What can paraffin wax be used for?

Could it be right for your project?

Paraffin wax is one of the most versatile available at Poth Hille and is popular with a huge range of customers. 

If you are looking for a truly versatile wax, you can’t do much better than paraffin wax! A favourite with customers in many industries, it has a wide range of uses.

Beauty products and cosmetics

Paraffin wax is a common component in cosmetics, and is often applied to the hands, feet, and other areas of the body that are susceptible to hard skin and lots of wear and tear. Paraffin wax is a natural emollient, which helps to seal moisture in and leave skin feeling soft, supple, and hydrated. Moisture levels in the skin remain elevated for hours after paraffin wax is applied. It can also help to open pores and aid in the turnover of skin cells. As a result, skin will look brighter and fresher. 

Therapeutic use

Paraffin wax also has a number of therapeutic benefits. When used on the hands, it can help to soothe and reduce the severity of pain in people with conditions such as a rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, fibromyalgia, and other joint issues. When massaged into the hands, it has a warming effect and acts in much the same way as heat therapy. It can help to increase blood flow, relax muscles, and reduce joint stiffness. It’s also effective against muscle spasms and inflammation and is a recognised treatment for sprains. 

Candle making

Paraffin wax is a popular choice for those who are looking to manufacture candles. It is renowned for its fragrance ‘hold and throw’. It retains scent extremely well, so you can be sure the perfume of your candle won’t deteriorate over time. This is what is meant by ‘hold’. The ‘throw’? This refers to how well the scent is distributed once the candle is lit. This is thanks to its low melting point. If you are looking to fill a room with beautiful aromas, paraffin wax is the perfect choice for a candle. It’s also the perfect blank canvas for a number of colours.


For those who participate in sports such as skiing, surfing, and skateboarding, paraffin wax is nothing short of essential. It helps you to maintain a good grip and remain upright, improving not only your enjoyment of your chosen sport but making it much safer to do so. For ice hockey players, paraffin wax products can help them to improve their control of the puck. The wax is applied in a thin layer to the tape on the stick blade – but a little really does go a long way! It will provide a much a tackier grip for the tape when a player has the puck on their stick – helping them to control the puck and swing the game in their team’s favour. It also provides a great moisture barrier from the ice. 

Find out more today

To find out more about our paraffin waxes, please get in touch with our team today. They will be able to point you in the direction of the right wax for your application, and you can buy in bulk to secure the supply you need and save money. 

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