Scent and design are not the only factors to consider when shopping for candles. These days, people are becoming increasingly conscious of the things they purchase and use in their daily lives. Just like how some people have turned to Vegetarianism or Veganism, others prefer using soy-based candles instead of paraffin-based ones to avoid further damaging their health and the environment.
You see, there are many types of wax one can use to craft a candle. From the above-mentioned paraffin wax to palm wax, granulated wax, and soy wax, different wax has its own set of properties, advantages, and disadvantages. Here at Candlescape, we only create our candles using 100% natural soy wax, and these are the reasons why.
1. Non-toxic and cleaner burning
All in all, the biggest benefit of using soy wax candles is that they do not contain any harmful chemicals, pollutants, and carcinogens. This results in non-toxic candles that provide a clean burn that does not negatively impact indoor air quality. You will notice that when burning paraffin wax candles, black soot will be produced, staining the jar as well as the surrounding walls and curtains. Fortunately, soy wax candles do not come with these problems, ensuring a fuss-free and healthier candle experience.
2. Easier to clean
Since soy wax is vegetable-based, the candles take less of a hassle to clean in the case of spillage. All you need is soap and hot water, and you can get rid of the wax if it has hardened or you are planning to reuse the candle jar. As such, many make-your-own-candle workshops in Singapore, like the ones offered by Candlescape, opt for soy wax as it is a more forgiving and beginner-friendly material to work with compared to paraffin wax, which requires strong chemicals to be cleaned off.
3. Slower burning
Scented candles are a luxury, so we should look forward to using our candles for as long as possible. By going for soy wax, you can enjoy a longer-lasting candle that burns more evenly and slowly than paraffin-based ones. This is because soy wax has a lower melting point of around 51-degree celsius. For comparison, the temperature range for paraffin wax to melt is from 49- to 71-degree celsius. Soy wax’s lower melting point allows the candle to burn in colder environments and be less likely to injure your hands.
4. Stronger scent profile
As a result of the lack of soot and pollutants being emitted into the air, soy wax candles also boast a stronger fragrance. Paraffin wax is made of many chemicals, and these chemicals interfere with the candle’s scent. Considering that adding too much fragrance oil can ruin the wax, you want to make sure that the candle produces a potent enough aroma to fill the room, which is where soy wax comes in handy.
5. Environmentally friendly
At the end of the day, soy wax is a much better option than paraffin wax as it is simply kinder to our earth. Not only is soy wax completely sustainable, but it is also biodegradable and natural. As its name suggests, soy wax is made from soybeans and is essentially a pure solid form of hydrogenated vegetable oil. On the other hand, paraffin wax derived from crude oil, regarded as one of the worst sustainable resources due to its history of harming natural habitats and contributing to climate change.
At Candlescape, we recognise the benefits and importance of using soy wax. Therefore, we have specially crafted all our candles with this wax type, which you can take a look at and purchase at our online candle shop in Singapore. You can also come on down to our physical store in Chinatown.
As sustainability is something we highlight, we also encourage customers to bring back their candle jars once they are done with them. Attend one of our workshops and fill your used candle jars with our 100% soy wax. From the scent to design, feel free to customise your candles in whatever way you see fit and enjoy a 50% discount on your overall purchase.
If you want to learn more about this service or our soy wax candles, reach out to us here.