When it comes to shopping for soy candles made in Ireland, the scent and aroma shouldn’t be the only factor to consider. Candles can be made out of a variety of different waxes, with each wax having different properties that affect the performance. Candles can be made from paraffin wax, soy wax, coconut wax, and granulated wax just to name a few.
Glow Bottle is a local candle maker based near Dublin and we use 100% soy wax for all of our candles and that’s just one of our secrets why customers love our candles made in Ireland!
What is soy wax?
Soy wax is a 100% natural wax derived from the vegetable soybeans. Soybeans are one of the major agriculture crops grown in the United States.
Paraffin wax, one of the most popular candle waxes due to its cheap costs, is derived in a contrasting way. Paraffin wax is the product of the oil purification process from petroleum, coal, or oil shale. When you remove the waxy substance from crude oil, you’re left with paraffin wax.
Why choose soy wax?
Soy wax is made from environmentally friendly, renewable resources; whereas classic paraffin wax is made from petroleum and is non-renewable source that contains carcinogenic substances. Not only are there “green” advantages to choosing soy wax over a different type of candle wax, but soy wax also burns slower than paraffin wax, meaning you get a candle that lasts longer. While all candles emit some black soot while burning, candles made from soy wax burns cleaner and results in less soot. Another reason to choose soy wax when it comes to candles is the fact that soy wax is an excellent fragrance carrier that does not require chemical amplifiers. The result is a well-balanced true to scent candle.
Note that many candle makers advertise their candles as being soy candles, but are actually soy and a blend of other substances. If their labels don’t say 100% soy or list the ingredients, be skeptical. It might look like a better deal, but there’s a reason.
A candle made from soy wax burns cleaner with little soot released as the candle burns. Paraffin candles often create a significant amount of black soot that collects on the jar, as well as on your walls and other surfaces in your house. Soy candles are also non-toxic, so they won’t release toxins into the air as they burn.
Soy candles last longer than a paraffin candle of the same size. The reason behind the longevity of soy candles is the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the soybean-based wax. Soy candles can burn anywhere from 35% to over 50% longer than paraffin candles because soy wax has a lower melting point, making it a cooler burning temperature than paraffin wax. You may pay more for a soy candle initially, but the longer-lasting burn means you won’t have to buy new candles as often. Soy wax is also biodegradable, making it an investment that benefits the environment.
A soy candle works well for holding onto the scent from essential oils, which are often used to scent candles. Because they burn more slowly, the scent is gradually released. This creates a more pleasant atmosphere for most people. No wonder that Glow Bottle is known for best scented candles in Ireland!
Burning soy candles vs paraffin is better for your health and home.
Candles are beautiful to watch burn and have a calming effect on us. However, it’s not so beautiful or calming when soot covers the walls and curtains, and we breathe it in. In other words, it gets on everything!
Soy candles don’t release toxins into the air. This makes for a better air quality and no need to periodically clean soot left by paraffin candles.
Soot particles are small, allowing them an easier way into the lungs. Some researchers advise children, the elderly, and individuals with respiratory diseases like asthma to avoid candle soot.
Soy candles, unlike traditional paraffin candles, burn clean.
Many people find that paraffin wax gives them a headache. If you are one of those people, soy wax is a good reason to give Glow Bottle candles a try and support your local Irish candle maker!
Good for the environment
Soy wax is a sustainable resource that is biodegradable; whereas paraffin is a refined gasoline by-product. Its sourcing makes us less reliant on non-renewable crude oil and, hence, better for the environment.
Soy candles are non-toxic candles since they are made from vegetable oil. This makes soy candles a healthier choice for humans, pets, and the environment.
Clean up well
Candle spills from paraffin wax candles are difficult to clean, but you can clean soy wax spills up just with soap and water. No need to strategically place potted plants over the carpet!
Why switch to Glow Bottle soy candles?
- Burn cleaner
- Last longer
- Smell better
- Stronger scent
- Non toxic
- Irish Candle Maker
Ready to pick your Glow Bottle candle?
Glow Bottle provides 100% natural hand-crafted soy candles.
Glow Bottle are Irish experts in producing high-quality, hand-crafted soy candles in over 12 scents which will make your home into a calming retreat. Explore Irish scented candles made by Glow Bottle near Dublin to find out your favorite scents!
If you are looking for Irish soy candles and live near Dublin, we usually ship within 24 hours.
Also, you can find us selling our candles at AnniePooh shop based in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Ireland.