What type of candle wax should I use for different types of candles?
We have spent a lot of time around waxes and would like to offer general suggestions or comments on the various candle waxes that are available. These are just some general observations and are by no means intended to imply that other waxes are wrong for the application. One of the truly unique features of candle making is that every candle maker has his or her own propriety blend.
The J-50 blended candle wax continues to be the most popular choice. This "low shrinkage" candle wax is a blend that will produce containers with a creamy look and is capable of holding a large amount of scent. For a mottled container we would highly recommend the 2530H paraffin candle wax. For a straight paraffin the CF is the best with about ½ - 1% Vybar 260 candle wax additives.
The The CBL-141 Pillar/Votive Candles candle wax is one of the best on the market. It is also worth considering the 6228 pillar candle wax. For mottled pillars nothing is better than the 4045H melt point candle wax.
Natural Wax Candles: Containers
Soy 125 candle wax is the most cost effective soy and is capable of holding about a 5% scent load.
NaturalWax Candles: Pillars
The PS natural candle wax will work best for pillars. It is important to note that no other Soy candle waxes should be blended with this product. The Yellow beeswax candle wax is also a very good choice.
SpecialEffect Candle Wax
The F natural candle wax is by far our favorite. Click here to read the November 2002 edition of the En-Light-ener for a project using this candle wax.