is there another wick series that will work better with this wax?

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CandleScience responded: 2022-09-13

Hi there! Thanks so much for your review. We're really sorry to hear that you're running into some trouble with wicking. We'd love to hear more about your processes to see how we can help. A member of our Customer Support team is reaching out via email to further assist.