What's the difference between Gel Wax And Jelly Wax?

Gel wax is a translucent wax with the consistency of jelly. It is created using a combination of mineral oil and polymer resin; this gives the wax a slow melt rate and a long burn time. The finished candle will have a longer burn time, making the wax good value for money, even though it is more expensive than paraffin waxes. Due to the clarity of the wax, it is expected to find gel candles with embeds inside, such as sliced dried fruits, small glass ornaments, glitter, or anything that won't melt at a temperature lower than the wax.

What's The Difference Between Gel Wax And Jelly WaxGel wax can only be used in containers, as it doesn't have the stiffness to stand independently.  If you want to color the wax, we recommend using our dye chips; however, adding too much may lose its transparency. Gel wax has a higher melt point than paraffin wax and should be melted in a pot over direct heat. It does tend to bubble while melting; to avoid this, heat the wax to a temperature over 110 °C, but don't exceed 125°C as the wax could burn.

We suggest a stiff zinc or paper core wick for the gel wax, such as our TCR series wick. Use the size above the one you would typically use to compensate for the gel waxes' slow-burning properties. We recommend priming the wick with gel wax, as this wax tends to be poured at a higher temperature than paraffin wax.

Jelly wax, also known as gel wax, is an explicit, dimensionally stable, jelly-like material. Its melting point is between 75°C and 85°C. Jelly wax can create special effects and is also suitable for making decorative container candles. It can be dyed, with fragrances added and items embedded in it.

Gel wax is a translucent wax with the consistency of jelly. It is created using mineral oil and polymer resin, which slowly melts the wax.

Because of the clarity of the gel, it gives off about 40% more luminescence than regular paraffin wax. The possibilities with gel wax are endless.

Wax specification

Name: DW225 Holds up to 6% fragrance or essential oil Appearance: Clear gel Odour: Odourless Softening point (°C): 70-85 Boiling point/range (°C): >250 Congealing point (°C): N/A Flashpoint (ASTM D 93) (°C): >250 Autoignition point (°C): >180 Density at 20°C (g/cm3): Approx. 0.86 Solubility in water (% by weight): Insoluble


Our wax will hold up to 6% fragrance oil. Please keep in mind that not all scents are suitable.  The scents recommended for this wax are 'nonpolar' and have a flash point over 77°C. Not using the right bouquet for gel wax can be hazardous.  Unscented Gel wax has a burn pool temperature of 130°C, well below the general flash point of 227°C.  However, adding fragrance lowers the flash point of the resin, potentially low enough to cause the wax to ignite, so avoid these fragrances, and be sure to test your gel wax candles in a safe, controlled environment.


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