Paraffin wax is a natural product derived from the molecular components of decayed vegetable and animal material. It is a petroleum based product that comes from crude oil. Paraffin wax is non-renewable, as it has a finite source beneath the earth’s surface. There are lots of candle waxes made from paraffin. Manufacturers will list the melt point and intended purpose of their products.
Always burn a candle for one hour for every inch in diameter for a proper burn.