In recent years, the rise of Soy Wax over Paraffin Wax has become increasingly popular. Want to know why? Here are our top 5 reasons…
Soy candles are Natural
Soy candles are made from vegetable oil (soybeans) whereas paraffin candles are made from petroleum oil. What does this mean for you? The Soy candles do not increase the CO2 levels in the atmosphere like paraffin does- which can also lead to health detriments.
Soy candles burn longer
Soy wax candles burn a whopping 50% longer than regular candles. Even though soy wax candles are sometimes more expensive than paraffin wax candles to buy, they are still more cost-effective in the long run. They burn slower and leave a more powerful aroma, too.
Soy candles burn cleaner
Compared to regular paraffin wax candles, soy candles give you a clean and even burn. As a result, they don’t produce much black soot like paraffin candles do. Candle soot is more of a nuisance than you might realise. If you burn a lot of candles, over time it can discolour your walls and furniture and even stain your carpet!
Image via: Soyful Aromas, this is her walls after years of burning paraffin wax candles
Soy candles have a stronger scent
Because of the high-quality wax, when mixed with scents (especially natural ones such as essential oils), a strong, clean and natural scent is created. If you’ve ever gotten a headache from a candle before, chances are it was a paraffin wax one, and it was in fact the chemicals that were causing the headache! Soy wax candles have the ability to burn strong without causing irritation due to lack of chemicals
Soy is easier to clean
Spilled soy is easier to clean up: Soy is biodegradable so if it spills on your tablecloth or clothing, it’s much easier to remove.
At Cloud 9 Fragrances, we keep all of these points in mind which is why we’ve chosen our production process to include all natural waxes and lead free wicks. Remember to choose wisely when it comes to your candles, something as simple as whether or not you get a Soy or paraffin candle could save your health in the future!