As candlemakers, we are often asked ''Which wax to choose'' or ''What is the best wax''. To be able to answer to these questions, you first need to understand the difference between soy wax and paraffin wax.
Yes, candles made from paraffin wax can be cheaper. But would you rather have candles that are better for the environment, better for your home, better for your health and even burns longer? These are things that are important to us, at Studio Akiyo.
Soy wax is made from the Soybean which means that it is 100% natural, 100% renewable and 100% environmentally friendly. By contrast to paraffin wax which is a bi-product of the refinery process for petroleum oil therefore non-renewable and non-environmentally friendly.
Here's a list of facts about soy wax;
1. Burn Longer - Soy wax has a lower melting point which means that it burns up to 50% longer than paraffin wax candles.
2. Non-Toxic - As soy wax is made from vegetable oil, it is clean while burning and releases no known carcinogens when it is burnt.
3. Renewable Resource - Soybeans are an environmentally friendly, sustainable and renewable resource.
4. Clean Burning - Soy burns clean which means minimal soot is released.
That being said, there are many more type of wax available on the market but it all comes down to making your own research. At Studio Akiyo, we believe that high quality ingredients are simply the best foundation to every products.