soy wax in candles

Soy Wax in Candles

why do we use Soy Wax in candles?

Soy wax in candles is a natural, renewable resource derived from soybeans. It’s become increasingly popular in the candle-making industry for several reasons, including its environmental benefits and performance characteristics.

Environmental Benefits

Soy wax is biodegradable and burns cleaner than paraffin wax, which is petroleum-based. This results in fewer pollutants released into the air, making soy wax candles a healthier choice for indoor air quality. The production of soy wax also supports sustainable agriculture, as soybeans can be grown and harvested annually.

soy wax in candles

Performance Characteristics

Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin, which means soy candles burn slower and can last up to 50% longer. This provides better value for consumers and a more consistent burn. The lower melting point also helps the wax pool form faster, which can enhance the scent throw of the candle.

Health Considerations

Burning soy wax produces less soot compared to paraffin wax. Soot can discolour walls and furniture and may contain harmful chemicals. Soy candles are a safer alternative, especially for people with respiratory conditions or allergies.

Scent and Appearance

Soy wax has excellent fragrance-holding qualities, allowing for a strong scent both when the candle is lit and when it is unlit. It also burns more evenly, which helps to reduce tunnelling—a common issue where the candle burns down the centre, leaving unused wax around the sides.

Economic Impact

Soy wax production supports local farmers and economies, particularly in regions where soybeans are a major crop. This contrasts with paraffin wax, which is linked to the oil industry and its associated geopolitical and environmental issues.

Soy wax offers a range of benefits that make it an excellent choice for candles. Its environmental advantages, performance, health benefits, and support for local agriculture all contribute to its growing popularity in the candle industry.

Check out our range of crystal soy candles today and enjoy the combination of aromas and crystals we provide.

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