We recently highlighted a few benefits of aromatherapy in this post. Adding candles and other fragrances to your daily routine can calm the mind, body, and spirit. As you incorporate aromatherapy into your life, it’s important to know what kind of products to invest in. Your choices can help the environment, protect your family’s health, and support a sustainable lifestyle. We’ll break down the benefits of choosing soy wax candles over other candles in this article. You’ll learn that soy wax candles are the cleaner, healthier choice.
What is Soy Wax?
Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from soybean oil. The soybeans are collected, cleansed, dehulled, smashed, and folded into fragments. Then, the oil is extracted from these bits. The extracted oil goes through a series of drastic changes that impact the melting point of the oil. The result is our soy candle wax that is solid at room temperature, yet, melts when heat is applied.
Soy Wax is a Renewable Resource
Investing in products made from renewable resources is a vital practice for living a more sustainable life. Renewable resources can be replenished through natural reproduction or other recurring processes. Paraffin wax is what’s used in the typical candle. It is created from petroleum--the same petroleum used to make oil and gas. Crude oil is not a renewable resource, sometimes called a finite resource. Soy wax, however, is made from soybeans, a renewable resource. We can always grow more soybeans!
Soy Wax is All Natural
The soy wax used to create our candles is prepared from soybean crops and contains no artificial ingredients. Because soy wax is created from plants, it is a healthier alternative to paraffin wax. Paraffin candles, on the other hand, are made from highly toxic ingredients known to cause cancer and other diseases. Burning a soy candle in your home is a much safer option for you and your family.
Soy Candles Are Better for your Health
When you burn a candle in your home or other location, you are inevitably adding the byproducts of that candle into the air you breathe. According to a study, research explains that naturally crafted candles such as soy wax candles release the lowest amount of potentially dangerous chemicals. When burned, the common paraffin wax candle releases fumes that lead to a variety of diseases when inhaled. Adding a naturally sourced and handmade soy candle to your space can reduce the risk of harmful health effects.
Soy Wax Candles Burn Cleaner
One of the benefits of soy candles is that soy wax burns cleaner. As a vegetable-based wax, soy wax does not release any harmful toxins. The difference is evident in the color of the candles once you begin to burn them. Paraffin candles generate a substantial amount of black soot. Soy wax produces little to none.
Soy Wax Candles Burn Longer
Soy wax burns up to 50% longer than paraffin wax. That’s because soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, resulting in a slower burn. Although soy wax candles may be more expensive upfront, this makes them more cost-efficient in the long run due to the longer-lasting burn. Our signature 9 oz candles can burn for up to 50 hours. Properly trimming your wick can also help lengthen the life of your
Choose Soy Candles!
Soy wax offers many benefits when compared to paraffin wax. Soy wax is safer for the air you breathe at home, our environment, and the health of you and your loved ones.