Best Wax for Pillar Candles?

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PaTT

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I’ve had this question. So, I’ve been making pillar/mold candles with my soy wax (I know, not the best or the recommended type of wax for that type of candles) and it’s been alright BUT I’m looking for better. I’ve seen people talking about coco-soy wax or beeswax talking about how they’re better for those type of candles. Maybe I could have a mix?
What would you recommend? Maybe a mix of soy and beeswax? The candles I’m referring to are the ones like the bubble candle ones. I’ll leave a picture of one I made that turned out alright.
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I am certainly no expert when it comes to candle making. You might try a soy and palm wax mixture. Many companies recommend palm wax for pillar candles.
 

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Thanks @AliOop

My preferred wax for pillars is a paraffin pillar wax blend. The natural waxes imo are too soft to make a good, long lasting candle. They just melt too fast.
My preferred type is either the production preblend from Candles and Supplies, Production Preblended PILLAR Wax per 45 lb. case
or if I'm out of that, I use a blend of IGI 4625, and IGI 4794 75%/25%
 
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@BCalifornia Welcome to Soap making Forum. Since you're new here, please take some time to check out the new member page. This is the third thread that you posted your question. I highly suggest to create your OWN post in the Candle making forum. That way, all your answers will be in one place and we can keep threads to their intended subject. Cheers!
 
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