Why we heart soy wax

You all know how much I've been swooning over these super delish candles of late, this week I took some time out with Nicky Sandover, founder of Perth-based, soy wax candle business, Coconut Gypsy.

 

Were excited to announce that as of this week, these beautiful candles will be in studio, these little babies make gorgeous Christmas gifts :-p 

 

Among other things we chatted about, I asked Nicky ‘…why soy wax? and this was her response:

 

Theres a few reasons why I like to use soy wax for our candles, but Ill give you just three to keep things concise!

 

Non-Toxic

 Soy wax is made from vegetable oil, which means it doesnt produce the petrol-carbon soot that paraffin candles create, and releases no known carcinogens into the air.

 

Burns for Longer

 Soy wax burns cooler which means that they last up to 50% times longer than standard paraffin candles. When we started testing out our candles we were so surprised at how long it took for even a reasonably small candle to burn down.

 

Renewable & Biodegradable

 Soy wax as the name suggests come from the oil of a soy bean, which is a naturally grown plant that is farmed throughout the world. It is sustainable and completely renewable, and of course naturally biodegradable.

WAELY SURF - MY FAVE

WAELY SURF - MY FAVE

 

So if all this is the case, why do people still use paraffin wax??? Easy, paraffin is a petroleum by-product and as a result, it is incredibly inexpensive to buy compared with soy wax.

 

Nicky Sandover is a super babein' singer, songwriter, candle creator and life lover. Check out her upcoming gigs and her signature Early Surf candle scent at Alchemy. 
 
 

 

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