The Benefits of Soy Wax Candle
When you shop for candles, there are hundreds, if not thousands of different sizes, fragrances, and types to suit your needs. Unknown to most people, most burning candles are made with paraffin wax, which is made from petroleum with the potential to release a type of toxic chemical called toluene. This chemical from burning candles made with paraffin wax can cause irritation to the eye, skin, and lungs when expose for long periods of time.
When shopping for candles, a healthier alternative to paraffin wax can be soy wax, which is made with vegetable soybean to ensure that your candle is vegan, all-natural, and better for you and the environment. Below are some benefits to soy wax candle and why you should always choose them over paraffin-made burning candles.
Soy wax candles emit less smoke when burned, which are beneficial to individuals, the elderly, or children who are sensitive to smoke. Less smoke during burning also means nearby furnitures and the ceiling won’t be affected by soot stains.
Soy wax candles are known to burn slower and give off a stronger fragrance due to its lower melting point. This gives the candle more burning time with a longer lasting scent than paraffin wax, which burns faster and takes much more scented additives to emit fragrance.
Vegan and Natural
Soy wax is made with vegetable soybean, which means they’re vegan and a natural alternative to paraffin wax. Soybeans are grown and harvested in massive amounts, meaning that they’re highly accessible and can be used without having to worry about polluting the environment with it being 100% biodegradable.
Supports Local American Farmers
The USA is the leading global producer of soybean and buying anything that are made with soybean as an ingredient likely means you’re supporting American farmers. Instead of buying paraffin wax candles which could be made from other countries, the healthier and more natural soy wax is a great way to support local farmers.
Our Sweet Heart Bowl Candle
At Nine Element, our newest Sweet Heart Bowl Candle and the Carved Bowl Scented Candle are made with 100% soy wax with no other harmful ingredients. Each wooden heart-shaped bowl is individually hand-carved by a skilled artisan, giving every buyer of this decor their very own unique candle bowl.
The soy wax itself comes in two pleasant and natural fragrances: Earth Garden and Sweet Tobacco. We use natural essential oils to produce our soy wax candles for you to enjoy the beauty of candle burning without having to worry about harmful and toxic ingredients.