When it comes to candle shopping, fragrance should not be the sole consideration. Candles are manufactured from a number of waxes, each with its own set of qualities that influence performance. Paraffin, palm, granulated and soy wax, to name a few, can all be used to make candles. All our candles and wax melts are made with soy wax, which is just one aspect that sets us apart from the competition!
WHAT IS SOY WAX?
Soy wax is a natural wax made entirely from vegetable soybeans. The beans are washed, cracked, de-hulled and rolled into flakes after they are gathered. The flakes are used to extract soybean oil and the remaining flakes are utilised as animal feed.
Paraffin wax, which is one of the most popular candle waxes due to its low cost, is made in a different way. Paraffin wax is a by-product of the purification of oil from petroleum, coal, and other sources.
WHY SOY WAX IN CANDLES AND WAX MELTS?
Traditional paraffin wax is made from petroleum and is non-renewable, whereas soy wax is made from environmentally friendly, renewable materials. Not only are there environmental benefits to using soy wax instead of other types of candle wax, but it also burns slower than paraffin wax, resulting in a longer-lasting candle. While all candles produce some black soot while burning, soy wax candles burn cleaner and produce less soot. Another reason to use soy wax in candles is that it is a great fragrance carrier that does not require the use of chemical enhancers. As a consequence, you’ll have a well-balanced, true-to-scent candle.
All our Candles and Wax Melts are made from Soy Wax.