Everything You Need to Know About Soy Wax and Why It Should Be the Only Type of Candle in Your Home
There’s nothing I love more than setting flame to a brand new candle, sitting back and waiting for the anticipated aroma to fill my home. My candle collection varies from fruity and fresh to musty and masculine. I like options since I never know what mood I’ll be in that day.
But I have to be honest. I’ve always been too focused on the scent of my candles that I never took the time to research how they were made or what ingredients they contain. I was horrified when I learned what chemicals I was bringing into my living environment, and more importantly, into the air I breathe!
If you too don’t know the nuances of candle making, look no further. I’ve rounded up the most important differences between soy and paraffin candle wax that will blow your mind.
1.) It’s Cleaner Burning
Natural 100% Soy Wax contains no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants. So unlike petroleum-based paraffin candles, you won’t get any of that petrol-carbon soot in the air. Do you ever find yourself getting headaches or your allergies flaring up after lighting a paraffin candle? Guess what – soy wax won’t leave those nasty side effects.
2.) It’s Longer Lasting
What’s worse than watching your favorite candle lose its flame? The good news is, soy wax burns much longer than a paraffin candle. Since soy burns cooler, you’ll get to enjoy your soy candle anywhere from 30-50% longer. Longer last candles means less spending for you!
3.) Better Scent
Phthalate-free and essential oils are often used to create the scent in soy candles. Because soy is a slower burn, it gradually releases the scent vs. an immediate overpowering wave. To top that, soy wax “throws” scent better making it much more pleasant. Sign me up!
4.) It’s a Renewable Resource
I’ve really taken an interest in doing my part to improve the environment. I’ve ditched the plastic straws for metal and invested in reusable k-cups and coffee grounds. Since soy candles are made from a renewable resource, it’s much more friendly to the environment. Not to mention – a much smarter (and healthier) choice for your home!
Now that you’re up to speed on all the amazing benefits of soy wax, I recommend ditching any paraffin candles left in your home and checking out some of our favorite soy wax candles from Tule Fog. You won’t regret it!
Gina Simonelli is a lifestyle blogger living in Chicago, IL with her new fiancé, Chris. When she's not wedding planning, Gina loves to spend her time shopping, hosting parties or watching Friends over a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon. Gina's thrilled to share with you her passion for all things home - including decor, recipes, and everything in between!