Our gel wax is a transparent, rubbery compound which is largely composed of about 95% mineral oil and 5% polymer resin used to thicken and provide cohesiveness to establish the gel like texture. This type of wax in candle making is capable of burning up to twice as long as standard paraffin wax candles. Containers of our gel wax come in quantities of 800 grams, 5 kg or 10 kg. To use gel wax, simply spilt the wax into small sections and melt in a pan in no way different than how you would use other types of wax. If the gel wax starts to smoke (as with other types of wax) - you will have exceeded the temperature at which it should be poured - turn down the heat immediately.
Gel wax is only suitable for containers - not pillar moulds. Do not place anything that is flammible or made from plastic (in whole or in part) into the container with the gel wax. Using fragrance oils and colours (wax dyes) in gel wax is absolutely fine; though as gel wax is largely oil, use perhaps a smaller amount of fragrance oil to start with to ensure it binds with the mineral oil - too much and it may start to separate.
As gel wax burns at a higher temperature than other waxes we recommend selecting a wick that is one size greater than you would normally use.