Coconut Wax vs Paraffin Wax Candles: Which is the best vegan option?
Have you ever wondered what exactly you’re burning when you light up your new fragrant candle? The one that fills your room with an ambient atmosphere and the air with a gorgeous, lingering scent…
Don’t be embarrassed if you aren’t sure at all!
Sure, you know candles are primarily made up of wax, but did you know that there are different kinds of wax?
Also, those scents at big name stores, from pumpkin spice to marshmallow fluff, are often scented using synthetic chemicals that can actually put your health at risk when they turn to liquid and fill the air.
Don’t be too alarmed, there certainly are natural alternatives and after reading this article you’ll be armed with all the knowledge you need to purchase a candle that is all natural and safe for you and your family.
Keep reading to learn more!
Paraffin wax versus coconut wax
Before we dive in to the various kinds of wax, let’s quickly clear up what wax actually is.
In textbook terms, wax is a carbon containing and highly flammable solid that turns to liquid when heated above room temperature. In other words, it’s the fuel for the candle flame.
While you get many different kinds of wax, the most common and cost effective wax is paraffin. Unfortunately, if you’re all about purchasing sustainable products then you may want to steer clear, because petroleum-based paraffin wax is one of the most unsustainable waxes around. Apart from that, studies have shown that burning paraffin wax candles can create airborne chemicals that may put your health at risk. Moving on!
While there are more natural alternatives like the popular soy wax candle, you deserve the very best and it doesn’t get more natural than coconut wax!
Here’s just a few reasons we love it and use it to formulate our candles:
- Coconut candles burn slowly and cleanly and throw scent beautifully.
- Coconut wax is eco-friendly and sustainable (there is high crop renewal and high yield per acre).
- Coconut wax is obtained through an entirely natural process.
- Coconut wax is vegan.
As you can see, coconut candles are always the best choice! Why put your health or your family at risk when you don’t have to? And you shouldn’t have to give candles up either!
Try our range of spa travel candles that come in an array of scents including cucumber-melon and wild rose, so there’s sure to be one for every mood and personality! They also come in a sustainable tin with a lid to make transportation between city and country a breeze!