How much do you know about candles?
Come on board as we take you through the various kinds of candle wax.
The first kind of candle wax is made from animal fats (history of the candle). Although they were a natural wax, this kind of candle burned badly and had this malodorous stench that came with it. But over time, other types of candle wax that are clean, sweet-smelling and long-lasting have been discovered naturally. Some of them are:
Palm wax, although very difficult to make is the longest burning kind of natural candle wax. For this reason, it is usually costly. The palm wax burns perfectly with no smoke. When molded with a cotton wick, the palm wax leaves no soot while it burns. This makes palm wax one of the best waxes for making candles.
The beeswax is another long lasting, clean burning wax which does not drip while it burns. The beeswax is used in making luxurious scents they give off the sweet smell of honey while they burn. The honey scent doesn’t overshadow any other additional scent; beeswax candles do not need additional fragrances.
Just like the beeswax, bayberry waxes are very expensive. They are best used for tapers and tarts as they do not burn well as large diameter Candles original bayberry wax has a clear olive or dark olive appearances. You may find some with the white “bloom” on the outside. Bayberry wax is usually made with other waxes like the beeswax to remove that brittleness that comes with pure bayberry. The bayberry does not mix well with additional fragrances as it gives off that new-mown hay.
Paraffin oil is one of the oldest human-made types of candle wax. The oil is usually not expensive as it can be manufactured locally. Paraffin oil is made to fit the various features of the desired candles like more extended burn time hardness, luster, and clarity.
However, just very few candles are made from pure paraffin because they do not last long and perform well under warm weather.
Pure paraffin candles are good for warming items like tart warmers and disposable tealights.
To increase the strength of paraffin candles, increase their burn time and even help them stay strong under the warm weather, an addictive called vybar is added.
You should also know that paraffin is an allergen; this means that some persons might be allergic to paraffin. This is why mineral oil based candles are better than paraffin candles.
With the wealth of information above, you can now tell the differences in the various kinds of candles. This will help you make the right choice when next you shop for candles.
Natural wax candles are very expensive but are healthier and luxurious when compared to the traditional paraffin oil. However, the conventional paraffin candles are favorite among candle buyers due to its fact that it is a cheaper and readily available option for home décor and fragrance.