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There are many different types of waxes used in candles but its no longer about scents alone. Health conscious people are turning away from the mass produced factory candles containing blended waxes and preferring all natural soy wax which is free from paraffin and artificial additives.

Natural Soy Wax

There are many different types of waxes used in candles but its no longer about scents alone. Health conscious people are turning away from the mass produced factory candles containing blended waxes and preferring all natural soy wax which is free from paraffin and artificial additives.

What is Soy Wax?

Soy Wax was developed in the early 1990's as an alternative to petroleum based wax and is made from 100% natural soybean oil. The soybeans are harvested, cleaned, cracked then rolled into flakes. Oil is taken from the remains of the soybean and is then hydrogenated i.e. hydrogen is added to the oil to solidify the oil at room temperature

The result is a thick wax like substance which is then infused with a stunning scent to create a candle which is good for you as well as the environment.

There are many different types of waxes used in candles but its no longer about scents alone. Health conscious people are turning away from the mass produced factory candles containing blended waxes and preferring all natural soy wax which is free from paraffin and artificial additives.
There are many different types of waxes used in candles but its no longer about scents alone. Health conscious people are turning away from the mass produced factory candles containing blended waxes and preferring all natural soy wax which is free from paraffin and artificial additives.

Pros of Using Soy Wax

Soy based candles actually burn longer and much slower than other types of wax. Paraffin wax works but its cheap and doesn't offer the same burn quality as a soy based candle.

Since soy wax is entirely natural it doesn't contain chemicals or other toxic additives which have the potential to be harmful and cause poor indoor air quality when burned.

Soy based candles burn cleaner and don't emit the sooty smoke as traditional candles do. Instead, the scent is a lot stronger and much less smokey.

Cons of Using Soy Wax

In extreme heat soy wax can shrink creating an uneven burn making the candle look less appealing. They also have a tendency to 'sweat' but this can easily be solved by dabbing a tissue on the surface.

Soy wax candles need to be stored in a cool dry place as the soy can go bad in hot/humid environments. They have a lower melting point then paraffin wax meaning they could melt right before your eyes if selling in an outdoor market on  a really hot day!

There are many different types of waxes used in candles but its no longer about scents alone. Health conscious people are turning away from the mass produced factory candles containing blended waxes and preferring all natural soy wax which is free from paraffin and artificial additives.
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