You can make almost any type of candle with paraffin wax. The melting point is the primary determinant of the type of candle you can make with it.
Low-melt point paraffin (less than 130 degrees Fahrenheit) is used for container candles in jars, cups, or glasses.
Medium-melt point paraffin (130 to 150 degrees Fahrenheit) is used for candles that need to stand on their own, such as votives, pillars, and other molded candles.
High-melt point wax (greater than 150 degrees Fahrenheit) is used for more specialized applications such as hurricane candle shells, over dipping, and other special candle-making applications.