Top 10 Benefits of Using Natural Eco Friendly Candles

Top 10 Benefits of Using Natural Eco Friendly Candles

Candles are an amazing tool to help bring relaxation, but it's essential to know what ingredients are in your candle to make sure you aren’t burning toxic elements into your home. An alarming amount of candles on the market are full of ingredients and chemicals that can cause bad air quality and in return harm yourself. At Ebony and Ivory Candle Co. we pride ourselves in making sure all of our candles are made with 100% soy wax and phthalate to make a happy and clean candle burning experience. You might be wondering “what’s so amazing about soy wax?”, and if that’s the case, we have listed ten benefits of using natural eco friendly soy candles to help you become a more conscious candle consumer.

  1.  Soy vs paraffin wax- Paraffin wax is made from petroleum, an ingredient used to make gasoline, plastic, and other harmful resources. Petroleum is linked to causing cancer and asthma. Soy wax is a safe and clean alternative to paraffin wax. Soy wax is made from the oils of soybeans and are 100% natural.
  2. Biodegradable Soy wax is biodegradable, meaning that it will break down without releasing harmful toxins into the environment. Soy candles align to help with an eco-conscious lifestyle by lighting a candle that won’t hurt the planet. By choosing a soy candle instead of a paraffin wax you are choosing to help the planet instead of hurt it.
  3. Renewable resource Soybeans are a natural renewable resource. By being renewable it means it can be reused over and over again without fear of it running because of natural reproduction. Due to soy wax being biodegradable and a renewable resource, it helps reduce landfill waste unlike paraffin wax which is a non-renewable resource.
  4. Health advantages Unlike paraffin wax, soy wax is clean burning and doesn’t release harmful toxins into the air. Soy wax is the best option for anyone who is sensitive to air quality due to allergies or asthma. It’s not only safe for humans but it's safe for pets as well. Sometimes pets get curious and hop onto the counter and mistake a sweet scented candle for food. If that happens there is nothing to worry about, soy wax is safe if your sneaky pet tries to take a taste of it. Just because it's safe does not mean we recommend feeding animals candles. 
  5. Longer burn time Soy wax has a lower melting point compared to paraffin wax and is a heavier and more dense option meaning that the candle will last longer.. With this in mind, soy wax is a more economical choice with a longer lasting candle being more bang for your buck. The estimated burn time for our 8 oz candles is 40 - 50 hours, and 80 - 100 hours for our 16 oz candles.
  6. Stronger scent throw Soy wax is capable of holding and releasing fragrances more effectively than paraffin wax. Soy wax candles have the ability to release an aroma farther than just a limited space, filling an entire room with that perfect aroma. Something remarkable about Ebony and Ivory Candle Co. is that we ensure that our candles smell the same when unlit and lit. This is what we call a cold scent throw and hot scent throw. We are aware that there is nothing worse than falling in love with a scented candle in a store and then taking it home and burning it, only to be met with barely any fragrance, or a fragrance that reeks of chemicals. This phenomenon is common with paraffin wax. With our soy candles we ensure there will be no disappointment when burning your candle. 
  7. Clean burning Candles made with soy wax are clean burning, they don’t produce soot or smoke meaning that they are safer for you and your home. Soot and smoke from a paraffin candle can cause breathing problems and ruin home furnishing and interior. By burning a soy candle you can enjoy contentment knowing that you are making a conscious decision to improve air quality. Paraffin wax has been studied to show that exposure to it for prolonged periods can result in nausea, fatigue, and headaches.
  8. Easy Clean-Up- Spills can happen with candles, for example you might accidentally bump the candle jar and the melted wax splashes. When cleaning spilled paraffin wax, it is likely the wax will leave a stain, that isn’t an issue with soy wax. Soy wax can be cleaned up with just a little soap and water without worry of any staining.
  9. Lessen carbon footprint- If you are looking to lessen your carbon footprint and become more environmentally conscious. Soy wax doesn’t pollute the air when it is being burned, it is also more sustainable and resourceful.
  10. Vegan Paraffin wax by itself is vegan but unfortunately a lot of paraffin wax candles have added animal fats to help stabilize the candle. This means that these candles are not cruelty free or vegan. Soy wax is 100% vegan and cruelty free.

So there you go, now you are an expert on soy wax candles. Hopefully these benefits help you with making eco-friendly conscious decisions when purchasing your next candle. All of our 100% soy wax candles are available online and in store at our Lethbridge Alberta store located in Park Place Mall, and our Medicine Hat Alberta store located in Medicine Hat Mall.


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