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Navigating the world of candle choices can be overwhelming, especially when considering factors like safety and sustainability. If you're feeling uncertain about whether soy wax candles are the right choice for you and your loved ones or you're simply curious about their benefits, this blog post is for you. Read further to discover why soy wax candles are the most sustainable and the healthiest among all the options available in the market.

When we decided to create our line of nature-inspired Save The Planet candle collection, we did a lot of reasearch into the type of wax used as it plays a crucial role in determining a candle's performance, safety, and environmental impact.

Traditional paraffin wax, derived from petroleum, has long been a staple in candle manufacturing due to its affordability and accessibility. However, it comes with significant drawbacks, including the emission of harmful toxins when burned.

Beeswax, prized for its natural purification properties and subtle aroma, tends to be more expensive and its production relies on the labour-intensive efforts of honeybees, raising concerns about environmental sustainability and animal welfare. Beeswax candles are not vegan.

Palm wax, derived from palm oil, presents environmental concerns due to the deforestation and habitat destruction associated with palm oil production. Additionally, palm wax candles may exhibit poor scent throw and uneven burning, which does have an effect on the overall experience.

Coconut wax, while offering a creamy texture and good scent retention, may pose challenges in terms of sourcing and sustainability, as coconut oil production can contribute to deforestation and habitat loss in tropical regions.

In contrast, soy wax candles are a sustainable, non-toxic alternative to all of the above. But what makes them better, and are they truly safe? Let's find out.

Why Choose Soy Wax Candles?

1. Sustainable sourcing: Soy wax is derived from soybeans, making it a renewable resource. Unlike paraffin wax, which originates from non-renewable petroleum, soy wax supports sustainable agricultural practices.

Trouvaille candles are made with soy wax from American-grown premium soy (without genetically modified organisms (GMOs), free from pesticides and herbicides). They are hand-poured and packed in Europe, which further reduces their carbon footprint.

As part of our sustainability efforts, we have partnered with the World Land Trust so that every candle sold saves 40 sq metres (430 sq ft) of threatened habitat around the world. Each candle you buy has a direct, tangible and positive impact on the planet!

2. Non-toxic nature: One of the most compelling reasons to opt for soy wax candles is their non-toxic composition. Traditional paraffin candles often release harmful chemicals like benzene and toluene when burned, contributing to indoor air pollution. In contrast, soy wax candles burn cleanly, emitting minimal soot and no harmful toxins. This translates to improved indoor air quality, reducing the risk of respiratory irritation and allergies and also ensures a cleaner environment in your home, both for humans and animals (yes, soy wax candles are pet-friendly!). Whether you're gifting a soy wax candle to a loved one or treating yourself, you can relax knowing that our candles are made from pure, non-toxic ingredients.

Also, unlike homemade candles, Trouvaille candles undergo rigorous testing and adhere to strict quality control measures to ensure they meet industry standards.

3. Longevity and value: Soy wax candles burn up to 50% longer than paraffin candles of the same size. This extended burn time means you can enjoy the fragrance of your favourite soy wax candle for longer. Investing in soy wax candles means fewer replacements (fewer expenses!) and a longer-lasting scent for your home. Trouvaille scented candles can last for up to 50 hours if used following standard candle care practices.

4. Environmental impact: Choosing soy wax candles is the best option if you want to reduce your environmental impact. Soybeans are biodegradable, meaning they break down naturally without leaving behind harmful residue. Additionally, soy wax production generates significantly less carbon dioxide emissions compared to paraffin wax manufacturing. As soy candles are made using only plant-based ingredients, they are the perfect gift for vegans.

Trouvaille candles also come in gorgeous glass jars which can be reused with your favourite tea lights once the candles are finished, or can be safely recycled. All our packaging is also recyclable.

In conclusion, as we've explored, soy wax candles are the most eco-friendly and the healthiest choice for those looking for sustainable home decor and gorgeous natural scents. From their renewable origin to their clean-burning properties, soy wax candles are a symbol of conscious living in a world where our choices matter more than ever. By embracing these eco-friendly alternatives, you not only elevate your living space but also contribute to a brighter, greener future for our planet.

Start enjoying the captivating scents and stunning designs of our candles today. ↓

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