We stock a variety of different candle making waxes, with blends incorporating: soy wax, coconut wax, rapeseed wax and paraffin wax. Candle waxes are usually broken down into two main categories - vegetable (or natural) waxes and mineral (or parrafin) waxes. Vegetable waxes benefit from being renewable and thus are very marketable, given their eco-friendly credentials. Mineral waxes tend to be easier to use and often provide better scent throw than vegetable waxes, but don't have the same eco credentials.
Soy wax blends are growing in popularity with smaller producers, as they are easy to use and offer a good marketing angle as an eco-friendly product. Soy wax blends also look great, with a creamy colour and non-synthetic look. There are lots of new vegetable waxes to choose from and innovation in this sector is delivering exciting new natural candle wax blends into the market every year. EcoSystem RS1 and Cargill Naturewax C-6 are two of the most exciting natural container waxes in the market today and both are stocked by Candle Shack. EcoSystem RS1 is a combination of Soy Wax and Rapeseed Wax, whereas Naturewax C-6 combines Soy Wax and Coconut wax. Both blends build on years of experience to overcome the issues faced by traditional soy wax blends.
EcoSystem RS1 was developed by Candle Shack and British Wax in the UK to deliver exceptional scent throw and to make wicking easier. The blend took years to develop and is now used by some of the most recognisable natural candle brands in the UK. A real success story for the UK wax market.
Cargill's Naturwax C-6 is a dream to work with. C-6 sticks to glass like no other, so for those looking to use clear glass, it is a very safe choice. It delivers excellent hot and cold scent throw with many oils and can be wicked with Candle Shack CL wicks or Wedo Stabilo wicks.
We also stock many other natural waxes from leading brands such as Kerax, Cargill, Golden Brands and EcoSystem.