8 Reasons Why Soy Wax Candles are the Best Choice for your Home

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Looking to buy new candles for your house? Or wondering which candles would make wonderful gifts for friends and loved ones?

If so, you need to consider buying soy wax candles. These types of candles have various benefits and make excellent additions to your home fragrance. They come in many scents and varieties, so they can appeal a range of tastes.

But what are the benefits of these natural candles?

Keep reading to learn our 8 reasons why soy wax candles are the best choice for your home...


1. Soy Wax Candles are Biodegradable

If you want to burn candles in your home while being environmentally friendly, soy wax candles serve as your best option. They come from soybeans which means they are a natural, renewable resource.

This means when you buy soy wax candles, you don't just purchase something nice for your home, you also invest in the future by helping slow climate change.

They’re also safer to discard if needed, as bacteria and other organisms will naturally break down the soy wax if it gets into the environment.

Whereas, paraffin wax candles come from petroleum, a man-made material, which is not a renewable energy source.


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2. Soy Wax Candles are Safer to Burn

Have you ever lit a candle in your home, and thought...what am I breathing in?

While candles make pleasant additions, some may not be as good to your body in the long run. Paraffin wax burns less cleanly than soy wax, as it consist of hydrocarbons that, when burnt, produce soot. This gets into the air and can stain linens, carpets, and walls.

Many companies put chemical additives and microcrystalline into paraffin wax. This increases the candle's scent, but can lead to health problems if you experience prolonged exposure.

On the other hand, people who opt for soy wax candles reduce their risk of inhaling toxins. This is because they come from natural resources, meaning you don't need to worry about what you are breathing in.


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3. Soy Wax Candles are Vegan

Do you want to reduce your use of animal products?

For those who wish to spare animals from cruel treatment, soy wax candles become a great choice. Many other types of candles use animal products to create a burnable substance and because of this, vegans may find it difficult to find candles that align with their values and lifestyle.

Soy wax candles don't use animal products. If you want to buy vegan candles, look for soy wax.


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4. Soy Wax Candles come in many Different Scents

When you learn that soy wax candles are made in alternative fragrances to those used in paraffin scented candles, you might wonder if your soy candle will smell strange.

There is no need to worry! In fact, soy wax candles contain scents that smell great while maintaining all the benefits. For example, you can find candles with fragrances like Mimosa and Mandarin, French Lavender, Fresh Green Apple or other enticing scents.

So, no matter which fragrances you prefer in your candles, you can always choose the option which is safer to burn. Our range can help you find that special scent!

However, if you're looking for the scents without the burning of a candle, why not consider adding a Reed Diffuser to your home instead?


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5. Soy Wax gives you a Longer Candle Burn

With soy wax candles you get more for your money compared to other types of wax. As soy does not burn as quickly, this means you get value and longevity when you buy.

So, if you want candles that last a long while, you should choose those made with soy wax...ours can burn for 30+ hours!


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6. Soy is Easier to Clean

If you've burned candles in your home before, you know trying to get candle wax off surfaces can sometimes be tricky. For those who don't want to spend their time cleaning up after candles, it’s important to know which ones are easier to tidy up.

Soy wax burns at a lower melting point than other waxes, so you can clean up any spilt wax using just soap and water. This is a useful advantage, especially if you plan on placing your candles in areas of the home that are harder to clean.


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7. Soy comes from Farmers

If you want to support small business growers, your best choice of candle to buy is soy. This wax is produced using soybeans, which fall under the vegetable category and farmers grow them.

When you purchase soybean candles, then you support farmers that rely on their sales to sustain their way of life. Be sure to check the origin of the soy wax with your candle maker before you buy...our soy candle wax comes from within Europe!

Buying their produce means this enables them to continue producing their beans and it helps smaller companies, like us, create great candles!


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8. You can Make your own Soy Candles

Would you like to make your own eco-friendly candles?

When you use soy wax, you can create a variety of scented candles. The wax is simple to work with, while retaining all the other benefits listed above. You can add your own fragrance and pour into containers or mould it into wax melt shapes. You can even mix in other elements, including beeswax, to make your candles unique.

Read our Ultimate Guide to Candle Making Kits for helpful hints and tips on how to produce the best candles in your own home. If you want to buy everything you need to make candles in one place, check out our range of Candle Making Kits!


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Do you want to purchase some Soy Wax Candles?

So do you want to buy natural and eco-friendly soy wax candles for your home, office or friends? No matter the occasion, soy candles are always a perfect choice. They have many advantages for your health and the environment and they give you fantastic fragrances for a longer time.

If you want to buy some candles, you've come to the right website. At Northumbrian Candleworks we make and sell luxury, hand-poured Candles, Candle Making Kits and Diffusers, all guaranteed to make any space smell great!

If you have any questions or would like more information please contact us, or check out our range of items at the link below...


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