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Explore the Benefits of Soy Candles

Explore the Benefits of Soy Candles

Immerse yourself in the luxurious embrace of Santa Barbara Apothecary Co.'s Soy Candles, a true embodiment of artisanal elegance and fragrance excellence. Crafted with an unwavering commitment to quality, each soy wax candle is a masterpiece, meticulously hand-poured in small, carefully curated batches are crafted with scents inspired by California's Central Coast. Our soy wax candles are made from environmentally friendly, renewable resources with a clean burn to deliver the ultimate luxury candle experience.

Our candle making process ensures unparalleled personal attention and precision, setting our soy wax candles apart as a symbol of high-end craftsmanship. A vast selection of different types of candle wax is available in the market, including paraffin wax, beeswax, and coconut wax though we solely utilize soy wax and will explain why below as you learn more about the benefits of soy candles.

The heart of each candle lies in its custom-crafted fragrances, a harmonious blend of scents inspired by the serene and captivating locales of California's Central Coast. These fragrances are artfully mixed, a testament to our dedication to create a consistent, perfectly balanced aroma for candle lovers that envelops you in a world of luxury with every light.

Discover the refined elegance and unparalleled benefits of soy wax candles, as exemplified by the exquisite offerings from Santa Barbara Apothecary Co. Our scented candles offer the benefits of soy wax with no harmful chemicals.

Soy Candle Wax Benefits

Soy wax is made directly from soybean oil. It is a solid form of hydrogenated soybean oil. The vegetable soybeans are harvested and cleaned before they can be rolled into flakes. Furthermore, the soy beans flakes are used to extract oil. Finally, fatty acids are converted into their saturated form during hydrogenation creating the waxy substance we know today as soy wax. This means are candles come from both a natural and renewable resource.

Compared to other waxes and candles, our soy wax candles are not just candles; they are an experience, a journey through the lush landscapes and tranquil beauty of the Central Coast, captured in the subtlety of scent. The robust yet refined aromas invite you to indulge in the sophistication and elegance of a genuinely exceptional sensory adventure. As the wax melts the scent blissfully fills the room. Natural soy wax means no black soot and a composition that helps make the burn of our candles longer than those of petroleum based paraffin wax.

Natural Elegance of Soy Wax

One of the significant benefits of soy wax is that it's made from soybeans, an important agricultural crop. The United States is the world's leading soybean producer, with over 80 million acres of land dedicated to soybean cultivation.

This renewable crude oil source also contributes to soy wax's sustainability benefits. Unlike paraffin wax, derived from petroleum, soy wax is biodegradable and renewable, making it eco-friendly.

Another benefit of soy wax candles is their lower carbon footprint than paraffin. Paraffin wax, a petroleum byproduct, releases more carbon dioxide when burned. In contrast, soy wax candles produce about 90% less soot, reducing indoor air pollution and potential respiratory issues. As a candle maker our priority was to create a soy wax product that does not produce soot and would burn slower compared to burning paraffin wax candles.

Longevity of Luxury - Longer Burn Times

Soy wax burns and has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, typically around 120 to 180 degrees Fahrenheit, compared to 140 to 160 degrees. This point allows candles to burn up to 50% longer than paraffin. For example, a candle that weighs 8 ounces can burn for approximately 50 to 60 hours while a 4 oz candle has a burn time of 25 - 30 hours. Ensuring your candle has a properly trimmed wick is also critical to maximize burn times. Don't forget to pick up a Wick Trimmer with your order!

Soy Wax Candles Provide an Aromatherapeutic Ambiance

Essential oils used in soy candles can have various therapeutic effects. For instance, lavender is known for its stress-relieving properties, while eucalyptus can aid in respiratory issues. The natural composition of a soy wax candle ensures a cleaner dispersion of these therapeutic aromas.

This further implies you should choose soy wax over any other candles, as soy wax is more clean burning and doesn't cause carbon dioxide fumes to fill your room.

The olfactory system's direct connection to the brain's limbic system means that certain scents can trigger an emotional and hormonal response. Studies suggest pleasant aromas can increase serotonin and dopamine levels, enhancing mood and reducing stress.

Intensified Fragrance Experience

The larger melt pool of soy wax allows for a greater fragrance release. This is especially beneficial in larger rooms, where the scent throw can be challenging. Candles can effectively permeate a room with aroma without being overpowering which is why many designers and luxury spaces choose soy wax.

Comparing Paraffin Wax Candles

When paraffin candles burn, they may cause some people to face headaches. However, this is mainly caused by the chemicals exposed to the natural air. Apart from other types of wax including beeswax, soy wax, palm wax, and synthesized waxes, paraffin is one of the most commonly used candle waxes.

One of the benefits of soy wax candles is that they're favored over paraffin candles for their environmental friendliness, which are derived from renewable soybeans instead of non-renewable petroleum. The hydrogenated vegetable oil and overall oil purification process ensures that soy wax burns cleaner with significantly less soot and no harmful toxins and carcinogens, like benzene and toluene, commonly found in paraffin candles.

Unlike paraffin wax candles, soy candle wax has a longer burn time due to its low melting point, allowing for a slower, more even burn. Being natural and non-toxic with a cleaner burn, they are safer for both humans and pets as a renewable resource.

Collectively, these attributes make soy wax candles a superior, more sustainable, and safer choice compared to their paraffin wax counterparts when choosing the best soy candles.


In summary, Santa Barbara Apothecary Co.'s soy candles offer a luxurious and eco-friendly alternative to purchasing candles, combining environmental responsibility, health benefits, and artisanal craftsmanship. Our scents are truly unmatched with inspiration found around us daily on California's Central Coast. We invite you to experience the creations our candle making has to offer as you explore our collection.

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