Did you know that different types of wax can be used in candle making? You can use a variety of materials to create candles. You can use wax as fuel for your scented candles as it will melt and evaporate, creating a unique fragrance that you can diffuse in the air.
Many people ask, “What’s the best wax for candles?” Aussie Candle Supplies believes soy wax is a great choice. It is a natural, more fragrant wax that lasts for a long period.
There are different types of wax so it is difficult to find the best one. However, there are many reasons one wax might be better than another. Here’s a list of all the different types of candle wax. You will find information on their differences, as well as some insights into other important considerations.
There are a few differences when you compare paraffin and soy wax. Paraffin wax has large crystal structures, while soy wax is denser and has a smaller crystal size. Paraffin wax is harder and more fragile, but soy wax is softer and more malleable. This offers one major advantage: a higher melting temperature and a shorter burn time. However, soy wax can burn for up to 50 percent longer than paraffin or any other wax. This depends on many factors such as candle size, wick height, and others.
Paraffin wax is more harmful than soy wax. It emits less soot than paraffin wax and has fewer toxic chemicals. Soy wax (not crude oil) is a natural substitute for petroleum-based waxes. Soy wax candles can be lit to provide better indoor air quality for your home while keeping your pets and family safe. It’s also healthier for the earth.
Aussie Candle Supplies candles have a soy candle blend that is lead-free, non-toxic, and free of plastics.
Soy wax does not emit toxic gases or soot, which gives it a stronger scent profile. A paraffin wax candle holds the scent better than a soy wax candle, but this is dependent on the oil quality used in creating the fragrance. The soy wax used to create a higher-quality oil is only half the amount of its paraffin counterpart. Soy wax is subtler and less overwhelming than its paraffin counterpart, which makes it easier to enjoy the scent for longer periods without getting overwhelmed.
Beeswax is another type of candle wax that has been around for thousands of years, dating back to ancient Egypt. Beeswax is eco-friendly and sustainably produced, just like soy. A beeswax candle gives off sweetness because it is made of honeycomb hives and bees. Beeswax is also thought to be able to purify the atmosphere, unlike paraffin and has a hard substance, making it ideal for shaping pillar candles.
Unfortunately, beeswax’s subtle, sweet smell is its biggest flaw but it works well when used in unscented candles. However, keep in mind that beeswax isn’t suitable for candles that contain other scents as they may not mix well or disrupt the fragrance.
Coconut wax, which is a relatively new wax, is made from coconut oil. Coconuts are renewable and a sustainable crop, which is a big advantage over paraffin wax. Coconut wax also holds fragrance well, making them an excellent alternative to paraffin wax, or offering a way for you to create your wax blend. Coconut wax can also hold colour very well, making it ideal for creating decorative candles that fit into your home’s colours.