Why we are coco for coconut-soy wax!!

Written by Pinky Swear


Posted on April 25 2023

In a scented world, saturated with candles, we are inundated with different ingredients used to make them. It can be a lot for the consumer to know what is best for their burning times, their scent throw, and most importantly their health. The Pinky Swear team has done the research for you and here is our candle wax breakdown. 

  1. Coconut candle waxes are perfect for those who enjoy using their candles for aromatherapy. It has a superior scent throw which means you can produce long lasting and strongly scented candles using this wax.
  2. Coconut wax burns slower than other wax.You can also enjoy your candles longer because coconut wax burns slower than other wax and it can blend perfectly with other natural, harder waxes. This is the reason why it is usually seen in wax blends and why it is widely used in candle making. Our candles burn for an average of 60 hours or more each! 
  3. Coconut-soy wax candles are the most eco-friendly type of candle to produce. If you’re all about saving the planet, coconut wax candles are the perfect fit for you because they are the most eco-friendly type of candle to produce. They are non-toxic and burn cleaner because as mentioned previously, coconut wax emits no smoke and is soot-free.
  4. Coconut-soy is the cleanest burn on the market. Now that you know all about Coconut Wax, let’s take a look at the other types of wax that you might have heard of when making candles. The most popular ones used for candle making are soy wax, paraffin wax, and palm wax.

Soy wax is made from soybean oil and is known to have good burn quality. It is cheap and produces minimal soot but it looks crumbly and it has a more subtle scent. They are commonly used to make container candles and are usually blended with other types of wax.

Paraffin wax is derived from petroleum and is relatively cheaper than coconut wax. Most commercially available candles are made from paraffin wax because it comes in different melting points which means it can be used for various types of candles like pillars, container candles and so on.

Candles made of paraffin wax can hold a stronger scent but it burns quickly so you will have to buy more candles often. Of all the types of wax mentioned in this article, this is the least environmentally friendly so if you’re eco-conscious, you’re probably one of the people who’d stay away from this kind of wax.

Palm wax is obtained from palm oil and was once believed to be a sustainable option. This would have been true if it was only possible to produce its products 100% organically but because of the high global demand of the various products in the palm industry, a lot of the palm oil available in the market is produced either unnaturally or unsustainably.

Palm wax produces a very firm and almost brittle kind of wax which is perfect for pillar and votive candles. It has the same burn quality as paraffin wax and has high contraction which means that de-molding it is easy.

All to be said, we are super comfortable in our choice to bring you the safest and best quality wax on the market. We are absolutely in love with coconut-soy wax selection and we are obsessed with how it makes our candles burn. Click here to browse some of our huge selection of different coconut soy wax candles and find your perfect burn today. Happy burning! 


The Pinky Swear Team



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