WHY SOY WAX CANDLES?

Updated: Oct 6, 2021

IS THERE REALLY A DIFFERENCE?

MAY 10, 2021 Are you familiar with the benefits of soy wax? Or why paraffin wax has been recently shunned from the candle making industry? As history goes, traditional candles were almost always made with paraffin wax, which is a by-product of oil or coal petroleum and a non-renewable source. Soy wax is actually made from the soybean plant, making it both a renewable and environmentally friendly choice for wax. Though there are many "green" advantages to using soy wax, there are also a plethora of other benefits that go along with that decision. We've listed our favorite reasons for choosing soy wax below!


The Benefits of Soy Wax Candles:

  • Soy wax burns slower than paraffin wax. A typical soy wax candle will burn 30-40% longer than a paraffin alternative. This means you will get a candle that lasts longer, also making more bang for your buck!

  • While all candles emit some black soot while burning, candles made from soy wax are less likely to do so, resulting in a cleaner burn and less soot build-up.


  • Soy Wax is a 100% natural vegetable wax derived from soybeans, making it a renewable and eco-conscious choice for candle wax.



  • Soy wax is water-soluble, meaning if you spill any on a counter or even an item of clothing, it will easily remove with soap and water.

  • Soy Wax is an excellent fragrance carrier that does not require chemical amplifiers or additives. The result is a well balanced true-to-scent candle!

  • Soy wax is an important part of the United States agriculture system so purchasing the soy bean products creates economic growth for the farmers in our country.


  • Soy wax is non-toxic and does not release dangerous chemicals into the air when burned, like paraffin wax does. When a paraffin candle is burning, it releases at least 11 different toxins - 2 of which are carcinogens - into the air. Carcinogens are known to cause cancer in some people.


For these reasons and more, all of the Signature Scent candles and wax melts made by Daralyn's Designs are made with a 100% natural soy wax! It is important to us that we provide you with a healthy and safe product so that you can feel good knowing you are making the right consumer choices everyday.

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