What is soft wax

What is soft wax

Soft wax is a byproduct of producing paraffin wax from slack wax in paraffin wax factories .

Soft wax is used for Petroleum Jelly product, for Petroleum Jelly manufacturing Micro crystalline wax + white oil +paraffin wax should be mixed and processed.

Soft wax limits the process of producing petroleum jelly , it means that soft wax is a mixture of white oil + paraffin wax itself so the only remaining process will be mixing soft wax with Microcrystalline wax .

It would be great for Vaseline factories to decrease their cost and time of producing and they can choose between heavy and light grade of soft wax.

Soft wax pros

• Soft wax adheres to skin more than hard wax.
• Soft wax grabs fine hairs perfectly, working better on large areas of the body like legs comparing hard wax.
• Soft wax cannot be applied to the same spot twice because it removes layers of dead skin.
• Even if soft wax tends to be stickier, there is no special preparation needed.
• Soft wax is perfect for extra sensitive areas such as the armpits or a Brazilian wax since it is less painful for most people.

Soft wax Specification

Description Method

Oil Content


Congealing Point ASTM D938

Viscosity @ 100 C ASTM D 445

Specific Gravity @25 C ASTM D 1298

Color ASTM D1500


Light Soft Paraffin Wax LSPW




52-54 C


4-4.5 Cst





Clean Used Drum

Heavy Soft Paraffin Wax HSPW




56-58 C


5-5.6 Cst




Clean Used Drum