The Benefits of Soy Candles vs Paraffin Wax
Burning candles can transform your home for any occasion, whether you want a romantic candlelit evening, a relaxing meditation session, or to introduce an alluring scent into your space. But do you know what’s in the candles you bring into your home? At Kristin & Company, our candles are 100% soy wax, unlike many candles on the market that are made of paraffin wax. We use soy for our candles because we understand that burning soy is a healthier option.
Here’s a few reasons why soy is the way to go:
Natural & Environmentally- Friendly
Soy candles are made from soybeans, which are 100% natural, sustainable, and completely biodegradable. Sourcing soy makes us all less reliant on non-renewable crude oils for traditional paraffin wax, meaning better long-term impacts on our environment.
Cleaner, Healthier Burn
Burning paraffin candles creates black soot, which can collect on walls, drapes, and furniture in your home. Besides this unsightly soot, paraffin candles can also release carcinogens, toxic air agents, and even cause headaches for some. Soy candles, however, burn clean with almost no soot or by-products.
Safer At Home
Because soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, there is less risk of burns if the melted soy wax gets spilled onto skin. They’re also non-toxic since they are made from vegetable oil. This makes soy candles a safer choice for homes with small children or pets. If you do spill some wax, you’ll be delighted to hear that soy wax cleans up with just soap and water.
Longer Lasting Scents
Soy candles can burn anywhere from 35% to over 50% longer than paraffin candles because soy wax has a lower melting point, making it a cooler burning temperature than paraffin wax. Soy also burns more evenly, minimizing the wasted wax left on the sides of the jar. As a bonus, having more of the wax melting means an even stronger scent throw than paraffin candles!