Paraffin Wax vs. Coconut Soy Wax

Paraffin Wax vs. Coconut Soy Wax
Paraffin wax candles

Your typical store-bought scented candles are made with paraffin wax, a cheap wax that needs very little fragrance oil to have a strong scent. But paraffin comes with a price. Paraffin wax is made from petroleum. It's a fossil fuel waste product that has to be mined from the earth. This is the same petroleum we use to produce oil and gas. Yes, you could be burning fossil fuels right in your home. If you are trying to live a green lifestyle, then paraffin wax candles are definitely not for you. 

Coconut soy wax candles

Nobody wants to inhale soot. Unfortunately, a lot of scented candles release soot and other harmful toxins in the air when lit. You want a clean-burning candle. And that’s what a coconut soy wax candle does. Coconut soy wax candles excel when compared to any other wax in terms of clean-burning and non-toxicity. They create absolutely zero soot particles when lit, so you don’t need to worry about carcinogens or toxins being released in your home.


Paraffin wax, because of its availability, is cheaper. Coconut soy wax, on the other hand due to its rarity, is definitely more expensive. And that’s exactly why some candles seem so expensive and overpriced. They are, in fact, correctly priced when you consider the luxury ingredients in each candle. So, for a cleaner and natural burn, and a beautifully rich fragrance, if you are able to spend more, then we would recommend a coconut soy wax candle, like one from ByRoya.