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Having Fun Crafting Soy Candles

For the past few weeks, I have been playing around with a new product that will be on the shelves before Christmas. Soy Candles, I thought, would be the perfect gifting add-on.


I've been testing out various fragrance options, wick options, and even a recipe for a massage candle. There has been loads of interest from those in the know and I even have 4 shops already keen to order when the first soy candles are ready.


Am I excited?!?! YESSS!!!


soy candles on a table

It turns out Soy wax has many things going for it and container candles like these have benefits I had not even thought of until I tested them for myself. Let me share with you what I found out..


Benefits of Soy Candles

Soy candles are made from natural soy wax, which is derived from soybeans. Here are some benefits of soy candles over traditional paraffin wax candles that I learned along the way.


Eco Friendly

Soy candles are made from renewable resources, making them a sustainable and eco-friendly option. On the other hand, paraffin wax is derived from petroleum, a non-renewable resource. Aside from the fact that it does not pollute the air when burning, soy wax is also completely sustainable. There is no harm done to our planet as it is plant-based rather than extracted from oil. Once the soy has been harvested more can be grown again and again. Pretty cool - eh?


Clean Burning

I found out that soy candles burn cleaner than paraffin wax candles, producing less soot and toxins. This means they are better for the air quality of your home and the environment. This is not only good news for your walls but also for your body. Basically, less soot in the air means cleaner walls and cleaner lungs! I love!


Longer Lasting

I had my tester candle on for 4 hours straight and it hardly made a dent in the wax. Soy candles burn slower and last longer than traditional candles, giving you more value for your investment. It burns at a lower temperature, which is actually preferable for fragranced candles. Rather than burning the essential oils off, the wax is evenly melted and the oils are naturally diffused into the space.


Better Scent Throw

Waking up the morning after having tested my first scented candle, I could immediately still smell the lingering fragrance in the air. I was pleasantly surprised and found out that in fact Soy candles have a better scent throw than paraffin wax candles. This means they fill your home with a more fragrant, longer lasting aroma. This was an added bonus I had not expected..


It is Vegan Friendly

Seeing as all my Nourish products are vegan, this was quite an important factor. There are two biggest alternatives to paraffin wax, beeswax and soy wax. Whilst there is a lot of discussion out there whether beeswax is actually vegan friendly, soy wax is 100% plant based, no discussion.



woman holding a candle

My soy candle range will be available in a variety of scents, including pine, vanilla, and rose. Each candle will be hand-poured with love and care, using only the finest ingredients. I estimate another 2-3 weeks for my first candles to hit the shelves.


I believe that my soy candles will make the perfect gift for your friends and family this Christmas season. Not only are they luxurious and indulgent, but they are also eco-friendly and sustainable. Stay tuned for more updates on my soy candle range, and get ready to light up your holiday season with my beautiful candles!



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