A soy wax candle is simply a candle where the wax is made from soybeans. As soy wax has a lower melting point, these candles tend to be in containers. Soybeans are processed to create soybean oil.
There are many benefits to Soy candles, including:
Essential oils are compounds extracted from plants, and they work in candles by releasing the essence into the air, where it is inhaled and absorbed by the body. PMC documents that inhaling aromas of essential oils stimulates the limbic system, which is the part of the brain controlling emotion, long term memory, behaviour, and sense of smell.
Yes soy candles are safe to breath, producing less soot and chemicals than paraffin candles.
There have been no scientific studies showing that soy wax candles are carcinogenic. Soy candles produce less toxic chemicals and soot than any paraffin candle.
No, the majority of candles are not vegan, because they either use stearic acid from animal fat to mix with the paraffin, or the use beeswax - and obviously neither of those are vegan.
Yes, soy wax is derived from soybeans which are vegan, so all of our soy wax candles are vegan.
Yes all of our candles are hand-poured in small batches. By making everything in small quantities, we can enusre that all aspects are of the highest quality and to our exacting standards.