Palm Wax for candle making is another natural wax similar to soy wax. The raw ingredient comes from palm trees primarily grown in Malaysia. Palm trees grow berries which are harvested and sent to palm oil mills for processing. Eventually the oil is turned into products ranging from edible products including cooking and frying oil to non-edible products including candle making wax.
The benefits of palm wax include:
- Candles have a hot, bright flame with little soot that burn longer
- Creates a crystallizing effect which makes the candles unique
- Makes a hard smooth candle that doesn’t sag in hot weather
- Hold fragrances well
- Cleans up easily
- Is a renewable, eco-friendly resource
For a more detailed description of how palm wax is manufactured in Malaysia, click here.
You can buy high quality palm wax at Candlewic. They have excellent information on what types of candles can be make and recommendations on the molds, wicks, scents and colors that work best with this wax. Visit their website here, and click on the first tab for Candle Wax.