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Candle Making

NatureWax® vegetable waxes offer candle makers burn performance, improved fragrance loading and formulation flexibility

The candle market continues to grow steadily as retailers expand their product offerings to meet consumers’ demand to enhance their homes and, increasingly looking for more natural products, such as vegetable-based candles, to enjoy in their homes.

Candle makers looking to capitalize on these consumer demands and meet retailers’ needs for innovative product ideas to attract these customers and expand category sales should look to NatureWax vegetable candle wax  that deliver a diverse set of performance requirements. As petroleum-based paraffin wax production has decreased, vegetable waxes have filled the gap to meet the growing demands of both retailers and their environmentally-conscious customers. Vegetable waxes outperform mineral waxes in other attributes such as improved fragrance loading and a cleaner, longer burn.

With Cargill’s deep background in vegetable-candle waxes and technical expertise in modifying those chemistries to achieve specific performance characteristics, we collaborate with candlemakers to solve complex product challenges giving them a competitive edge while still optimizing supply chain operations.

NatureWax® vegetable-based wax blends are used by premium candle makers worldwide. 

We have been pioneering the use of vegetable-based waxes for candles since 2001. With deep technical expertise in vegetable-based waxes, we work with our customers to create innovative, proprietary products that solve their most complex product challenges and optimize their supply chain operations.

NatureWax® products are known for:

  • Supporting increased fragrance loading in candle with no syneresis as compared to paraffin based systems
  • Exhibiting better glass appearance than other natural wax formulations resulting in less waste material and fewer customer returns.
  • Made from renewable vegetable sources that can be replenished at a faster rate than many alternative fluids providing long-term, reliable supply


Products for candle making

NatureWax® Vegetable Waxes - North America

Higher-performance, vegetable-based wax blends used by premium candle makers worldwide.

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NatureWax® Vegetable Waxes - Europe

Vegetable-based candle waxes designed for the stringent and varied demands of European candle makers.


NatureWax® Vegetable Waxes - Asia

Higher-performance, vegetable-based wax blends used by premium candle makers worldwide.

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Getting consistently great results from your vegetable wax

There are many advantages to using vegetable wax in the place of paraffin. If you’re new to vegetable waxes, they generally require some modification to candle production processes originally designed for paraffin waxes, but don’t worry, we have compiled a few tips, tricks, and a little science to help get consistent results and the most out of NatureWax candle wax.

Where to buy your wax

If you need recommendations on which wax to use, availability in your part of the world or need help a little help pouring the perfect candle, our global network of NatureWax distributors is here to help. You’ll be able to find a distributor who can help here.



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