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- Soy wax: this is a vegetable wax that has been made from the oils of soybeans. This is done during the harvesting process where the beans are made into flakes, from there the oil is extracted from the flakes and then hydrogenated. This is important in the process because it converts some of the fatty acids from unsaturated to saturated which alters the melting point of the oil. This a more natural wax, that is often used by candle makers. It can also be combined with other types of wax’s and natural oils to create a new type of wax entirely.
- Bee’s wax: this wax is made from bees. It is produced in the bee hive and the wax is actually formed by eight wax producing glands that are found in the abdominal segments of the worker bees. When the honey comb is produced the bee keeper will collect it and cut off the wax caps from it. This will then be used for a number of different aspects, including as a wax for candles. This is because it is highly flammable. Bee’s wax candles have long been used in a variety of different religions and is known mainly for making the Easer Candle.
- Paraffin wax: this wax is the wax that is mainly used in making candles today. This is because it is an excellent material for storing heat which makes it the perfect wax to use when making a candle. Today paraffin is being used in conjunction with other natural wax’s to create candles.
Apart from wax, other items are being used to create candles. Shea butter and citronella oil are also being used in conjunction with candle wax to create the candles we see today. Citronella candles are especially popular as they help to keep away the mosquitoes and other bugs during the hot summer nights. When it comes to making your own candles, you will need to know exactly what you would like your final outcome to be. Whether you want to make Christmas candles for your friends and family this festive season, or simply want to brighten up your home, you can.
Once you start making candles you will never want to stop. It is important to have the best materials by your side. Here at SA Candle Supply we can provide you with top quality wholesale materials.