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About The Wax I Use

 

About The Wax I Use

 

So on the market you can buy a variety of wax products made with different waxes. Here’s an inside to why all my wax products are made using soy wax.

Paraffin wax was first produced commercially in 1867, less than 10 years after the first petroleum well was drilled.   In 1991 Michael Richards discovered soy wax, he was looking for an inexpensive alternative to bees wax. Soy’s greatest advantage is that it is completely renewable. While the global reserves of oil shrink and paraffin prices increase, the only limit to the soy supply is how much we choose to grow.

Since soy wax is made from soybeans, it is friendly to the environment because soybeans are a renewable resource. Paraffin wax comes from petroleum, which is not a renewable resource. Because soy wax burns cleaner than paraffin wax, the scent from its oils is more pleasant and stronger-smelling than the chemical scents added to paraffin. It’s common to hear people complain of headaches when paraffin candles burn, but in general, this isn’t due to the scent of the wax but rather the toxins it releases into the air. Soy wax offers many benefits over paraffin wax—some of which most people don’t even realise.

Soy wax candles generally burn longer than paraffin candles. Soy wax is derived from natural vegetables while paraffin is a refined gasoline by-product. Soy wax is 100% biodegradable while paraffin was is not. … Soy wax releases fragrance easier than paraffin candles. This is also the same for wax melts/tarts/pods/brittles etc.

Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes. The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated. The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated.

Soy wax is biodegradable and cleans up with plain old soap and water. Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and because of this, soy candles will burn slower or longer than paraffin candles.

Now if you’re like me you’ll want to make sure you’re melting something that’s more kinder to the environment as well as kinder to you and your family. Soy wax is vegan friendly too and isn’t tested on animals. The scents I add to my wax along with colours are also vegan friendly and cruelty free. I bring to you not only wax products that are safe, but also kind to everyone. Even my packaging is either compostable or recyclable along with my biodegradable glitters, I’m certainly making a huge help to be kinder to our environment.

Always ask questions whoever you buy from if there’s things you wish to know as it’s important that you as the customer fully understands everything you can about what you’re melting in your wax warmers. It’ll also help you keep safe knowing what type of products you’re melting and how each one can be so different.

Be sure to keep watch for my next blog, I’ll be posting one each week on a Monday! ❤️

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Thank you Wai-Ling, it’s so important to me to research even 5 years on. It’s how I learn new things and keep up to date on what’s happening in the world of wax vendors. Rachel……..x

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    • Rachel
      Rachel says:

      Thank you Sarah, I’m so glad you are finding my blogs interesting to read and I love sharing with you all reasons behind why I use certain products. Be sure to watch for my next blog next Monday. Rachel…..x

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