These wax flakes come from a renewable resource as it is a vegetable by-product. It is biodegradable and has no fumes when heated. It is popular for candlemaking as it is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin. It has a low melting temperature and can be used for a gentle cold water batik dye method. It washes out with hot water and soap. Available in 453.6gm/1lb.