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Which is the best wax for candles?

What is your candle made of and have you ever thought to ask or check? Candles were always traditionally made from paraffin wax but it can have its disadvantages (and some advantages) and plant wax is becoming more popular these days. This is mainly due to environmental factors but also, the awareness that paraffin may not be the healthiest ingredient for you and your family to be breathing in!

Whether coconut and rapeseed wax is better than other waxes for candles can depend on various factors, including personal preferences and the specific qualities you are looking for in a candle. Each type of wax has its own set of characteristics, and what is considered “better” can vary from one person to another.

Here are some reasons why some you may prefer coconut and rapeseed wax for your candles over soy wax:

Scent Throw: Coconut and rapeseed wax often has a better scent throw than soy wax. This means they can hold and release fragrance more effectively, providing a stronger and longer-lasting aroma in the candle.

Smooth Appearance: Candles made from coconut and rapeseed wax typically have a smoother and more polished appearance compared to soy wax candles, which may develop a more rustic or frosted look over time.

Clean Burning: Coconut and rapeseed wax candles tend to burn more cleanly with minimal soot or smoke, leading to a cleaner and healthier indoor environment.

Sustainability: Some people prefer coconut and rapeseed wax because they are considered more sustainable options. Soy production has raised environmental concerns related to deforestation and monoculture farming practices, whereas coconut and rapeseed oils may be sourced more sustainably.

Allergen-Friendly: Coconut and rapeseed wax is often hypoallergenic, making it a better choice for individuals with allergies or sensitivities.

Longer Burn Time: Coconut and rapeseed wax candles may have a longer burn time compared to soy wax, meaning the candle will last longer, providing better value.