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June 27, 2019 4 min read

What Makes For The Best Smelling Soy Candle? Soy Candles Uncovered....

The step pouring process of candles have been around for millennia, but most people still don’t know much about how it’s made and what constitutes a high-quality scented soy candle. In this article, we’ll discuss all you need to know about soy candles so that you know how to choose the best ones. With that said, let’s get to it.

UNDERSTANDING WAXES

Waxes have been used for a variety of purposes, from wound mending, artistic creations, to even food preservation.

Of course, candles were first made from waxes of various kinds, such as lard, oil, and soy wax. To give you a clearer understanding of what waxes are, here are the scientific characteristics of substances that are qualified as wax:

Solid at room temperature; liquid at higher temperatures

Primarily hydrocarbon in structure

Water repellent; insoluble in water

Smooth texture; buffable under slight pressure

Low toxicity; low reactivity

Low odor

THE DEVELOPMENT OF CANDLE WAXES

Now that you have a better understanding of what waxes are, we’ll go into details of how wax has been used in human history and how it became the primary material for making candles.

Of all the materials in the world, wax was among the oldest, as it can be dated all the way back to the Mesopotamian era, which makes it over 3,000 years old. To give you some perspective, paper wasn’t invented until a thousand years after that. The use of wax is consistent in all the major civilizations around the world, such as in ancient Egypt, Greece, the Roman Empire, and even in China. Candles were primarily used as a source of light, as scented candles didn’t come about until the 12th century in India, but it’s suspected that it might have existed long before that. 

It wasn’t until this time when bee wax was first used in Europe, but it was a rare commodity due to its high cost. Back at the time, honey was extremely difficult to extract, as bee farms didn’t exist. People had to go out and find natural bee hives to extract honey and bee wax, which can be a dangerous job. Since there was no advanced medical aid to help people in case they were stung by a massive swarm of bees, the mortality rate for these jobs was quite high compared to other similar professions. 

Bee wax & Soy waxes are clean, long-lasting, and odorless, which makes it the ideal material for scented candles. During the mid-1800s, paraffin was invented and it threw the entire dynamic of the market off. Paraffin is a byproduct of the petrol purification process and it doesn’t have much use other than being turned into candles. This made paraffin the most common type of materials for candles and that has remained true even in today’s world. Yet, Paraffin wax is not as clean as Soy Wax or Bee Wax alternatives.

CANDLES IN MODERN TIMES & ADVENT OF THE SOY CANDLE

It wasn’t until the late 1900s when people started to realize that paraffin may not be as harmless as we once thought. The fumes from paraffin candles have a similar chemical structure as that of engine fumes, which can harm your respiratory system when exposed to it in the long run. For this reason, people have been looking for alternatives for paraffin, which has made some turned back to natural materials such as bee wax and vegetable waxes such as soybean to make soy candles. This is a trend that has become more popular each year, as more and more people are concerned about the dangers of paraffin. While the demand for candles has dropped significantly from how it used to be prior to modern times, people still use scented candles as a way to relieve stress. Since it’s not an everyday need, people are more willing to pay a couple of dollars extra to get the healthiest option possible.

 

Now that you know the benefits of natural candles, you will need to buy it from a credible supplier. If you’re looking for a high-quality soy candle, Love Spoon Candles is your best option. At Lovespoon Candles, we are the maker of the premium soy candle. Our soy candles come in a jar candle, tin candle, and travel tins. Plus we also have a Candle Club, which is a candle subscription box where we deliver 3 soy candles each month to our members. Our Jar candle comes in 6 different colored jars: red, blue, brown, green, orange and purple. The jar candle offering is found in our Monogram Series. Each of our soy candles is blended with the best essential oils and allow for the maximum amount of burn time. Another benefit of soy wax is a longer burn time. Soy candles + Essential oils + Cotton Eco-Friendly wicks make for a great combination to allow for the best in candle smells. Our pouring process is a slow loving process as we believe in high quality products that are made one by one with love. A reviewer writes, "At Lovespoon Candles, the soy wax burns in such a way to allow for maximum scent fills in any given room." Another reviewer writes, "The soy wax that Lovespoon Candles uses is of great quality that does not need a wood wick to burn evenly to the edges. Sometimes a wood wick flame is far too aggressive and creates too much smoke in a room." If you are looking for a great scented candle, you have come to the right place. Lovespoon Candles, has 33 fragrances to choose from to make for the most delectable scented candle you are sure to enjoy. Every scented candle sold at Lovespoon Candles is made by hand with love and each scented candle is made with the finest ingredients. Hurry on over to Lovespoon Candles Today!


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