Traditional paraffin candles are not very eco-chic, as they are derived from the world’s dwindling stock of fossil fuels and release toxic chemicals when burned. But there is a new type of candle on the market even the vegans will love…
Invented in 1992 in an attempt to meet the growing demand for an affordable natural alternative, soy wax candles are now a booming international trend. Created from hydrogenated soybean oil (a renewable resource) soy wax burns 3 times longer than normal, is cheaper than beeswax and releases an unusually strong scent.
You can also rest assured that – unlike those created from petroleum – soy wax candles do not release black soot, CO2 or any kind of toxin when burned.
Help warm a friend’s cold season by gifting them this trendy candle today! Choose from the following:
JuMe Soy Wax Travel Lights
These ‘all natural and handmade’ sweet little travel lights come in a range of gorgeous soya scents and are packaged in the cutest little tins (potentially re-usable). Buy online here for R120 each.
SOiL Soy Wax Products
Their large soy wax candle is infused with rose geranium and sandalwood for a balancing aroma. Uses a lead-free wick and comes in a decorated glass holder. Buy online here for R220.
Another option is Soy Wax Melts, which release a happy scent after being placed into an oil burner. You can buy SOiL’s Lemongrass Soy Wax Melts online here.