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What are the benefits of soy candles?

Soy candles are popular for their sustainable nature, as soy is a renewable resource. Soy candles can be scented with natural fragrances and invigorating candle scents providing a natural and soothing ambience.

What are soy candles?

Soy candles are a type of candle made from soy wax, which is derived from soybean oil. Unlike traditional candles made from paraffin wax, soy offers a more eco-friendly alternative. They are known for their clean burn, longer-lasting fragrance, and minimal soot production.

Benefits of soy candles

Soy candles offer a multitude of benefits that make them a popular choice. One of the key advantages of soy candles is their eco-friendly nature. Made from soybean oil, they are a renewable source, unlike paraffin wax candles, which are derived from non-renewable petroleum. By choosing a handmade candle crafted with soy, you can reduce your carbon footprint and contribute to a more sustainable future.

In addition to their environmental benefits, soy candles also excel in performance, especially scent throw. They have a longer burning time compared to traditional candles, making them a cost-effective choice. Furthermore, soy candles provide a clean burn with no soot or toxins released into the air. This not only keeps your indoor air quality healthy but also prevents any potential respiratory irritations.

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Our Lemongrass and Lime Persian Candle invigorates the senses with its zesty citrus scent.

Different types of soy candles

There are different types of soy candles available in the market, each offering its own unique characteristics and advantages. One popular option is the tin candle, which comes in stylish containers and has an approximate burn time of 20 to 30 hours, depending on the size.

Or there are bigger container candles, in glass, either frosted or decorative. The larger vessels mean they'll burn for longer. They can either have a single wick or more than one if they're bigger, offering a level burn. And then there are luxury candles which are worth the extra price tag, with exotic fragrances, designs and sizes.

What makes soy candles even more appealing is the variety of comforting fragrances they offer. Whether you prefer a fruity, tangy, or floral scent experience, there is an amazing fragrance to suit your taste. For those who enjoy a citrusy aroma, our Lemongrass & Persian Lime candle combines notes of bergamot, lemon, sugar and eucalyptus, with a hint of vanilla and orange.

Or if you prefer a more invigorating fragrance, our Watermelon Mojito blends lemon, orange and melon with coconut with a base note of sugar candy.

But if a softer aroma is more to your liking, a refreshing fragrance like Goji Berry & Blood Orange mixes orange, raspberry and lemon with rhubarb, strawberry and jasmine. With hints of violet, eucalyptus and amber, it's an energising aroma.

And if you're searching for something calming, Lavender & Fresh Laundry will help soothe after a long day. Top notes feature camphor, orange, eucalyptus, clove and lavender. Then the vanilla, musk, sugar, Tonka and lemon seep through gently, allowing you to relax and unwind, leaving behind all the stress.

Beeswax candles vs. soy candles

Beeswax candles are known for their eco-friendly nature and dripless burn, making them the perfect choice for home decor.

Unlike paraffin wax candles, which are made from non-renewable fossil fuels, beeswax candles are crafted from a sustainable source that does not deplete the earth's valuable natural reserves. This makes them a more environmentally friendly choice.

One of the most desirable features of beeswax is its dripless burn. Due to the high melting point, these candles don't produce the messy drips often associated with other candle types. This means you can enjoy a clean and tidy burn without worrying about wax stains on your furniture or tablecloths.

However, beeswax doesn't mean vegan candles. Due to the wax being harvested from honeycomb and essentially an animal by-product. It also doesn't necessarily mean all beeswax is cruelty-free and equal. Candle makers who have their own bees can control the harvesting process and ensure no animals are harmed, however, there are bee farms used specifically to harvest beeswax making it not cruelty-free. If ever unsure, it's worth checking out the supplier.

But if you're seeking a natural product and not bothered about vegan or vegetarian preferences, it's a good choice. It's also worth checking out reviews from customers to find out how others rate the product.

At buff, we are against animal testing in every way. All of our products are vegan, and our raw materials are cruelty-free, from reputable suppliers who ensure the chain is also cruelty-free. You can find our store on the PETA database for peace of mind.

Sit back, relax and unwind with our creamy Goji Berry and Blood Orange soy candle.

Choosing the best quality

When it comes to selecting the perfect soy candle, there are a few key factors to consider to ensure you're getting a quality product. First and foremost, opt for candles made from soy wax, if that's what you're looking for. You can check if it's a mix of waxes, like soy and paraffin or purely soy on the label information.

Check the size and burn rate, if the candle is of a decent size but has a short usage time then it'll burn down quickly. A small tin candle can burn up to 30 hours if it's a decent soy wax, with larger containers lasting up to 50 hours. The size of the product, the fragrance and candle wick all make up how well and long it burns.

It's also beneficial to read customer reviews and look out for four or five-star ratings to gain insight into the scented candle's performance and longevity. Finally, consider purchasing from independent sellers or small businesses, as they often offer handmade, high-quality candles with a beautiful range of fragrances to choose from.

Perfect gifts

Looking for the perfect gift for everyone on your list? Look no further than our range of soy candle gift sets. We have carefully curated a selection of gift options to cater to different recipients and occasions.

One of our most popular gift sets is the soy candle, handmade soap and lip scrub set. This set includes a beautifully scented candle and matching soap bar, as well as a delicious lip scrub. It's the ideal self-care package for someone special. The soothing fragrance will create a relaxing ambience in any room, making it the perfect gift for someone who loves to unwind and indulge in self-care.

If you're looking for a smaller but equally thoughtful gift, our wax melt gift set is a great option. It includes a selection of scented wax melts in a variety of fragrances. These wax melts can be placed in a wax melt burner to release their aromatic scents, creating a cosy atmosphere in any home. They come in two sizes, small wax melts and larger wax tarts for both sizes of wax melt burners.

Find your next ideal gift with our soy candle gift sets, made up of gorgeous candles, soaps and lip scrubs.

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vegan soaps, lip scrubs and candles you'll love

our handmade soap bars are vegan, homemade in the UK and cruelty-free. there's no palm oil, parabens or SLS in our products and they're designed with you and the earth in mind. soaps have added shea butter for nourishment, whereas lip scrubs are infused with vitamin E and sweet almond oil to help nourish the skin. when it comes to our soy wax candles, they're made up of vegetable wax, eco-friendly cotton wicks and recyclable glass jars which can be re-used or re-purposed to prevent waste.

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