10 benefits of soy candles

10 benefits of soy candles

10 benefits of soy candles

Is there anything better than relaxing with a warm and cozy candle after a long day? Taking some time to relax, especially when the world feels particularly stressful, is a crucial step in the self-care process. Candles set a mood, warm up a room, and just look pretty on a shelf.

Candles can be made out of a variety of different waxes. Each wax has unique characteristics that determine how well it performs when used for candle making. Candles can be made from paraffin wax, soy wax, palm wax, or beeswax. However, as with burning any type of candle, care should be taken especially when used around children or pets.

Candle wax types

 

beeswax paraffin wax

 

On the market, there is a huge variety of various candle waxes, including paraffin wax, beeswax, coconut wax, palm wax, and soy wax. All candles have their advantages.

 

coconut wax palm wax

 

Soy candles are very popular today. As a general rule, these candles are safer when compared to other candle types. Soy candles are made from a plant-based wax that burns longer and cleaner. Here we will talk about the benefits of soy wax.

What are soy candles?

 

burning soy candle in a jar

 

As the name implies, soy candles are made of soy wax - a type of wax created from the oil of refined soybeans. Unlike beeswax, which is taken from the hives of actual bees, soy wax is sustainable and vegan.

 

scented soy burning candles with two wicks

 

Soy wax is a non-toxic alternative that burns at a lower temperature, producing a cleaner flame that creates almost no soot. Renewable soybeans are much gentler on the environment than paraffin-based wax, while soy wax itself is biodegradable, ensuring future generations have one less thing to worry about. Since soy candles are made with natural wax, they produce less soot and hold fragrance better.

The benefits of soy candles

1. Soy wax is natural

 

natural soy wax candles in jars

 

Soy wax, a hydrogenated vegetable oil derived from the soybean, becomes a solid at room temperature. After they are harvested, the beans are cleaned, cracked, dehulled, and rolled into flakes. Soy wax contains nothing artificial. Soy wax is non-toxic making it better both for the environment and your health.

2. Soy candles are environmentally friendly

 

eco friendly DIY soy candles

 

Soy wax is created from natural, regenerative materials. Soy wax has "green" benefits as well, and because it burns more slowly than other types of wax, your candle will last longer. While all candles release some black soot as they burn, soy wax candles burn more efficiently and produce less soot. Another justification for using this wax in candles is that it makes a great aroma carrier and doesn't need chemical amplifiers. As a result, you will get a balanced, true-to-scent candle.

  1. Soy candles last longer

 

burning soy wax candle

 

Soy wax has a considerably lower melting point than conventional paraffin wax, which results in a slower-burning candle. As a result, the wax is able to create a larger melt pool and release more scent into the air for a longer period of time. A standard soy candle will burn for 30 to 50 percent longer than a substitute made of paraffin. These candles burn and continue to exude scent for a very long period; even when used often, one candle can "survive" for several months.

  1. Soy wax candles are nontoxic and can improve indoor air quality

 

scented soy candles with flowers smell

 

Soy candles produce less soot and toxins when lit because of their natural materials, making them a better choice for your health.

5. Adaptable and easy to work with soy wax

 

with soy candles are easy to work

 

Most forms of candle wax are simple to work with for candle makers, and soy wax is no exception. It is almost as adaptable as paraffin, and you can color and scent the wax, or create interesting shapes and designs in the same way as you would any other wax. Soy can be mixed with other types of wax, such as beeswax, to create interesting blends.

6. Soy candles are good for aromatherapy

 

tealight soy candle for aromatherapy

 

Soy candles made with essential oils can be used for aromatherapy. When looking for that perfect scented candle, these candles are worth considering.

  1. Soy candles help improve mental health

 

improve your mental health with scented soy candles

 

Scented candles help you reach a relaxed state of mind. Hormones like serotonin and dopamine are produced as soon as you inhale a pleasant aroma. As their name "happy hormones" suggests, these hormones play the "happy" role in our lives. This explains why performing routine activities becomes more fun and soothing when scented candles are around.

  1. Soy candles have a stronger scent throw

 

scented soy candles

 

Scented candles emit the scent better and last longer. The lower melting point of soy wax results in a greater surface area of liquid wax pooling around the candlewick. The essential oils are released from the liquid wax pooling around the wick and from the wick itself.

Essential oils are frequently utilized to give candles their aroma, and soy candles retain the fragrances from those oils. Additionally, you get a cleaner aroma as a result of how cleanly the soy wax burns.

  1. Scented soy candles can improve sleep

 

scented candles for improve your sleep

 

The stresses of everyday life can make it especially daunting to fall asleep. Sleep is crucial to be able to perform well in daily activities. Scented candles help fill this gap by inducing and improving the quality of sleep.

10. Safe for children and easy to clean

 

soy candles in natural olive wood cup

 

Soy wax burns at a lower temperature, so there is no "tunneling" effect of the candle - it burns evenly over the entire surface, and the melted wax itself is not hot enough to cause skin burns. If a child touches the melted wax of a burning candle, the child will not be burned as with other candles made from products with a higher melting point. However, this does not remove the need to watch out for a child being near a burning candle. Melted wax is also easy to clean - all you need is warm water and soap or dish liquid, and no unsightly marks remain on the countertop after cleaning.

Take away

Soy candles offer a multitude of benefits. There are many environmental and health benefits of soy wax. They are not only better for your health but also for the environment. With cleaner-burning, longer-lasting performance, superior scent retention, and reduced toxins.

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