Soy candles are all the latest buzz these days so why didn’t I follow suit? We as a society always have to have the hottest things, but is it really necessary and does it really make that much of a difference?
I tried making soy candles and I was not a fan. I found that I could not get a full burn out of them; the throw didn’t last. I found myself in the same pickle that I was in when I decided to start this business - I couldn’t find an affordable way to make the scent fill up a room that would also last the entire candle. Not to mention also have a long lasting burn time of 60-90 hours that we all want so bad. So I thought to myself, what now? Where do I go from here? What are my options? Option 1 was that I could give up and option 2 was that I could open a bottle of wine and figure out a way to make it work. After a lot of research I found the perfect solution! I discovered a wax blend that was a mix of paraffin/soy that would cut back on the black smoke that everyone was concerned about, but it would also maintain a strong throw that would last the entire candle. The bonus part was it was an eco friendly wax that was organic! I thought to myself that it was too good to be true but I had nothing to lose so I ordered it and I filled my kitchen with candles trying each one out to make sure my theory worked.
With a few trials and errors I was successful in finding a wax blend that was good for the environment and good for us. My candles do not have any additives like many other candle lines which keep the color in tact for long periods of time as well as many other benefits. I try to keep them as natural as possible because that’s how I personally want my candles to be. The wicks are 100% cotton and contain nothing else. With taking these other steps to reduce my carbon footprint, I felt that it was not necessary to try to fit into the soy craze and went my own unique way. If you don’t believe me, see for yourself! They are soft to the touch when completely cooled and different than any other candles you have burned before.
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