Why Choose Soy Wax Candles
Candles have been used for centuries as a source of light, warmth, and relaxation.
With the advent of modern technology, candles have become an integral part of our daily lives, and different types of wax have emerged as options for scented candle makers.
Two of the most popular waxes used in candle making are soy wax and paraffin wax. While both types of wax can create beautiful and fragrant candles, soy wax candles have several benefits over paraffin wax candles.
Candid Candle uses only natural waxes, with soy wax at the top of our list. Unlike many of the large candle manufacturers, we never use paraffin wax.
Let's explore the benefits of burning soy wax candles compared to the drawbacks of burning paraffin wax candles.
Firstly, soy wax candles are made from natural ingredients. Soy wax is made from soybeans, which are a renewable and sustainable resource. On the other hand, paraffin wax is made from petroleum, a non-renewable resource.
Soy wax is biodegradable and non-toxic, while paraffin wax releases harmful chemicals when burned. Burning paraffin wax candles can release carcinogens, such as benzene and toluene, into the air, which can be harmful to our health.
Secondly, soy wax candles burn cleaner and longer than paraffin wax candles. Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, which means it burns at a cooler temperature. This results in a slower burn and a longer-lasting candle.
Additionally, soy wax candles produce less soot than paraffin wax candles. Soot can leave black stains on walls, ceilings, and furniture, and can also be harmful to our health when inhaled.
Thirdly, soy wax candles have a stronger and more natural scent than paraffin wax candles. Soy wax is a porous material, which allows it to hold a higher concentration of fragrance oils. This means that soy wax candles have a stronger scent throw than paraffin wax candles.
Additionally, soy wax has a natural scent that complements the fragrance oils, creating a more natural and authentic scent experience.
Finally, soy wax candles support local farmers and businesses. Soybeans are primarily grown in the United States, which means that buying soy wax candles supports local farmers and businesses.
Paraffin wax, on the other hand, is a byproduct of the petroleum industry, which is dominated by large multinational corporations.
Burning soy wax candles has many benefits compared to burning paraffin wax candles. Soy wax candles are made from natural ingredients, burn cleaner and longer, have a stronger and more natural scent, and support local farmers and businesses.
By choosing Candid Candle's soy wax candles over paraffin wax candles, you are making a more sustainable and healthier choice for yourself and the environment.