Are Soy Candles Better Than Traditional Candles?

5 Reasons Soy Wax Candles are better than Traditional wax candles

As the weather gets colder and nights get longer, lighting a relaxing scented candle is a great way to cozy up your space and unwind at the end of the day. Choosing a soy candle is an easy upgrade to your selfcare routine. Soy candles are better for the environment and your wallet. Keep reading to learn more about why you should choose a soy candle the next time you’re shopping for your winter essentials.

1. Longer-lasting

A soy candle will stick around for a while–even if you light it every night. Soy wax burns at a slower rate than paraffin wax, allowing it to burn up to 50% longer than your standard candle.

2. More Sustainable

The paraffin wax used for many candles is produced as a byproduct of the oil industry and is not a renewable resource. Soy, on the other hand, is a biodegradable, easily replaceable and environmentally friendly resource. While beeswax candles have many of the same advantages that soy wax does, bees (and the wax they make) are in much shorter supply than the millions of pounds of soybeans planted each year. By choosing soy candles, you are not only freshing your room, but also helping the planet.

3. Easier to Clean

In case you bump into your new candle (accidents happen!), the lower melting point help to make the hot wax easier to clean up. You can simply place an iron on low heat and gently press with paper towels to absorb the mess and use soap and hot water to scrub out any little scraps that remain.

4. Safer

Soy candles are better for those who have allergies or are sensitive to smoke. Unlike oil-based paraffin wax that can release chemicals like acetone when heated, soy wax is made from all-natural soybeans and produces a clean and healthier burn when lit. The cleaner smoke also means that soy candles are far less likely to leave soot marks on walls or nearby fabrics like curtains.

5. More natural scents

The natural properties of soy wax mean that it can mix more efficiently with the scents added to the candle. The artificial smells of paraffin candles can be very intense and can easily overwhelm your space. Soy wax allows the natural scent of your candle to diffuse gently and evenly throughout. Besides – who doesn’t love a good natural scented candle?

Shop Soy Candles at The Mercantile

Ready to give soy candles a try? Thinking about purchasing one as a Christmas gift? Shop The Mercantile Online or visit our Store in Rock Hill for our selection!