Candle Gel Wax (a.k.a. Clear / Transparent Wax)
Gel wax is a transparent, rubbery compound composed of mineral oil and polymer resin; capable of burning almost twice as long as paraffin wax candles. The approximate percentage of these two elements is 95% mineral oil and 5% polymer resin. The mineral oil is too loose in its original form, and that is where the polymer resin comes into play. This resin is used to thicken the mineral oil to give it the clear, slow burning wax that burns slower than traditional paraffin or vegetable waxes and has a unique, characteristic, clear look.
- Clear Gel Wax a.k.a. Transparent Candle Wax
- Liquid dye can be added to candle gel wax for color
- Burns two times longer than paraffin wax and vegetable wax
- Gel wax doesn’t shrink so no re-pouring required
- Suitable for making Iced Tea Candles to Aquarium Scene Craft Candles
- Suitable for Container Candles with suspended decorative objects
Types of Gel Wax
Low Density – Easiest to melt as it has a lowest melt-point. It is however not firm enough to support embeds held in suspension, and better kept for candles with decorations that rest on the bottom of the candle. Hold fragrance at about 3% (by weight), so if you prefer to add more fragrance to the candle, use High Density.
High Density – Melts at a high temperature, but firm enough to hold embeds in suspension. Wonderful if you are creating 3D scenes. It will hold candle scent up to 5% or 6% (by weight) allowing you to add more fragrance into your candles.
Ingredient: ~ 95% Mineral Oil, 5% Polymer
Physical Form: Clear Jelly Mixture
Color: Transparent Clear
Melting Point: 82 °C to 104 °C (180 °F to 220 °F)
Flash Point: ~ 221 °C (430 °F)
Storage: Room temperature. Cool dark place.
Caution: Candle wax are flammable substances. Never leave unattended while melting or burning.