Kerax Blended Container Wax is a Palm blend designed specifically for use in Glass & Container candles. Manufactured by Kerax, a leading UK wax refiner, it contains both Palm wax and Paraffin wax, combining the scent throw of a paraffin wax with the creamy appearance of palm. It has a low melting point and sets up very quickly, making it an ideal wax for beginners.
This wax has excellent cold and hot scent throw and is very easy to work with. The wax contracts, so this wax usually requires a second pour, but the results are worth it, especially in terms of scent throw. Pour this wax at 50-60C and second pour at ~65-70C for best results. Blended container wax is delivered as wax beads. As with most paraffin blends, the wick should be kept trimmed on finished candles to prevent smoking.
This wax is very dense and requires a powerful wick to establish a full melt pool. We would recommend Wedo V wicks with this wax as follows:
80mm Melt Pool: V14 - CL16 - Stabilo 16 (may smoke if wick not carefully maintained)
75mm Melt Pool: V14 - CL14 - Stabilo 14
70mm Melt Pool: V12 - CL12 - Stabilo 12
65mm Melt Pool: V10 - CL10 - Stabilo 10
60mm Melt Pool: V8 - CL8 - Stabilo 8
55mm Melt Pool: V7 - CL6 - Stabilo 7
As ever, this is just a guide, as fragrance and dye can impact wick selection.