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The Benefits of Soy Wax or a Blended Mix

Soy Wax melts have become increasingly popular over the years as a safer and more convenient alternative to traditional candles. With a variety of scents available, wax melts offer a simple way to freshen up your living space without the worry of open flames. However, not all wax melts are created equal, and one type of wax that stands out from the rest is soy wax. In this article, we will discuss the benefits of using soy and consider using a blended mix of soy and traditional paraffin wax in wax melts.

A Blended Approach, Soy Wax Melts

Firstly, soy wax is an 100% eco-friendly option. Soybeans are a renewable resource, making soy wax a sustainable and biodegradable choice. It is also non-toxic and does not produce harmful chemicals when burned, making it safe for you and the environment.

Secondly, soy wax has a lower melting point than other waxes, which means it takes longer to melt and release the scent and can often cause issues with plugin type wax melters. This slow release of fragrance provides a longer-lasting scent, making it a more cost effective option than other wax types, but is best suited to traditional ceramic wax burners. Additionally, soy wax has a cleaner burn, meaning it produces less soot and smoke compared to other waxes.

Thirdly, soy wax has a better scent throw. Because of its lower melting point, soy wax is able to hold onto fragrance oils better, resulting in a stronger scent. This means you can use less wax melts and still achieve the same level of fragrance as other wax types.

Fourthly, soy wax is easy to clean up. Unlike other waxes, soy wax can be easily cleaned up with soap and water. This means you can reuse your wax melt warmer without worrying about any leftover residue or buildup.

Lastly, soy wax is versatile. It can be easily coloured and scented, allowing for a wide range of customisation options. This makes it an excellent option for DIY projects or for creating unique and personalised wax melts.

Soy wax and paraffin wax are two of the most common waxes used in candle making and wax melts. Soy wax is derived from soybeans and is a natural, renewable resource. It has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, which means it burns slower and releases fragrance more gradually. Soy wax is also biodegradable and easy to clean up with soap and water.

On the other hand, paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum, which means it is not a sustainable resource. It does however have a higher melting point than soy wax, which means it burns faster and releases fragrance more quickly. Paraffin wax is not biodegradable and can be difficult to clean up.

So why use a blend of the two? Here are some of the benefits:

  1. Better fragrance throw: The blend of soy and paraffin wax creates a better fragrance throw than using just one type of wax. The soy wax helps to slow down the burning process, allowing the fragrance to be released more gradually, while the paraffin wax helps to carry the fragrance more effectively.

  2. Longer burn time: The blend of soy and paraffin wax also results in a longer burn time than using just one type of wax. This means you can enjoy your wax melts for a longer period before having to replace them.

  3. Environmentally friendly: Using a soy and paraffin wax blend is more environmentally friendly than using just paraffin wax. The soy wax is a renewable resource, and the paraffin wax is used in a smaller quantity, which reduces the overall environmental impact.

  4. Cost-effective: Soy wax is generally more expensive than paraffin wax. However, by using a blend of the two, you can still enjoy the benefits of soy wax without having to pay the higher price.

  5. Easy to clean up: While paraffin wax can be difficult to clean up, using a blend of soy and paraffin wax makes it much easier. The soy wax helps to break down the paraffin wax, making it easier to clean up with soap and water.

      In conclusion, using a soy and paraffin wax blend in wax melts has numerous benefits, including better fragrance throw, longer burn time, environmental friendliness, cost-effectiveness, and ease of clean-up. So next time you’re shopping for wax melts, consider choosing a soy and paraffin wax blend for the best of both worlds.

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