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Here are Five of the Biggest Misconceptions About the Soy Wax Candle Industry

If you're someone who loves candles, chances are you've heard of soy wax candles. Soy wax has gained popularity in recent years as a supposedly natural and eco-friendly alternative to paraffin wax. However, there are many misconceptions about the soy wax candle industry that you may not be aware of. So let us clear some of the biggest misconceptions:

1. All soy wax candles are 100% natural and eco-friendly

While soy wax itself is a natural and biodegradable material, candles made with soy wax may not always be natural or eco-friendly. Many soy wax candles contain additives, dyes, and fragrances that are not natural or sustainable. Additionally, the process of growing and processing soybeans is not always environmentally friendly. Therefore, it's important to do your research and choose soy wax candles that are made with natural and sustainable ingredients.

Soy Scented Candles
Soy Scented Candles

2. Soy wax candles are more expensive than paraffin wax candles

Soy wax candles may be more expensive per ounce than paraffin wax candles, but they tend to last longer due to their lower melting point. This means that, in the long run, soy wax candles can actually be more cost-effective than paraffin wax candles. Additionally, the benefits of using soy wax candles, such as their natural and sustainable properties, may outweigh the initial cost. They are worth the value!

3. Soy wax candles don't have a strong scent throw

There are some people who believe that soy wax candles don't have a strong scent throw, meaning they don't release their fragrance as well as paraffin wax candles. However, this is largely dependent on the specific candle and its fragrance oil. Many soy wax candles have a strong scent throw and can fill a room with fragrance. Additionally, soy wax candles tend to have a cleaner and more natural scent than paraffin wax candles.

4. Soy wax candles are only for people with allergies or respiratory issues

Soy wax candles may be a good choice for people with allergies or respiratory issues, but they are not exclusively for this demographic. Anyone can enjoy soy wax candles, and they offer a range of fragrances and benefits beyond just being hypoallergenic. Soy wax candles are for everyone and are a great option for those who value natural and sustainable products, as well as those who want to support small businesses and local artisans.

5. Soy wax candles are the only eco-friendly candle option

While soy wax candles are often marketed as the most eco-friendly option, there are other candle waxes that are equally sustainable, such as beeswax and coconut wax. It's important to do your research and choose a candle that fits your values and priorities. By supporting eco-friendly candle options, you're not only making a positive impact on the environment but also supporting small businesses and local artisans.

Hopefully, we help you clear some of the most common misconceptions about our industry!

Soy Wax
Soy Wax

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