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Benefits of Using Soy Wax to Make Candles

There are several reasons soy wax is used to make candles. For instance, this raw material is known to be eco-friendly, longer-lasting, and provides an excellent fragrance. The following are some reasons you should consider candles made from soy wax.


You should note that soy wax is obtained from soybean oil. Since it is obtained from plants, it is a sustainable and renewable resource. On the other hand, paraffin wax is obtained from crude oil, specifically from gasoline refinement byproducts.

Thus, it is sourced from fossil fuels, which are non-renewable. When you use soy wax, you support many farmers.

Remember that when you burn candles, the wax can spill. If that is the case, you have nothing to worry about, as the wax is biodegradable and can be cleaned by using basic water and soap.

The problem with paraffin wax is that it not water-soluble or biodegradable. As a result, it makes the cleaning process quite tedious and time-consuming.

Clean Burning

You should note that soy wax does not produce any soot. Thus, it does not leave residue on the drapes, walls, and furnishings. Since this wax burns clean and it is non-toxic, it is considered to be safe for persons with allergies and asthma.

The paraffin candles are known to produce petro-carbon shoots that can stain the walls, ceilings, and furniture.


Studies have shown that soy wax can burn longer than its counterpart paraffin wax. That is because it has a lower melting point and does not burn fast.

Great Fragrance Throw

The candle’s ability to release fragrance is what is called a throw. It can have a cold and hot throw. There are different things that have an impact on the fragrance throw.

The petroleum base of paraffin means that it can emit a chemical-smelling fragrance. Since soy wax is obtained from natural sources, it emits a nice fragrance.

Also, soy wax contains strong bonds that are difficult to break as compared to those of paraffin wax.

The flashpoint is considered to be the temperature that the fragrance oil can attain before it can break down. Thus, it varies from one candle fragrance to another.

For instance, if the temperature is too high, the fragrance will burn off. You should ensure the fragrance oil bonds properly with wax.

Another vital thing to consider choosing soy wax candles is the concentration of the fragrance. If you are in candle making business, you need to follow the industry regulations.

You should ensure you use a fragrance oil that is safe for the body and bath. It is recommended to dilute the fragrance oil before using it. Ensure you only work with fragrances that are recommended for soy wax.

Remember that there are different variations of soy wax on the market. Each type has a different affinity to the fragrance oil. Ensure you follow the industry recommended ratio.

When you consider all these factors, you should consider using soy wax in all the candles. Other than supporting sustainability, you can also be assured that you are using a quality product that bonds with your favorite fragrances.

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