Candles are a great way to add ambiance, warmth, and even a bit of fragrance to any room. But with all of the different types of waxes on the market, it can be hard to know which one is right for you. In this blog post, we'll be comparing two of the most popular types of candle waxes: soy wax and paraffin wax. We'll explore the benefits of soy wax and explain why it's our preferred type of wax here at Angelic Aromas Aberdeen.
Comparing Soy Wax and Paraffin Wax
When it comes to candles, there are two main types of waxes that are used: soy wax and paraffin wax. Both have their own advantages and disadvantages, but we believe that soy wax is the superior option. Here’s why.
Soy Wax is More Environmentally Friendly
When it comes to choosing a wax for candles, there are many different factors to consider. One of the most important considerations is environmental impact – that is, how much a particular type of wax impacts the environment. Soy wax, which is made from renewable resources like soybeans, is generally considered to be a more environmentally friendly option than paraffin wax, which is derived from petroleum. This is due largely to the fact that soy wax emits significantly fewer greenhouse gases than paraffin does. Additionally, since soy wax comes from plant-based materials rather than fossil fuels, it does not contribute to the depletion of natural resources or contribute to climate change as paraffin wax can. Thus, when looking for an eco-friendly choice that won't compromise on quality or durability, soy wax is a must.
Soy Wax Burns Cleaner
Another reason why soy wax is the ultimate choice for candle lovers is because unlike paraffin-based candles, soy wax burns cleanly and with less soot build up on walls and other surfaces. This makes it ideal for anyone with respiratory issues or allergies, as it helps minimize the risk of respiratory irritation from airborne pollutants. Its superior burn quality ensures that your home will always be filled with beautiful scents without any unwanted side effects.
Soy Wax Candles Last Longer
Not only do soy wax candles burn cleaner and produce less soot, but they also last longer than paraffin candles do. This is because of the nature of the soy wax. Unlike paraffin wax, which has a relatively high melting point, soy wax has a lower melting point. As a result, it takes much longer for a soy candle to melt completely, allowing you to get more enjoyment out of each candle before you need to replace it. This links back to the cleaner burn, as their slower burning rate helps produce less smoke and ash than paraffin candles do.
It is estimated that soy candles can burn anywhere from 35% to over 50% longer. As a result, you'll get more hours of enjoyment out of a soy wax candle than you would out of a paraffin candle.
Paraffin Wax is Cheaper
One advantage that paraffin wax has over soy wax is that it's cheaper to produce. However, we believe that the benefits of soy wax outweigh the cost difference. That's why we only use soy wax in our candles and melts here at Angelic Aromas Aberdeen.
Browse Our Selection of Luxury Soy Wax Candles
We hope you found this blog post helpful in understanding the differences between soy and paraffin waxes. Here at Angelic Aromas, we only use eco-friendly soy wax in our candles. While paraffin wax might be easier and cheaper to produce in the short-term, in the long run we believe that the benefits of soy wax far outweigh its cost difference. At Angelic Aromas Aberdeen, we are committed to finding creative ways to minimize our environmental impact and making better choices for the future. So, by choosing soy wax over paraffin for our candles and melts, we're doing exactly that – choosing long-term sustainability over short-term savings. And for us at Angelic Aromas Aberdeen, that is really what matters most.