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Which candle wax should I choose?

When it comes to choosing your wax, you must decide what type of candle you want to make!

There are 3 main types of candles, pillar candles, container candles, and votive candles. Container candles are the most popular type of candles and are the easiest for beginners to make. Pillar candles require hard wax, because they are not formed in a container and are free-standing. Pillar wax is also used for wax tarts as they shrink away from the mould for easy release. Votive candles are small in size and are typically placed into a container when burning. They are commonly used at weddings and in places of worship. Both vegetable and mineral wax candles will both burn cleanly if wicked correctly. The compromise tends to be paraffin wax scent throw against the marketing benefits of vegetable wax.

Supplies for Candles are a specialist wholesaler in candle wax. Candle wax can be broken down into two main categories - vegetable (natural) wax and mineral (paraffin) wax.

Ready to make your very own candles?

You’ve come to the right place! Here is our Candle Making Guide which includes links to all the ingredients and materials needed to get started!

For any queries or for more information please use our contact page or give us a call on 01709 257 151 9 am-5 pm Monday-Friday.

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