Candle Making – Soy Wax VS Palm Wax

Wax is an essential component in the making of candles. Thus, there’s a variety of waxes one can choose from. Among them are soy wax and palm wax—both of which are different, though they share some similarities as well.

In this post, we will be highlighting the differences and similarities between these two waxes:

Palm Wax…

1. Derives from palm berries.
2. It’s a type of hard wax, which makes it perfect for pillar, votive and layered candles.
3. Produces a crystalline/feathered/iced effect in candles.
4. Has a very high melting point.
5. Absorbs a greater level of fragrance.
6. Can be blended with soy wax to make it harder while still retaining the natural qualities of the wax.

*To purchase palm wax from Craftiviti, simply click here!

Soy Wax…

1. Is made from soybean oil.
2. Does not produce soot and leaves no black ring around its container.
3. Has a lower melting point compared to palm wax.
4. Provides excellent scent throw and minimal frosting.
5. Produces smooth and creamy candles.
6. Can also be used to make balms, butters, etc..

*To purchase palm wax from Craftiviti, simply click here!

Both palm wax and soy wax are natural materials. They’re both ideal for candle making as well. It’s only a matter of personal preference to which you’d prefer when making candles.

Check our more related posts here:

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👉 9 Common Candle Making Mistakes and How to Avoid or Fix Them
👉 Cure in Candle Making VS Cure in Soap Making
👉 Your Ultimate Candle Wick Guide
👉 Types of Wicks and Which to Use for Candle Making
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👉 4 Common Candle Myths Debunked
👉 Your Ultimate Scent Category Guide to Craftiviti’s Fragrance Oils

On Natural Wax Candles (Soy Candle, Palm Candle)
👉 DIY Lemongrass Soy Wax Candle
👉 Get to Know: Craftiviti’s Candle Additive for Soy Wax Candles
👉 Romantic Rose Palm Wax Candle DIY
👉 DIY Pillar Candle Using Creamy Palm Wax

On Synthetic Gel Candles
👉 About High Density Gel Wax and How to Make Transparent Gel Candles
👉 DIY Sweet and Flowery Gel Wax Candle + Bloopers, Tips and Tricks!

On Wax Melts and Wax Sachets
👉 DIY Mini Lavender, Rose and Lemon Hearts Wax Melts
👉 DIY Strawberry Honey Soy Wax Melts in 4 Steps
👉 DIY Aromatherapeutic Wax Sachet
👉 Turning Broken Wax Sachets into New Candles!

happy crafting

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