5 Benefits of soy wax candles

The Pure Candle Company Pear & Freesia soy wax candle. Our handmade candles are made from 100% soy wax. The benefits of soy wax candles are that they are eco-friendly, clean burn candles.

5 Benefits of soy wax candles

The Pure Candle Company candles are all made from 100% soy wax. 

But why?

What are the benefits of using soy wax for candles over other waxes? 

There are lots of candles out there with natural fragrances, but unless they are made from natural wax, they aren't necessarily as wholesome as they sound. 

Paraffin wax is used in the production of many candles, including some very well known and loved candle brands. 

There are also candle manufacturers who blend soy wax or other natural waxes with paraffin wax. 

But when you think about what paraffin wax is - it's derived from petroleum or shale - then you start to realise that it isn't that appealing to be burning it and breathing it in, no matter how beautiful the fragrance. 

5 benefits of soy wax candles

Benefit 1 - Soy wax is natural and renewable

Soy wax is made from soybeans. 

Soybeans are a natural, renewable resource. 

Paraffin wax is from a nonrenewable resource. It also contains carcinogenic substances. 

Substances that may be released into the air you breathe as you burn a paraffin wax candle. 

Benefit 2 - Cleaner Burning

So, soy wax is clean burning. 

You will notice when you burn a soy wax candle that there is very little soot. 

There may be some soot around the rim of the container, but much less than with a paraffin wax candle and certainly never on walls or ceilings, unlike paraffin wax candles. 

So, in short, soy wax candles are non-toxic, they don't release potentially harmful toxins into the air as they burn. 

Benefit 3 - Longer lasting

Now, if the first two benefits haven't won you over, this benefit is sure to. 

Soy wax candles typically last longer than paraffin wax candles of the same size. 


Because soy wax is slower to burn and burns at a cooler temperature than paraffin wax. 

So when you buy a 100% soy wax candle, you are getting great value for money and you won't have to buy new candles nearly so often. 

Benefit 4 - Biodegradable 

Soy wax is biodegradable, so when you buy a soy wax candle you are doing something that benefits the environment. 

In the case of The Pure Candle Company candles, the fact the soy wax is biodegradable makes it super easy to recycle and reuse the glass candle containers. They make lovely drinking glasses!

Benefit 5 - Better scent

Soy wax candles are better at holding onto the scent from the oils used to fragrance them. This is because the slower burn time means the scent is released more gradually. 

On the flip side you won't get an instant hit of super strong scent when you light a soy wax candle, but you will get a more sensuous long-lasting scent.  

Knowing what you now know, why would you ever want to burn a paraffin wax candle again?!!

Talking of candles... we have a beautiful selection of 100% soy wax candles in our shop

See what we did there?!

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5 Benefits to soy wax candles