4 Reasons Soy Candles are Better

November 07, 2020

Soy candles.

1. Soy wax candles burn 50% longer than regular candles.
Therefore, even though soy wax candles are sometimes more expensive than paraffin wax candles to buy, they are still more cost-effective in the long run.

2. Soy wax candles are natural and non-toxic.
Made from vegetable oil (soybeans). Paraffin candles are made from petroleum oil. Soy wax candles do not increase the CO2 level in the atmosphere like paraffin candles do. Furthermore, soy candles do not require chemicals to scent them. Soy candles have.a lower melting point (so the wax itself doesn’t get as hot), produce negligible amounts of soot, and release no known carcinogens into the air like paraffin candles do. Soy wax candles are much healthier for humans, pets, and the environment. 

3. Soy wax candles burn cleaner.
Soy produces as much as 90 percent less soot than paraffin, reducing the amount of indoor air pollution produced over the course of your burn time, and won't ruin your walls. The emissions from paraffin candles build up on walls, staining the paint in your home. It also cleans up easier (just use soap and water) when the wax is spilled onto candle holders, carpet, and furniture pieces.

4. Soy wax candles scent is stronger.
Soy candles produce a more pleasant scent  than paraffin wax candles. Because of the lower melting point of soy wax, there is a larger amount of the liquid wax pool around the candle wick itself. It is from this liquid wax pool and the wick itself that the essential oils evaporate into the atmosphere.

These are the reasons why the Hug Box only partners up with local artisans who make soy wax candles. We enjoy sharing happy and healthy local artisan products in our curated gift boxes.  

Read more on Why Soy?
from one of our local artisans, Finny Farm.

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