What is a soy wax candle?
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.
Are soy candles better?
There are many benefits to Soy candles, including:
Vegan - derived from soybeans, which is a sustainable product, unlike paraffin which is a by product of petroleum.
Biodegradable - it won't pollute the earth like plastic.
Easy to Clean - you can remove spills with soap and water.
Longer burn - soy candles burn slower and longer than paraffin candles.
Clean burning - doesn't release toxins, and less likely to trigger allergies.
Zero petro soot - compared to paraffin which burns petro-soot.
What are the benefits of essential oils in candles?
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.
Are soy candles safe to breath?
Yes soy candles are safe to breath, producing less soot and chemicals than paraffin candles.
Is soy wax carcinogenic?
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.
Are all candles vegan friendly?
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.
Is soy wax vegan?
Yes, soy wax is derived from soybeans which are vegan, so all of our soy wax candles are vegan.
Are your candles handmade?
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.