Saturday, 25 June 2011

All natural & Eco-friendly Soy Candles

I love candles, making them, using them and of course giving them as gifts.  They are extremely versatile and can be used in so many different areas to create moods and atmospheres including home decor, garden, dinner parties, bathroom and aromatherapy.

I always make candles made from soy wax, this is because they are eco-friendly and have so many more advantages in comparison to the common paraffin wax candles.

Advantages of Soya Wax
  • made from soya wax a bi-product of the soya bean
  • is a renewable source, grown in many regions
  • gives a clean burn and does not produce too much black soot
  • does not release harmful toxins & carcinogens into the atmosphere
  • is biodegradable
  • last longer due to a slower burning time
  • holds scent well
Disadvantages of Paraffin Wax
  • made from petroleum, which is a non-renewable source. 
  • contain carcinogens which are released when burned. 
  • burns to give a black soot which can collect on surfaces.


  1. You know, its silly but I never realised that the reason for the "sooty" thing was due to the candles being made from paraffin wax. I never use or make anything containing paraffin so I feel like a dummy now for not realising it about candles!!

    Ali x

  2. Yummy, I bet those candles smell sooo good!
    Thanks for popping in.
    The trifle, delish!

  3. I have been using eco friendly candles and love the their scents! Its also great knowing that they don't hurt the planet. I can really see these taking off