Soy candles are natural since they’re made from vegetable oil (soybeans). On the other hand, paraffin candles are made from petroleum oil. As a result, soy wax candles do not increase the CO2 level in the atmosphere like paraffin candles do. Furthermore, soy candles do not require chemicals to scent them.
Therefore, even though soy wax candles are sometimes more expensive than paraffin wax candles to buy, they are still more cost-effective in the long run. For comparison’s sake, soy candles generally cost less than beeswax candles (another natural wax alternative to paraffin). Furthermore, soy candles burn evenly, leaving almost no excess wax on the sides of the jar.
Soy candles burn cleaner than regular paraffin candles do. As a result, they don’t produce much black soot like paraffin candles do. Candle soot is more of a nuisance than you might realize. If you burn a lot of candles, over time it can discolor your walls & furniture and stain the edges of your carpet!.
Soy candles are non-toxic since they are made of vegetable oil, have a lower melting point (so the wax itself doesn’t get as hot), produce negligible amounts of soot, and release no known carcinogens into the air. Compared to paraffin candles, soy wax candles are much healthier for humans, pets, and the environment. Plus, they clean up easier (just use soap and water) when the wax is spilled.
The scent from soy candles is much stronger and more pleasant than the scent from paraffin wax candles. Soy has a lower melting point leaving a larger amount of the liquid wax pool around the candle wick itself. It is from this liquid wax pool and the wick itself that the fragrance oils evaporate into the atmosphere. Soy candles also have a cleaner smell compared to the sometimes chemical smell of a paraffin candle.
Soy candles should be allowed to melt, filling the entire center with liquid. typically allow them to burn for 1 hour per inch in diameter for the best results. As the liquid around the wick melts, the candle pool should expand to the outside rim of the candle or the sides of the candle container. A flickering candle is a sign that it is not burning properly. The candle should be completely cooled between uses and the candle wick should always be trimmed to 1/4 inch before each use. Soy candles burn up to 50 percent longer and do not increase CO2 levels. Soy candles are easier to clean up than paraffin if wax is spilled. Soy wax can be removed from furniture and candle holders with warm water and soap.
Palm wax is a 100% natural wax that is made from palm berries. Palm wax is a sustainable resource, biodegradable and natural. There are a number unique characteristics relative to palm wax, these include:
Palm wax is derived from harvested palm fruit. The harvest palm fruit is then refined in palm mills and the seed is removed from the fruit which leaves a soft, fleshy outer-level. This soft outer-level is steamed and pressed to extract palm oil, distilled, and wax is recovered. From start to finish no chemicals are utilized to create palm wax.
Palm wax has a number of every day uses aside from use in the creation of wonderful palm wax candles. Palm wax production has skyrocketed in recent years as consumers have become increasingly eco-conscious. Some other palm wax usages include: