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Why Environmentally Friendly Ingredients Make the Best Candles

Why Environmentally Friendly Ingredients Make the Best Candles

The perfect candle can be a mood changer. When you light your candle, it should bring warmth, light, and luxury. It should provide a high-quality scent and burning performance while giving you the knowledge it is environmentally friendly.

But not all candles are created equal. 

Some candles instead fill the air with soot, chemical-based scents, and use lead-coated wicks. And they fill landfills with one-time use containers.

So how can you be sure the candle you’re using will not only provide you with a great experience but isn’t polluting your home and is eco-conscious?

First, find a candle that uses eco-friendly wax.

Paraffin wax is the most widely used candle wax. BUT paraffin wax is a byproduct of the oil purification process. So it’s not biodegradable and pollutes your environment with soot.

Instead, look for candles made of soy, stearin, or beeswax as your best natural alternatives. 

At Soy Delicious, we use a proprietary blend of the FINEST soy, coconut, and hemp waxes for our candles. Not only does soy wax pour beautifully and burn for a long time, it is also a super eco-friendly candle wax. Soy wax is produced using soybeans, making them plant-based and biodegradable. It is also non-toxic and a sustainable resource. 

Though soy wax produces some soot, it produces 90% LESS soot than a paraffin candle! And it produces “white” soot, making it less toxic to your environment and health.

Next, find a candle that uses a zero-waste container.

Candles come in all sorts of containers – tins, candle jars, ceramic jars. And though these materials are not toxic, they are wasteful since their usage often ends when the candle burns out.

If your goal is to find an environmentally friendly candle that uses a zero-waste container, find a candle with a reusable/recyclable glass holder. Glass is a great eco-friendly candle container since it is created with naturally abundant materials and is recyclable.

Soy Delicious uses a high-quality, classic drinking glass as a candle container. The glass can have a second life in your home as a water glass for when you’re thirsty or a bathroom glass to use when brushing your teeth or to serve your favorite beverage. Whatever you like!

Simply completely burn your candle out, remove the wick base, and wash the glass with soap and water. Simple as that!

Third, check for environmentally friendly scents and wicks in the candle.

Scents added to candle wax and the wick can have hidden toxic chemicals. 

Some candles use lead or zinc-lined wicks. Additionally, many paraffin wax candles rely on synthetic fragrances and dyes to create the smell you crave. These chemicals get released into the air every time the candle burns.

Instead, look for a candle that uses a cotton wick and natural oils for its scents. 

At Soy Delicious, we pride ourselves in candles that are dye-free, use eco-friendly scents, and have natural cotton wicks. 

You deserve the best, so only buy environmentally friendly candles!

If your goal is to create a luxurious experience with a long-burning candle that fills your home with delicious scents and is eco-conscious, look for candles using:

  • Soy wax
  • Glass containers
  • Cotton wicks
  • Scents free of synthetics and dyes

Soy Delicious offers a wide variety of candles that will fill all your eco-friendly candle needs. We pride ourselves on providing you a high-quality, sumptuous, unique experience every time you use one of our products.

Soy Delicious Candles truly are love at first light...which one will you choose?

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