How To Choose The Right Soy Candle

Candles on log slabs

Soy candles have become increasingly popular over the years and for good reason. Not only do they provide a pleasant scent, but they are known for their clean burning and long lasting performance. If you are looking for the perfect soy candle, here’s what you need to know. 

What is Soy Wax? 

Soy Wax chips in a bowl

Soy wax is made from hydrogenated soybean oil. It is a natural product that has been carefully processed so that it can be used to make candles. Soy wax burns more slowly than traditional waxes, which leads to longer burn times and less smoke when lit. In addition, because of its slow-burning nature, soy wax often lasts much longer than traditional paraffin or beeswax candles. 

Paraffin Candle

When it comes to scenting candles, soy wax also has some advantages over paraffin. Soy candles tend to hold scent better than their paraffin counterparts, making them perfect for those who want their room filled with fragrant aromas throughout the day or evening. In addition, because soy candles don’t contain toxins like paraffin does they won’t release nasty chemicals into the air as they burn. 

Types of Soy Candles 

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When shopping for soy candles, you will want to consider several factors such as size, shape, scent, and color. There are many different types of soy candles available on the market today including votives, pillars, tapers, jars and even floating varieties. 

Three soy candles lit on a tray in a bathroom

For large events like weddings and parties, it is best to go with a larger size soy candle. Pillar candles are generally the preferred choice because they can provide light for a longer period of time than votives or tapers. The scent should be chosen carefully as well; citrus scents tend to work better in larger spaces while floral scents are more suited for smaller gatherings. 

Row of non-soy candles

For home use, votive and jar candles are typically the best choice. Votive candles provide a pleasant scent without taking up too much space. Jar candles have the benefit of being able to contain more fragrance oil, making them ideal for larger rooms or areas where you want to enjoy a strong scent. 

Candles on a plate

You can also choose from a variety of scents such as lavender, vanilla or citrus depending on your preference. Additionally, some companies offer custom colors for their soy candles so that you can customize your purchase further.   

Choosing the Best Quality Soy Candle 

Soy candle beside a wax block

When selecting your candle, it’s important to choose one with high-quality ingredients such as 100% pure essential oils or all-natural botanicals. Additionally, look for candles made with premium grade waxes in order to get the most out of your purchase. This will ensure that your candle burns cleanly and evenly while delivering a pleasant aroma every time you light it up! 

Five candles lit on a table.

Picking out a soy candle doesn't have to be complicated! Just remember to consider size and shape options as well as quality ingredients when shopping around. With proper care and attention given to each step in the process—from selecting a quality product through caring and use—you can enjoy many hours of beautiful aromas from your favorite scented candle! If you're interested in purchasing some, check out the collections we have to offer in our online store!

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