Best Soy Candles
Benefits of Homemade Soy Candles
Traditional candles have been purchased and used for so long that most people do not even stop to consider what they are made from or how those ingredients could be hurting them. Unfortunately, they are full of unnecessary chemicals that you are breathing in each time you light your favorite candle.
There is no need to give up candles altogether, though. You simply need to find a healthy alternative. Read below for the benefits you will experience when you switch to homemade soy candles.
Natural and Renewable Ingredients
Soy candles are made from soybeans, and soybeans can be continuously grown. Using soy not only helps the environment but it also helps support local farmers.
Regular candles are made from paraffin wax- a chemical that comes from petroleum. When you burn a paraffin wax candle, you are breathing this chemical along with hydrocarbons which can do a lot of damage to your walls and your lungs. Homemade soy candles, on the other hand, are made from soybeans, so it provides a clean burn.
Soy wax burns at a much cooler temperature, so it takes much more time to burn out. This is also helpful as a cooler temperature is much less dangerous for little ones or four legged friends should they touch the candle or knock it over.
Hold Scent and Color Well
As soy burns more slowly than paraffin, both the scent and the color also take longer to burn off. The scent comes in gradual waves as opposed to a strong smell that quickly disappears.
Easy Clean Up
Soy is much easier to clean than paraffin wax if it spills. While paraffin usually requires some scraping, soy can be cleaned up with a little soap and water.
Unlike their paraffin-based counterparts, the best soy candles do not produce any black soot or they produce very little. This, of course, makes the candle stay looking better for longer. It also means that you and your loved ones are not breathing in the harmful soot.
Take a look at Kake’s selection of some of the best soy candles you can find!