Soy wax is made from soybean oil, the oil is treated with a hydrogen solution to solidify the oil into wax. Soy wax is all natural meaning it is non-toxic, colourless and a clean-burning fuel source. On the other hand, paraffin wax is created from petroleum (the same property used to make oil), this wax is also colourless and is clean-burning, however, there are many factors that make soy wax the superior type of wax.
In addition to being all natural, soy wax releases fewer toxins, burns for longer than paraffin wax and has a lower melting point, making it easier to burn in all kinds of climates. Because paraffin wax is produced as a byproduct of crude oil, it can actually be harmful to the environment due to the toxins emitted. When paraffin wax candles burn, they emit black fumes which contribute to air pollution, whereas soy wax candles produce far fewer emissions and are safer for people and the environment.
At Green Nation Life, we use only the highest quality soy wax to ensure beautiful, safe, long-lasting candles. Our candles are proudly hand-poured in Melbourne, Australia.