What are the benefits and advantages of burning soy wax candles? - ScentWick Candles

What are the benefits and advantages of burning soy wax candles?

Whether you are a candle connoisseur, an occasional candle burner, or a complete candle newbie, you've probably encountered candles made of different types of wax. There are paraffin candles, soy candles, beeswax candles, coconut wax candles, and other types of wax candles and blends out there. In the following few paragraphs, we will be focusing on the type of wax that we use here at ScentWick Candles, which is 100% pure soy wax.

Soy wax has been used for candle-making for centuries. It is a natural, eco-friendly, and clean-burning alternative to paraffin wax. When your soy candle is cared for properly, and the wick is trimmed before each burn, it produces way less soot than its paraffin counterparts and delivers a long-lasting clean burning experience. Since soy wax is naturally derived from soybeans, there are no toxic chemicals like those found in paraffin wax. Our handmade candles are made using natural 100% soy wax with no additives.

Some candle companies use different additives such as UV inhibitors or scent boosters, but here at ScentWick Candles, we keep everything as natural as possible so you can enjoy safe and clean burning candles. Soy wax is known for its very good hot and cold throw, so you can enjoy the fragrance throughout the entire candle.

Another benefit of soy wax is that it burns about 30%-50% slower than paraffin or blended soy candles which significantly extends the candle's life and brings you more bang for your buck. For example, even our smallest 8oz jars will last you about 35-40 hours based on our in-house testing.

How is soy wax made?

Soybeans are a renewable source of wax. Soybeans are harvested, cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. In the next step, soybeans go through the hydrogenation process. This process alters the oil's melting point, which causes the oil to become solid at room temperature. The soy wax we use at ScentWick Candles is grown right here in the United States. 

What are the benefits of our soy wax?

  • eco friendly
  • non-toxic
  • carcinogens free
  • parabens free
  • phthalates free
  • vegan
  • renewable
  • sustainable
  • American grown

Our goal is to create more natural and sustainable candles. Therefore, using soy wax for our candles was a no-brainer. Some might argue for the benefits of paraffin wax, such as stronger hot throw than soy candles, which is true. Some candle companies work with para-soy wax blends to deliver a stronger scent. But those might not be suitable for scent-sensitive people or people looking for more eco-friendly and healthier alternatives. 

Our goal is not to convince you that soy candles are the only best candles in the world. We intend to educate about the benefits of pure soy wax candles. That way, you can make a better educated decision next time you are on the market for a new candle addition for your home, and hopefully, you'll give our candles and wax melts a try. 

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