Kertavax – Vax í kertagerð – Paraffinvax – perlur 1 kg
Paraffin wax is one of the most versatile and most common waxes used today.
It comes in many different melt points, appropriate for many different applications,
from votives to pillars to containers.
Most of the commercially available candles you buy in stores today are made with paraffin.
It is not universally embraced these days, however. Paraffin wax is a by-product of the crude
oil refinement process, and natural or green-minded folks often label it as bad just because
it is related to petroleum. However, just because it is related to petroleum doesn’t automatically
make it toxic. And in a way, by using the by-products of the oil refining process, you’re actually
using parts of the oil that would otherwise be discarded.
Soy wax is a new wax on the candle making scene…but has taken a solid hold.
With the demand for “natural” candles growing, soy wax was developed in the
early 1990s as an alternative to the petroleum-derived paraffin, and the natural,
but expensive, beeswax. Like paraffin, soy wax comes in a variety of blends and
melting points, though the most common soy waxes are container candle blends.
Many of the soy waxes are made from 100% soybean oil. Others are blended with other
vegetable oils (like coconut) and waxes (like palm and beeswax.) There are also a number
of paraffin/soy blends out there that capitalize on the benefits of both waxes.
However, note that generally as long as the blend is at least 51% soy, it is called a soy wax blend.
Beeswax is probably the oldest candle making wax. They were found in the pyramids.
Beeswax is produced by bees as a byproduct of the honey making process. They wax is excreted by
the bees into “combs” to incubate their larvae. Because it is infused with honey during its creation
,it naturally has a sweet fragrance which will vary slightly depending on what flowers or plants the
bees are feeding on. After it is harvested from the beehive, it is melted and filtered