The popularity of scented soy candles has continued to increase across the world as people become more careful on every decision they make that has an impact on their health and the environment as a whole. Soy candles are made using soy wax – a vegetable was that is produced from soybean oil. After harvesting, the soybeans are cleaned, their hulls are removed, the beans are cracked and then turned into flecks from which oil is extracted and hydrogenated. These candles are gradually replacing conventional candles because of their benefits, which are highlighted below.
Benefits of scented soy candles
1. They are natural
The main source of scented soy candles is soybeans. These are natural and renewable plants that are grown in many parts of the world. The plants do not contain any carcinogenic substances, like paraffin candles. Making and burning soy candles also does not increase the amount of carbon dioxide in the air like paraffin candles do. The candles are also biodegradable and easy to clean if they spill because they are water soluble. Additionally, making scented soy candles does not require chemicals. It is also worth noting that production of soy candles promotes many local farmers because they are able to make money from their farming activities.
2. They are longer lasting
Soy candles burn longer than other conventional candles. This is because the burning time of soy candles is slower and they have cooler burning temperature. Their melting point is also lower than that of paraffin candles. The soy candles usually cost more than conventional candles but their longevity will keep you from the shops for longer. Generally, the burning time of soy candles is 50% longer than that of conventional candles.
3. They burn cleaner
Soy candles produce very little soot that will not blacken the candle jar or your home surfaces such as walls like paraffin candles. When burning, these candles do not release toxins that could otherwise cause health problems. Therefore soy candles are healthier for the environment, humans and even pets.
4. They have more pleasant and stronger scent
Soy candles are made from soy wax, which has a lower melting point. The reason for the lower melting point is because the amount of liquid wax pool that is around the wick is larger meaning that evaporation of essential oil into the atmosphere is more concentrated. The scent produced is strong and long lasting. The smell is also cleaner hence you will not get headaches like when you are using paraffin candles.