Scented soy candles are a safer, healthier alternative to traditional wax, and can provide even longer lasting fragrance too! And as it turns out, the best handmade soy wax candles in the UK can be found right here at Devon Wick.
We have been hand making all our scents and fragrances ourselves since 2019, using only premium ingredients and putting our customers and the environment first - no exceptions.
As it turns out, our candles are no exception to this. If you’re in the UK or simply shopping online, there is no better bang for your buck out there.
What Are Soy Wax Candles?
Soy wax candles are exactly what the name suggests - candles crafted from soy wax. This is really the only difference compared to other candle types.
The reason we sell only handmade soy candles in the UK is because our mission is to provide quality, safe products - and there are some nasty compounds other companies will use to produce their scented and fragranced products.
The Problem With Paraffin
In general, the other type of candle you’ll see features wax derived from paraffin. Paraffin is actually made from residue which is a byproduct of oil refining. Does that sound like a compound you want to be inhaling? Probably not.
And the science actually backs this up, too. Soot from this paraffin is released into the atmosphere - aka your room - when melted, which produces a number of carcinogens (cancer causing substances).
Some of these include toluene, benzene, methyl ethyl ketone, naphthalene - and many, many more toxic chemicals. Many of these cheap paraffin candles also employ a lead wick - another heavy metal that can be problematic when inhaled.
Why Are Scented Soy Candles Expensive?
Simply put - these are expensive because the inputs are more expensive. These cost more to make, and thus justify a higher price point.
You get what you pay for, and if you decide you want to save a few pounds and purchase paraffin candles instead - you are compromising long term health, especially if you frequently burn candles.
You are far better off paying the extra money for a healthier alternative, like soy. And as we’ll now explain, there are more reasons to invest in these over paraffin than simply health reasons!
Why Are Soy Candles Better Than Other Types?
So, are these truly better than other types, such as paraffin? The answer is yes, and not just for the health reasons - but this is enough to persuade most people, especially the health conscious demographic.
But, as we’ll now explain, there are a ton of benefits to burning these over the alternatives out there.
They Burn Longer, Providing More Fragrance
All candles eventually burn down to nothing and lose their fragrance. But when comparing paraffin and soy wax candles side by side, the latter tends to burn longer. In fact, you may notice your candles crafted from soy can burn up to 50% longer!
This means that while you may pay a bit more for handmade soy candles in the UK, you are still getting a better deal than you would spending a bit less on a less efficient product.
In terms of fragrance, the soy options tend to smell far more natural than paraffin counterparts, too.
The fragrance doesn’t smell synthetic, and won’t overwhelm other aromas - which is especially important for those looking to light up their candle for dinner.
Another alternative to paraffin is beeswax, and these have developed a reputation for sometimes smelling more like honey than the aroma they claim to.
Soy Is More Sustainable Than Paraffin, Beeswax, etc.
Furthermore, soy wax candles are a sustainable, eco-friendly approach to adding fragrance to your home or office. When compared to paraffin in particular, these are way better for the environment.
When you buy handmade soy candles in the UK, you are not only putting your health first - but you’re doing your part to help out the world we all share and live in.
Additional Reasons To Buy Handmade Soy Candles In The UK
There are a few parting thoughts we want to leave you with before you make your decision as to whether handmade soy wax candles in the UK are your best choice for adding some fragrance and ambience to your home.
One thing people have come to notice after long term paraffin candle use is the soot it leaves on surrounding walls, ceilings, carpet, etc, is it can stain. This has never been observed by those who use soy wax candles for extended periods of time.
This, compounded with everything else we’ve covered, makes the choice to opt for soy alternatives a no brainer.
They burn longer, smell better, and are better for you and the Earth - what more convincing do you need? All that’s left to do now is find a place to buy them, and when it comes to the best, only one brand comes to mind.
Buy The Best Scented Soy Candles In UK At Devon Wick
All our fragrances are completely natural and handmade, as we put health, safety & quality first. This is true for our wax melts, our reed diffusers, and of course, our scented soy candles.
When burned correctly, you can get as many as 50 hours of fragrance out of these candles here at Devon Wick. That is far longer than the competition.
And while it’s true we produce the best product, you won’t have to pay an arm and a leg for it. In fact, you can try them for as little as £12 each, or 2 for £20!