Soy candles are another safer and more environmentally-friendly alternative to standard paraffin candles on the market, and while they look and smell the same, they have their own differences.
If you haven’t had the chance to try soy candles yet, here are the biggest reasons why you should be buying into the hype and buying soy candles right now:
1. They can make a cramped space feel wider.
Brightness and fragrance help when it comes to making spaces feel cozier and more welcoming to be in, whether the space is cramped
In Singapore, where typical HDB flat spaces can be a little pressed for space, even having a single scented candle can do a lot to make the limited space feel wider without taking up too much of it.
2. Soy candles release a stronger fragrance and burn for longer.
The floral scents you typically use in bathrooms and other spaces at home and at work are now stronger with soy candles as they bind to the essential oils more strongly, and because they burn slowly, the scent of your choice always comes gradually and naturally.
In addition to having a stronger fragrance, soy candles also last longer than paraffin candles thanks to their slower burn time and a cooler burn temperature. And because it’s more longer-lasting, you don’t have to buy candles so frequently.
3. Soy wax burns more cleanly than regular paraffin wax.
Because they are made from vegetable oil extracted from soybeans, soy candles don’t give off CO2 levels in the same way that regular paraffin candles do. They also don’t need any more chemicals to give them any fragrance.
For comparison, most candles, especially scented candles, are made of paraffin wax and infused with certain chemicals to give off certain scents when burned.
4. Soy candles clean up a lot easier.
Unlike paraffin wax candles that need to be scraped up on any surface after cooling down (which makes them unusable for certain surfaces), soy wax not only doesn’t produce any soot, they also clean up much more easily with just soap and water.
This makes soy wax candles easier to clean off of certain surfaces and textiles, such as candle holders, carpets, and even furniture pieces. The wax is also biodegradable, which makes soy candles an environmentally-friendly investment that’s worth getting started on.
5. They can be mixed with different types of essential oils.
When it comes to different fragrances and scents, soy wax has its own unique scent that makes it definitely worth trying out as an “all-natural” soy candle.
However, soy wax is also exceptional in holding onto different essential oils, which can add a more fragrant and enjoyable experience with every time you light them.