At first look you may gasp, why are they so expensive compared to shop candles but in reality they can even work out more economical!
The reason being they burn so much longer.
There are so many more benefits!
Soy candles may look similar to their paraffin counterparts, but they offer distinct advantages. Natural Soy candles are made from 100% vegetable soybeans a natural renewable source, unlike paraffin candles which are made from petroleum, which is a non-renewable source that contains carcinogenic substances.
These soy wax candles burn cleaner with little soot released as the candle burns. This means a significant reduction in the amount of black soot on your walls and other surfaces of the home compared to paraffin candles. Soy candles are also non-toxic, so they won’t release toxins into the air as they burn.
Soy candles typically last 30 – 50 times longer than a paraffin candle of the same size. The reason behind the longevity of soy candles is the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the soybean-based wax. A soy candle may appear more costly 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.
Soy candle works well for holding onto the scent from essential oils, which is used to along with high quality fragrance oils to scent our candles. Because they burn more slowly, the scent is gradually released. This creates a more pleasant atmosphere for most people. The natural wax also holds onto colour well, which makes it look more attractive.
Should you spill any soy wax it is so easy to clean the wax off carpets, upholstery and wood. Simply use soap and hot water, eliminating the need for solvents or irons and brown paper.
And on a final note soy wax is not subject to animal testing