A list setting out the basic information on the “wax” (we use this term simplification) and wicks we use.
Beeswax It ‘a wax of animal origin. Beeswax has a high melting point of between 62 ° C and 64 ° C. If the beeswax is heated up to a temperature higher than 90 ° C, it tends to leave its color. The combustion characteristics of beeswax candles are often very variable according to the period of collection, supply and climate. A candle of beeswax has a “warmer color”, more yellow than that of paraffin, and the color of the flame may vary depending on the season in which the wax has been collected. It does not lend itself to particular colors.
Palm wax It ‘a wax of vegetable origin. The palm wax is a natural raw material, obtained in the palm oil production process. It has a very variable melting point ranging from approximately 43 ° C and 54 ° C.
Palm stearin It ‘a wax of vegetable origin. How of origin for the palm wax, also palm stearin is a mixture of fatty acids resulting from processing palm oil. It has a good combustion and a melting point, which oscillates from about 53 ° C to 58 ° C.
Soy wax It ‘a wax of vegetable origin. Melting point of about 43 ° C.
Paraffin and microcrystalline waxes It ‘a wax derived from petroleum. Melting point which varies according to the characteristics, from about 56 ° C to 82 ° C.
Wicks We only use 100% cotton wicks unbleached.