What Is the Melting Point of Candle Wax?

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Candle wax generally melts at 160 degrees Fahrenheit or less, depending on the type of wax and what is mixed in it. Which wax is used depends on the type of container the candle is in as waxes with different melting points suit different types of containers.

The most common candle wax is paraffin wax. High paraffin wax melts above 130 F, usually up to about 160 F. It is most commonly used with standalone candles. Low paraffin wax melts below 130 F, and it is most often used with candles in containers. Soy waxes melt at temperatures anywhere from 111 F to 130 F, much like the low paraffin wax.