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Vegan soy wax for our gorgeous gower candles

Candle Wax

We are often asked why we make our candles from soy wax, especially since soy wax products are more costly than say paraffin wax products… or so it initially appears.

Simply put, soy wax is better. It’s better for the environment, better for your home, better for your family and creates a better performing product, all of which are important to us.

These are our top 5 reasons for choosing soy wax:

1. Non-Toxic and Clean burning: As soy wax is made from vegetable oil it is clean burning and releases no known carcinogens when it is burnt and burns clean which means minimal soot is released.

2. Renewable Resource: As the name suggests, soy wax is made from the Soybean which is 100% natural, 100% renewable and 100% environmentally friendly. By contrast, paraffin wax is a bi-product of the refinery process for petroleum oil, therefore non-renewable and non-environmentally friendly and does release toxins.

3. Longer Burning: Soy wax has a lower melting point which means it can burn up to 50% longer than paraffin wax candles.

4. Better Fragrance: Due to the lower melting temperature of the wax, a healthier ‘wax pool’ around the wick is created. This ‘wax pool’ allows the fragrance oils to more easily vaporise and thus release more fragrance into the room.

5. Easier to clean: Spills of soy wax are much easier to get out of fabrics and it is biodegradable.

So, whilst at face value paraffin wax seems a cheaper alternative, it is a good to understand the real benefits and consider the broader cost of burning paraffin wax over soy wax. We did lots of research and testing and have chosen ethically responsible suppliers who meet the criteria we set to ensure that can offer the best possible candles.

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