These handmade candles made from soy wax are your best bet if you’re looking for a clean-burning candle with much fewer pollutants than the “traditional” wax. Because of their longer life and cleaner burning qualities, they are getting much more popular and eclipsing paraffin as the wax of choice.
If you’re sensitive to all of that soot in the air blowing around – take heart, as allergy sufferers will have a much easier time.
Add that to the fact that these candles can be scented with essential oils, so if you’re sensitive to pungent candle fragrances, or just want a scent that’s much more natural – this may be just the type of candle for you!
I know the feeling because I used to own some of these traditional paraffin wax candles, and the smell of some of them was, just, ick. Not what I was hoping for – one in particular was a pumpkin spice type and it just smelled kind of fake and overpowering like one of those commercial air freshener thingys. The beauty of soy wax is that scented types are available and they smell much better and more natural!
Lavender and Vanilla Scented Handmade Soy Candle
This beauty is not only a generously sized 16 oz with a lid on top and all, it’s got an amazing organic fragrance of lavender and vanilla- Lavender is known as the “calming” herb and it’s great for relaxing and de-stressing. Because it’s a little on the bigger/wider side, it is designed with three wicks so it will not only burn cleanly but evenly too. The matching box is equally pretty to look at so no doubt this is a dynamite gift for a friend or family member who could use a little bit of self-indulgence.
According to the sales page its estimated length of burning is 80 hours, which compared to paraffin wax, is twice as long so once you light this baby up, you’re going to have it around for quite awhile.
Christmas Bakery Scented Handmade Soy Candle
If you or you know someone who can’t get enough of that wonderful fresh from the oven aroma of cookies in the oven, surprise her with this charming Christmas Bakery candle – it’s a 12 oz size jar . It’s definitely bring the holiday spirit into the home!
The company that produces this, also has a line of different scents available so when it’s not the holidays you can choose another one to match your taste or mood. They include cinnamon, apple, hazelnut, etc., and all are scented with essential oils.
Handcrafted Highly Scented Soy Wax Candle Jar
These beauties were spearheaded by Lulu and include a wide range of different scent combos. If you’re looking for a candle for many different occasions or rooms in the home or office, you’ll have an embarrassment of riches.
They come in 6 and 9 oz candles so whether you’ve got small or bigger rooms you’ll have some great options. This is a very popular brand too and a lot of girls and guys alike rave about these!
Cookie Scented Candles by Old Factory
This company makes awesome soy wax candles for guys and girls alike..These are all natural, . 4 oz candles can burn up to 30 hours. One specialty is candles in sets of three – perfect to distribute around your kitchen, family room, bathroom, man cave, etc., and spread the love!
They’ve also got lots of great names for which the candles are christened with. So no matter who is on your list, there’s bound to be a scent that she or he will love.
Natural Scent Candles in Jars and Tins
The company that makes these is out of Missouri and have a whole range of soy wax candles in mason jars and small metal tins…all with cutesy names that make them perfect for gift giving.
Reminds me of a candle I bought one time from the Cotton Pickin’ Fair once from an independent vendor and the fragrance was named “Monkey Farts” (I believe it was scented like something tropical – banana, coconut and pineapple.)
This mom and daughter duo definitely have a unique fragrance line going on, everything from fruit, berries and cinnamon to something way unusual like “race track” (that’s a scent?? anyway racing fans love it)
Well if you enjoy candles that burn slowly, without irritants and pollutants, and with just the right amount of fragrance, soy may be your best friend. What did you think of this lineup? Let me know in the comments.