Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Soy Wax Candles

Candles can be made from many different materials. Beeswax, tallow, paraffin, and soy wax candles are among the most common.


While there are pros and cons to each, the relatively new soy wax candle is a fantastic alternative to traditional candle materials. Soy wax candles are cheaper than beeswax, cleaner than paraffin, and contain no animal byproducts (unlike tallow).

Why Burn Soy Wax Candles?

At 1502 Candle Co., we exclusively use soy wax for our products. The natural, vegetable-based material complements our vision and offers a number of unique benefits for the environment and your health:

1) They Burn More Cleanly

Paraffin candles release thick, black soot that accumulates on jars, windows, and other surfaces in your home. Soy wax candles produce less soot than petroleum-based candles.

2) They Are Non-Toxic

Paraffin is derived from petroleum, which releases carcinogens when it is burned. Soy wax candles don’t release pollutants, so you can breathe easy knowing you’re burning something safe.

3) They Are Renewable

Soy candle wax comes from natural vegetable oil, which is renewable. Paraffin wax is made from crude oil, which is a non-renewable resource.

4) They Are Biodegradable

Natural soy wax candles create biodegradable waste, meaning it won’t sit around in landfills for hundreds of years.

5) Protect Sensitive Environments

You have probably never heard of a devastating soybean oil spill. That’s because soy is grown naturally on farms. It is not extracted from the earth in ecologically sensitive locations and its transportation does not threaten the surrounding environment.


6) Longer Burn Time

Because soy wax melts at lower temperatures than paraffin wax, the candles tend to burn for a much longer time.

7) Easier Clean-Up

Soy wax flakes turn soft at lower temperatures than other materials, which makes soy wax spills easy to clean up. In most cases, you can simply use soap and hot water. No more struggling to scrape wax off your counter-tops.

8) Longer-Lasting Scent

Because they burn more slowly, essential oils used to scent soy wax candles are also released over a longer period. Soy wax candles are ideal for aromatherapy.

9) Greater Value

Even though soy wax candles may have a higher price tag than comparably sized paraffin candles, remember that they also burn up to 50% longer. This means that soy wax candles often offer a better overall value.

10) Support Farmers, Not Oil Barons

It just makes sense to limit our dependence on scarce, non-renewable resources. Farmers can produce soy crops repeatedly, ensuring that soy wax can be produced for generations.

Get the Most Out of Your Candle

Not all soy wax candles are created equally. Read the label to make sure you’re not buying a candle with harmful additives, such as paraffin or artificial fragrances. Soy wax also melts easily, so it’s important to keep them out of direct sunlight and in a cool place when not in use.

You can learn more about the benefits of soy wax candles by reaching out to 1502 Candle Co. We also encourage you to browse our products and find the perfect gift for yourself or someone special. 

June 11, 2018 — Designer Collaborator

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