The benefits of soy candles

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My candle collection is finally here and I couldn’t be more excited. It’s been a labour of love and far more time consuming than I ever anticipated.
I had a vision of how they should look and like my flower creations I never sacrificed on my dream. I knew that I wanted a soy wax base for my candles, not only are they cleaner burning they are so much more healthy.
Soy wax has many environmental and health benefits, here are some of my reasons for choosing soy wax for my candles:

  • Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. It is a natural product that's safer for your skin and respiratory system.

  • Soy is a renewable source unlike paraffin wax which relies on our worlds dwindling supply of crude oil.

  • Soy wax is a carbon neutral product, meaning you can enjoy your candle knowing it hasn't had a negative impact on the environment.

  • Soy wax burns on average 40-50% slower than paraffin wax, resulting in long-lasting candles and giving you better value for money.

  • Soy washes away with warm soapy water making it easy to repurpose your vessel once the candle has burned down. No soaking with boiling water and chipping away at residual wax.

  • Soy wax is clean burning and doesn't release toxins, carcinogens or pollutants which means it's less likely to trigger allergies.

  • Soy wax won't release petrol-carbon soot like you may get from paraffin candles meaning no black marks on your walls! Keeping the wick trimmed short will also ensure that the candle doesn't smoke and that it burns efficiently.

Victoria Richards