5 Reasons Why You Should Choose Soy Candles Over Paraffin Candles

The Big Debate: Soy Wax vs. Paraffin Wax

Sustainability matters, especially in the candle industry. That's why soy wax has gained popularity as a better alternative to paraffin wax, which is commonly used by large corporations and supermarkets. The reason? Soy wax is not only better for the planet but also for our health. In this article, we'll dive into the benefits of soy wax and why, here at Wick Guru, we're committed to using it exclusively in all our candles, leaving paraffin wax behind. Let's shed light on why soy wax is the way to go!
    1. Soy wax is made from a renewable resource 🌱:
      One of the key reasons why soy wax is gaining popularity is its significantly lower environmental impact compared to paraffin wax. Paraffin wax comes from petroleum, a non-renewable fossil fuel. Its production and combustion contributes to air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions (yikes!). On the other hand, soy wax is made from soybean oil, a renewable resource. Petroleum is not considered vegan because it is a fossil fuel derived from non-plant sources, such as ancient marine organisms. Whereas soy wax is completely plant based and vegan too!
    1. Soy wax releases less soot 🕯️:
      When it comes to the actual burning process, soy wax candles have a clear advantage over paraffin wax candles. Soy wax burns cleaner and produces much less soot which is better for our health and homes. Remember that viral TikTok video with the house covered in soot? Yep, that's paraffin not soy.

    2. Soy wax burns longer ⏱️: Another benefit of soy wax candles is their longer burn time compared to paraffin wax candles. This is because soy wax has a lower melting point, which means it burns at a cooler temperature. As a result, candles made from soy wax tend to burn slower and last longer than paraffin wax candles. This extended burn time not only enhances the overall candle experience but also provides better value for money - a win win!

    1. Soy wax is biodegradable ♻️: Soy wax is biodegradable due to its natural composition. It is made from soybean oil, which is derived from a renewable resource. This means, when soy wax is discarded or disposed of, it can break down naturally and be absorbed back into the environment without leaving behind harmful residues.

      On the other hand, paraffin wax, derived from petroleum, is not biodegradable. It is a byproduct of crude oil refining and contains hydrocarbons that are not easily broken down by natural processes. This means that when paraffin wax is discarded, it stays in the environment for a long time, contributing to waste accumulation.

    2. Soy wax is easier to clean 🧽: When soy wax spills or drips, it can be easily cleaned up with soap and water. In contrast, paraffin wax can leave stubborn stains and is challenging to remove.

Conclusion: Soy wax is a clear winner in the debate between soy wax vs. paraffin wax candles. Its lower environmental impact, cleaner burning and biodegradability makes it the sustainable choice for conscientious consumers. That's why all of our candles here at Wick Guru are made with 100% natural soy wax!

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