Benefits of Coconut Soy Wax Candles
We all love candles, the smell, the atmosphere, the mood, the ambience…but indeed we need to be careful with the type of candle we light up every day. So here are some benefits of the coconut soy wax candles that will make you think twice before buying a candle and if it should be soy-based or paraffin-based.
Long-Lasting Candles. We all love lasting moments, am I right?
Coconut soy wax burns more slowly and evenly than paraffin, so the candles will last longer.
Soy Wax is Environmentally Friendly.
Since soybeans are grown extensively, soy wax is quickly available and renewable. Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum, which is not a renewable resource. This is especially important to keep in mind. Also, soy wax is natural, so it’s making it better for both you and the environment. Double Power!
Paraffin Wax May Contain Benzene. OMG! WHAT?!
Many mainstream candle brands make their candles with paraffin wax, as it's way cheaper...Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum, and it has been declared that paraffin wax releases harmful substances when burnt. In 2009, a study by South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin wax candles give off benzene. The American Cancer Society classifies benzene as a carcinogen, a substance that promotes the growth of cancer. In the same 2009 study performed by South Carolina State University, they found that soy wax did not give off benzene, unlike paraffin wax. Ohh, honey...
Vegan Soy Wax Candles
Well, if you follow a vegan lifestyle, you are covered... it's just coconut, soy and obviously drops of essential oil. Let's spread peace and love!
Clean Burning. We're gonna let it burn, burn, burn...
Candles made from soy wax will give you a cleaner burn since they produce much less smoke than candles made from paraffin.