What are Soy Candles?
Soy candles, as the name let you understand; these candles are made with a soy base. The soy wax is got from the soy oil, which comes out the soybeans.
How is it done? The soybeans are being pressed which release the oil. Then the oil is being filtered and hydrogen is passed through it. After all this, the oil will solidify and that is it.
The soy is a renewable energy, as well as biodegradable, healthy and vegetal. They are 100% natural and vegetable.
Moreover, the rest of the pressed beans is given to the cows and is highly nutritious and helps to fertilise the fields. Many times, on the same field as where the soybeans are grown on. This is a perfect environmentally friendly and sustainable circle.
Why using Soy candles instead of Paraffin candles?
Firstly, as I have said before, they are a renewable source opposite at the paraffin wax which is not.
Secondly, the soy candles have a cleaner burn than the paraffin. Indeed, while burning, the paraffin candle usually leaves a lot of black soot on the candle holder because of the petrol which they are made of.
Thirdly, while talking about the burning, the soy candle doesn’t release some toxins into the air. As they are biodegradable it means that they are good for the environment.
Fourthly, why you should better buy a soy wax candle is that they last way longer. At first, they might be more expensive than paraffin candles, but in the longer terms, they are not. As they last at least 50% longer, you won’t have to buy a lot of them. And at the end, they are cheaper.
Fifthly, they have a lower melting point. Which means that the risks of burns are lower than with paraffin wax.
Finally, the scents are stronger. Indeed, the soy candles have essential oil as a fragrance which is more agreeable than the chemical perfume of the paraffin candles. Also, the fact that the soy candles don’t release any toxins helps the smells to be better.
Where can we find them?
At Cuemars, we have got two different brands of soy wax candles: The luxury candles of Beaumont Organic and the Nathalie Bond Candles. We choose these two brands as we are sure that they are 100% natural and sustainable. Moreover, they are handmade in England and they don’t use any artificial colourant which the reason is why they are all white.
For Nathalie Bond we have them in three fragrances:
For Beaumont organic we got them in five perfumes:
- Black Pomegranate
- Rhubarb and ginger
- Wild Fig and grape
- Aloe Straw and cucumber
To conclude, the soy candles are way much better than the paraffin candles. They smell better, they last longer and they even are cheaper. And all this while being sustainable and environmentally friendly.