In this article, we are sharing some information about both waxes. i.e. Soy wax and Paraffin. And which is good for you.
The first and foremost thing is that both types of waxes are non-toxic. And both emit some amount of soot. The difference here is that soy wax candles soot is not as dark as paraffin candles. The amount of soot depends on different factors. Like wick gauge, wick length etc.
If you haven’t tested a soy wax candle, you might be missing quite a lot of benefits.
WHICH IS ENVIRONMENTAL FRIENDLY?
Soy wax is considered environmental friendly because it’s a renewable source. And paraffin made from crude oi. Soy wax is derived from soybean. Soy wax is a hydrogenated oil that turns to solid state at room temperatures.
Soy wax candles are highly recommended for pregnant, a house with kids, pets etc. Because it is the safest option health-wise.
SOY WAX OR PARAFFIN? BURN & SOOT
Soy wax burns cleaner as compared to paraffin which gives black soot. When you burn paraffin wax, it produces blank soot.
WHICH WAX RELEASE TOXINS
From health point of view, soy wax won here again. Soy wax is a healthier alternative as compared to paraffin candles. Soy wax candles don’t release dangerous carcinogens into the air when melted. On the other hand, when you burn or melt a paraffin wax/candle, it releases 11 known toxins.
SOY WAX CANDLES LAST LONGER
As the wax burns, paraffin wax wastes and it clings to the sides of the container (wax warmer or candle). Whereas soy wax burns evenly and therefore it lasts 50% longer.
Soy wax candle’s scents are stronger. Because they burn cleaner and so the scent from essential oils is more pleasant and stronger-smelling.
Here is what Bath & Body Works says about their candles 🙂
Thank you for your reach out to Bath & Body Works. As a leading retailer, we are committed to providing only the safest, highest quality products to our customers. While our products are not designed or tested with pets in mind, we can assure you that they are extensively evaluated and tested to meet or exceed industry and government standards. That being said, the use of any of our products is left to the discretion of the individual. While we have no reason to believe that our candles pose a risk to pets, we would encourage you to consult your veterinarian if you have specific questions or concerns about the use of any personal care or home fragrance product on or around your pet.
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