Why Soy Wax Candles are the Sustainable and Healthy Candle Choice

Written by: Nia Shalise



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Lighting a candle is an easy way to bring a warm, inviting ambiance into your space and promote self care. Depending on the blend of ingredients, candles can provide aromatic benefits from reducing stress and anxiety to improving mood and energy. When choosing a candle, it’s important to look beyond the aroma and also consider the type of wax used.

The wax used to create a candle plays an important role in its effects on health, the environment, and the overall fragrant experience. At Ash & Rose, we create our decadent floral-topped candles from soy wax, which offers a host of benefits over traditional paraffin wax. Read on to learn why soy wax candles are a healthier and more sustainable choice for your next candle burning experience!

What Are Soy Wax Candles?

Soy wax candles are a popular natural and eco-friendly alternative to traditional paraffin wax candles. Soy wax is a vegetable wax derived from soybean oil, making it a biodegradable and non-toxic renewable resource. Paraffin wax, on the other hand, comes from petroleum, which is not only non-renewable, but can also release harmful chemicals when burned.

Why Burn Soy Wax Candles?

Soy wax comes from soybeans, which are natural, a renewable resource, and grown widely across the United States. It is a much more environmentally friendly option to paraffin wax, which is made from non-renewable sources including petroleum, oil shale and coal. 

Soy Wax Candles Burn Slower

Soy wax has a lower melting point, so it burns slower and cooler than paraffin wax. As a result, your soy wax candles will last longer, allowing you to indulge their delightful scents for even more time.

Soy Wax Candles Burn Cleaner

Soy wax candles also burn cleaner than their traditional counterparts, resulting in better air quality. Paraffin waxes can contain carcinogenic chemicals that release into the air when burned, causing harm to lung and heart health. The natural qualities make soy wax much safer to breathe in a candle’s soothing benefits.

Soy Wax Candles Naturally Amplify Fragrance

Soy wax is fantastic for carrying a fragrance throughout the room—without the help of chemical amplifiers. Unaltered by artificial additives, soy wax candles offer balanced and strong aromas. The lower melting point allows for a larger pool of wax to form around the wick and further amplify the scent.

love notes candles made with local flowers and herbs

Signature Botanical Soy Wax Candles at Ash & Rose

Featuring dried flowers and herbs from our own home garden and paired with salts, fruits and spices, our natural-fragrance soy wax candles are little works of art. Each candle is packaged in a durable, reusable tin, and we offer each fragrance in a 4 oz travel size, 8 oz standard size, and 16 oz double-wick luxury size.

From our By The Sea candle, which creates a dreamy coastal garden sensory experience, to Love Notes, a dreamy rose and pink salt ode to all forms of love, our candles cultivate a delightful range of aromatic luxury and joy. Explore our soy wax candle collection below!