Of course, Take the lid off & smell!

How else would you decide on which candle to buy for your home?

Do you check the label to see what kind of wax your candle is made of? Does it matter?

Most mass-produced candle companies may have soy as an ingredient, but the candles are not made from soy wax. Paraffin is the most used candle wax today with beeswax, soy wax, palm wax, synthesized waxes, and a blend of multiple are all options as well.

Out of all the options, soy wax is the most beneficial both to you and the environment. That’s why our candles are made of 100% pure soy wax. 

What is Soy Wax?

Soy wax is 100% natural & derived from the vegetable soybeans.

Soybeans are one of the major agricultural crops grown in the US, behind corn.  Most of the world’s soybeans are grown and harvested in Midwest US. After the beans are harvested, they are then cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes.  Soybean oil is extracted from the flakes and the leftover flakes are used for animal feed. 

Paraffin wax - the most commonly used candle wax - is made in a contrasting way and because of this, the cost is much cheaper. Paraffin wax is the product of the oil purification process from petroleum, coal, or oil shale.  When you remove the waxy substance from crude oil, you’re left with paraffin wax.  

Why is Soy Wax more Beneficial: 

  • Soy Wax is non-toxic and cleaner burning being made with no toxins, carcinogens, or pollutants which means our candles are less likely to trigger allergies.  As a vegetable-based wax, it does not give off any harmful byproducts or produce black soot that can stain walls and curtains like you may see from paraffin-based candles. 
  • Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and because of this, soy candles will burn slower and longer than paraffin candles. Oils evaporate better from a larger surface area and with the lower heat and larger melt pool soy wax creates a scent that will be that much stronger and more pleasant.  
  • Soy wax is easier to clean because it is biodegradable. It can be easily cleaned up with soap and warm water.
  • Soy Wax is Natural, Renewable and Vegan derived from the soybean. This wax is a hydrogenated vegetable oil that turns into a solid at room temperature.

Candles are a much-loved item & you can find pretty much find one in almost every home. Like almost everything, when it comes to choosing a candle, natural is the best choice.

At Moon Goddess Co we have selected a premium range clean-burning fragrance combined with our favourite soy wax, to ensure you receive a unique, clean burning, hand-poured candle.

Our candles are made with pure soy wax, natural cotton or wooden wicks, and clean-burning premium fragrances.  Head over & visit our online store to bring one of our creations to your home.

July 31, 2023 — Hayley Ragona

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