Candles hold a special place in human history. Earlier more than half of the world was illuminated with candles. Candles not only served as a life necessity, but were also used for decorative purposes. Today, in the modern era candles still, are used with the same objectives.
Traditionally, candles have been made with paraffin wax. However, paraffin wax candles tend to release toxic chemicals and smoke that is not only bad for the environment, but also have adverse effects on health. These types of candles are now, increasingly being replaced by ‘Soy wax candles’. Soy wax candles, as the name suggests are made of soy wax, which is processed from soybean oil. They have a lower melting point and can be used for long periods. They are also known to produce less smoke and soot. These candles also come in jar containers. These soy wax ceramic jar candles are usually made of soy wax, but sometimes are also a blend of beeswax, paraffin wax along with soy wax.
Benefits of Soy Wax:-
- They are nature based and good for skin as well as respiratory system
- Unlike paraffin wax which is made from crude oil, soy wax is made from soybean oil which is a renewable source.
- It has a low melting point, so can be used for a longer time.
- It doesn’t release toxins and offers clean burning.
Soy wax candles come in variants. Various fragrance oils are incorporated into these candles which give them a pleasant odour. Fragrant oils are manufactured oils offering pleasant smells. The name of some popular fragrant oils in soy wax candles are:-
Rose fragrance oil
This offers a pleasant aroma that resembles the smell of fresh rose petals. Has a calming effect on the senses.
Apple blossoms fragrance oil
Aroma of fresh apple blossoms is perfect for uplifting mood and energy.
Cinnamon Orange fragrance oil
Offers orange mingled with cinnamon aroma with earthy undertones.
Ocean Breeze fragrance oil
Has a pleasant aroma that freshens up the ambience.
Lavender fragrance oil
Has a fresh adour that livens up the room.
There are many other essential oils that are used in making these soy candles. They are non toxic and bring positive vibes to the environment. Best thing is soy wax candles do not have any adverse effect on your health. Though a recent invention, owing to its multiple benefits, soy candles, have become quite popular in the last decade. They give a modern twist to your traditional candles. This is what you called mingling of the old world with the new.