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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 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.

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4 out of 5 Stars.
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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.

5 out of 5 Stars.
Incredible wax!

I have been blowing through wax trying to find something similar to a supplier who had my fav wax but recently closed. THIS IS IT. This wax is incredible. Yes, it is melty... to be expected with that low glorious melt point. But it is a dream. CT is great. The color is white and beautiful... added color to my testers and they hold the color so well! I poured 4 yesterday, testing today and they all have a beautiful melt pool within the 1st hour of burning and already have a nice HT. I will do a follow-up if I notice any crazy amount of discoloration as it burns. I don't use any wicks you offer, which sucks... but I love zinc core and wood wicks best. (hint hint). Oh yeah... THIS IS A ONE-POUR WAX for me. Sealed the deal!

5 out of 5 Stars.

I had to come back and do a follow up review! I'm sitting here right now burning the candle I made this morning. Like 12 hours cure time and the ht I can smell it all over my apartment. Wow it too me a little while. But I finally wick this wax. It was worth every moment of testing. I haven't gotten a ht with any wax I've ever used, even 4627 . Which is a pain to wick in my opinion. Thank you candle science now I can get my candle business off the ground.😊 PS. The wicks I used was lx wicks.

4 out of 5 Stars.
Not A Bad Wax, Update

I forgot to add to my previous post that not all fragrance oils will have a good CT or HT. It all depends on the wax being used. I notice that in some of the soy waxes I've worked with that the CT wasn't great, even when using a 10% FO load. I haven't tested the HT because I'm letting my candles cure for 3 to 4 weeks. I will give an update on HT later.

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