Just about everyone loves candles. Whether you’re unwinding at the end of a long day or focusing on a project, scented candles add something special to any setting. We all have our reasons for loving candles, especially ones handcrafted from soy wax. When people come to Soaps & Scents to buy a gift, we highly recommend these candles. They are not only beautiful, but there are also the health benefits of soy wax candles to keep in mind.

Paraffin wax candles pose health threat

The health benefits of soy wax candles include the fact that these products do not use paraffin wax. Derived from petroleum and combined with additives, regularly burning paraffin candles poses a threat to you and your home.

The straight-chain hydrocarbons found in the petroleum used to make paraffin cables produce dark soot when burned. This soot finds its way into your linens, furniture and wall treatments. There’s also the soot left floating in the air that you breathe day in and day out.

To make paraffin wax candles as appealing as possible to consumers, manufacturers add chemicals to make the final product burn longer and look better. Additives such as vybar, mineral oil, polysorbate 80 and UV light inhibitor burn into your air every time you light a paraffin candle. This diminishes the indoor air quality of your home and could have severe repercussions for your respiratory health. Research from South Carolina State University reveals that long-term exposure may cause conditions such as asthma, allergies and certain types of cancer.

Environmental wellbeing and soy wax candles

Not only do people enjoy the benefits of soy wax candles, but our environment does as well. Instead of making candles with petroleum-based paraffin, soy wax supports local soybean farmers and their safe, natural, biodegradable and renewable crop. Making paraffin requires more petroleum, a non-renewable resource with a long history of negative environmental impact.

Additionally, soy wax candles do not contain any animal products, making them vegan friendly. Corporations profit from the animals they use to create the wax or tallow required to make candles. These businesses create so much pollution while needlessly bringing animals into this world only to exploit them for their resources. Choosing vegan soy candles minimizes the demand for animal-based candle-making ingredients.

Everyone wants a soy wax candle

Even if they don’t realize it, everyone you know would likely prefer a soy wax candle instead of a paraffin one. Burning longer, producing less heat, easier to clean and safer—always opt for soy wax candles when purchasing gifts for loved ones. These vegan, all-natural, handmade products make great presents for holidays, birthdays, graduations, retirements or any other special occasion.

All of the candles and melts we stock at Soaps & Scents are made with soy wax because we value the health benefits of soy wax candles. Available in a variety of styles and scents in reusable containers such as glass jars or coffee mugs, find the perfect gift for someone you love with our catalog of soy wax candles and melts. Feel free to visit our store to shop our wide selection of hand-crafted candles, melts, soaps or other products!