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February 19, 2021 5 min read

The Health Benefits of Burning A Soy Candle Gift in 2021

SOY CANDLES THE PERFECT GIFT FOR 2021

Our 100% soy wax candles are available in a range of 33 intoxicating scents with eco-friendly wicks guaranteeing a longer, more satisfying burn time, which means more time for you in the comfort and privacy of your room at home to savor each and every delectable candle scent. Each fresh festive Lovespoon soy candle is made from natural soy wax, which is non-toxic and a better and more sustainable alternative to the many paraffin wax candles on the market on any given day. Choose from any of our 33 fragrance options, anyone is sure to delight in our high end candle.

Soy wax biodegrades and is a fully renewable resource which makes our soy candles the most environmentally friendly option, as well as smelling as we like to call it, "fresh festive fantastic scent." Each soy candle Lovespoon Candles offers is a surprisingly clean burn with minimal soot and more burn for your dollar. As soy melts more slowly and coolly than a paraffin alternative. A Lovespoon Candle are real soy candles are 100% phthalate free too.

While we may no longer rely on soy candles for light at night, they are still a popular ornamental fixture in any room within many homes. Soy candles make for the perfect gift as they can help to set a relaxing mood in the privacy of any room, whether you’re having company for dinner or enjoying a little “me-time” in the bubble bath. And there’s no need to worry about the smoke in your room, so long as you’re enjoying soy candles rather than a paraffin candle. If you’re concerned about breathing in toxic fumes when you burn candles, you don’t necessarily have to switch to the fake flicker candle. Soy candles offer soft, natural lighting with none of the dangers associated with burning materials such as paraffin wax candle. Instead of ditching candles altogether in the name of health, you may want to consider switching to a soy candle the next time you’re looking for a little mood lighting in your room.

THE DANGERS OF PARAFFIN

Paraffin candle wax was discovered in the mid-1800s, and since then, it’s been a cornerstone of the candle making industry. Most candles that you find today are made of paraffin wax, but unfortunately, it’s not the safest compound to be inhaling as it burns. Paraffin is derived from petroleum and made up of straight-chain hydrocarbons, which combust to produce a dark soot that can get into linens, stain walls in a room, and lead to respiratory problems.

Candles made of paraffin unlike soy also contain hidden dangers in the form of additives, or chemicals added to wax in order to make the resulting candles look, smell, and burn better in the privacy of your room. You can find additives derived from petroleum called microcrystallines, which help improve the texture of wax, as well as polyethylenes produced from natural gas that add a glossy finish. Some of the most common compounds found in paraffin candles include:

Vybar: This polymer raises the melting point of paraffin and allows the wax to blend evenly with the fragrance scent and dyes.

Mineral oil: Candlemakers can achieve an attractive mottled effect using mineral oils.

Polysorbate 80: This compound helps to blend oils and the scent into paraffin wax.

UV light inhibitor: Adding this inhibitor prevents premature fading of colored candles due to sunlight.

Daily use of paraffin candles in a room over years may contribute to the development of health problems in adults. Paraffin candles released undesired chemicals such as alkanes, alkenes, and toluene, all of which are toxic to humans. Inhaling these compounds over a long period in a confined room can increase the risk of developing chronic conditions such as common allergies, asthma, and even certain types of cancer.

WHY CHOOSE SOY WAX CANDLES?

Soy candles are made from soy beans, not only making them a safe and natural alternative to petroleum-based paraffin, but also renewable and biodegradable. By buying a soy candle gift that are hand poured, not only are you supporting soy bean farmers, but you’re also ensuring that the newest addition to your home decor burns clean and won’t detract from your air quality in any room you burn a soy candle.

When vegetable-based candles such as a soy candle were tested in studies, they were not found to release any of the pollutants given off by paraffin. They also don’t produce any unsightly black soot, which is not only a pain to clean but is a health hazard as well. With prolonged use, a soy candle may create a fine white residue that’s nontoxic and easy to clean. Soy wax cleans off of just about any surface with a simple solution of warm, soapy water.

Other Considerations

Even if you make the decision to switch to hand poured soy candles, there are still an overwhelming number of choices available on the market. While a soy candle is safe, some soy candles may contain additional elements that could be harmful to your health. When shopping for a new soy candle, there are some questions that you should ask before making a gift purchase.

Are you looking for a scented soy candle for a gift? Our best soy candles can carry aromatherapeutic benefits that are eco friendly for you and can be used in any room you choose. You should stick to soy candles that use natural essential oils to create a soothing smell. Soy candles with essential oils tend to hold scent better than paraffin candles because they burn slowly, releasing oils gradually ultimately lengthening burn time. There are even scents catered towards men, such as our Driftwood Soy Candle, Orange & Chili Pepper Soy Candle, Caribbean Teakwood Soy Candle, Vanilla Bean Soy Candle, Lemon Verbena Soy Candle, or our Coffee Bean Soy Candle.

Is the wick made of a safe material? Not all wicks are made equal, and some may be downright harmful to your health. Many candles use a cored wick, in which cotton is wrapped around a metal core. Lead was long used as a main component in these cored wicks until the discovery of lead poisoning led to stricter laws regarding its use.

When it comes to wicks, it’s best to stick to a non-cored variety made of hemp or cotton. These are generally safe to burn and produce no pollutants. No matter what type of wick you use, however, you should make sure to trim it to ⅛” to keep your candle burning evenly. Keeping your wick at the correct length can also help to prevent the buildup of residue around the soy candle.

Paraffin candles are popular in homes, restaurants, hotels, and more, but they may pose hidden dangers to our health with long-term exposure. If you’re a fan of candlelight, you may want to consider switching to soy candles. They’re renewable, biodegradable, and perhaps best of all, nontoxic.

Soy Candles are Vegan

If you abstain from using animal products, then you might find candle shopping to be a frustrating endeavor. So many types of candles use animal products! Beeswax comes from the hives of bees, tallow comes from the fat of animals, and some wax even comes from whales or dolphins. Soy candles are 100% vegan and do not require any animal products in their production or use.

At Lovespoon Candles, maker of the high end, handmade soy candle provide free shipping on orders over $75+. Free Shipping is a great added benefit we just provided to our customers. So now we offer, fresh festive fragrances that are now provided with free shipping, so we are so happy because each day, we hear so many positive comments from our customers with this new added feature. We also provide free shipping on our Candle Club Subscription Box. Our Free Shipping is "Scent with Love."


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