“The debate between soy and paraffin wax is pretty heated, and we’d like to take a closer look at the benefits of each."

The debate between soy and paraffin wax is pretty heated, and we’d like to take a closer look at the benefits of each.

The Benefits of Soy and Beeswax

Plant-based waxes like soy and beeswax burn clean, producing less soot. Soy and beeswax burn at a cooler temperature than paraffin, which results in longer lasting candles when burned.

The Benefits of Paraffin

Paraffin wax can carry a higher fragrance load, so we’re able to pack a more intense, longer lasting fragrance into paraffin than we could with soy or beeswax. Paraffin also burns, and cools at a higher temperature than other waxes. Paraffin is also less expensive than other waxes.

Why We Pick Paraffin

At Candle Warmers Etc, our mission is to provide safe, flame-free, sootless home fragrance. All of our products warm wax, rather than burning it, to eliminate the pollutants associated with burning wax. Without the risks of soot or flame, we’re left open to use paraffin wax, and pass its benefits on to our customers. The higher cooling temperature makes paraffin more solid in a cool state, which makes it easier to clean out your warmer when you’re ready to switch fragrances. The lower cost allows to offer the highest quality wax at a lower price point.

Give it a Try

At Candle Warmers Etc, we have over 50 fragrances of paraffin wax available, along with a wide selection of fragrance warmers that will be a perfect fit for your home decor. That’s everything you need to have the finest home fragrance experience available.

Comments ( 1 )

I have always preferred soy over paraffin wax because soy is plant based and produces less soot. Some of my customers have said that my soy wax cubes don't produce as strong of a fragrance, even though I follow the rule of 1 oz fragrance to one pound of wax. I have tried to add more fragrance to the mix, but doing so causes the wax to "perspire" with small drops on top.

You make a strong case for paraffin. It does produce a higher fragrance load and lasts longer. And since the wax cubes are only going to be melted (and not burned), I don't have to worry about the soot. You have convinced me. I plan to switch back to using paraffin. Thanks!
May 31, 2018 by Wayne Dyrness


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