Benefits of Soy Candles
When it comes to shopping for candles, the scent and aroma shouldn’t be the only factor to consider. Candles can be made out of a variety of different waxes, with each wax having different properties that affect the performance. Candles can be made from paraffin wax, soy wax, palm wax, and granulated wax just to name a few. ERES SOY CANDLES uses 100% soy wax for all of our candles and that’s just one of our secrets that sets our products apart from the rest!
SOY WAX IS LESS LIKELY TO BURN YOUR SKIN
Ever drip hot wax on your hand? All that aromatherapy and ambience go to waste with a scalding burn. From a safety standpoint, soy wax is the better choice because it has a lower melting point than paraffin. This means less risk of burns should you accidentally spill melted wax onto your skin. In fact…because soy wax has a low melt temperature, you can use the melted wax as a hydrating treatment for cuticles! Just dip your finger into the melted wax (avoid the flame of the wick!) and rub the soy wax on your cuticles. It feels luxurious, and it’s safe.
SOY WAX CANDLES BURN CLEAN
Unlike paraffin wax, which gives off black soot when burned, one of the big benefits of soy candles is that soy wax burns cleaner. Since paraffin wax is petroleum-based, burning it produces a black soot that can stain curtains, walls, and carpets inside the home. Plus, paraffin wax candles smell awful. As a vegetable-based wax, soy wax does not give off any harmful byproducts, and all you smell is its beautiful scent, a main reason for burning candles in the first place.
SOY CANDLES GIVE A STRONGER SCENT
Because soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin wax, the scent from its essential oils is more pleasant and stronger-smelling. Paraffin candles and others that use chemical scents can produce harsh, unnatural smells, like a cheap car freshener. 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.
SOY WAX CANDLES ARE NON-TOXIC
Soy wax candles are nontoxic! Soy wax is a vegetable wax and does not release any toxins into the air. If you're concerned about the indoor air quality of your home, soy wax candles are the best option. And Pure Placid Soy Wax Candles are our favourites!!