Aromatherapy Soy Candles Burn Cleaner, Longer

For those who appreciate the scent of a burning candle, using aromatherapy soy candles can provide additional benefits than just the candle’s scent. Soy wax candles made with natural therapeutic grade essential oils disperse the aroma more evenly throughout a room and do not leave soot or other residue as many paraffin candles can leave.

Aromatherapy soy candles also burn longer with many burning about six or seven hours per inch of candle, and by allowing them to burn a minimum of five hours, they will burn evenly across the top of the candle instead of burning in the middle and leaving a wall around the candle holder. They are non-toxic and typically do not contain pesticides as well as not releasing any carcinogens while burning.

Soy wax is rapidly replacing paraffin wax in candles due to its clean burning, producing 90 to 95 percent less soot as well as burning cooler. When used with aromatic scents aromatherapy soy candles will disperse the aroma faster and more efficiently than paraffin wax candles. Additionally, since paraffin is a byproduct of petroleum, there is no additional smells associated with soy wax. Since soy wax is water soluble, clean up is also easier as melted wax can be removed with soap water, leaving no residue on the furniture.

Finding Candles Size And Scent For You

Aromatherapy soy candles come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from tea light to pillars to four and even five-wick candles. Additionally, the scents available are wide ranging with many people choosing an assortment of candle sizes all in the same scent. Many companies pack aromatherapy soy candles in gift packs featuring one or two candles in as many as four sizes to offer as a gift to a friend or loved one who enjoys candles.

When burning candles it is important to remember that most soy candles burn for an hour for each inch in diameter. All aromatherapy soy candles should be burned until the melted wax reaches the edges of the candle. If the candle seems to be burning on one side more than the other, tip the wick in that direction. If it seems to have trouble lighting, it could be because the wick is too long or too short. If too long, simply trim it down to about one quarter inch. If the wick is too short, it will have to burn to melt some of the wax away from it.

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