Know Your Wax

What Wax Do I Choose?

This is a great question. There are several different types of wax you can choose from when making candles. The two most popular types are paraffin and soy wax. Additionally, there is bees wax, palm wax, and gels. There are more, however the cost to a beginner doesn’t really justify worrying about them at this time.

Whichever wax you choose, it is good to learn all the properties of that wax and the various styles you can get it in. For instance, if you are making pillar candles, you would not use a blend of wax made for containers. It would just kind of slump over. First we will compare the two most popular waxes and then we will get into the other common waxes and how the work.

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