Who doesn't love a beautiful, scented candle burning in their homes, filling the room with a fragrant relaxing aroma? However, with all the options available, it can be confusing to choose the best type of wax for your candle, especially if you are a health conscious and ingredient aware person. Among the many waxes available, coconut wax is slowly gaining popularity for its many benefits. At the same time, many people don't even know a difference between candle waxes. There are a few reasons why coconut wax candles are a better choice than other waxes and we want to dive into it for you.
The environmental impact has become an essential factor that many people consider when purchasing any product. Unlike other waxes like paraffin, beeswax, or ultra processed soy wax, coconut wax is relatively eco-friendly and sustainable. It's made from cold-pressed coconut meat, making it entirely natural and biodegradable compared to petroleum-based paraffin wax or genetically modified soy wax. It also has a lower melting points, making it burn cleaner without emitting toxic fumes like paraffin wax, which contains chemicals such as benzene or toluene.
Longer burn time & burn quality
Coconut wax burns much slower than other waxes making them a better choice for those who want their candles to last longer (who doesn't?). This is because it has a higher melting point, which means it takes longer to melt than other waxes. A slower burn means you can enjoy your candle for a more extended period, saving you money in the long run.
Coconut Lemongrass 3-wick candle
Superior scent throw
If you love candles, you know scent throw plays an essential role in filling the room with your favorite aroma. That is the point of a scented candle right?! Coconut wax has a better scent throw than other waxes due to being able to carry a higher fragrance percentage load. Since we don't use any fragrance additives in our candles, it's crucial that we use a natural wax that allows for a higher fragrance load. Coconut wax is more porous than other waxes, so it absorbs and retains fragrances better, and the scent is released more consistently too.
Cleaning melted wax can be a hassle, but coconut wax is very easy to clean up. This is because it is water-soluble and its more straightforward to clean up spills with just soap and hot water. Coconut wax also does not leave residue compared to paraffin wax, making it a cleaner choice for your home. Our candle wax is soft and creamy making it super easy to wipe up, wipe off, or wipe out of your container. We always encourage our consumers to up-cycle their La Lueur glass vessels, so cleaning out that natural wax residue is no problem with our coconut wax blend candles.
Coconut wax has a creamy color and a smooth, velvety texture that gives a beautiful appearance that adds aesthetic appeal to your candles. Coconut wax is a naturally colorless and odorless wax before any fragrance blends with it. It also has a shinier, more polished look than other waxes used in candle making, making it an excellent choice for those making candles as gifts or those who want to add a touch of class to their home decor.
Why do we use a proprietary Coconut Wax Blend?
In 2016, La Lueur candles originally started out as soy wax candle creations. La Lueur candles have undergone a remarkable transformation, transitioning from soy wax to the captivating realm of a coconut wax blend candle. This shift was driven by several factors, including sustainability, health, aesthetics, clean-up ease, and fragrance performance. By embracing the switch coconut wax years ago, La Lueur has created a line of candles that epitomize strong scent throw, exceptional cold and hot throws, minimal soot, and a commitment to crafting their own signature blends.
Coconut wax aligns perfectly with La Lueur's commitment to sustainability and health. Derived from renewable coconuts, this wax offers an eco-friendly alternative that minimizes the brand's ecological impact. The compatibility between coconut wax and La Lueur's essential oil-based fragrance oils, free from parabens, sulfates, and phthalates, ensures both a delightful aroma and a safe, toxin-free experience.
Beyond its environmental and health benefits, coconut wax enhances the candles' aesthetics with its natural and luxurious appearance. The smooth texture and creamy color of the wax create an inviting visual allure, elevating the ambiance of any space they grace. Additionally, coconut wax offers practical advantages, making clean-up effortless and hassle-free.
Coconut Lemongrass 2-wick candle
Coconut wax candles have become increasingly popular in recent years. This is because they are made from natural ingredients and provide a healthier, cleaner burn than traditional paraffin and soy candles. Coconut wax candles provide longer-lasting, more fragrant and vibrant flames than those made from other types of waxes.
Compared to paraffin wax or other waxes, coconut wax has numerous advantages. Coconut wax is non-toxic and does not release carcinogenic chemicals into the air when burned. It emits less soot than paraffin wax candles and contains no petroleum by products. It also burns at a lower temperature than other types of waxes which means that more of the scent molecules are released into the air, therefore allowing our fragrance oils to emit a strong scent.
What are the disadvantages of coconut wax candles for the consumer?
Coconut wax candles can also have a few downsides. For one, they are more expensive than paraffin and soy candles due to the fact that coconut wax is harder to find and process. Another disadvantage of coconut wax candles is their sensitivity to temperature changes. Unlike paraffin candles, coconut wax can easily soften and deform in hot weather. If you live in a region with high temperatures, you might find your coconut wax candles losing their shape over time. This doesn't affect the quality of the burn or scent, but it might lessen the aesthetic appeal of the candle. Proper storage and care are necessary to maintain the integrity of coconut wax candles. Candle care is also an important factor with not only coconut wax candles but all types of candles, but we'll get into that in another blog!
Despite these drawbacks, coconut wax scented candles offer a great alternative to traditional paraffin, soy or other wax candles. They provide longer-lasting, more fragrant flames with no pollutants or toxins released into the air. La Lueur's owner and founder, Cayla, has dedicated years to research and development and is proud to produce candles made with a natural coconut wax blend. She prioritizes the health and well- being of her customers above all else and displays this commitment with clean burning wax and premium non-toxic ingredients.
Here at La Lueur, we think coconut wax candles are superior to other types of candles for many reasons. From being environmentally friendly to long burn times, from having a better scent throw and easy clean-ups to their aesthetically-pleasing appearance, there’s no shortage of reasons to consume coconut wax candles. Whether you’re a candle lover or a candle maker, switching to the use of coconut wax candles is a smart decision. So the next time you’re purchasing a scented candle whether it's a La Lueur candle or another brand, think coconut wax – you won’t regret it!
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