Why choose a soy wax candle?

It’s only when I started Caring Canary and became an arm-chair candle connoisseur, that I realised so many candle brands contained nasty toxic chemicals. I had been an avid buyer and burner of these popular candle brands and was regularly lighting them all over my house, even next to the bed in my boudoir. Yuk!

I carefully chose ECOYA candles to feature in Caring Canary care packages because the extensive research I did led me to believe they were made from 100% all natural soy wax (and they come in really pretty colourful boxes, which I love). ECOYA is the featured candle brand in Caring Canary care packages, including our best sellers The IndulgeKeep Calm KitNew ParentsDeepest Condolences and many more, because soy wax makes them a healthy, non-toxic option. 

I was exhibiting at an event recently and one of my neighbouring stall holders was a candle maker and she told me that a lot of candle companies don’t use 100% natural soy wax to make their candles. I thought everyone was on the soy band wagon by now, but alas, many still use paraffin and other chemicals. If you want to understand more about what makes soy wax a much better candle choice, ECOYA released an informative blog post to clear up some myths around the soy wax vs paraffin debate.

Here’s an excerpt from ECOYA’s blog post. Enjoy the read…

So what is soy wax ?

Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After soybeans are harvested, they are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated to convert into the wax to create our ECOYA candles.
We are proud to feature ECOYA 100% natural soy wax candles in our range of gifts and care packages

We are proud to feature ECOYA 100% natural soy wax candles in our range of gifts and care packages (Pure Indulgence care package shown)

Benefits of soy vs paraffin wax:

1. Natural: Unlike paraffin wax, natural soy wax comes from soy bean. As a result, soy wax candles do not increase the CO2 level in the atmosphere like paraffin candles do. Soy wax is also biodegradable, making it an investment that benefits the environment.
2. Cleaner Burning: A candle made from natural soy wax burns cleaner with less soot released as the candle burns. Paraffin candles often create a significant amount of black soot that collects on the jar, as well as on your walls and other surfaces around the home. Soy candles are also non-toxic, so they won’t release any nasties into your environment as they burn.
3. Longer Lasting: You will find that soy candles burn up to twice as long as paraffin candles. The ECOYA Madison Jar offers a burn time of up to 80 hours. The reason behind the longevity of soy candles is the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the soybean-based wax.
4. Better Scent: A soy candle holds onto the scent and because they burn slower, the scent is gradually released, so there won’t be an immediate wave of strong scent. This creates a more pleasant and natural atmosphere.
Ecoya candles are 100% natural soy wax

Ecoya candles are 100% natural soy wax (Photo: ECOYA)

Now, if you’re in the mood to send yourself or someone special one of these beautiful, all natural soy wax candles, start shopping our range of care packages today!

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