Use of Paraffin Wax with Different Melting Points
High melting point wax: This wax is very suitable for making cylindrical candles, hand-impregnated fine candles, molded candles, shaped or carved gift candles. This wax is very hard and cannot retain its flavor. This type of paraffin wax has a melting point of 145 degrees Fahrenheit or 63 degrees Celsius. This kind of wax is needed to make the above-mentioned types of wax, so that the candle will not sag when cooling. If you use this wax to make candles, you need to use additives.
Medium melting point wax: This wax is usually used to make prayer candles and sometimes used to make container candles. This type of paraffin wax has a melting point of 127-145 degrees Fahrenheit or 53-63 degrees Celsius. This wax is harder to touch than a low-melting wax, but it retains its shape better. This wax retains its flavor better, but requires the use of additives. This type of wax is lumpy and needs to be cut into small pieces to melt.
Low melting point wax: This type of wax melts at a temperature of 127 degrees Fahrenheit or 53 degrees Celsius. Soft wax is an ideal material for making candles for containers, and has the characteristics of lasting scent retention. Until the candle is burned, soft wax has a very good Strong flexibility, without the use of additives. Softer paraffin has many advantages, but its processing is more difficult, and it emits more smoke than other waxes.
Once you decide on the type of candle you want to make, you can choose the most suitable paraffin wax. No matter where you buy the paraffin wax, you must know the melting point of the paraffin wax you buy, so the gift candle will be beautiful. When you buy these waxes, you also need detailed instructions.