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What are soy wax candles?

Scented candles can be a soothing and comforting addition to any home. If you’re someone who loves to use candles in your home, it’s important to be aware of what type of wax is used in candles since this affects their scent, burn time and quality.

It is estimated that paraffin wax comprise 70% of all global candle production, but did you know it can also be carcinogenic?

A much safer and healthier alternative is soy wax. Oatley Bay Candles comprises Brooke’s unique special blend of 100% natural ecosoy and coconut wax. That way, you can have beautifully scented candles lighting up your home without any health risks.

What are the benefits of a soy candle?

Soy candles are a luxurious way to light up your space, as they burn nice and clean with no sooty residue.

They not only burn beautifully but are also vegan and environmentally friendly. Soy candles contain no paraffin, petrochemicals, herbicides, or pesticides—making them biodegradable and sustainable. Plus, the wicks of soy candles are made out of sustainable cotton.

Besides its alluring smell, you can use these candles as massage oils. The wax has a cooler melting point than other candle materials and turns into oil when liquified. Just let it pool to the edge of the candle, extinguish the flame, check the temperature, and gently pour it into your skin for a soothing massage.

Our soy candles are made even safer with the addition of coconut wax. Not only does it help to withstand higher temperatures, but its natural properties can also nourish and moisturize your skin. What’s even better is that these massage candles come with a hefty price tag, but ours are very affordable.

What are the different types of soy wax products available?

At our candle shop, we believe that soy wax products are the way to go when it comes to creating a beautiful and peaceful atmosphere in any living space. We offer a variety of soy wax products to choose from, so no matter your preference there’s something for everyone. Our popular soy candles are formulated to the highest Australian standards, with an array of delightful scents for you to pick from. For anyone wanting something a little more subtle, our melts offer pleasant fragrances without being overwhelming. Lastly, if you have an occasion coming up we got you covered with elegant Bomboniere candles. No matter what type of product you choose, you can rest assured that all our items are made from high-quality soy wax and carefully crafted with love. Or if you’re feeling creative learn how to make your own DIY soy candle in five simple steps!
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How to choose the right fragrance for you?

When it comes to choosing the right fragrance for you, take a moment to consider your personal style or check out our guide to candle scents. For a light and refreshing scent that’s ideal for daywear, look no further than fragrances from the fresh scent category. These include linen, lemon myrtle, tuscan fig and soft citrus aromas. If you’re feeling particularly fruity, indulge in some lychee and guava. For those who desire something floral-based, frangipani, peony and gardenia all make for stunning perfumes. To introduce an earthy note into your signature scent, spices and chai will leave you feeling warm and aromatic. If sweet wood tones are more your thing then sandalwood, cedar and petulia are ready to spritz onto your skin. Lastly, indigenous botanicals have a unique aesthetic that is sure to stand out. Why not explore kakadu plum? Explore each fragrance category carefully until you find the fragrance that best reflects your unique personality.

Answers to your burning questions

For those who enjoy the warm and inviting ambiance of a burning candle, soy wax is a great alternative to conventional paraffin wax. Soy wax candles burn cleaner, last longer, and can come in a variety of scents. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about soy wax candles.

Are soy candles toxic?

For those who enjoy the warm and inviting ambiance of a burning candle, soy wax is a great alternative to conventional paraffin wax. Soy wax candles burn cleaner, last longer, and can come in a variety of scents. Here are some of the most frequently asked questions about soy wax candles.

Are soy candles safe for dogs?

Even though soy is generally considered a safe material, some of the extra components used in candles, like essential oils, can be harmful to dogs. Essential oils can create an environment unpleasant for larger animals such as dogs, as these oils are not always favorable for their respiratory systems and other organs. So always look for pet-friendly candles.

Are soy candles bad for the environment?

It depends mostly on what other materials are in the candle. If the wick and fragrance are made of non-toxic chemicals, then the soy candle can be less harmful to the environment than traditional paraffin wax candles. But if they contain any synthetic fragrances or colors, that could make them less eco-friendly.

Can soy candles cause cancer?

In most cases, the answer is no. However, if a soy candle contains paraffin wax, it could potentially lead to carcinogenic compounds being released into the air.

Can soy candles give you a headache?

No, soy candles won’t give you a headache. The primary ingredient of soy candles is pure, natural soybean oil which is known for its clean burning properties that aren’t associated with strong fumes.

Can soy candles be used for massage oil?

Yes, soy candles can be used for massage oil with some careful consideration. Ecosoy candles are some of the most popular options since they have a lower melting point. If mixed with coconut wax and almond oil, these candles can be heated up and then used as a massage oil.

Can soy candles get moldy?

Soy candles are quite resistant to mold growth because of the minimal amount of moisture in them.

Are soy candles really better?

Yes, soy candles can provide you with a superior product that has several advantages. Unlike conventional paraffin-based wax candles, soy candles are produced using vegetable oil which is derived from natural and renewable resources. This means that soy candles burn cleaner, emit fewer toxins, and their wicks have significantly less soot residue.

How to choose the best candle for you?

Quality is paramount when picking a candle. Choosing fine glass might be visually appealing but it can also be risky as wax can become too hot and cause shattering. Secondly, be mindful of any potential allergies or toxic chemicals in scented candles as these can harm your health. And if you have pets at home, keep an eye out for any essential oil blends in candles as these might be hazardous to them.

At our online candle shop, we ensure quality and safety. That is why we always use high-grade quality glass when creating our candles. Our soy wax candles are natural and vegan-friendly too. You can rest assured knowing that both your loved ones and furry family members are safe from harm’s way. It pays off in the end to have exactly the right relaxation piece for everyone.

Why choose us?

All of our candles are Australian artisan-made, crafted in small batches in the Hills District. We take pride in providing only the highest quality ingredients. Our candles are made of ecosoy wax that is sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable which burns clean and will not leave soot residue.

You’ll be happy to know that our candles feature dual use. Not only will it delicately scent any room with your fragrant selection, but you can also use it as a massage oil. On top of that, our prices are very affordable compared to other brands, offering the same burn time for much less money.

Each candle fragrance has a unique story which is perfect for finding the scent that speaks to you. All this goodness is stored within high-quality glass for your assurance and extra safety measures. Enjoy premium quality at an affordable price!

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