The main ingredient in making candles is wax. Through today’s modernization different changes were made for candle wax to make it better and more diverse so all of the candle makers can experiment on it.
Paraffin wax is the most commonly used by candle. Waxes are made from refined petroleum. You can buy it anywhere and anytime in any stores. There were also an ecofriendly waxes and those are palm, soy and bayberry.
The most popular among those 3 is the soy based wax. . To sort out the raw materials, hydrogenated soybeans are processed. It can be seen and processed in most part of the United States, like in the Iowa, Indiana and Illinois
Palm wax is also environmental friendly because it is also renewable and natural. Rainforests are beginning to clear out in some parts of Malaysia and Indonesia which is abundant in this kind of tree and continuously affecting our ecosystem. And palm trees are the natural habitat of orangutans, Sumatran tigers and rhinoceroses.
Because of this happening, the World Wide Fund begins putting up the RSPO which governed the cultivation of the palm trees. Other countries that joined this organization, helps in implementing the procedures. So, you should always buy waxes which are environment friendly.
Beeswax is natural wax that is made from animals. Companies sell these waxes before until now. It is becoming more popular nowadays. It is all made from natural resources just like palms, soybeans and bayberries. Beeswax has 2 colors to chose from, yellow and white. The qualities of this waxes are unremarkable; they are much longer to melt, they are very fragrant and their burning characteristics are very impressive than most of the natural waxes.
Gels are another type of material used in candle making. It is different from wax but is similar to rubber in consistency. There are different gel densities according to the candle type that one may want. Fragrance added in it has an effect on its density.
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