Types of wax


Stearin is obtained from palm oil plant. It is a natural product that is made from vegetable oils or fats. Stearin is renewable and biologically degradable.


Beeswax has been the traditional material for candles for centuries. Because of its valency, it is used only in small quantities for the manufacturing of candles today.

It is a metabolite of honeybees.

The prized, natural beeswax can be recognized from its very pleasant honey smell and the typical yellow colour that is caused by pollen.

Beeswax has a very favorable ecological balance.

Colza wax

Colza wax is made of the canola plant.
The colza oil is pressed out of the seed and then cured to wax.

Colza is a domestic renewable resource and biologically degradable.

Especially the ecobalance is very positive – short ways, extraction from established cultivated areas and a very positive CO²- balance.


Paraffin wax is a mineral oil product and recovered as an ancillary product from the oil refinery. Practically all candles today are made of paraffin wax.

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