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Benefits of Coconut and Soy Wax Candles over Paraffin Wax

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Candles are a popular way to add ambiance and fragrance to any room, but not all candles are created equal. Soy and coconut wax candles are becoming increasingly popular due to their many benefits over paraffin candles.
Our clean-burning coconut-soy wax blend candle is scented with only essential oils and is based on our intoxicating Dunes at Dusk scent

Here are a few key differences between these types of candles and the benefits of choosing soy and coconut wax candles.

Differences in Wax Types

Soy Wax

Soy wax is made from soybeans and is a renewable and biodegradable resource. It is also non-toxic and non-carcinogenic, making it a safer option than paraffin candles. Soy wax candles also burn slower and cooler, which means they last longer and can give off a stronger scent.

Coconut Wax

Coconut wax is made from coconut oil and is also a renewable and biodegradable resource. It has a higher melting point than soy wax, which means that it burns slower and cooler. Coconut wax candles also tend to release a stronger scent than soy wax candles.

Paraffin Wax

Paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum and is not a renewable resource. Paraffin candles can release harmful chemicals into the air when burned and are not biodegradable. They also burn faster and hotter than soy and coconut wax candles. Most "luxury" candle brands use paraffin wax, for its lower cost and heightened scent profile (carries fragrance further than natural waxes, but at an environmental and air quality cost).

Benefits of Coconut / Soy Wax Candles

Soy and coconut wax candles also have a longer burn time than paraffin wax candles. This is because soy and coconut wax candles are denser than paraffin wax candles and therefore burn more slowly. This means that soy and coconut wax candles will last longer and give off less soot, making them a more cost-effective and cleaner option.

Another benefit of soy and coconut wax candles is that they are non-toxic and do not release harmful chemicals into the air when they are burned. Paraffin wax candles, on the other hand, can release toxic chemicals such as benzene and toluene into the air when they are burned. These chemicals can aggravate respiratory conditions such as asthma and can also cause headaches and other health problems.

In addition to their eco-friendly and health benefits, soy and coconut wax candles also have a more natural and subtle scent than paraffin wax candles. Because soy and coconut wax candles are made from natural materials, they tend to have a more authentic and natural scent than paraffin wax candles, which are often heavily scented with artificial fragrances.

In conclusion, soy and coconut wax candles are a more sustainable, eco-friendly, and health-conscious option than traditional paraffin wax candles. They have a longer burn time, release fewer toxins into the air, and have a more natural and subtle scent. 

What do you like about natural wax candles vs. paraffin ones?

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