1. What is soy wax?
Soy wax is a clean burning renewable source of wax that is a by-product of the soya bean. This type of wax has a lower melting point and burn temperature than paraffin wax.
Refined soy wax has perfect qualities for blending colour dyes and fragrance oils into candles. Because of these properties, soy wax has a long slow burn that promotes a larger wax pool around the wick of the candle and enhances a clean release of aroma – one of the main advantages of soy candles.
The lower burn temperature is another reason that soy wax candles are a popular choice for candle jars. It’s a popular ingredient in oil burners because of their long-lasting scent. Pillar candles made of soy wax need a paraffin/bees wax blend to keep their shape. Natural biodegradable soy wax is much easier to clean than paraffin wax using soapy water.
2. What is the difference between candles made from paraffin wax and soy wax?
Paraffin wax is a petroleum by-product and has a long and high temperature burn. Soy wax candles are made from soybean extracts and have a lower burn temperature.
3. What should I look for in a good quality soy candle?
The size and number of wicks of the soy candle will determine how long and far the aroma will carry. The intensity of the scent will depend on the percentage of fragrance oil used in making the soy candle. You should be able to select a good candle just as you do a good wine. Trial and test until you find what you like. Fragrance and aroma are personal taste and we have worked on blending popular scents to relax and please you.
4. Why choose soy candles?
Scented or fragrant soy candles can create a peaceful mood and atmosphere. They also mask and eliminate unwanted odors.
Soy candles also burn at a cooler temperature. Cooler temperature means quick melting and you will get the smell of fragrance quicker.
5. What type of wick does Natura use for their soy candles?
Our soy candles use pure cotton wicks that are lead free and completely safe.
6. Why are there two wicks in some of the soy candles?
Our larger soy candles have double wicks in order to achieve an even burn pool and avoid “tunneling”. This also helps our soy candles to release the scent quickly without consuming too much wax.
7. What are the fragrances of the soy candles made of?
The fragrances used in our Natura’s soy candles are a blend of natural elements and essential oils.
8. Are the fragrances natural?
Yes, the fragrances are 100% natural.
9. Are Natura’s soy candles eco-friendly?
Yes, they are eco-friendly. Natura’s candles have been crafted with natural & sustainable soy wax (made from soybean vegetable oil) and they have been scented with essential oils. Soy wax is also biodegradable.
9. Where do the fragrances come from?
We have specially sourced our fragrances made of essential oils from a leading American perfumer brought into Australia by a third party Australian Company.
10. Are Natura’s soy candles suitable for outdoor use?
No. Outdoor candles need to be crafted for that specific purpose. They usually have larger wicks to combat drafts.
11. How strong is the fragrance intensity of your soy candles?
Different scents will have different intensity. Some are designed to fill the room very quickly. Some on the other hand are more subtle.