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WAX INFORMATION

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:

  • What type of candle do you want to make?
    There are pillar candles, container and votive candles, tealights and more. Free-standing pillar candles require a wax designed to shrink to release from the mould whereas container candles require a wax designed to stay in the vessel.
  • What are your quality expectations?
    Are you looking for a high-end wax with superior qualities or simply want to make functional candles that work?
  • Would you like to use 100% natural wax such as soy or palm? Or try paraffin to maximise your scent throw?
    To get the best of both worlds, you can try our soy-paraffin blend that maximises your scent throw whilst allowing you to still market your candle as a soy wax candle.
 

TOP SELLERS

The below table summarises the wax products that we stock.

NAME OF WAX TYPENATURALSCENT THROWQUALITYLook
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 WAXTYPENATURALSCENT THROWQUALITYLOOK
PILLAR CANDLE
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

 

WAX TYPES

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SOY WAX

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.


OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH ECOSOYA

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.


WHY ECOSOYA IS THE BETTER CHOICE

  • Biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides
  • Contains no genetically modified material
  • Manufactured using pure soy beans and contains no petroleum (paraffin waxes)
  • Manufactured according to sustainability and renewable resource management
  • Easy to clean up with hot water and soap eliminating the need for harsh solvents
  • Every pound of wax is analysed in a state of the art laboratory to assure its quality. Only after receiving a Certificate of Analysis guaranteeing high, consistent standards does any wax leave the plant. Although we would like to call the wax organic, through the process of changing from a liquid to wax state this rules out the classification. What we can say, though, is that if you are looking for an eco-friendly wax, then our waxes are the global leader in this field. If you want a premium soy candle, then the only choice is Ecosoya.

MAKING OF SOY WAX

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.

 

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PALM WAX

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:

  • It burns clean and efficiently with no soot
  • It is non-toxic and contains no harmful petrochemicals
  • The flame is bright
  • It holds its fragrance
  • It has a long burning time, steady burning and is smokeless
  • It's environmentally friendly
  • It is a harder wax that can withstand hot temperatures without melting or going soft

CARE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT

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 MAKING OF PALM WAX

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.


WHY PALM WAX IS A GREAT CHOICE

  • Palm waxes/palm wax candles are environmentally friendly
  • All of our palm waxes are non-genetically modified
  • They have a wide application in aromatherapy, with excellent compatibility with fragrance and essential oils
  • One of the hardest natural waxes, meaning it ships well in all climates
  • All natural and 100% palm oil based - during solidification it forms an amazing pattern of crystal structures
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PARAFFIN WAX

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:

  • Paraffin container wax has great adherence to jars and containers, can hold a fragrance load of up to 9% and comes in slab form. Each slab is approximately 4.5kg. (470mm X 300mm). There are four slabs in each box.
  • Soy/Paraffin container blend wax is a pre-mixed paraffin and soy blend which offers the best of both worlds: the fragrance throw and easy burn of paraffin and the appealing look and usability of soy. This wax has great adherence to jars and containers. This wax can hold a fragrance load of up to 10%. This wax comes in slab form. Each slab is approximately 4.5kg. (470mm X 300mm). There are five slabs in each box.

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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