My candles are made from coconut wax and they’re some of the most environmentally friendly candles you’ll find.
Why I use only Coconut Wax
While scent-throw is also dictated by the percentage and the strength of difference fragrances, the wax used to make the candle still has a large impact on hot and cold scent throw. Being a natural wax, the Superior CocoSoy has a beautiful, deep and clean burn pool which has excellent scent propulsion.
All natural container blend. Coconut wax blended with Soy waxes to improve burn quality and increase scent throw. Not to mention the amazing glass adhesion qualities. Nobody likes to a candle that looks like it has bubbles stuck between the glass and wax.
- Coconut wax is derived from coconuts which are considered a sustainable crop
- The extraction of coconut oil, which is a large part of the wax, is obtained through natural processes
- Coconut wax burns slowly and cleanly, and throws scent extremely well.
Commercial candles, whether inexpensive or luxuriously priced, often contain paraffin wax, a by-product of petroleum, coal or shale. This common wax, while easy to manage for its strong scent throw, can emit toxins which can lead to serious health problems, including brain and lung damage.
Soy wax and beeswax are common alternatives to paraffin wax, but they have their cons. Soy wax can be finicky to work with, leading to an inconsistent candle from batch to batch. It was also quite limited in the amount of fragrance oil it was able to hold for an optimal aroma throw. Beeswax, while often used for natural candles, is not a viable option for my eco credentials.
THE PERFECT WAX!
Made from the meat of the coconut, coconut wax is the perfect choice for retaining more fragrance oil per candle. It burns cooler than other waxes, which means the therapeutic value of the fragrance can be better retained.
In the candle world, the term “throw” is used to describe the release of scent from a candle. When I encountered the coconut wax candle, I was highly impressed by both its “cold throw” (aroma from an unlit candle), and its “hot throw” (the aroma when lit).
While pricier than the alternative, coconut wax is completely non-toxic and provides a clean burn. I absolutely think it is worth it!