soy wax candles by saltworks

Soy wax in our candles

Natural, non-toxic and long-burning candles by Saltworks

Soy Wax is Natural

Soy wax contains nothing artificial, which makes it a better alternative to old-fashioned paraffin wax, which is made from petroleum oil and produces harmful by-products when burned or melted.our Soy wax candles are non-toxic making them better both for the environment and your health! 

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Since soy wax is made from soybeans, it is friendly to the environment because soybeans are a renewable resource. Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum, which is not a renewable resource. This is especially important if you are pregnant, have kids, or have pets, because it’s the safest option health-wise. You want to avoid wax blends or candles that don’t state the exact breakdown of ingredients.

Soy Wax Burns Cleaner 

Because soy wax is made of all natural materials, it is thought that it delivers a cleaner burn that petroleum derived paraffin wax. It’s common to hear people complain of headaches when paraffin candles burn, but in general, this isn’t due to the scent of the wax but rather the chemicals it releases into the air.

From delivering stronger scents to being healthier to burn, there are many reasons to use soy wax meltsand candles instead of paraffin ones.

All things being equal, soy wax will burn anywhere between 30 percent to 50 percent longer than a paraffin candle. Again, this depends on the height and width of the candle, the length of the wick and other factors. To maximize how long your sox candle burns, you should trim the candle wick down to ⅛ - ¼ inch before relighting again

Soy wax has a stronger fragrance.

Due to the lack of soot and toxins released into the air, soy wax candles have a stronger scent profile than paraffin wax candles. The chemicals released by paraffin wax can interfere with the scent during burning, which kind of defeats the point of lighting a candle. Since you can’t add extra fragrances to candles (too much fragrance oil will compromise the wax), having a clean burn that really shows off the aroma is important.

Soy is also an excellent carrier of fragrance, without requiring chemical amplifiers to enhance the scent throw and ensuring a well-balanced, true-to-scent candle.

It’s common to hear people complain of headaches when paraffin candles burn. It’s due to the toxins paraffin releases into the air. Also, because soy wax burns at a lower heat and creates a larger melt pool, the oils evaporate better from a larger surface area, releasing more scent into the air! A strong scent is required if you’re going to fully immerse yourself in it.

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