The Benefits Of Soy Candles & Wax Melts


Soy candles and wax melts are made from soybeans, a natural, renewable source grown in many regions by local farmers. Where as the Paraffin candles we’ve all used & grown to love, are made from petroleum, which is a nonrenewable source that contains carcinogenic substances. These substances may be released into the air while burning, however by using candles made from soy you aren’t only supporting local agriculture and farmers. You’re also setting your mind at ease by knowing you aren’t inhaling any of these chemicals. This is especially important if you are pregnant, have kids, or have pets, because it’s the safest option health-wise. You want to avoid wax blends or candles that don’t state the exact breakdown of ingredients.





A candle made from soy wax burns cleaner with little soot released as the candle burns. Paraffin candles often create a significant amount of black soot that not only collects on the jar, but on your walls and other surfaces of the home as well. The soy candle may accumulate some black soot on the jar, but the amount is much less than paraffin candles. Soy candles are also non-toxic, so they won’t release toxins into the air as they burn, meaning you can enjoy the luxury of home fragrance without the worry. 




Soy candles & wax melts typically last longer than paraffin products of the same size, according to Planet Green. The reason behind the longevity of soy home fragrance products is, the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the plant based wax. You may pay slightly more soy home fragrance products initially, but the longer-lasting burn means you won’t have to buy new candles as often. Soy wax is also biodegradable, making it an investment that benefits the environment. Check our product descriptions for approximate burn times. 




Soy is known to have a better scent throw than most other waxes on the market. This is due to it burning slower, meaning the scent is gradually released; there won’t be an immediate wave of strong scent. This creates a more pleasant atmosphere for most people, creating an ambiance of comfort & calm.



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