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  • From Soy Wax to Beeswax: Different Types of Wax Candles

    From Soy to Beeswax: Different Types of Wax Candles

    Candles have been used for centuries to light homes and create a relaxing ambience, but have you ever stopped to think about the different types of wax that are used to make them?

    From soy wax to beeswax, each type of wax has its own unique qualities and benefits. Soy wax is eco-friendly and renewable, while beeswax has a natural honey scent that can purify the air. Paraffin wax, on the other hand, is the most commonly used wax and is known for its affordability and easy-to-find nature. In this article, we'll break down the different types of wax candles, their benefits, and what to look for when choosing the perfect candle for your home.

    Whether you're a candle enthusiast or simply looking for a new way to add some warmth to your space, this breakdown of wax candles is not to be missed.

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    What is Candle Wax?

    Candle wax is the substance that is used to make candles. It is the fuel that burns and creates the flame. While there are many different types of wax that can be used, they all work in the same way. The wax is heated and melted, and then a wick is placed in the centre. As the wax cools and solidifies, it creates a candle that can be burned for hours on end.

    Benefits of Natural Wax Candles

    When it comes to choosing a candle, many people prefer to go the natural route. Natural wax candles are made from plant-based materials and are considered to be more eco-friendly than their synthetic counterparts. They also tend to burn more cleanly and produce less soot. Additionally, natural wax candles often have a more subtle scent, making them an excellent choice for those who are sensitive to strong fragrances.

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    Soy Wax Candles

    Soy wax candles are a popular choice for those who want a natural and eco-friendly option. Soy wax is made from soybean oil, which is a renewable resource. It is also biodegradable, making it a wonderful choice for those who are looking to reduce their environmental impact. Soy wax candles tend to burn more cleanly and produce less soot than paraffin wax candles. They also have a lower melting point, which means that they tend to burn for longer periods of time. Additionally, soy wax candles have a subtle scent that is not overpowering.

    Beeswax Candles

    Beeswax candles are another popular choice for those who want a natural and eco-friendly option. Beeswax is made by bees and has a natural honey scent. It is also known for its ability to purify the air, making it a smart choice for those who suffer from allergies or asthma. Beeswax candles tend to burn more slowly and produce less soot than paraffin wax candles. They also have a higher melting point, which means that they tend to burn for longer periods of time.

    Paraffin Wax Candles

    Paraffin wax candles are the most commonly used candles and are known for their affordability and easy-to-find nature. Paraffin wax is a by-product of petroleum and is not considered to be eco-friendly. It tends to burn more quickly and produce more soot than natural wax candles. Additionally, paraffin wax candles often have a strong fragrance, which can be overpowering for some people.

    Palm Wax Candles

    Palm wax candles are made from the oil of the palm tree. Palm wax is considered to be eco-friendly because it is a renewable resource. It also tends to burn more cleanly and produce less soot than paraffin wax candles. Palm wax candles have a unique crystalline structure that gives them a beautiful, textured look.

    Coconut Wax Candles

    Coconut wax candles are made from the oil of the coconut. Coconut wax is considered to be eco-friendly because it is a renewable resource. It also tends to burn more cleanly and produce less soot than paraffin wax candles. Coconut wax candles have a subtle coconut scent that is not overpowering.

    Other Types of Wax Candles

    In addition to the types of wax candles mentioned above, there are also other types of wax candles available. These include vegetable wax candles, which are made from a blend of vegetable oils, and blended wax candles, which are made from a combination of several types of wax. Each type of wax candle has its own unique benefits and qualities.

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    Which Wax Candle to Choose?

    When choosing a wax candle, it's important to consider your personal preferences and needs. If you want a natural and eco-friendly option, soy wax or beeswax candles are great choices. If you're looking for a more affordable option, paraffin wax candles may be the way to go. Additionally, consider the scent and burning time of the candle.

    Conclusion

    Candles are a terrific addition to any home, and choosing the right type of wax can make all the difference. Whether you choose a natural wax candle or a more affordable option, there are many diverse types of wax candles available. By considering your personal preferences and needs, you can find the perfect candle to create a warm and welcoming ambiance in your home.

    At FelinFach, we have chosen to use only plant-based wax as we believe that it is the most eco-friendly option available. Combined with eco-friendly cotton wicks and wood wicks, our candles are an eco-friendly product.

     

    Candle Safety

    It is always important to treat your 3 wick candles safely and with care. Please note the follow candle care advice... 

    • Never leave a burning candle unattended.
    • Place candles on a stable surface away from flammable objects.
    • Keep candles out of reach of children and pets.
    • Extinguish candles before going to bed or leaving the house.
    • Do not place candles too close together.

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    Last updated 16th November 2023

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