All About Wax Additives

Wax Additives are used to alter the look or performance of your finished candles. We recommend using additives only when needed since most waxes do not require an additive.

Mircrocrystalline Wax – Used as an additive to make paraffin waxes tackier and more flexible. Will make straight paraffin wax more translucent with no mottling. Also a great additive for cut-n-carve candles!

Ultraviolet Light Absorber – Helps to reduce candle color fade when candles are exposed to daylight. Use 1/2 tsp. per 5 lbs. of wax or more if necessary.

Titanium Dioxide – Widely used as a whitener in all industries. A great way to whiten soaps and lotions. Can also be used in candle wax and gel as a whitener however the burn quality of the candle is compromised.

Stearic Acid – Hardens wax for longer burn time. Use 3-6 TBSP. per lb. of paraffin wax. Also used to harden CP & HP soaps and a great thickener in lotions when used at 1-3%.

Vybar – An additive used to reduce air bubbles (wax only) in snowflake wax and give a smooth, solid opaque color. Use 1/2 to 1 tsp per pound of wax. Use in paraffins that have a meltpoint of 130 degrees and higher.

Coconut Oil – Can also be used in soy wax for candles to help the candle acheive a larger melt pool, burn easier and enhance scent throw. Please note this product will be a liquid in the summer time and a solid in the winter.

Translucent Crystals – An additive used to make straight paraffin wax more translucent. Will not make opaque waxes translucent. Use 1/2 to 1 tsp. per lb. of wax. Heat to 215-220 degrees for best results.

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