Why You Should Choose Soy Wax Candles Over Any Others
A candle is a candle, right? Wrong! Candles are typically made from a blend of ingredients, and many of them are harmful to the environment and your health. Soy wax candles, however, are considered the elite candle option, and for good reason. Consider why you should only burn a candle made from soy wax.
Why Are Soy Wax Candles the Best?
Soy wax is made from soybeans, which is a natural and sustainable source. Machines press the beans to make soybean oil, which is then refined by removing insoluble matter, fatty acids, and other substances. The oil is then heated, also called hydrogenating, to make wax.
Wax made from soybeans is environmentally friendly, clean to produce and safe to breathe. Plus, soy wax candles hold their scent longer, which means you can enjoy them for hours at a time. Nomad Noé candles smell heavenly and last for up to 60 hours.
What Other Waxes Are Used To Make Candles?
When looking for the right candle for your home, you have a wide range of waxes to choose from. Here are some of the choices available.
1. Paraffin Wax
Paraffin wax is a common choice for candles because it’s cheaper than other waxes. Unfortunately, breathing in paraffin fumes may be harmful to your health if the candle manufacturers don't use high-quality, food-grade paraffin.
2. Gel Wax
Gel wax is mainly made up of mineral oil, a petroleum-based product. However, manufacturers will add polymer resin to thicken gel wax. Because gel and paraffin both contain petroleum, they bring similar health concerns.
Beeswax is all natural and burns slower than paraffin. However, beeswax has a robust, sweet odor that many people find overwhelming, and it's not a vegan product.
4. Coconut Oil
Coconut oil isn't a wax, but it’s commonly used to smooth a candle’s blend. This organic ingredient also enhances the candle's scent, making it more potent.
At Nomad Noé, we add coconut to some of our soy wax candles to produce a candle that smells great and lasts up to 60 hours.
Is Paraffin Wax Harmful to the Environment?
Some people are confused about whether burning paraffin wax harms the environment. Food-grade paraffin is safe to burn and does not release toxic compounds into the air. However, many candle companies use low-quality paraffin. Burning a candle made from substandard paraffin has been known to release toluene into the air, which is a carcinogenic chemical that may cause headaches and dizziness, in addition to kidney and liver damage.
When looking for a candle with the cleanest burn, stick to products made primarily from natural, vegan waxes. If the candle contains paraffin, always ensure that it is food-grade quality.
Are You Ready To Buy Soy Wax Candles?
At Nomad Noé, we pride ourselves on creating the best and healthiest soy wax candles using our unique soy wax blend. The result is a beautiful, creamy candle that smells great and won’t emit toxins. Find our luxurious and high-quality candles by visiting our store.