||What is the best wax to use for containers?
A lot of variables go into selecting the proper wax for containers
including but not limited to the diameter of the container you will
be filling, location of your facility and intentions for using the
wax for other applications. Generally the ideal wax for filling containers
is one with a melt point between 121-130 F. The use of these waxes
is generally divided equally with half of the manufacturers using
the low end of the melt point and the other half using the higher
end closer to 130F.
The 121 melting point works well because
it allows you to fill larger diameter containers without having
much difficulty getting a single
wick to burn all the way out to the sides. However, the 121 F wax
can create problems during the summer months with the wax and/or
candles "hot melting" in trucks and warehouses. The 129
melt point eliminates the hot melting but in some instances on large
diameter containers, with high fragrance load/dark colors may have
difficulty getting a wick to burn all the way to the sides. Our conclusion
is that there is nothing wrong with using either wax. You should
select one that best suites your needs.