Paraffin Wax Guidelines

IGI 1230 Base Paraffin Wax

This wax is a fully refined paraffin wax used for containers.  Because it is a harder wax, for best results it will require topping off to achieve a smooth top.  Will need additives such as Vybar 260 for best results.

  • Fragrance oil retention of 3 - 4% is typical.  Higher fragrance loads may be achievable with the use of additives.
  • Average pour temperature between 175° - 185°F.
  • Good scent throw.
  • Good burn characteristics.

IGI 1260 Hurricane/Embed Wax

High melt point wax designed for the manufacture of wax embeds or hurricane candles.

  • High melt point helps embeds stand up to high temperatures without bleeding into the gel.
  • Holds average amount of fragrance oil.  Fragrance oil retention of 6% is typical.
  • Semi translucent.
  • Average pouring temperature is 180°F

IGI 1274 Mottling Wax

Paraffin wax blend designed for use in the manufacture of "mottled" style pillar and votive candles.

  • Mottling effect creates a unique, rustic look on the finished candle.
  • Holds average amount of fragrance oil.  Fragrance oil retention of 6% is typical.
  • Good mold release.
  • Good burn characteristics.
  • Average pouring temperature: 180-200°F.

IGI 1343 Cut N Curl Wax

A fully refined wax suitable for pillar and other molded candles as well as "cut & carve" candles.  Also suitable for creating wax dipped bears.

  • Not as brittle as a typical paraffin wax, making it suitable for "cut & carve" applications.
  • Fragrance oil retention of 3% is typical.  Higher fragrance loads may require the use of additives.
  • Good mold release.
  • Good burn characteristics.
  • Even shrinkage, without cracking or spotting.
  • Average pour temperature: 170-180°F.

IGI 2281 Base Paraffin Wax

This soft wax is designed for use in the manufacture of mottled container candles, or can be used to achieve a smooth look with the addition of additives such as Vybar 260.

  • Very little shrinkage occurs which means that a re-pour is usually not necessary (when no additives are used and wax is poured at 150°F or below.)
  • Fragrance oil retention of 3% is typical.  Higher fragrance loads may be achievable with the use of additives although you should be aware that the use of additives will diminish the "mottled" look.
  • Good scent throw.
  • Good burn characteristics.
  • Average pouring temperature is 150-160°

IGI 4625 Pillar Blend Wax

Special blend designed for the manufacture of pillar candles.

  • Smooth, glossy finish.
  • Good mold release.
  • Holds average amount of fragrance oil.  Fragrance oil retention of 6% is typical.
  • Very good burn characteristics.
  • Good scent throw.
  • Average pouring temperature: 170°F-180°F.

IGI 4627 Comfort Blend Container Wax

A smooth, creamy, true single pour wax that is specially designed for the manufacture of container candles.

  • A TRUE single pour wax when used properly.
  • Holds above average amount of fragrance oil.  Fragrance oil retention of 6 to 10% is typical.
  • Exhibits good adhesion to glass containers when used properly.
  • Very good burn characteristics.
  • Great scent throw.
  • Average pouring temperature: 160°F

IGI 4630 Harmony Blend Container Wax

This wax exhibits much of the exceptional hot and cold throw of the 4627 Comfort Blend, only in slab form. PLUS IT COSTS LESS!!  A smooth, creamy, true single pour wax that is specially designed for the manufacture of container candles.

  • A TRUE single pour wax when used properly.
  • Holds above average amount of fragrance oil.  Fragrance oil retention of 6 to 10% is typical.
  • Exhibits good adhesion to glass containers when used properly.
  • Very good burn characteristics.
  • Great scent throw.
  • Average pouring temperature: 150-160°F

IGI 4633 Container Blend Wax (J-223)

Soft and creamy, this low-shrink blend is designed specifically for container candles.

  • Has excellent adherence to container sides.
  • Holds above average amounts of fragrance oil.  Fragrance oil retention of 8-10% is typical.
  • Can generally be used as a single pour wax when poured at 145-155°F although occasional topping off may be required.
  • Properly wicked, can achieve a 3.5" plus melt pool.
  • Scent throw is excellent both hot and cold.
  • Very good burn characteristics.
  • Wax is opaque which allows brighter colors with less dye.

IGI 4636 Container Blend Wax (J-50)

Soft and creamy, this low-shrink blend is designed specifically for container candles.  This blend was formerly known as Astorlite J-50.

  • The low-shrink property of this wax means in most applications you only have to pour once!
  • Holds above average amounts of fragrance oil.  Fragrance oil retention of 6-10% is typical.
  • Very good burn characteristics.
  • Good scent throw.
  • Average pour temperature: 150- 160°F

IGI 4761 Low Shrink Votive Wax

Special low-shrink blend designed specifically for the manufacture of votive candles.

  • Low shrinkage requires only one pour!
  • Great mold release.
  • Holds average amount of fragrance oil.  Fragrance oil retention of 6% is typical.
  • Good burn characteristics.
  • Average pour temperature: 160-170°F.

IGI 4786 Container Blend Wax

Smooth and creamy container blend specially designed for the manufacture of container candles.  This wax is NOT a one-pour wax.

  • Holds above average amount of fragrance oil.  Fragrance oil retention of 6 to 10% is typical.
  • Exhibits good adhesion to glass containers.
  • Very good burn characteristics.
  • Great scent throw.
  • Tends to require a bit less liquid dye than a "one-pour" type container wax like IGI-4636.
  • Average pour temperature: 160°F

IGI 4786 Specialty Wax for Tarts/Wax Chips

This wax is a specialty wax formulated specifically for use in scented wax chips, tarts, and clamshell molds.

  • Smooth, opaque, hard surface consistency.
  • Excellent release from molds.
  • Excellent scent release when used with warmers suited to the 4826A congeal point.
  • Proprietary additive package allows this wax to accommodate 6-8% fragrance load.  Higher loads may be possible.
  • Very good burn characteristics.
  • Great scent throw.
  • 140°F congeal point better suited for warm climates vs. lower melt point chip waxes.
  • Average pour temperature: 160-170°F

Note:  You will need to test this tart wax with your specific warmer.  Not all warmers are the same.  Some have a higher wattage bulb in them and melt the wax tarts better than others.

IGI 4794 Votive Blend Wax

Special blend designed for the manufacture of votive candles. Also suitable for creating tarts/melts and wax dipped bears.

  • Smooth, glossy finish.
  • Good mold release.
  • Holds average amount of fragrance oil.  Fragrance oil retention of 6% is typical.
  • Very good burn characteristics.
  • Great scent throw.
  • Average Pour Temperature: 150-170°F