7 Reasons Soy Candles Are Better Than Paraffin Wax
If you’ve never given much thought to the candles you burn in your home, we want to introduce you to be a better way to light and scent your space. Soy candles are a better alternative to traditional paraffin wax for a number of reasons.
1. Soy candles burn cleaner.
Paraffin wax is petroleum-based, which means it burns a black soot. That residue ends up in your curtains, furniture, and on your walls. Conversely, soy is a vegetable-based was that burns a clean flame. You won’t have to worry about cleaning soot residue from your carpet or couch.
2. Soy wax is natural.
Soy wax comes from the soybean. The hydrogenated vegetable oil solidifies at room temperature, and because it contains no chemicals (like petroleum oil in Paraffin wax candles) it doesn’t create any toxic by-products when lit.
3. Soy candles burn longer.
The natural ingredients in soy candles mean they’re slower to burn and burn more evenly. Traditional candles will leave wax lining the sides of the jar and a good portion of the candle unused. You’ll enjoy a soy candle much longer because the wax burns evenly, eliminating nearly all waste.
4. Soy candles have a longer lasting scent.
Soy candles have a lower melting temperature than paraffin wax, so the essential oils spread their aroma more quickly and for longer than traditional candles. In addition, the scent is more natural. Soy candles aren’t loaded with chemicals and strong perfumes that can be offensive or overwhelming.
5. Soy candles are eco-friendly.
The soybeans from which soy wax is derived is sustainable and supports farmers. Unlike petroleum, the main ingredient in paraffin wax candles, soybeans are a renewable energy source. The environment factors behind a soy candle producer the cleaner burn (See #1), making it a better choice for your family and friends.
6. Soy candles are better for your health.
Not only do you avoid the chemicals of a traditional candle burning in your home, but soy candles could help prevent some pain triggers. Nearly half of migraine sufferers report strong odors can trigger a headache. The perfumed paraffin wax candles emit a concentrated, unnatural scent that can easily cause pain for those sensitive to smells.
7. Soy candles offer aromatherapy benefits.
Soy candles burn longer, have a more natural scent, and are healthier for your family. And on top of all that, they can help you relax. The essential oils in a soy candle offer aromatic benefits. Lavender, for example, can help you destress after a long day. Peppermint or lemon will invigorate you, giving you energy to take on the day. Paraffin wax candles aren’t created with natural oil, so they don’t offer the benefits of aromatherapy that come from pure soy candles.
Soy candles offer health benefits, a long-lasting aroma, and burn cleaner than traditional candles. When you consider all the steps you take to care for your home and family, adding soy candles to your routine is just another step to living healthier and more environmentally conscious.