What’s so great about soy candles? Why are they different than the regular candles (paraffin) you find in stores? I mean, paraffin candles are cheaper and some even smell just about as good. Are there real benefits of soy candles?
You bet there are!
Soy vs Paraffin Candles
Using soy wax candles is a great way to help our environment and our farmers!
Unlike paraffin wax, natural soy wax comes from right here in the USA from our own soybean farmers.
So in addition to using a completely natural soy wax that is safe for you, is a renewable, sustainable resource, and gives us a little less dependence on crude oil, it also helps our own US economy by helping our farmers.
You’ll also find that soy candles burn up to twice as long as paraffin candles. For example, my soy tealights burn from 7-8 hours! Compare that to a normal paraffin tealight that only burns for 4 hours at most (believe me, I’ve tested!). This is because soy wax has a much lower melting point and in turn, burns cooler than paraffin wax.
So even though soy candles might be more expensive, they burn up to twice as long as regular candles so it actually evens out and you really aren’t spending much more for a better quality candle.
With soy candles, you will also get little to no soot when burned properly and soy wax is much easier to clean up if spilled! Just take a little soap and water and possibly a hair dryer and- Whala! No more hard, dried paraffin wax that may take scissors to cut it out of the carpet!(I won’t guarantee the dye won’t stain if there is dye in the candle)
There are other kinds of natural candles too that are great for our environment. Soy wax candles are the least expensive among the natural wax candles, but there’s Beeswax candles ,Palm Wax candles and Coconut Wax candles that I’ve heard great things about also, as well as mixing these waxes with soy!
Check out my first time making beeswax candles here!
So when it comes to the benefits of soy candles vs regular candles? I’ll take the soy please 🙂
As always, any questions, just leave me a comment or contact me 🙂