About Soy Wax

Why we use soy

Soy wax is made from environmentally friendly, renewable resources; whereas classic paraffin wax is made from petroleum and is non-renewable.  Not only are there “green” advantages to choosing soy wax over a different type of candle wax, but soy wax also burns slower than paraffin wax, meaning you get a candle that lasts longer.  While all candles emit some black soot while burning, candles made from soy wax burns cleaner and results in less soot. Paraffin wax has also been shown to sometimes emit small amount of benzene, which is carcinogenic. Soy wax s safe for you and sustainable for the planet. 

Things to know about your soy wax candle

Some things that can come along with soy wax, which are completely natural are frosting, sometimes 'wet spots'. 

If you find your candle has 'wet spots' on the jar or frosting, don't worry this is normal, especially in winter. This is simply the wax crystalising from exposure to cold, or coming slightly unstuck from the jar. We do everything we can do try and prevent frosting and wet spots, however even if our candles leave completely spotless, frosting can develop in transit, particularly from the lower outside temperatures. This is why they can be found on even the most high-end, expensive candles. This is something that will go away as your candle burns. Frosting only happens to vegetable waxes such as soy and is a sign that our wax is 100% natural. You may also see some small cracks on the top of your candle, this is also normal and goes away when using the candle. 

frosting on soy candles.   


One quality of soy wax that some prefer, and some don't, is the amount of fragrance oil that it holds. While some of the paraffin candles you might buy on the high street can smell extremely strong when burning, because soy wax is natural it cannot hold the same amount of fragrance oil as paraffin. This results in a gentler scent. All of our candles have a good cold throw (the smell when it isn't burned), while some candles have a stronger hot throw (the scent when it is burning) than others, depending on what scent is used in the candle. 

All of our different candles have been tested to make sure they burn well and don't pose a fire hazard. Remember to read the warning sticker on the bottom of your candle or in your delivery box and to burn your candles for no more than 4 hours at a time.