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Why you should choose soy wax for your candles

Why you should choose soy wax for your candles


Soy wax is a renewable resource that can be used in candles with minimal adverse environmental impact. Find out more about this sustainable alternative and why we're proud to use it in our candles at sent studio.


Many different types of waxes are used in candle making, which means  it can be overwhelming and confusing when you’re on the market for a new candle! You may have heard of some common waxes, such as paraffin wax, beeswax, and bayberry wax, to name a few. So, what are the benefits of soy wax compared to other waxes? In this blog post, we will discuss why soy wax is the best option for your candles and why sent studio uses 100% soy wax.


The Benefits of Soy Wax Candles 

Eco-Friendly Candle Choice

Soy wax is a renewable resource made from soybeans, a sustainable crop. They can be grown constantly without depleting the planet’s resources. Being a vegetable-based wax, soy wax is also naturally biodegradable and vegan-friendly, meaning its disposal is Mother Nature-approved!

Clean and Healthy Burning

As a pure and natural resource, soy wax offers a cleaner burn than other waxes. Soy wax candles are non-toxic and vegetable-derived, so they do not produce the same harmful by-products or black soot as other waxes. They help to maintain clean air quality, making them safer for households with little ones, pets, and anyone who wants to protect their respiratory health.

Longer, Even Burning

Soy wax has a low melting point, meaning it burns well and forms an even pool of wax, even in cooler environments. This allows a slower burn with a much stronger aroma than other waxes. It also means you’ll get more use out of your candle, making soy wax candles the more cost-effective choice in the long run. That way, you have more to spend on cute accessories!


Soy Wax Candle Scent Options

We pride ourselves on creating unique scents. Candles are a sensory experience, and you deserve the best.

Our latest sent x Koil Collection features refreshing scents such as mango and yuzu and strawberry pillow; richer ones like Nomtella will have you craving something sweet.

Meanwhile, our signature scents combine all the classics with exciting twists: fresh coffee and vanilla butter, green tea, grapefruit and lemongrass, star jasmine, white tea and freesia – the list goes on.

If you want something entirely different, why not dive into our customised candles? They can make all your aroma dreams come true.


Why Choose Soy Wax Over Paraffin Wax?

Paraffin wax is the most commonly used form of candle wax and you’ll likely find it in many populWar candles on the market. We’ll explain more about why soy wax is the better alternative to paraffin wax. 

Unsustainable and non-renewable

Firstly, paraffin wax is a petroleum product, which means it’s not renewable or sustainable for the environment. In fact, it is made by processing crude oil (a fossil fuel!) and other petroleum-based materials. This makes paraffin wax an environmentally unsustainable option. 


Being a byproduct of fossil fuels, paraffin wax is therefore not biodegradable. This means that it can take hundreds of years for paraffin wax to naturally degrade. Furthermore, after burning, paraffin wax-based candles leave behind a residue in the environment. When this comes into contact with air or oxygen in the water, it emits toxic fumes. This brings us to our next point. 


Paraffin wax contains a number of harmful chemicals, including benzene and toluene. These chemicals can cause a variety of health problems, from cancer to respiratory problems. When burnt, paraffin wax releases carcinogenic substances which cause air pollution to homes as well as the environment. 

With all this in mind, we hope we’ve made picking the right candle wax for you and your home easier. Our longer-lasting soy wax candles come in a myriad of scents for your home, office or more. Browse our bundles and discover your next favourite today.

At sent studio, we aim to create memories and experiences through our unique scents without compromising the environment and your health. Contact us today to begin your scent journey.



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