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Natural Candle Making: the benefits of plant-based waxes

If you're a candle enthusiast, you may have noticed a growing trend towards natural candle making using plant-based waxes. Traditional candles are typically made from paraffin wax, which is a byproduct of petroleum refining. However, more and more candle makers are turning to plant-based waxes like soy, coconut, and beeswax for their many benefits.

One of the main benefits of using plant-based waxes in candles is their sustainability. These waxes are renewable resources, unlike paraffin wax which is derived from non-renewable petroleum. Soy is a popular choice for candle making because it is a byproduct of soybean oil production, making it a sustainable and eco-friendly option.

In addition to being eco-friendly, plant-based waxes also burn cleaner and longer than paraffin wax. Soy wax, in particular, burns more slowly and evenly, which means your candles will last longer. Soy candles also produce less soot and pollutants, creating a healthier environment for you and your family. Thats why Millcraft Farms only uses soy wax.

Another benefit of using plant-based waxes in candles is their ability to hold fragrance better. Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, allowing it to release fragrance more easily and evenly. This means your candles will have a stronger and longer-lasting scent, filling your home with luxurious aromas.

Plant-based waxes also have a softer and creamier texture than paraffin wax, giving them a more natural and luxurious feel. Soy and coconut waxes have a beautiful natural color, while beeswax has a lovely honey-like scent. These waxes can add an extra touch of elegance to your candles, making them perfect for gifts or special occasions.

Overall, natural candle making with plant-based waxes offers a sustainable, clean-burning, long-lasting, and luxurious option for candle enthusiasts. Whether you're looking for a healthier alternative to traditional paraffin candles or simply want to explore the beauty of natural waxes, plant-based candles are sure to delight your senses and enhance your home decor. Try making your own natural candles at home and experience the many benefits of plant-based waxes for yourself. Next weeks blog post, we will talk about how you can make your own soy wax candles!

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