Posted on August 30 2016
Soy wax candles burn cleaner than regular candles, and they do not emit harmful fumes like their traditional wax counterpart. Additionally, soy wax candles usually burn longer and have a much stronger scent than paraffin wax candles. But if that’s not enough to convince you, there are also a few lesser-known facts about soy wax that should convince you to never buy a regular candle ever again.
Soy Candles Are Sustainable
Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum, a limited resource, while soy candle wax comes from the soy plant. This renewable resource can be grown constantly, meaning a soy wax candle is a sustainable item.
Soy Candles Are Easier To Clean Up
Although it might be rare, it’s almost impossible to clean up spilled paraffin wax. It immediately seeps into the fibers of a carpet or couch, and no matter how hard you try to remove it, you’ll likely have some kind of reminder there forever. Soy wax is water-soluble, so that means it can easily be cleaned up from our favorite clothes, furnishings, or rugs. Simply grab a washcloth soaked in hot, soapy water and the wax will disappear.
Soy Wax Is Safer And Even Hydrates Skin
Unlike regular candle wax which can cause burns, soy wax is safe and burns at a much lower temperature than paraffin wax. If you have children or pets around, this can be a great relief knowing that spillages are far less likely to cause any harm. Additionally, since the wax melts at around 102° which is just above body temperature, you can even dip your fingers into the warm wax and use it as a rich lotion. Rub it on especially dry parts of your skin, like your cuticles or elbows.