5 Reasons Why You'll Love Handcrafted Soy Wax Candles
The candle industry is growing and growing. In fact, it's worth over $3 billion dollars in the US alone, while 35% of those sales occur around the holidays. However, within any bustling market, there are unfortunately product creators that tend to cut corners to save costs. The candle industry is no different.
Many of the candles sold in stores contain harmful chemicals like Phthalate acid. When the candles are burning inside your home, they can drastically reduce the air quality because of these chemicals.
With that being said, not all candles are bad for you or your home. I work hard to create homemade soy candles that are made of all-natural ingredients. You don't have to worry about Phthalate acid, benzene and toluene.
The core mission behind Gehati is to provide top-quality products that are safe, relaxing, and provide health benefits. Soy Candles are sold at Gehati because of their natural elements.
Why Use Soy Wax?
Soy candles are made from soybeans, which are a safe and natural alternative to petroleum-based paraffin. Soy-based candles offer soft, natural lighting with none of the dangers associated with burning materials.
Now, I want to go into more detail about why soy candles are the way to go!
Here Are my Top Reasons Why I Believe You'll Love Soy Candles:
1. Cleaner Burning
Soy candles don't contain toxins or pollutants which means our candles are less likely to trigger allergies. You don't have to worry about petrol-carbon soot like petroleum-based paraffin candles tend to produce.
You may want to consider switching to soy the next time you’re looking for a little mood lighting. The scents give off a relaxing aroma and the lighting helps you relax.
2. Longer Lasting
Soy wax burns cooler which means that you can enjoy your soy wax candle for generally 30-50% longer than a paraffin candle. How is that possible? Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax. Because of this, soy candles will burn slower or longer than paraffin candles. That makes it safer to create soy candles too because I'll be much less likely to burn myself!
4. Supports Our American Farmers
Plenty of farmers out there grow soybeans, which is what Gehati uses. The truth is that farmers have a difficult time producing a profit since they are competing with large agricultural businesses. As a small business, I believe in supporting other small businesses in any way possible!
5. Biodegradable and Water Soluble
There's honestly so many ways in which soy candles are biodegradable and water soluble. I was able to sum them up, which I'm listing here:
- Accidental spills easier to clean with just hot water and soap
- Stimulate the economy by utilizing natural, renewable resources
- Soy candles are 100% vegan and do not require using animal products in its production or use
Health Benefits of Burning Soy Candles:
- They also don’t produce any unsightly black soot, which is not only a pain to clean but is a health hazard as well.
- Soy is a healthier alternative to paraffin wax in that it does not release dangerous carcinogens into the air when melted like paraffin wax does. Burning and/or melting paraffin releases at least 11 known toxins—two of which are carcinogens—into the air. Carcinogens are known to cause cancer in some people.
A candle can help to set a relaxing mood in any room, whether you’re having company for dinner or enjoying a little “me-time” in the bubble bath.
We only use high-quality fragrance and essential oil blends and eco-friendly dyes. We avoid using those harsh and harmful ingredients that can hurt your health in the long-term.
Soy candles are going to be made with environmentally conscious ingredients in mind. We inhale enough unwanted toxins on a regular basis. So, if we can be as conscious as possible in little products we enjoy to use like aromatherapy products then that’s one last thing you have to worry about being toxic.