Why should I choose candles made from soy wax, not paraffin?

Candles have the power to create a cozy and enchanting atmosphere in our homes. But did you know that most candles in retail stores are made from paraffin wax? At Mochiglow, we use only 100% soy wax. Why? 

  1. Natural Goodness: Soy candles are made from soybean oil, a natural and renewable resource derived from soybeans. On the other hand, paraffin wax candles are crafted from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. By choosing soy candles, you're supporting sustainable agriculture and reducing your environmental footprint. The soybeans we use are non-GMO and grown in the USA.

  2. Clean-Burning Superstars: One of the standout qualities of soy candles is their clean-burning nature. When lit, soy candles produce minimal black soot, unlike paraffin candles that can leave unsightly residue on walls and ceilings. Say goodbye to pesky soot stains and hello to cleaner air quality in your home.

  3. Longer Lasting: Soy candles have an impressive burn time, often lasting longer than paraffin wax candles. The natural composition of soy wax allows it to burn slower and evenly, ensuring you get more hours of aromatic bliss. Get ready for extended enjoyment and fewer candle replacements (which means $$ saved)!

  4. Healthier Atmosphere: If you're all about breathing in cleaner air, soy candles are your allies. Unlike paraffin candles, which can release harmful chemicals like benzene and toluene when burned, soy candles emit minimal toxins. This means you can indulge in your favorite scents without worrying about compromising indoor air quality.

  5. Scent Sensations: Soy candles have a remarkable ability to hold and disperse fragrances effectively. They have a lower melting point than paraffin wax, allowing the scent to be released more efficiently. Say hello to stronger, longer-lasting scents that fill your space with aromatic delights.

  6. Eco-Warrior Wicks: Don't forget about the wicks! Soy candles often feature cotton or paper wicks, which are free from lead or other harmful additives found in some paraffin candle wicks. Choosing soy candles with eco-friendly wicks ensures a safer and cleaner burn for you and the environment.

When it comes to selecting candles that go above and beyond, soy candles steal the spotlight. Their natural composition, clean-burning qualities, longer burn time, and healthier atmosphere make them a clear winner over paraffin wax candles. So, go ahead and embrace the soy candle revolution and indulge in a guilt-free candle experience!

Disclaimer: The content of this article is for informational purposes only and should not substitute professional advice. Be sure to read labels and choose candles that align with your specific preferences and needs.