Imagine… A seaside bungalow on a moonlit Hawaiian night. The cooling trade winds swirl in the eclectic aroma of all things tropical, all things exotic. This far off fantasy becomes an instant reality when enjoying paradise-inspired soy wax candles, like the popular coconut shell candles, by Bungalow Glow from Bubble Shack Hawaii.
- Handmade in Hawaii with 100% US soy wax and tropical oils for a beautiful finish and even burn
- Our natural soy candles are stronger, longer and cleaner burning than paraffin and beeswax candles
- Includes natural essential oils and gentle, phthalate-free fragrances (The benefit: Strong smelling but less likely to trigger allergies)
Benefits of Soy Candles
There are a few diffident types of vegan candles available with soy being one of the most popular in the vegan community. And while you know why choosing a vegan lifestyle is best for your situation, you may be wondering what benefits soy candles provide over their mass produced counterparts that commonly contain paraffin as the main ingredient.
Natural and Renewable – Soy candles are made from soybeans, which is a renewable and natural source that is grown by local farmers across the varying regions. Paraffin candles, on the other hand, are made from the nonrenewable source petroleum, which also contains some carcinogenic substances. When burning these candles, the carcinogenic substances can be released into your air.
Support Local Farmers – Purchasing soy candles helps to support your local agriculture and farmers, instead of throwing even more money into the pockets of big and faceless corporations. Soy candles are also nontoxic and won’t release potentially harmful toxins into your home’s air when burning.
Burns Cleaner – Soy candles burn cleaner and produce little to no soot. Paraffin candles, however, create an excessive amount of unsightly soot that will begin to collect on the candle’s jar as well as the ceiling, walls and other surfaces around your home. While soy candles may produce a tad bit of soot on the jar, this amount is noticeably less than what paraffin candles produce. This means by simply switching from paraffin candles to soy, your indoor air quality will improve.
Longer Lasting – When the same sized candles are compared side by side, soy candles generally last longer than paraffin candles. This is due to the soy candles burning slower with a colder burn temperature. While you may pay a bit more for a soy candle, it will actually save you money since you won’t have to replace them as often as you would paraffin candles. Furthermore, soy wax is biodegradable, which means you are benefiting the environment by purchasing and using soy candles.
Better Scent and Color – Soy candles are often scented with essential oils and can hold the scent well. And since soy candles burn slowly, this scent is released into the air gradually. This eliminates the immediate wave of a strong scent followed by no scent at all, which is a common problem with paraffin candles. Soy wax also holds color better than paraffin wax, which means it looks more attractive and creates a more pleasant atmosphere.
What are some of your favourite Candle scents?
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Bubble Shack Hawaii. All opinions reflected in this post are my own and have not been influenced by the sponsor in any way.