How Investing in Soy Candles Saves in the Long Run
Paraffin candles are cancelled. They give off toxic fumes and fill your house with fake fragrance. It’s time to make the switch to soy wax! Did you know soy candles can save you money in the long run? There’s more to it than just trimming your wick.
Traditional paraffin wax candles often found in big box retailers have been polluting home after home nationwide. What's worse? They often don't burn evenly which leads to tunneling and a large portion of the candle being unusable as it's stuck to the sides of the jar. What a waste of money...
We knew when launching Citrus & Cane that we wanted to make an awesome candle that addressed these issues head on starting with the wax used. First things first, we knew paraffin wax had to be canceled.
We spent weeks researching, testing, and learning about all of the different waxes available on the market. We knew quickly that 100% soy wax was our winner due its eco-friendly nature and how beautifully it releases scent into the air.
Soy candles can burn up to 50% longer than paraffin candles meaning with proper candle care, you won't be buying new candles as frequently. The life of your candle is dramatically improved when using soy wax and a clean non-toxic hemp wick like what's found in our hand-poured candles.
We may not be the cheapest candle on the market, but who wants to create a cheap low quality product? Our candles simply don't compare to what you'll find in big box retailers. They're literally not on the same level.
Make Your Soy Candles Last Longer
You can extend the life of your soy candle even more by allowing the candle to melt all the way to the edge of the jar (this is called the melt pool.) When you blow out your soy candle before the wax melts to the edge, you’re creating a hole for the wick to sit in which then causes your candle to tunnel and lose burn time.
Pro Tip: It may take over an hour for your wax to reach the edge of the container, but you can save your candle, and money too, by burning your candle long enough!
Soy Candles Are Better For Clean Up
Everyone can remember a time when they have tipped over a candle, and spilled wax everywhere. While it’s not ideal to spill wax, it is much easier to clean soy wax than paraffin wax. With soy wax, you can use plain soap and water to clean it up, and you won’t have to dish money out on expensive cleaning products.
This also makes it easier to reuse their containers! Simply pour hot water into the jar to melt leftover wax, gently scrub with a soapy cloth, and rinse out. Your vessel should be clean and ready for repurposing!
Find More Candle Burning Instructions for Soy Candles at Citrus & Cane!
You can purchase naturally scented, dye-free, 100% soy wax candles from Citrus & Cane. Our wicks are made from hemp and are lead free. Try our super popular Betch candle for something sultry and sassy, or our new Wonderland candle for something exotic.
Candles aren’t your thing? Check out our soy wax melts for all over scent dispersion without fear of flames or soot!