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At Eroma we stock a wide variety of candle waxes to ensure we can meet the needs of our customers. Your wax selection will depend on a number of factors:
The below table summarises the wax products that we stock.
|NAME OF WAX||TYPE||NATURAL||SCENT THROW||QUALITY||Look|
|CONTAINER CANDLE AND TEALIGHTS|
|Ecosoya Q210||Soy||Yes||High||Very stable. Very long shelf life. Designed to eliminate frosting, surface colour changing and surface imperfections.||Creamy white|
|Golden Wax 464||Soy||Yes||High||Unstable - requires significant testing. Results can vary per batch.||Creamy white|
|Soy Paraffin Container Blend||Soy/Paraffin||No||Highest||Very stable. Very long shelf life. Good surface adhesion.||Creamy white|
|Frost Palm||Palm||Yes||High||Very stable. Very long shelf life. Good surface adhesion.||Frost-like crystal structure|
|NAME OF WAX||TYPE||NATURAL||SCENT THROW||QUALITY||LOOK|
|Starburst Palm Wax||Palm||Yes||High||Very Stable||Starburst-like crystal structure|
|Feather Palm Wax||Palm||Yes||High||Very Stable||Feather-like crystal structure|
|VOTIVE CANDLES AND WAX MELTS|
|Tart wax||Soy||Yes||High||Very stable. Hardness and shrinkage make it the best choice for your melts & votives||Creamy white|
Eroma is the largest wholesaler of soy wax in Australia. We stock the high end Ecosoya range of soy waxes and also the Golden Brands range of Soy Wax. Ecosoya soy wax has been one of the most popular soy waxes for the professional candle maker for many years.
When we first set out to stock a line of soy waxes, the selection was very important to us. We began a series of lengthy tests and, in the end, we were totally convinced that by far the world's best soy waxes came from a company called Ngiwax in the USA. Eroma is one of the largest suppliers of Ecosoya products in Australia.
The making of soy wax commences with soybeans from which the oil is separated. This oil is then purified to give pristine soybean oil which then goes through a process called 'hydrogenation', turning it into a solid. Unlike other vegetable or soy waxes on the market, EcoSoya waxes are 100% vegetable, guaranteed! There are no beeswax or petroleum products hidden in it.
Depending on the blend, there may be a small amount of vegetable botanical oils added to give the waxes their unparalleled characteristics and performances. These ingredients are processed under close supervision with careful regard for secrecy. Only a select few people know the actual ingredients. Every ingredient has met with the approval of the United States Food and Drug Administration and Kosher Certification criteria.
All our palm waxes are non-GM modified, 100% palm oil based, natural and environmentally friendly. During solidification, palm wax forms an amazing pattern of crystal structures. It is one of the hardest natural waxes, meaning it is ideal for free-standing pillar candles, ships well in all climates and tolerates a high fragrance load to enhance your scent throw. The following is some benefits of using palm wax:
If you are looking for an environmentally responsible, non-genetically modified palm wax, then our range is what you need. There has been quite a bit of press lately about the destruction of rainforests in South-East Asia, home to some of the most bio-diverse ecosystems in the world, with the threat of losing these forests and destroying the livelihood of native people, animals such as the orangutan, Sumatran tiger populations and other important wildlife.
We set out to find sustainable palm wax and, therefore, partnered with a member of the Round Table on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO). This organisation was founded by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), government bodies and industry involved in palm cultivation. The RSPO was founded to develop and define best practices for sustainable palm cultivation and to protect the environment.
The palm tree produces fruits in bunches which are then harvested and sent to palm oil mills to undergo sterilisation, bunch stripping, oil extraction, oil clarification and purification. The palm kernel has one of the highest oil contents of any plant, so a lot of wax can be grown in a small amount of space. This crude palm oil is then further processed to remove the fatty free acids and colouring. The quality of oil is food grade.
The refined palm oil then undergoes fractionation, by which Palm Olein and Palm Stearin are produced and these in turn can be further fractionated to obtain specialised products, including palm waxes. All of our palm waxes are made from 100% natural palm oil based raw materials. The various blends of palm waxes are naturally made/formulated from the many fractions of palm oil leading to exciting and different crystal structures. The crystal structure is formed by the differing rate of solidification of the palm fats.
Paraffin is a container wax. Paraffin wax is a derivative of petroleum and is made by removing the waxy substance from crude oil. It is one of the most popular kinds of wax used in candle making as it is very efficient at releasing the fragrance oil due to its molecular structure. Paraffin-type waxes will maximise your scent throw.
You can choose between the following:
If you would like to find out further information about our waxes, please browse our wax frequently asked questions.
If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our friendly team. You can call our customer service teams in Sydney on 02 8316 5530 or in Melbourne on 03 8372 1200, use the 'live chat' function on our website or fill out a query form on our 'Contact us' page.
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