Posted on by Angela Lawson

Have you tried burning soy wax instead of traditional paraffin?  If you haven't, you could be missing out on so many benefits for your home and your health.  Burning soy wax in melts or candle form is a much better option than traditional paraffin for so many reasons. Keep reading and find out why!

Soy Wax is Non-Toxic - Soy wax contains nothing artificial.  This makes it a cleaner, healthier alternative to old-fashioned paraffin wax which is made from petroleum oil and produces harmful by-products when burned or melted.  Paraffin releases dangerous carcinogens into the air when melted and distributes known toxins.  All of this means that soy wax is better for you, and better for our environment.  This is especially important if you are pregnant, have kids, or have pets, because it’s the safest option health-wise. It is a good idea to avoid wax blends or candles that don’t state the exact breakdown of ingredients.  

 Soy Wax - protect the ones you love.

Soy Wax is Cleaner - Paraffin wax is petroleum-based, so burning it produces a black soot that can potentially stain curtains, walls, and carpets inside the home or office.  Soy wax is a vegetable based product and does not give off any harmful by products that might cause damage.  

 Be done with the soot stains forever.

Soy Wax is Eco-Friendly - Soy wax is made from soybeans. This makes it friendly to the environment because soybeans are a renewable resource. Paraffin wax comes from petroleum, which is not a renewable resource. Simple really!

 Good for you - Good for the environment.

Soy Wax is Safer - When looking at safety whilst making and burning candles, soy wax is an ideal choice because it has a lower melting point than paraffin wax. This means less risk of burns should you accidentally spill any melted wax on your skin. If you have children or pets in the home, this can be a very important fact.  After all, you don't want to risk the safety of your family, right?

 Safety comes first with soy.

Soy Wax Smells Stronger - Due to the cleaner nature of soy wax, it gives a stronger scent throw in a candle or wax melt.  Not only does this make it more economical, because you need less of the fragrance oils and essential oils to make an impact, but it is also delivers a clean, crisp scent that is unimpaired by the smell of paraffin.  

If you would like to try soy wax candles or melts and experience any of these benefits yourself, we have a large range of candles and melts to suit almost any tastes or needs.  Pretty Stuff have you covered!