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    Soy Wax Candles

    In today's world, where global warming and climate change are real threats, more and more people are looking for eco-friendly alternatives to traditional products. Soy wax candles have emerged as a popular choice for those who want to enjoy the warm glow, the ambience and the soothing fragrance of candles while minimising their impact on the environment. Unlike traditional paraffin candles, which are made from petroleum-based products, soy wax candles are derived from renewable resources and are environmental friendly candles.

    FelinFach Candles

    Eco-friendly and sustainable products are important to us and that is why we choose soy wax (or other plant-based waxes) for our candles. We do not use paraffin, palm oil or beeswax. No dyes, colourants or any additives are added to our soy candle waxes. The colours of our candle wax are simply the natural colours of the wax and fragrances. We use wood wicks wherever possible. If wood wicks are not the best solution, we use eco-friendly, lead-free, braided cotton wicks. Each candle describes the wicks that are used.

    Soy Wax Candles, hand poured in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.
    Soy Wax Candles,made from sustainable and renewable Soybean Plants. Soy wax candles are available from our FelinFach online shop, click here...


    Modern Day Candle Chandler

    A Chandler...? "a candle chandler is a maker and seller of wax candles and also soap". 

    We are a modern-day candle chandler. We hand pour soy wax candles and also other fragrance items such as reed diffusers and wax melts. Our eco-friendly candles are hand poured from sustainable plant-based soy candle waxes. All packed in plastic free, recyclable and biodegradable packaging.



    What Are Soy Wax Candles?

    Soy wax candles are made from soybean oil, which is a natural and renewable resource that can be sustainably grown. Soybeans are a crop that is widely cultivated, making soy wax an abundant and environmentally friendly alternative to paraffin wax. The oil is extracted from the soybeans and undergoes a hydrogenation process to turn it into a solid wax.

    Soy wax candles are known for their clean and even burn. They have a lower melting point than paraffin candles, which means they burn at a cooler temperature and last longer. This means that soy wax candles offer a longer lasting and more economical option for those who enjoy the cosy ambience of candlelight.

    Soy Wax Candles - hand poured Candles in Tins, 3 wick candles and others, all with soy wax

    Benefits of Soy Wax Candles


    One of the primary benefits of soy candles is their renewable and sustainable nature. Soybeans are a crop that can be grown year after year, unlike petroleum, which is a finite resource. By choosing soy wax candles, you are choosing an eco-friendly candle, actively reducing your carbon footprint and supporting a more sustainable future.

    Health and other Benefits

    Soy wax candles are considered healthier than paraffin candles because they do not produce as much soot or emit harmful toxins when burned. Paraffin candles release chemicals like benzene and toluene, which can be detrimental to indoor air quality and potentially cause health issues. Soy wax candles, on the other hand, are non-toxic and produce little to no soot, making them a safer option for people with allergies or respiratory sensitivities.

    Longevity Scent Throw and Aesthetics

    Soy wax candles typically have a longer burning time than paraffin candles of the same size. They also burn more cleanly, leaving behind minimal residue and reducing the need for frequent cleaning of candleholders or surfaces. Soy wax is a soft wax, so it is easier to clean up if it spills compared to paraffin wax, which is a harder wax.

    Soy wax has a better "scent throw," meaning it disperses fragrance more effectively when the candle is lit. This enhances the ambience of a room and provides a more enjoyable sensory experience. Additionally, soy wax is a versatile candle wax, allowing for various candle designs and styles that cater to different aesthetic preferences.  

    Vegan and Cruelty Free

    Our soy candles use wax that is vegan rated, cruelty free and contains no dyes or additives. They are eco-friendly, natural and sustainable candles.


    Soy wax candles, hand poured in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK.

    10 Reasons to Choose Soy Candles

    1. Soy wax is a vegan product derived from soybean plants that are grown each year.
    2. Our soy wax candles are natural, renewable and biodegradable.
    3. Although paraffin wax candles are popular due to its lower costs, it is nevertheless a product of the petroleum oil industry. When you remove the waxy substance from crude oil, you’re left with paraffin wax.
    4. Soy wax has a lower melting temperature than paraffin wax and as a result, it burns more cleanly, evenly and for a longer period of time.
    5. Soy wax candles burn with less soot than equivalent paraffin wax candles.
    6. When blended with natural fragrance oils, soy candles have beautiful aromas.
    7. Our soy wax candles have no added colourants or dyes and are either white or cream in colour, the natural colour of soy wax.
    8. During the production of soy wax, there is no testing on animals.
    9. We use wooden wicks in almost all our soy wax candles producing that relaxing wood wick crackle.
    10. Our soy wax candles come in various sizes from the 18cl Candles in a Tin to the luxurious 3-wick candles - all made with soy wax.

    Candle Safety

    It is always important to treat your soy 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.

    More information on Candle Safety and Care, click here... 


    About FelinFach

    Welsh Blankets - Traditional Caernarfon poercullis patterns, contemporary colourspatterns Wool Throws - Hand woven in Wales Chandlery - Hand Poured Candles, Reed diffusers and wax melts - handmade in Pembrokeshire, Wales, UK. Hand dyed yarn, dyed only with natural dyes Craft Courses - Natural Dyeing Gift Cards - By Post or by Email 


    Located in Pembrokeshire Wales, our ethos is defined in the three words...


    We are a proud supporter of Americymru, the Campaign for WoolGlobal Welsh and Red Dragon America.


    Last updated 3rd April 2024

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