Paraffin wax remains the wax of choice for most luxury candle brands, especially those whose USP is the quality of their perfume. Whilst natural waxes have grown in popularity in recent years, when it comes to hot scent throw, paraffin wax will outperform vegetable waxes in almost every case. This delivers an improved experience for the consumer and can allow candle makers to use less fragrance oil. Loads of 5% are not unusual in paraffin candles, whereas vegetable wax candles typically require 8-10% for a reasonable hot throw.
SASOLWAX 6213 remains the most popular general purpose container wax and for good reason. It just works! Kerax KW4140 is an exciting new alternative that is much softer, but is also very easy to work with. Wicking paraffin wax candles, particularly those with high levels of fragrance oil, can be quite difficult. Adding 20-30% vegetable wax to the blend can reduce sooting and help with melt-pool formation.