Scented candles are a popular way to create ambiance and enhance the atmosphere in our homes. While the scent is the main attraction, the type of wax used to make the candle also plays an important role in its performance. In Starlite Soap Studio’s Soy Candle Workshops, we use soy wax, a natural and eco-friendly alternative to paraffin wax due to its many benefits. In this blog post, we’ll explore the benefits of using this excellent product in our scented candles.
Soy wax is made from soybeans, a renewable and sustainable resource. It is biodegradable and doesn't release harmful chemicals or toxins into the environment when burned, making it a better option for the planet than paraffin wax. Soy wax candles are also cruelty-free and vegan, making them a great choice for conscious consumers.
Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, which means it burns slower and cooler. This results in a cleaner burn with less soot and smoke, and fewer toxins released into the air. Soy wax candles are also easy to clean up if spilled, as they can be cleaned with soap and water.
Soy wax candles burn longer than paraffin wax candles of the same size, which means you can enjoy your favourite scent for longer. The slower burn time also means you don't have to replace the candle as often, making them a more cost-effective option in the long run.
BETTER SCENT THROW
Soy wax has a better scent throw than paraffin wax, meaning it disperses fragrance more effectively and evenly throughout the room. This is due to the lower melting point of soy wax, which allows the fragrance oils to be released more easily. Soy wax also holds onto scent better than paraffin wax, which means the scent will last longer.
Soy wax is a natural and non-toxic material, which means it is safe to use around children and pets. It doesn't release harmful chemicals or toxins into the air when burned, making it a better option for those with respiratory issues or sensitivities.
To learn how to make perfect soy candles in a hands-on two-hour workshop, sign up for Starlite Soap Studio’s Soy Candle Workshop! You will have loads of fun, and gain all the tips and tricks for making candles for personal use, gifting or selling!