Which wax is better to make fragrant candles? Paraffin Wax VS soy wax

It’s pretty clear that everyone loves scented candles as much as we do, there are something interesting about candles, isn’t there? The mix of attractive appearance, soft light, delicious scent can make any day seem not so bad. In the process of making candles, soy wax, beeswax and paraffin wax are the most popular ingredients in which beeswax and paraffin wax is the most commonly used ones. Do you know the difference?

Paraffin Wax is the traditional choice for candles. Paraffin is a mixture of advanced alkanes extracted from petroleum, shale oil, or other petroleum distillates. There’s a common misconception that paraffin wax candles are bad for health, but they’re actually non-toxic. Fully-refined paraffin wax is totally safe and clean-burning. In fact, paraffin wax produces excellent candles that burn bright and long.

An soybean wax derived from all-natural soybeans, commonly considered an eco-friendly option because soybeans are a renewable resources. Because soy wax is a natural material, the burn is cleaner and has a lower melting point meaning the candle will produce a faster, longer-lasting scent.

Beeswax is a natural air purifier, but must be mixed with palm oil to reduce the melting point. Another option is to use the remaining wax from other candles which most are made of paraffin wax. Here we explore the pro and cons of paraffin wax and soy wax from those items:

1 Energy utilization: unlike paraffin extraction from non-renewable petroleum, soybean is a renewable resource. If possible, opt for a sustainable soy candle brand.

2 Cleanliness: soy wax is biodegradable, so it tends to be easier to wash than paraffin if it is splashed onto a tablecloth or clothing.

3 Burning: Soy candles burn cleaner and more thoroughly than paraffin wax. Many paraffin candles contain synthetic spices and dyes that emit harmful particulate matter when heated. Tasteless soy candles burn longer and do not interfere with the smell or taste of your food.

4 Recycling: Soy wax candles are non-toxic, renewable and recyclable, can be used as massage oils. Scented candles from plants and flowers have always been a favorite.

5 Flavor: Some chemicals released by paraffin candle can cover the aroma of food. Because soy candles burn slowly, they can release soft natural flavor long time, rather than a strong scent of synthetic spices. Compared with paraffin candle, the all-natural soybean candle burned more fully without black smoke and residue. Make air quality in your home better.

6 Costs: Soy candles are more expensive, but they tend to burn for longer. When you consider the burning time, the cost performance of the soy candle often wins out.

These materials can be easily purchased online or by handmade shop. In general, the best choice when choosing scented candles should be soy wax, bee wax, palm wax and paraffin wax. If you aren’t looking to be health, you can always opt for the soy wax made scented candles, as well as bee wax is another potential choice. These are affordable and easy to use.