One of the big questions any candle maker asks initially is which wax they will elect to use. Candle waxes all have different characteristics and even different brands have different ways to get the most out of the wax or to make the wax look best and perform. In the main most candle makers use Paraffin or Natural Soy wax and these are the main waxes available online here. Blackadder Candles also stock and supply Organic Container wax and Bees wax in different forms. Bees wax and Organic waxes are generally sold in large 10 - 25 KG boxes due to the way these waxes are supplied in large chunks or blocks.
Soy wax is a natural wax manufactured from Soya beans, mainly NON GM sustainable beans from the USA. Soya tends to burn slower than paraffin, and as it is a natural oil it produces less black soot and chemical odors. Working with soy can be challenging due to the natural make up of the wax crystals, but soy is understood to be a healthier wax than paraffin.
Paraffin wax is as it has alway been for many man years. Made from a petrochemical bi product, paraffin