Candles come in many forms, shapes, scents and waxes. This is why there is almost no limit to creativity when it comes to candles. It is easy to see why we have coined the phrase “Candle addict”. With the endless varieties out there, you are sure to find the perfect candle to delight your senses and have you coming back for more.
When it comes to making candles, there are different types of waxes used. These are mainly soy wax, paraffin wax, beeswax, palm wax, gels, rapeseed wax, coconut wax and synthesized waxes. Each type of wax has its pros and cons and depending on your overall candle goals or preferences, you can choose your candles accordingly. Before the 19th century, a wax candle was predominantly referred to as beeswax candles, today, paraffin is the most commonly used and the least expensive candle wax.
There is no specific type of wax that is considered best for candle making as they all have been shown to burn safe, clean and in the same nature once provided in a high-quality format.
At Mihome, we specialise in the use of Soy wax for our home and massage candles and here are some of the reasons why:
First off, what is soy wax?
Generally speaking, soy candles have not been around for that long. Being invented back in 1996, soy wax is made from hydrogenated soybean oil and is 100% all-natural wax which comes in several forms including soy wax flakes. Soybean is natural, renewable and biodegradable.
Except for beeswax, soy wax candles last longer than any other candles.
Soy wax is a slow-burning wax, giving you a longer-lasting candle for your money.
Because of the extremely high melting point of beeswax, this makes it a difficult wax to work with although it may typically last longer than soy wax candles.
Soy wax candles hold fragrances well. As a general rule, paraffin wax provides a better scent throw than soy wax candles as soy wax candles can be a bit particular to the fragrance oils that work best with it. However, soy wax is still an excellent wax for scented candles. It gives off a softer, subtler scent that most people prefer. It is to be noted that natural waxes such as soy are being improved upon yearly and may soon take over the title of best fragrance holder. You may notice that certain soy wax scented candles can have a stronger aroma than other scents. Finding the right scented oils to highlight and hold your soy wax candle scents takes testing to find out which scents work best with it.
Soy Candles burns clean and is considered more environmentally friendly than other waxes. Your best options for a light clean candle burn are those that affect your air quality the least. Candles not blended with paraffin wax are your best options such as soy wax, beeswax and 100% based vegetable wax. These burn clean without any worry about indoor pollution and produces as much as 90% less soot than paraffin wax.
Soy candles are vegan candles. Soy candles are 100% vegan and do not incorporate any animal products in their production or use.
Soy wax candles are ideal for making jarred candles. They are the ideal wax choice in making container candles, jarred candles tin, tealight etc.
If you are a candle lover at heart and looking to improve your home ambience or just educating yourself on the world of candle waxes, soy wax candles are the way to go from both an economical and sustainable point of view.
At Mihome, we offer a selection of six different delectable soy candle scents with additional seasonal candles to compliment the time. Look out for our special Christmas edition scented candle coming soon.
From our home candle selection, we offer three fragrances - coconut, cotton flower and Tahitian flower at €9,50 each. Our special massage candle range comes in lavender and eucalyptus, rosemary and lemon and orange and grapefruit scents for €11. Check out our website to have a full look at our divine scented selection.
It’s the perfect gift to give or a special self-care treat just for yourself. Shop easy with your new candle knowledge.