Are soy candles good for you?
Unlike the ancient days when candles are used to light up during night time, candles are more commonly used to set a relaxing comfortable mood in your home or yoga sessions. However, the majority of commercial candles are made from paraffin wax, which can negatively affect the environment and your health when inhaling. But don’t worry because soy candles can save the day thanks to its non-toxic and biodegradable nature.
What are soy candles?
Soy candles are plant based products that are mainly made from soybeans, a natural, renewable ingredient. After harvest, soybeans are clean and processed to transform to soy wax, a hydrogenated vegetable oil that turns to a solid at room temperature.
Why are soy candles better?
Soy candles are biodegradable and do not contain any artificial ingredients. Hence, the amount of harmful substances and emissions released by soy wax candles are very little to none. Plus, unlike paraffin wax, they produce very little amount of soot while burning, which reduces the amount of cleaning work after use tremendously. These eco friendly features of soy candles make it become an awesome investment to greener your home and show some love to your mother nature. Better health and better environment with soy candles.
Soy candles typically last around 30%-50% longer than the paraffin candle of the same size. This is because soy doesn’t produce as much heat while burning like paraffin, making its burning time become slower. You might find that soy wax candles are more expensive than the normal candles but you take in consideration the longer burning time, the price difference is understandable.
As soy candles burn slower, the scent will then gradually release into the air without creating a sharp change in scent that some people don’t like. A more pleasant atmosphere shift will be slowly created that eases people’s mind.
What if you are allergic to soy?
Don’t worry if you are allergic to soy, you still can use it. The simple reason is that you are not ingesting the soy wax into your body, which is the digestive protein that triggers your allergy. When burning, those protein chains are broken up and transformed, making you allergy free. Just a side note, an allergy of soy scented candles is common, which results from the fragrance of the candles not the soy wax so be aware of the scent you choose to avoid the allergy.
If you are interested in getting them for yourselves, stop right there. Store Eco Friendly offers a wide range of soy candles coming in different scents. These eco-friendly candles can be a perfect mindful gift for your loved ones. Our soy candles are homemade and handmade by Kiwis. By Kiwis, for kiwis!