Choosing a Candle Making Wax
Container CandleIf you are going to make container candles it is best to use one of the container candle making waxes. For paraffin candles use the Chandler Grey PRO container wax, this is a one pour wax with an excellent burn and scent throw. For natural wax use the Soya Waxes, the CB135 seems to be the most popular, the CB-Xcel is the latest addition, but I prefer to use the CB-Advanced. It comes down to what works best for you. The Chandler Grey PRO Rapeseed is also a viable option.
Pillar CandleIf you are going to make pillar candles using moulds you need a wax that will contract, for paraffin wax use the Chandler Grey Blended. To get a great finish use the Chandler Grey PRO Pillar wax which is a mix of paraffin and natural waxes. For natural wax use the EcoSoya Pillar Blend, you will get a beautiful candle but the pouring can be a little difficult and the wick choice needs to be very exact, I would not recommended this for a beginner to candle making.
Container and Pillar candle making wax is very different; container wax is made to adhere whilst pillar wax has been made to contract for easy mould release.
Do I need wax additives
If you are just making container or pillar candles then the wax mentioned in the sections above will work well without the need for any additives. The wax additives available on this website have descriptions on the wax additives page so I will not go into it here. If you are in any doubt contact the 4Candles customer service desk via the contact page.
The 4Candles customer service desk will be able to give you any help and guidance with your candle making. Call 01482 345414 or use the contact form.
The Other Waxes
There is other candle wax available on the 4Candles wax pages; for instance Dip and Carve or Gloss Overdip. The customer service team can give advice on these products but it is best if you have some experience or knowledge of using these products.