Why are the edges of my glass blackening?
If your candle jar starts to blacken at the top, check that your wick is trimmed to 5mm. If your wick is longer than 5mm, make sure you extinguish the flame and wait until the candle reaches room temperature before trimming.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
What’s the difference between Soy and Paraffin?
Let’s start with Paraffin wax, Paraffin wax is still used a lot but only due to the low costs and the ability to produce a good scent throw. But cheaper isn’t always better, one of the biggest problems with paraffin wax is that the main ingredient used to make it is petroleum, as a result it produces soot while burning and therefore is not sustainable, and is not something you would want to be breathing in especially if you have small children.
In despite of all this, almost all chain store candles and majority of the large candle companies are made using Paraffin wax as it is the cheaper option.
If the candle company does not state what wax they use, I would highly suggest that it is Paraffin wax.
Soy wax on the other hand, is a vegetable wax made purely from the oil of soy beans. After the beans have been harvested, they are then cleaned, cracked, de-hulled and rolled into flakes, the oil is then extracted from the flakes and hydrogenated, the hydrogenation process converts some of the fatty acids from unsaturated to saturated.
Whilst Soy Wax is a little more expensive than Paraffin candles we think it is definitely worth the cost as it is much more sustainable and still has a good scent throw, it also has a lower burning temperature resulting in a longer lasting candle. ⠀⠀⠀
Which wax do you use?
We have and always will use Soy wax in our candles as we believe this is one of the safest and most eco friendly waxes on the market today.