Eco-friendly Candles: The beauty of Coconut Wax
Coconut soy wax candles are becoming increasingly favorable among consumers due to their eco-friendly and sustainable benefits. Handmade artisan candles in particular offer a unique blend of natural high quality ingredients that make them a superior alternative to traditional candles made with paraffin.
There are other benefits too and I'd like to touch on them also. You'll have a better understanding of why coconut wax candles are an excellent choice for those who are looking for an environmentally conscious way to enjoy candles responsibly in their home.
The Advantages of ‘Coconuts’ for Wax
Coconuts are a renewable resource as the trees have a long lifespan and are capable of producing coconuts for up to 80 years.
Coconut farming requires minimal inputs such as fertilizers and pesticides. This reduces the amount of harmful chemicals that are released into the environment.
Coconuts are a multi-use plant, as they can be used for a variety of purposes such as food, oil, and beauty products. This diversifies the income streams for farmers and helps to ensure the sustainability of their crops.
Organic farming practices:
Many coconut farmers use organic farming practices, which further reduces the negative impact on the environment.
Positive impact on local communities:
Coconut farming provides employment opportunities and contributes to the local economy in many tropical countries. This helps to create a sustainable environment for both the people and the planet.
Overall, coconut farming is a sustainable and environmentally friendly practice, providing numerous benefits for both the planet and the people who rely on this crop.
Why blend Coconut Wax with Soy Wax?
You might be asking yourself, if coconut wax is so great, why blend it with soy. You don’t have to. It’s a candle maker's choice as they test and decide what they prefer to work with to give them the best results they are looking for. Coconut wax is creamier in texture and quite soft while soy wax is a little harder and opaque. It is these subtle differences between texture and consistency which allows a chandler to perfect the combination of burn time, appearance and scent throw.
The perfect blend: Coconut Soy
When coconut wax is blended with a little soy wax, you have a natural candle that looks great, smells amazing and burns exceptionally well. Vegetable waxes have a higher density than paraffin wax which is why coconut soy wax candles burn longer.
The creamy consistency of coconut wax is also a huge benefit as it has a superior ability to hold a higher fragrance load. Because of this, coconut soy wax candles provide a strong scent throw. Meaning, when they are lit, they should fill your home with amazing fragrance. The higher density of the wax also means the fragrance is emitted slowly and should last the duration of the candle, all the way to the end.
The slow burn of coconut soy wax candles ensures that they last longer than traditional candles, making them a cost-effective option for those who love to burn candles frequently. And, because they are vegetable based, they release very little to no toxic chemicals when burned.
The unique blend of coconut wax and soy wax provides a range of benefits, including a clean burn, strong scent throw, and high fragrance load. Additionally, these candles are sustainable and natural, making them an excellent choice for those who are concerned about the impact they have on the environment.
On the flip side, you might be surprised to learn that when it comes to adding fragrance to candles - synthetic fragrance oils are the much better choice. If you'd like to better understand why, learn more here.