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Everyone is fond of the aroma spread by scented wax. However, we are not aware of the fact that there are several types of wax that are used to make scented candles. This guide will brief you about various wax types and candles, which can be made using them.
Soy is one of the strongest wax melts, which is used to make container candles in glasses, cups, and jars. Few manufacturing companies also use this wax to make pillar candles. When soy wax is used for pillar candles, the blends so made are thicker as compared to the blends prepared to manufacture container candles.
Paraffin also comes under the category of the strongest wax melts and is used to make different type of candles. Paraffin wax is residual of crude oil. This wax is white, tasteless and unscented when its raw.
Melting point of paraffin wax lies between 110°F to 150°F.The paraffin which is used for making container candles has melting point of less than 130°F. On the other hand, paraffin which is used for making pillar candles has melting point 130°F and 150°F. Apart from this, paraffin wax which is used to make hurricane candle shells and overdipping has melting point higher than 150°F.
During ancient times, beeswax was used to make writing pads, sculptures, death masks, dolls and candles. Nowadays, it is used to make several types of candles including votives, containers, molded creations and pillars.
Hope this guide will give you brief about various types of waxes.