Editor’s Choice Best Soy Wax Reviews
The Candlemaker’s Store Natural Soy Wax, 10 lb. Bag
This natural soy 444 wax is blended with 2% of Candle Maker’s universal soy wax additive, making it have a melting point of about 121ºF to 125ºF. This low melting point makes the wax ideal for container candles because the melting wax will be prevented from pouring off. An attempt to make pillar candles using this wax will lead to a lot of waste because the liquid wax will spill off.
The wax comes with pre-tabbed candle wicks. They have a metallic plate that can be used to hold the wick in position when pouring the wax into the holding container. This plate is held at the bottom of the container using glue and keeps the wick stuck at the container bottom even as the wax melts when the candle is burning.
Apart from making candles, the wax can be mixed with 416 soy wax to create beautiful, scented tarts. 416 soy wax has a solidifying property, which makes it harden the mix, making the tarts more solid. This enables them to melt slowly, releasing just the right amount of scent to your home.
This wax is capable of holding a maximum of 15% fragrance, which is quite enough to give you a strong scent whenever you light it up.
Features at a glance
- The package contains 10 pounds of wax which is enough to make quite a number of candles.
- It comes with a candle wick centering device, measuring 9.8cm by 2.5cm. This is a convenient tool for easy candle making.
- It can hold up to 15% fragrance and has a hot throw.
- It is natural and therefore, 100% renewable.
- It is white in color when solid.
Candlewic Natural Soy Wax, 10 lb. Bag
This 10 pound bag contains soy wax flakes that are completely natural and therefore, 100% renewable. It has a low melting point, which is about 121ºF to 125ºF. This makes it more suitable for container candles rather than pillar candles. Natural wax is also very easy to clean and only requires soap and hot water to wash off any spilled wax.
This wax can hold up to 15% of fragrance per pound, which can be added to the wax when it is molten. In order for the fragrance to blend well with the molten wax, it should be heated to around 140 ºF to 150 ºF. This temperature ensures the wax and fragrance molecules mix perfectly to produce an even scent throw when burning.
Together with the perfume, this wax can be mixed with 416 soy wax to create scented tarts that are beautiful and produce hot throws of scent when heated on a tart warmer. Tarts are a much better option if your goal is to have a beautiful aroma around your home.
This is because they are much safer as they do not have an exposed flame or any flame at all, reducing the risk of fires. Therefore, this mix option is a really good benefit.
Features at a glance
- It is a natural and renewable 444 soy wax
- It is blended with 2% of universal soy wax additive.
- It has a low melting point, making it ideal for container candles.
- It is white in color when solid and is packaged in a 10 pound bag.
- It can hold up to 15% of perfume and releases hot throws when lit.
Candlewic Soy Wax (20 lb.)
This candlewic soy wax is white in color and is packaged as 20 pounds of wax flakes. This quantity is enough to make more than enough candles to scent your home. When melted and cooled, the wax takes on a creamy color, which is clearly visible if it is poured on a transparent container.
This wax can also take in a variety of dyes to create candles with very colorful appearances. When heated and melted, it has the ability to disperse colors evenly across the whole mix, producing candles that are very vibrant. Because of this, they look better off when poured into transparent containers as compared to opaque ones.
While still in containers, this soy wax has excellent container adhesion, which makes it stick perfectly to the container it is poured into. This creates an even better color display when placed in a transparent container by adding a mirror kind of finish to the whole setup.
It can also take in a huge percentage of fragrance. Perfume is added to the wax when liquefied and this mix enables you to make candles that give you hot throws when lit, filling your room with fragrance for long periods of time.
Features at a glance
- It is 100% natural wax, which means it is also renewable.
- It is packaged as white wax chips weighing 20 pounds.
- The melted wax adheres smoothly with containers.
- It can be blended with a variety of dyes, giving it a variety of color options.
- It can hold a quite a lot of fragrance.
DevLon NorthWest Soy Wax Flakes Wholesale Candle
These soy wax are very good for making candles. It is sold as flakes weighing 22 pounds, which is enough to make very many container candles. These flakes are odorless but can be mixed with other scents or oils to produce hot throws when lit. Such scented candles would make ideal gifts for friends and family.
Apart from making scented candles for gifting others, this wax can also be used for aromatherapy. It is possible to blend it with herbs and essential oils then make it into candles that have therapeutic value. These can then be used in homes and offices to help people improve psychologically or physically.
In addition to having therapeutic value, this wax is 100% natural. This means that it is eco-friendly, which is good for the environment and for your health.
Features at a glance
- It is 100% natural soy wax. This means it is renewable and eco-friendly
- It is sold as a pack of white flakes weighing 22 pounds.
- It can be easily colored.
- It is odorless. This allows you to make either odorless candles or include the fragrance of your choice to make scented candles.
- It can be used for aromatherapy purposes.
Candlewic Natural 415 Soy Wax (3 Pound Bag)
This is a natural 415 soy wax, which means it is 100% pure and does not have any additives. 415 soy wax has roughly the same melting point as 444 soy wax and also retains the same percentage of fragrance as 444 soy wax, which is about 15%. This enables you to make candles with very hot throws that will leave your home or office with a very pleasant scent for a long time.
It is designed for making container candles but it can be blended with other types of wax such as paraffin or beeswax to produce stiff candles, with a much higher melting point. A high melting point keeps the outer parts of the candle solid while the wax closest to the flame burns. This natural soy wax on its own, would melt very quickly and deform, thus not very good for pillar candles.
The wax is white in color when solid but can be colored using dyes. It can acquire these different colors when it is in molten form in which, it is soluble enough to dissolve dyes, taking up their colors and forming a smooth and shiny container candle when cooled.
The wax comes in a 3 pound pack that is quite small but heavily packed with flakes of wax. This small pack makes it very easy to carry but it can only be used to make very few candles.
Features at a glance
- It is 100% pure natural soy wax.
- It has a melting point of about 120ºF to 125ºF.
- It can hold a high percentage of fragrance.
- It is packaged as a 3-pound pack of soy wax flakes.
- It is white in color but can be easily colored.
Things You Need to Know About The Best Soy Wax Before Buying
Before buying soy wax to make your candles, there are a couple of things you need to consider. These are:
Type of soy wax
Soy wax is available in three different types, each having different properties. These include:
- a. 415
415 soy wax is 100% pure natural soy wax, which means it does not have any additives in it. Natural soy wax has a pour temperature of about 110ºF while its melting point is 120-125ºF. this means that for you to make the candle using 415 soy wax, you will need to heat the wax to its melting point then pour it out to your preferred container at 110ºF.
It can be blended with beeswax, paraffin wax and microcrystalline wax, resulting in different types of wax with different properties, such as higher melting points.
This wax can hold as much as 15% of fragrance per pound and is ideal for making natural cosmetics.
- b. 444
444 soy wax differs from 415 soy wax because it has a soy-based additive added into it. This additive makes it better than 415 soy wax in that when pouring out the liquid wax to a container, it keeps the liquid wax fluid instead of forming a slush (415 soy wax usually forms a slush when poured into a container). This additive also has the benefit of raising the pour temperature of the wax to 135 ºF, making it have a smooth finish after it cools down in the container.
It can be blended with beeswax and paraffin wax and has the same melting point as 415 soy wax. It also holds about the same amount of fragrance as 415 soy wax.
- c. 464
This soy wax is quite similar to 444 soy wax but it does not frost as much and adheres better to glass containers. This is because it has a lower melting point, which is about 115 ºF to 120 ºF. However, this lower melting point means that it holds onto less fragrance as compared to the others and therefore has a lower fragrance throw.
When buying soy wax, be sure to check which type it is so that it suits you candle making requirements.
Soy wax may be shipped on its own or with bundled extras. These extras may include candle wicks, candle containers and wick centering devices. When buying soy wax, extras are a plus and should be considered because they save you the cost of buying these extra items.
The quantity of soy wax you buy depends on the project you are undertaking. Soy wax is packaged in different weight sizes that can weigh as low as 3 pounds to as high as 22 pounds. If you are working on a one-time candle making project, ensure you buy the estimated correct amount of soy wax needed. However, for continuous projects, you can buy small or large quantities without worrying about leftovers.
The price should be the final determining factor. After carefully considering the type of soy wax, quantity and extras, the shortlisted soy wax products should be compared by price. The most pocket-friendly one should be considered.