Top 4 Reasons You Should Use Soy Candles for Your Home

Apr 014 min read

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  • Soy candles are non-toxic
  • Soy candles are more affordable as they cost less than paraffin candles to produce.
  • Soy candles are long-lasting
  • Soy candles burn cleaner, which emits fewer toxins into the environment.

We all know the feeling of having a clean home, a freshly showered body, and lighting your favorite candle to end the night to a long day. While good vibes might be what you're chasing, we want to make sure you're being safe about your candle of choice.

Candles can be made from various waxes, each with unique properties that affect performance. They are made from materials, such as paraffin wax, soy wax, palm wax, and granulated wax, to name a few. 

Soy wax is a vegetable wax derived from soybeans to be used in fragrance. In the candle-making process, soy wax is the most commonly used.  The soybean oil extracted from soybean kernels is the primary ingredient in the manufacture of soy wax.

The simple collection of ingredients can do more than just improve your home’s aroma. A soy candle also has key advantages over traditional candles. Here are the top four reasons you should use soy candles at home:

1. Soy Candles Are Non-toxic and Safe

Health and safety are essential factors when choosing the right candle. Soy candles can obviously still burn your skin and objects when left unattended (which is not recommended, you should never leave a candle unattended), but they burn cooler than paraffin candles, which makes them safer. 

Moreover, unlike paraffin wax, soy wax is non-toxic and poses no threat to you and your family. Soy candles burn cleaner, which emits fewer toxins into the environment.

 According to the EPA, burning candles that contain dyes can increase the harmful pollutants in the air and lead to ground-level ozone, which can cause serious health problems such as chest pain, lung damage, and asthma attacks. In comparison, soy candles burn cleaner and do not contain these harmful chemicals and dyes, thus reducing the risk of health problems.

Although soy candles are generally safer, it is still recommended that you ensure that your candles are safe—place candles on a heat-resistant surface such as a stovetop, fire-resistant plate, or candle stand.  Always burn your candles away from open airflow and keep the flames away from fabric like curtains and bedding.

2. Soy Candles Cost Less

Soy candles are more affordable as they cost less than paraffin candles to produce. The price of soy candles is lowered because soy wax is a byproduct of soybean oil and protein manufacturing. Soy candles are an inexpensive alternative to paraffin candles but are just as long-lasting and burn cleaner.

3. Soy Candles Are Environmentally Friendly

In addition to being non-toxic, soy candles are also environmentally friendly. Soy candles are a biodegradable and renewable resource. They help reduce our carbon footprint by using less energy to produce and transport than other types of candles.

4. Soy Candles Burn Longer

Soy candles burn longer and do not require a unique wick like paraffin. Our Beaker Candles use a paper-cored cotton wick to create a clean-burning candle. They are ideal in your homes and at work, hotels, hospitals, and offices. Soy candles are designed to sustain higher temperatures and are generally up to 50 percent longer than paraffin candles. Our Beaker Candles have an approximate burn time 45+ Hours


There's no doubt that candles are an essential part of our lives. Having the right candle can add a sense of romance to any event. The only things we need to think about are making that candle last longer and making sure we're not breathing in harmful chemicals or dyes. 

There are many types of candles available in the market today. If you want to burn candles at home, a soy candle is best. Not only do they burn clean and non-toxic, but they're also a renewable resource that is biodegradable and costs less.

Tropic Labs has you covered if you're looking for lifestyle products to make your home feel like an island getaway. Our Limited Edition Beaker Candle features deliciously luxurious vanilla and warm amber musk to bring on the whimsy. Chrysalis like pungent tropical bursts will transport you away to a tropical destination, wherever you choose to go. Don't forget to reuse your glass beaker when finished with the candle!

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