Why Soy Wax?
A few reasons why we only make all our candles in Soy wax...
Soy wax burns cleaner
Soy wax is non-toxic and is healthier for humans, pets, and the environment.
It burns cleaner than paraffin, with no petrol-carbon soot which can blacken walls, ceilings, and furniture.
Soy wax doesn't contaminate ventilation ductwork in your home, or add toxic carcinogens into the air you breathe.
Soy wax is derived from natural ingredients
The making of soy wax commences with soybeans from which the oil is separated. This oil is then purified to give pristine soybean oil which then goes through a process called 'hydrogenation', turning it into a solid.
Unlike other vegetable or soy waxes on the market, the wax we use at Aroma Luxe Australia are 100% vegetable, guaranteed! There are no beeswax or petroleum products hidden in it
Soy candles burn longer
Soy candles not only burn cleaner, but burn slower too.
Soy is cooler than paraffin wax, creating a longer burning candle that burns for twice as long as a paraffin candle does.
Further fragrance throw
The scent from soy candles is much stronger and more pleasant than the scent from paraffin wax candles.
Because of the lower melting point of soy wax, there is a larger amount of the liquid wax pool around the candle wick itself. It is from this liquid wax pool and the wick itself that the fragrance oils evaporate into the atmosphere.
Soy wax is a renewable source and is biodegradable
Soy wax is vegetable oil which is made up of Soybeans and is biodegradable.
Soybeans are a renewable source, unlike paraffin, which consists of petroleum.
Soy wax candles do not increase the CO2 level in the atmosphere like paraffin candles do. Furthermore, soy candles do not require chemicals to scent them.
Soy wax is also easier to remove from materials and other surfaces than paraffin wax.
Free of nasty chemicals
The 100% pure soy wax we use is free from herbicides, pesticides, genetically modifies soy and plastics.
All our soy wax candles are eco-friendly, vegan and vegetarian friendly and are not tested on animals.
Soy wax over Paraffin
Soy wax and Paraffin wax are both widely available in candle form.
Paraffin wax candles are mostly found in cheap discount stores and popular big department stores that sell them for next to nothing.
This is because Paraffin wax is the derivative of petroleum, made by removing the waxy substance from crude oil.
Paraffin wax was originally called petroleum wax when it was discovered in 1830 as a petroleum by-product created from the sludge waste found at the bottom of the barrel when crude oil is refined into gasoline.
Its use was restricted for about two decades after it’s discovery, due to it’s toxic nature when burned.
In the 1850s, chemists learned how to efficiently separate the naturally occurring waxy substance from petroleum and “refine it” into what they now called paraffin – at that point declaring it safe to burn and be used as candles.
However, Paraffin wax is still toxic to us and the air we breathe when it's burning.
To create Paraffin wax the wax is bleached. The petroleum wax is gathered up and bleached with industrial strength bleach, changing the color of the black sludge to a stark white.
Your household laundry bleach creates toxic dioxins in noticeable amounts, although, even at full strength it is only at 10%. To make paraffin wax, the bleach is at 100%.
Dioxins from bleach are believed to have the ability to cause reproductive and developmental problems, damage the immune system, interfere with hormones and also cause cancer.
When you burn a paraffin wax candle, it is a FACT that you are filling your home with toxic chemicals and contributing to indoor air pollution. The soot and fumes released by paraffin wax are similar to those released from a diesel engine and can be as dangerous as secondhand cigarette smoke.
Thankfully, Soy wax was discovered in 1991 as a new and more natural alternative to Paraffin wax.
It is a 100% natural, renewable, non-toxic and biodegradable wax. It is a hydrogenated form of soybean oil.