Why Choose Eco-Soy wax over Paraffin wax?


We are committed to developing eco-friendly wax melts using 100% Soy Wax, the advantages to choosing soy wax over a different type of candle wax, is the Eco-friendly benefits. Some prefer to use the traditional Paraffin wax for their candles & wax melts, although these have great scent throw they are not necessarily good for you or the environment & traces of soot smells emit whilst melting. All candles emit some black soot while burning, candles made from soy wax burns cleaner and results in less soot which reduces the carbon footprints. This in turn is healthier for us humans and our planet.

Eco - Soy wax is a natural wax Paraffin is man made...

Eco-Soy wax is completely plant based non-toxic comes from a renewable source and is biodegradable. Originates from the soybean, a hydrogenated vegetable oil that turns to a solid at room temperature. After the soy beans are harvested, they are cleaned, then cracked, dehulled, finally rolled into flakes or pellets. Soy wax contains nothing artificial, which makes it a better alternative to the old-fashioned paraffin wax, which is derived from petroleum oil & produces harmful by-products when burned or melted.

Many mainstream candle brands make their candles with paraffin wax. It has been claimed that paraffin wax releases harmful substances when burnt, which has contributed to its fall out of favour. In 2009, a study by South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin wax candles give off harmful fumes (toluene and benzene) which is linked to asthma and lung cancer. Soy candles, in the same research, were not found to emit toxic chemicals.

Soy wax delivers cleaner this stronger burning scents

Not only is Soy wax able to burn cleaner & healthier they deliver a cleaner scent too giving you only the smell of the fragrance oil used and no other chemical nasties. Which makes Soy a nicer smelling experience. Soy Wax also burns slower than paraffin wax, which means your candles/wax melts will last longer. So there are many reasons to use soy wax melts over your traditional Paraffin options. If you would like to experience the benefits of soy wax yourself, be sure to choose Sweet Smelts® online shop, where you’ll find soy wax melts available in a variety of clean burning wonderful scents. 


(European Candle Association ASBL. (2009, August 19). ECA statement refuting study by South Carolina State University researchers suggesting candles may release harmful or even carcinogenic pollutants. Retrieved June 4, 2018, from http://www.eca-candles.com/index.php?newsid=106&sprach_id=en&&SID=6bdb9ocpi7rrgdn9fp4bp4aau7