3 Good Reasons to Choose Soy Wax Candles and Ditch Paraffin

3 Good Reasons to Choose Soy Wax Candles and Ditch Paraffin

When it comes to creating a cosy ambience or indulging in some self-care, candles play a significant role. However, not all candles are created equal. If you're still using paraffin wax candles, it's time to make a switch to soy wax candles. In this blog post, we'll explore three compelling reasons why soy wax candles are the better choice, both for your health and the environment.

1. Soy wax is safe, non-toxic and natural

Soy wax is a biodegradable vegetable wax made from soybeans, while paraffin wax is made from petroleum (yes, the same petroleum used to make petrol and diesel!). Paraffin wax releases toxic pollutants and carcinogens when burned (a carcinogen is a substance that promotes cancer). Soy wax is clean burning, which means it's less likely to trigger allergies, it’s safe for your skin and respiratory system - for you, your family and your pets. The soy wax we include in our candle making kits does not contain artificial additives or scent boosters.

2. Soy wax is renewable and sustainable

Soy is a natural renewable source since we can grow more soybeans, unlike paraffin wax which relies on the supply of fossil fuels, which cannot be renewed. Our soy wax supplier commits to sustainable soy production and has pledged to be working to end deforestation.

3. Soy wax burns cleaner and longer

All candles emit some amount of soot, but given the same conditions, a paraffin candle will emit more soot than a soy candle. This soot can get on your walls, furniture and curtains. Soy wax burns approximately 50% longer than paraffin candles because soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, resulting in long-lasting candles and giving you better value for money.


In summary, choosing soy wax candles over paraffin candles is a simple yet impactful way to create a safer and more sustainable environment. With their non-toxic nature, renewable sourcing, cleaner burn, and longer-lasting performance, soy wax candles offer a superior choice for your well-being and the planet. Make the switch to soy wax candles today and enjoy the benefits of a healthier, greener, and more enjoyable candle experience.

Why not try our soy candle making kits, with the confidence that our soy wax supplier commits to sustainable soy production and has been working to end deforestation.

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