Different types of candles may have different effects and results. Some prefer to purchase low-cost candles, while others prefer candles that are guaranteed to be of high quality. Paraffin candles, which are chemical-based, offer a better price point.
However, natural candles such as soy and beeswax candles perform better when quality is a concern. Let’s take a closer look at each type of candle and decide which one is best for us. It is clear from the name that soy candles are made with soybean oil-derived soy wax.
These candles are considered contemporary candles. They were first introduced to America in America. Soy candles can be considered eco-friendly. They burn longer and produce less smoke than natural candles. This type of candle is easy to clean. If there is any wax left behind, you can easily clean it with regular soap and water.
Soy candles, on the other hand do not emit any natural scent when burned. To give desired aroma, you can add any natural or artificial fragrance to soy candles. Soy wax is also naturally soft and has a lower melting point than other waxes. These properties make it difficult to burn soy candles without support. They can only be displayed and used in containers or jars.
Pure soy pillars are rare to find on the market. It is difficult to make soy pillars without certain additives, such as stearic acid or a small amount of paraffin. Paraffin candles are oil-based candles made from petroleum sludge that has been bleached to white. To achieve the desired colors, textures, and smell, chemical substances are often added.
Paraffin candles are the most popular type of candle used in all parts of the world. Paraffin candles are more expensive than natural candles. They can be dangerous to our health if they are continuously inhaled, especially if they are found in unventilated areas.
Toxic smoke can contain benzene or acetone as well as other pollutants that could weaken our inhalation system. Paraffin candles are classified as low quality because they darken the ceilings and walls caused by soot. Paraffin can be used with fragrance oils, which is why many scented paraffin-based candles are available. The main reason for the increase in soot is believed to be the scented candles. Paraffin candles also tend to drip, making it difficult to clean the wax.
Honeybees produce beeswax in their bee hives. This is a sustainable and natural resource. Since centuries, candles have been made from beeswax. The natural honey aroma that beeswax candles emit when they burn is what makes them special. Most candles are odorless, as a matter fact. These candles can be made to smell nice with a fragrance.
Although beeswax candles can be more expensive, they are known for their excellent burning properties. They burn brightly, cleanly, and last a long time without dripping, if burned properly. They produce virtually no smoke or soot, and no cancerous chemicals are present in the burning. Another benefit of beeswax candles are their ability to be used around people with chemical sensitivities, asthma, or allergies. They promote a healthier lifestyle because they release the desired amount of negative electrons while burning.