What are the benefits of Soy wax melts/ candles
In case you haven’t had the chance to dig into the pro’s & con’s of burning soy wax instead of traditional paraffin, you’re probably missing out on a multitude of benefits. Not only for your health but your wallet as well! The benefits are endless. Below you can find out for yourself!
Soy wax melts/candles are made from soybeans, a natural, renewable source grown in many regions by local farmers. Paraffin candles are made from petroleum, which is a nonrenewable source that contains carcinogenic substances. These substances may be released into the air while burning. Using wax melts/candles made from soy supports local agriculture and farmers, allowing them to make money and grow their operations.
2. Soy wax delivers a cleaner burn
Unlike paraffin wax, which gives off black soot when burned, soy wax burns cleaner. Since paraffin wax is petroleum-based, burning it produces a black soot that can potentially stain curtains, walls, and carpets inside the home. As a vegetable-based wax, soy wax does not give off any harmful by-products that might cause damage.
3. Soy Wax Does Not Release Toxins Into the Air
Soy wax is a healthier alternative to paraffin wax in that, it does not release dangerous carcinogens into the air when melted like paraffin wax does. Burning and/or melting paraffin releases at least 11 known toxins—two of which are carcinogens—into the air. Carcinogens are known to cause cancer in some people.
4. Soy Wax is Environmentally Friendly
Since soy wax is made from soybeans, it is friendly to the environment because soybeans are a renewable resource. Paraffin wax comes from petroleum, which is not a renewable resource. This is especially important if you are pregnant, have kids, or have pets, because it’s the safest option health-wise. You want to avoid wax blends or candles that don’t state the exact breakdown of ingredients.
5. Soy Wax has a Lower Melting Point
From a safety standpoint, soy wax is the better 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.
6. Soy Wax is Cheaper
Paraffin wax wastes wax because as the wax burns it clings to the sides of your wax warmer or candle. The chemical composition of soy wax allows it burn evenly so it lasts up to 50 percent longer and is more cost-effective in the long run. Making it even more cost-effective is the fact that soy wax burns more evenly, so less wax is left clinging to the sides of the glass as waste.
7. Soy Wax Scents are Stronger
Because soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin wax, the scent from its essential oils is more pleasant and stronger-smelling than the chemical scents added to paraffin. It’s common to hear people complain of headaches when paraffin candles burn, but in general, this isn’t due to the scent of the wax but rather the toxins it releases into the air. Soy wax offers many benefits over paraffin wax—some of which most people don’t even realize.
Ranging from delivering stronger scents to being healthier to burn, the reasons why you should use soy wax melts and candles are overwhelming. If you are interested in experiencing these benefits for yourself, be sure to visit the Luxurious Scents by Samia shop, where you’ll find wax melts available in a variety of designer fragrances.
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