Coconut Soy Wax - Why We Use It
by Grace Anzano on Feb 22, 2021
The environment, quality and ease of use is important to us when making candles, which is why we love Coconut Waxes! The Coconut Brew wax we use is made from the meat of the coconut (organic, renewable, no pesticides) and then blended with some harder soy plant waxes to make a nice creamy, clean wax. We use this wax because it is plant based-vegan, has superior scent throw & is ethically sourced.
What we love about coconut wax:
- Odorless - does not smell like coconuts
- Has a superior scent throw (both cold and hot)
- Single pour
- It's easy to work with
- It burns longer and cleaner
- Great jar adhesion
- Burns nicely with our wooden wicks
Our Coconut Soy wax has a superior scent throw, meaning that you get the most out of one candle. This cool and hot throw is so good that even when our candles are not burning, their scent can linger for days. When burning, our candle fragrance can fill an entire room with its top and middle notes.
Coconut wax is produced by pressing the oil out of the coconut meat and goes through the process of hydrogenation. It is filtered and cleaned giving you 100% natural, and fully biodegradable wax. It is a renewable and high yield crop which means less coconuts are needed to get a sizable about of product. Making it one of the most eco-friendly waxes there is. A little goes a long way. Our Coconut candles are non-toxic, burn cleaner than any other wax and it creates zero soot particles, so you don't need to worry about the potential of carcinogens being released into your home or getting dirty walls.
When using other waxes such as palm or paraffin waxes, harmful and toxic chemicals can be released when burning. Candlemakers use these waxes solely to increase their profit margin - careless about its effects on the environment and the consumer.
Most candles on the market are made from paraffin waxes. We don't and never will use paraffin wax and heres why:
- Paraffin wax has been the most popular wax to make candles in the last few centuries as it's got a good burn quality and most importantly for candle makers, it's very cheap. However, it's important to know where paraffin wax comes from if we're burning it in our homes every evening. It all starts with crude oil, which is basically petroleum (petrol).
- A study from South Carolina State University found that burning paraffin wax can emit harmful fumes such as Toluene and Benzene these chemicals are typical inhaled and can affect people that suffer from asthma and has been linked to lung cancer.
- Before paraffin wax is sold to the industry manufacturers must add industrial strength bleach. Yes, this bleach is at 100% strength compare this to a typical household bleach which is on average only 10% This bleaching process creates dioxins causing potential harm to our health. The international agency for research on cancer identified one dioxin as carcinogenic to humans – having the potential to cause cancer.