Types of Candle Waxes And Why We Use Soy Wax?

You will be surprised to know how one type of candle can be better from the other because of the specific material used in them.

Some types of waxes used for candle making:

Paraffin Wax

It is also known as straight wax and is made of purely paraffin. These types of candles are usually quite less-expensive than other types of candles and usually said to be extremely toxic as they are derived from petroleum, coal or shale oil.

Soy Wax 

Soy wax is an all-natural candle created from hydrogenated soybean oil and is available in many forms that includes soy wax flakes. It is perfect for container candles, tealights, and tarts.

Palm Wax

A natural wax produced from hydrogenating palm oils. This type enables you to create candles having unique textures.


It is another all-natural wax that can be used for many types of candles and is produced by honey bees.


Gel Candle Wax

It is made from mineral oils and polymer resin. The see-through candle is non-flammable.


Benefits of Soy Candles & Why We Use it

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Annie pictured in her studio making candles


Soy Wax Burns Clean

While there are many other options available in the market, soy candles come with many advantages. Before purchasing candles, it is important to note all the ingredients.

Soy candles are made from a natural source – soybeans, a renewable source cultivated in regions by native farmers. On the other hand, paraffin candles are made from non-renewable petroleum that has carcinogenic constituents. Soy candles burn much cleaner than the others on the market, so you have minimal soot which equals less discoloration of your walls.

Soy Candles Lasts Longer

These candles typically last longer than many other candles of the same size. The slow-burning time and a relatively cooler burning temperature make soy candle a practical and economical option for candle lovers. By investing in a soy candle, you can save your money with its long-lasting nature.

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Soy Wax Candles Are Safer For The Environment

With their biodegradable property, soy candles are a wise choice as they are benefiting to the environment. This non-toxic wax is harmless for you and the environment allowing you to enjoy a soothing atmosphere.

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Soy Candles Smells Oh So Delicious!

Soy candles are ideal for carrying scents from essential oils and other eco-friendly oil blends that are often added to scented candles. Because of the slow-burning time of these candles, the oils get dispersed in the air gradually. As a result, you will be able to enjoy a subtle scent rather than a strong one overpowering scent that will trigger a migraine.


Our candles are scented with oil blends that are 100% vegan, 100% eco-friendly, and 100% recyclable. The oils are never diluted, so each has a strong concentrated aroma that doesn't disappear when burned.

With the many benefits of soy wax, it is certainly a no brainer as to why we choose this wax over others. The fact that they give the user an edge in not only its appearance and smell but also in practicality makes these all-natural candles perfect for every candle lover to enjoy.

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