Why Burn Soy Candles?
Is there such a thing as "triple or double scented" candles?
No, Candle wax can hold only a certain amount of scent per pound. If you exceed that amount the fragrance oil would work its way out of the wax and rest on top of your candle.
Soy Wax is Natural
Derived from the soybean, soy wax is hydrogenated vegetable oil that turns to a solid at room temperature. Soybeans are a natural, renewable source grown in many regions by local farmers. Using candles made from soy supports local agriculture and farmers, allowing them to make money and grow their operations. Biodegradable and free from pesticides and herbicides and is non GMO.
Soy Wax Delivers a Cleaner Burn
A candle made from soy wax burns cleaner with little soot released as the candle burns. Soy candles are also non-toxic, so they won't release toxins into the air as they burn.
Soy Candles Last Longer
Soy candles typically last 50% longer than a paraffin candle of the same size. The reason behind the longevity of soy candles is the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the soybean-based wax. You may pay more for a soy candle initially, but the longer-lasting burn means you won't have to buy new candles as often.
Are all "Soy Candles" pure Soy?
No, some companies claim their candles are soy but make sure you ask them if they use 100% soy wax. Some companies mix soy wax with paraffin wax or beeswax and state they are soy candles. This is not wrong to do but it is very misleading to those looking for a healthier candle product. By adding soy with additional waxes you will most likely not be able to enjoy all of the benefit of a true soy candle such as little to no soot, a longer burn time and a healthier candle - which are very important to most people. Boinkle soy candles are indeed 100% soy wax.
Is it true soy candles have a memory?
Yes it is true. When you burn your candle for the first time, allow your candle to burn until it has a complete melt pool from edge to edge. In addition, keep the wick trimmed between each use to 1/4" at all times. If you follow these two simple candle rules we guarantee a long lasting and cleaner burning candle.
Easy to clean up with soap and hot water eliminating solvents.
Our soy wax is certified kosher, contains no herbicides, pesticides or genetically modified materials.
Soy Candles are 100% Vegan.
Why Burn Palm Wax Candles?
Palm Wax is Natural!
Palm wax is an organic, sustainable resource which comes from palm oil trees. These trees bare several large fruit bunches weighing about 20-55 pounds each. Each bunch has 1,000 - 3,000 fruitlets and within each fruitlet consists a hard kernel or seed. The kernel part of the fruit is where palm wax is obtained.
Palm wax is an incredibly hard wax and has a higher melt point than the softer paraffin wax and soy wax candles; palm wax has a melt point of approximately 140 degrees Fahrenheit which allow palm wax candles to burn more slowly and more brightly.
Palm wax's large crystal molecular structure allows it to absorb a greater level of fragrance and release it smoothly.
HOW DOES PALM WAX COMPARE TO SOY, BEESWAX, AND PARAFFIN?
Visually, palm wax candles are distinct in that they have a frost like or feather like appearance. Palm wax candles have a big reputation for having a strong scent throw. They are VERY Eco-friendly. Palm wax is considered a vegetable base, sustainable, organic wax in that the palm oil trees live for 25 years or more, insecticide is rarely - if ever necessary in growing the palm trees, items such as palm fronds and empty fruit bunches are used as natural fertilizers and only steam is needed to mill the fruit verses harsh chemicals. Palm wax candles really do burn very clean.
What are the benefits of using Palm Wax?
All palm waxes used are non-GM modified, 100% palm oil based, natural and environmentally friendly. During solidification, palm wax forms an amazing pattern of crystal structures. It is one of the hardest natural waxes, meaning it is ideal for free-standing pillar candles, ships well in all climates and tolerates a high amount of fragrance.
1. It burns clean and efficiently with no soot
2. It is non-toxic and contains no chemicals
3. It holds its fragrance very well
5. It has a long burning time
6. It's environmentally friendly
HOW DO I GET THE MOST FROM MY PILLAR CANDLE?
Pillar candles are designed to hold the wax within the candle, and as it burns down into the center, results in a lovely glow.
- Before lighting, remove any labels.
- When you first light your pillar candle, let the pool of wax reach within ¼” of the outside edge, then extinguish. This will set the candle’s “memory” for all future burns. Continuous short burning times will cause the candle to tunnel, resulting in a drowned wick and wasted wax.
- Before lighting always trim the wick to ¼.”
- If dripping or smoking occurs, extinguish the candle, allow the wax to harden and trim the wick.
- Always place pillar candles on a heat-resistant surface, never directly on furniture or counter tops.
Do all candles have cotton wicks?
No! Some Candles contain lead. All the wicks used at Boinkle are Cotton, Paper and or Hemp. Led and Zinc can be harmful.
To learn more about where the palm wax I use originates from please enjoy the video below.