Funny story, when I first start making candles soy wax was the wax I lived by. I knew I wanted to make healthy candles hence the essential oils used and, at that time, I thought soy wax was the healthiest wax. From my research soy wax is safer than paraffin wax. It burns slower and is cheaper than some waxes but it doesn't hold scent well and it gives off soot. That was a problem to me so I kept researching candle waxes until I ran across coconut wax.
Coconut wax is:
- Vegan Friendly
- Burns cleaner than soy wax (no soot)
- Burns slower than soy wax
- Holds scent better than soy wax
- Works well with essential oil