Soy Wax: What makes it so special?

Soy Wax: What makes it so special?

Crafting candles is an art, and using the finest natural and organic ingredients is paramount to achieving the perfect candle. Today it's my pleasure to show you why soy wax is the ingredient of choice for our candles here at Este.

Soy wax has taken the candle industry by storm in recent years, and it's no wonder why. This substance boasts an array of benefits that make it the clear choice for those who require quality, eco-friendliness and an elevated sensory experience.

1. Eco-Friendly and Sustainable

First and foremost, soy wax is derived from soybeans, a renewable and sustainable resource. Unlike paraffin wax, which is a byproduct of petroleum, soy wax doesn't contribute to the depletion of fossil fuels. By choosing soy wax, you're making an eco-conscious decision that reduces your carbon footprint.

2. Clean and Non-Toxic Burn

I love breathing clean air. That’s why I crack open my windows, grow air-purifying plants, and choose soy wax candles. Soy wax candles burn cleaner and emit significantly fewer toxins than paraffin candles. When you light an este candle, you'll enjoy a purer, more wholesome atmosphere in your home. This also makes them perfect for people with allergies or sensitivities.

3. Longer Burn Time

Soy wax candles have a longer burn time compared to their non-natural counterparts. This means that not only do you get to savour the exquisite fragrance of your favourite scents for longer, but you also save money in the long run by replacing candles less frequently. Win and win.

4. Exceptional Scent Throw

Our artisanal candles are all about captivating scents, and soy wax plays a pivotal role in enhancing their aromatic allure. Soy wax has excellent scent throw capabilities, which means it can efficiently carry and release the essential oils and fragrance oils we use in our candles all around your space.

5. Easy to Clean

Have you ever had a candle wax spill that turned into a nightmare to clean up? Not with soy wax. Being water-soluble, soy wax makes cleaning up those accidental spills a breeze. Simply use warm, soapy water to wipe away any residue.

6. Versatility in Design

Soy wax is highly versatile, allowing us to craft candles in various attractive forms, sizes, and colours. This flexibility enables us to create unique and stunning candles that instil a touch of luxury in your home.


There you have it – six compelling reasons why soy wax is special to us and therefore, the ultimate choice for creating our premium candles. From its eco-friendliness and clean burn to its long-lasting fragrance and versatility in design, soy wax stands head and shoulders above the rest. Our commitment to quality and sustainability drives us to choose soy wax as the cornerstone of our candle-making process.

At Este Candles, we take pride in utilising the finest natural and organic ingredients to craft candles that elevate your space.  When you choose our candles, you're not only investing in a beautifully scented decorative piece; you're making a conscious decision to support the environment and farming communities.

So, next time you light one of our candles, take a moment to savour the exquisite aroma and bask in the warm, soothing glow, knowing that you've made the best choice for your home and the planet.

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