The best candle formulations burn cleanly and retain their fragrance from the first light to the final burn. Since 1903, Sonneborn products have led the industry to keep every candle burning perfectly with the broadest line of high-purity hydrocarbons.

By choosing the Sonneborn brand, formulators have access to unsurpassed technical expertise, along with innovative Sonneborn products. The Sono Jell™ Candle Base product line is an example of one of these innovative technologies. These highly refined hydrocarbon blends are intended for use as crystal modifiers in the custom formulation of container candles and other fragrance delivery systems.

Sono Jell Candle Base products provide container candle formulators with an additive that will help fight polymorphism and shrinkage. It can be used as an alternative to microcrystalline wax, white oil, petrolatum or other combinations. This candle application chart will help you choose the right product for each type of candle. Sono Jell Candle Base also provides unparalleled UV and thermal stability, helping to maintain color and fragrance integrity within the candle matrix.

All Sonneborn manufacturing facilities are accredited to ISO 9002 or ISO 9001:2015 quality standards. Plus, the U.S. manufacturing facility is registered with the U.S. FDA.


Container candles, wax melts, pillar candles, taper candles, votive candles, extruded candles and oil candles.

Candle Products

Light Specialty Hydrocarbons

Direct substitutes for high Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) solvents in personal care, consumer and institutional products.

Microcrystalline Waxes

Odorless, tasteless waxes with relatively high melting points and superior flexibility.


Affects the crystallinity of waxes to give a smoother, more pleasing appearance to jar candles.

Sono Jell™ Candle Bases

The ideal component in the custom formulation of container candles. Improves color vibrance, stability, first pass, side adhesion and production rate.

White Mineral Oils

Solutions that set the standard across many industries, including personal care and food.

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Why Sonneborn?

With world-class expertise, exceptional service, flexible manufacturing capabilities and state-of-the-art production, you've got a confident, capable partner on your side.

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