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Benefits of Soy Wax

Have you every wondered what the benefits of soy candles were? Check them out in our list below:

  • Soy Wax is a derived from vegetables (soy bean), while its counter partner, paraffin wax is a derived from petroleum (a refined gasoline product)

  • Soy wax burns with zero petro soot, creating petro soot free candles.

  • Soy’s greatest advantages is that it is completely natural and a renewable resource.

  • Sustainability and well-made soy candle burn cleanly and slowly

  • Performance and beauty of soy candles speak for themselves.

  • They’re safe – Soy Wax is all-natural, vegan and safe for extended use.

  • Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax and because of this, soy candles will burn at a slower rate and longer than paraffin wax candles. 

  • Soy's greatest advantages is that it is a natural, completely renewable resource, 100% biodegradable and cleans up with plain old soap and hot water.

Candle Wax Before Melting
What is Soy Wax?

Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans.  After harvesting, the beans are cleaned, cracked, de-hulled, and rolled into flakes.  The oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated.

The hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids in the oil from unsaturated to saturated.  This process dramatically alters the melting point of the oil, making it solid at room temperature.  The leftover bean husks are commonly used as animal feed.

The U.S. grows the vast majority of the world's soybeans, primarily in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana.

Why Soy Wax?

Most candles are made of paraffin, wax which creates highly toxic benzene and toluene when burning (both are known carcinogens).  Paraffin is a petroleum waste product and has to be deodorized and chemically bleached before it can be made in to wax.  Paraffin wax, one of the most popular candle waxes due to its cheap costs, is derived in a contrasting way.  Paraffin wax is the product of oil purification process from petroleum, coal or oil shale.  When you remove the waxy substance from crude oil, you’re left with paraffin wax.

Soy wax is made from environmentally friendly, renewable resources; whereas classic paraffin wax is made from petroleum and is non-renewable.  Not only are there “green” advantages to choosing soy wax over a different type of candle wax, but soy wax also burns slower than paraffin wax, meaning you get a candle that lasts longer.  While all candles emit some black soot while burning, candles made from soy wax burns cleaner and results in less soot.  Another reason to choose soy wax when it comes to candles is the fact that soy wax is an excellent fragrance carrier that does not require chemical amplifiers.  The result is a well-balanced


We use 100% USA grown soy wax which is renewable and biodegradable (unlike petroleum-based paraffin). 


Soy wax is also a longer burning candle and you can enjoy your candle without worrying about toxins being thrown into the air you breathe!

The perfect complement to a healthy and environmentally conscious home.

Made from 100% vegetable wax that won't pollute your air.

Soy wax is an excellent fragrance carrier that does not require chemical amplifiers.  The result is a well-balanced true scent candle.

How is Soy Wax Sustainable?

Soy wax is known for being a healthier and more eco-friendly alternative to common paraffin wax candles that you’re likely to find on the drug store shelves.  Paraffin wax is made from petroleum which isn’t sustainable nor healthy when it is breathed in.


Soy wax is a great wax alternative because it’s derived from renewable source.  Cozy Cove Candles, sells candles that are made with pure 100% all-natural soy wax and all-natural beeswax that are free of any synthetic ingredients.  Our soy wax is a sustainable sourced soy wax that is grown from USA farmers, that refrain from over-harvesting.  Preventing over-farming is important, because it ensures quality and the health of both the soy plant and the soil.   Soy is slow burning, lasting longer than commercial candle waxes, and doesn’t emit any harmful chemicals when burned.

Another benefit of soy wax is that when it burns, it’s a neutral burn for the environmental, meaning it’s not releasing any nasty carcinogens into the environment, such as; your home or any space in general.


As a vegetable-based wax, soy is also an agricultural staple in the United States.  With soy readily produced and harvested within the states, utilizing its wax has a reduced carbon footprint compared to using other waxes, like a very popular paraffin wax, which is commonly sourced from China.  Paraffin was is not safe to inhale because the wax releases cancer-causing carcinogens when burned, and paraffin wax candles are prone to sooting, which is when candles produce unclean black smoke that leave black marks on the inside of the candle vessels.

Burning white candles, plant and pink hibiscus flower
About Cozy Cove Candles

Cozy Cove Candles Bath & Body Shop LLC soy wax blend is free from additives and burns completely perto-carbon soot free! Our fragrances are 100% paraben and phthalate free and our dyes exceed the stringent EU Reach Compliance standards.   All of our candles are made from 100% soy wax and vegetable oils.  They burn longer and produce very little soot.   They are biodegradable, pesticide and herbicide free and contain no Genetically Modified Material.  All the candles have a long-lasting burn life and have a sweet and smooth fragrance.


Cozy Cove Candles Bath & Body Shop LLC combines the most beautiful scents using pure 100% all-natural soy wax, all-natural beeswax and vegetable oils that are free from additives and burns completely perto-carbon soot free.  They are biodegradable, pesticide and herbicide free and contain no Genetically Modified Material.

Each candle is hand poured with love and are designed to create the perfect aroma within your home using 100% premium grade fragrances and essential oils that are paraben and phthalate-free.  All the candles have a long-lasting burn life, produce very little soot and have a sweet smooth fragrance.


We are often asked why we choose to make our candles using soy wax.  People comment that soy wax products are more costly than say paraffin wax products, which is true at face value.  

However, if you dig a little deeper, you’ll soon see that the savings come at a higher cost.

Simply put, soy wax is better.  Better for the environment, better for the home, better for the family and creates a better performing product – which is important to us.

soft colors of wooden wick mason jar candles

These are our top 6 reasons for choosing soy wax over paraffin wax, if you know of any further benefits or drawbacks, we’d love to hear them.

Longer Burning

Soy wax has a lower melting point which means it burns up to 50% longer than paraffin wax candles.
 Better Fragrance

Due to the lower melting temperature of the wax, a healthier ‘wax pool’ around the wick is created. This ‘wax pool’ allows the fragrance oils to more easily vaporize, and thus releasing more fragrance into the home.  


As soy wax is made from vegetable oil it is clean burning and releases no known carcinogens when it is burnt.


Renewable Resource 

Soybeans are an environmentally friendly, sustainable and a renewable resource

Easier to clean

Spills of soy wax is much easier to get out as it is biodegradable,


Clean burning

Soy burns clean which means minimal soot is released.

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