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About Our Candle Wax

Using respectfully sourced natural ingredients is a focus for us, and we source waxes that feature environmentally friendly properties along with British manufacture wherever possible. 

We create our candles using natural waxes including Soy, Coconut and Beeswax. 

Soy Wax

Please note that all products handcrafted from April 2023 (Batch Number: B011423-20 and upwards) will contain our new, reformulated Soy Wax. The main reason for this was to create a much better, safer, stable and clean burn performance. We always strive to improve our products, particular where safety, performance and provenance are concerned.

When you are burning your candle, provided you are following the 'Usage, Safety & Care' guidelines, you can expect to experience the following characteristics: The wax will not achieve a full melt pool (edge to edge) until 4th or 5th burn which ensures that the glass doesn't get too hot, or the candle burns too quickly. It also means minimal, if any, carbon deposit (sooting, smoking, mushrooming wick). 

The same benefits apply:
Designed for regular use.
Fragrance throw - Very good.
Uniquely silky in texture.
Long burn times.
Excellent value for money. 

The Soy wax that we use for our Everyday Soy range is a superior product, manufactured in Britain, and selected by us for its excellent performance properties, and for regular use.
Soy wax is a natural candle wax and is made from the oil of the Soybean. It was created in the U.S agribusiness circa 1996 as an alternative to petroleum-derived paraffin wax. 

Natural | Vegan | Biodegradable | Palm Free | Paraffin Free | Cruelty Free

For further reading:
Making with integrity - Soy Wax

Coconut Wax

The Coconut wax that we use for our Luxury Coconut and Beeswax blend is sourced from sustainably harvested high yield Coconut crops and manufactured in the UK.  Like Soy and Beeswax, candles made from coconut wax are clean burning and long lasting.

Natural | Vegan | Biodegradable |  Non GMO | Palm Free | Paraffin Free | Cruelty Free

Beeswax is a precious, natural substance made by honeybees to form the honeycomb structure of their hive and it has a very distinctive smell. It’s pure, strong and has very clean and purifying burn properties making this an exceptional choice for candles.  It has a very high melting point, in contrast to other plant-based waxes such as soy and coco. We use beeswax in small quantities for our signature blends and our Little Bee and Little Honeybee candles.

Natural | Biodegradable |  Non GMO | Palm Free | Paraffin Free

Our in-house signature blends.

CoBee (Luxury Coconut & Beeswax)  and SoyBee (Everyday Soy & Beeswax)

Whilst the suppliers of our wax offer pretty exceptional ingredients that we like to use for our candles, we also like to also create our own unique blends to stretch the performance benefits further, and this, combined with our signature fragrance blends, offers a unique candle experience for our customers.

Luxury Coconut & Beeswax blend
For the die-hard candle enthusiast and the ultimate gift, we produce a luxury Coconut and Beeswax signature blend candle that delivers superior performance with a higher scent throw and features a beautifully silky consistency whilst burning cleanly.


Our approach to sourcing:

We monitor the sustainability efforts of our supply chain and strive to use sources who carefully monitor their own sustainability policies and practices.  It’s a known fact that most Soy wax has been produced as a by-product of the production of soy related food products for human and animal consumption and has links to deforestation, along with other plant based wax products such as Palm oil.  We look for suppliers that can provide traceability of their product origins and production.

There is a lot of conflicting information about waxes and whether plant-based or mineral derived waxes are good, bad or indifferent. Chandlers use many waxes for their candle, and a wax has only to contain just 50% of Soy to be called ‘Soy’, which can be misleading – which leaves you wondering what makes up the rest of the wax! Often natural waxes are blended with Paraffin or other waxes and additives to achieve a better performing product.  Some of the very high-end expensive candle brands use predominantly Paraffin blends with Soy or other natural waxes because they are striving to create the best possible fragrance throw and burn times. Paraffin is something that we at The Wick & Wax Co. choose to avoid, however, we do understand why certain brands do use it.

We think that the important thing is, that for all resources that come from this planet, is to use them in moderation and balance. How we achieve this is a work in progress for everybody. 

We concentrate our efforts on providing a great quality of candle using the best natural materials available, with minimal packaging and fuss, for a price that doesn’t warrant a double take.  Our product is premium. It is handmade, and every single candle is checked at multiple stages during production before it is packaged for sale. We produce our candles in small batches which also means that we will inevitably sell out of certain lines from time-to-time ad there will be a lag before it is replenished.  That is the beauty of handcrafted, artisan products.