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Why using soy-wax is better

soy-wax candle

We also wonder why we use soy wax to make our candles. People say that soy wax products are more expensive than paraffin wax items. However, you will quickly find, if you search a little further, the savings become more costly. The advantages of soy wax candle led many wax makers to use soy wax only for their goods, and candles lovers to prefer soy over candles produced from other wax forms. Soy may be an excellent tool to use for candles, but it is vital to read labels for other goods to know what you have precisely.

Simply put, it is better for the climate, better for the house, better for the consumer, and a better product which we consider to be essential. Soy wax is still a relatively recent discovery – back in 1991, a chap was discovered trying to pursue an option, cheaper than paraffin wax, and instead of ten times more expensive. It was our deliberate choice to create soy wax products. As the name suggests, soy wax comes from soybeans, which means 100% fresh, 100% organic and 100% eco-friendly. Paraffin wax is thus a non-renewable and environmentally sensitive bi-product of the petroleum oil refining phase.

These are the main six explanations why we prefer soy wax over paraffin wax, and we would like for you to hear them if you want to find any further value int them:

Soy wax is smaller than paraffin wax candles, thereby lasting up to 50 per cent longer. Since soybeans are grown extensively, soy wax is available and renewable. Many waxes of natural candles such as wax or bayberry wax can be very costly and have minimal availability.

  • Non-toxic

Since soy wax is produced from vegetable oil, safe burning is done, and no carcinogens are emitted as they are burnt.

  • Better fragrances

A healthier ‘wax pool’ around the wick is produced due to the lower melting temperature of the wax. This ‘wax pool’ makes it easy to vaporize fragrance oils, releasing more fragrance.

  • Renewable energy

Soybean fuel is an environmentally sound, affordable and renewable option. Many waxes of natural candles such as wax or bayberry wax can be very costly and have minimal availability. In the other side, for those who choose candles from safe, sustainable sources, soy is a reliable and viable option.

  • Easier to clean.

Soy wax has less melting point than paraffin so that it turns softer at lower temperatures. Soy wax leaks are far more straightforward to scrub from garments or table clothes as they are biodegradable by merely rubbing and gone.

  • Clean burning

Clean soy burns while releasing minimal soot. Soy wax candles give you a cleaner burn because they produce far less smoke than paraffin candles. This ensures that anyone sensitive to candle smoke will take soy wax far easier and the air, especially small children and the elderly, is cleaner and healthier for everyone.

Therefore, while paraffin wax at face value appears to be a less cost-effective option, the broader price of burning paraffin wax over soy wax should be taken into account.

Joao Rocha

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