Which Wax Should I Use?

You’re amped and ready to make some extraordinary candles.  You’ve even found your way to the wax products page … but where to start?  There are so many different types of wax and, worst of all, most of them look alike.

Which Wax is Best for You ?

You’re looking for no fuss, quick results

Try gelwax. It’s quick, easy and looks good even without you adding anything extra.  Melt, pour and off you go!  It doesn’t get easier than that.

You’re all about the smell

Soy wax is for you.  It is easy to fragrance and you can melt soy wax in the microwave.  Use our top quality fragrances oils for best results.  Soy wax is intended for use in containers.  It is a soft, fatty vegetable (plant) wax which is not ideal for making moulded candles.

You’re a crafter or an artist

Candle wax, a.k.a. paraffin wax,  is the only answer.  It can be temperamental but the possibilities are endless. Paraffin wax can be moulded, sculpted, folded, poured, blended, beaten.  The range of products you can make is limited by the laws of nature and your imagination only.

You’re a sculptor

You could use microwax on its own but you will probably get better results with a blend of candle wax (a.k.a. paraffin wax) and microwax.

You’re a fan of natural cosmetic products

Make your own lip balms, heel balms and body lotions with beeswax.  Take a look at our cosmetic ingredients page for everything else you’d need in your formulation.

You have wooden furniture

Combine melted beeswax and turpentine.  Do not heat the turpentine and work in a well ventilated area when using solvents.