About Candle Wax

About Candle Wax

Candle Wax.  Who knew that candle wax was the topic of so many zealous debates?  Let's break it down so you can decide and answer the question for yourself.  Just the facts, please.  Yes, 'mam.

First let's answer the basic question:  what even is candle wax?  It's just wax, right?  Well, of course...kinda.

Candle wax is a flammable substance used to fuel the combustion system in conjunction with a wick to produce a flame.


There are many type of waxes used in candle making. Here, we will touch on the most popular:  Beeswax, Soy, Coconut, and Paraffin.


Beeswax is probably the oldest candle making wax. Beeswax candles were even found in the pyramids. Beeswax is produced by bees as a byproduct of the honey-making process. The wax is excreted by the bees into "combs" to incubate their larvae. Since it is infused with honey during its creation, it has a naturally sweet fragrance which varies slightly depending on the flowers or plants the bees are feeding on.  After it is harvested from the beehive, beeswax is melted and filtered several times before being used to create candles.

Soy Wax

Soy wax is a fairly new wax on the candle making scene, but it has steadily grown in popularity and taken a solid hold. With the demand for natural candles growing, soy wax was developed in the early 1990s as an alternative to petroleum-derived paraffin, and natural—but more expensive—beeswax. Like paraffin, soy wax comes in a variety of blends and melting points, though the most common soy waxes are container candle blends.

Many soy waxes are made from 100% soybean oil. Others are blended with other vegetable oils (like coconut) and waxes (like palm and beeswax). There are also a number of paraffin/soy blends that tout the benefits of both waxes. Note that as long as the blend is at least 51% soy, it can be called a soy wax blend; however, health conscious consumers prefer to omit paraffin all together due to the health risks.

Coconut Wax

Coconut wax is a type of natural wax that is derived from the meat of coconuts. It is a renewable resource, biodegradable, and eco-friendly. In candle-making, it is considered a premium wax due to its unique characteristics, such as excellent scent throw, good burn time, and clean-burning properties.

  • Coconut Wax is made from a renewable, high yield crop, which makes it a great sustainable product.

  • Coconut Wax burns cleaner and longer than other waxes.
  • Coconut Wax has a much better scent throw. Fragrance oils and essential oils blend perfectly.
  • Our Coconut Wax is a Non-GMO and all natural wax.
  • Coconut Wax has beautiful, all natural, creamy white color. We do not use any dyes or added colorants to our candles.

All of our candles at Willie C. Candles are meticulously handcrafted using an all natural coconut soy wax blend that is free of paraffin. Our scents are uniquely crafted without phthalates or parabens, and we steer clear of dyes, additives, and harmful substances in our ingredients. This commitment to quality and safety ensures that our toxin-free candles not only smell amazing but are also safe for you, your loved ones, and the environment. 

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