Candles are a great way to add a touch of warmth and light to any home. Whether you want to create a cosy ambiance in your living room or light up a romantic dinner, candles can help you set the right mood.
But what type of wax should you look for in your candles? Here’s why natural wax candles make the best choice.
Eco-Friendly and Sustainable
Most commercial candles are made with paraffin wax – a petroleum-based product derived from crude oil. Not only is this less sustainable than renewable materials like coconut wax, soy or beeswax, but its manufacture also involves an array of hazardous chemicals that can be harmful to both humans and the environment.
Natural wax candles, on the other hand, use renewable materials that require minimal processing before they’re ready for use – making them an eco-friendly alternative that’s much kinder to our planet.
Natural wax candles typically last longer than those made with paraffin wax. Coconut-based candles like ours, for example, burn at much lower temperatures which means they don’t evaporate as quickly as paraffin ones do. As such, they tend to last up to 50% longer than their paraffin counterparts.
This makes natural wax candles an economical choice in the long run as they give you more burn time per pound spent!
Candles made with natural waxes like coconut wax tend to have an amazing scent throw. The properties of coconut wax make it blend really well with fragrance oils, resulting in a noticeable scent - sometimes before you've even burnt the candle.
With proper testing, natural wax candles can be created that offer a brilliant scent throw without being overpowering. The perfect balance.
Next time you're looking for a new candle, consider choosing a natural wax candle. Not only are they better for the environment, but in the long run they're better on your bank balance, longer lasting and can provide a beautifully balanced fragrance.