Why do we use soy wax for our candles and melts?

At the York Candle Company we only use 100% natural soy wax. We do this for a number of reasons:

  • Whilst slightly more expensive than paraffin wax, soy candles burn for 30 – 50% longer and so they do not have to be replaced as often.
  • Soy wax candles hold fragrances better so you’ll get to enjoy the scent right to the end of the candle.
  • Using soy wax candles rather than paraffin is better for the environment as they are cleaner burning with no toxins, carcinogens or pollutants and as the wax is biodegradable.
  • They are much cleaner as they leave no sooty deposits, are water soluble and so any spillages can be cleaned with simply soap and water.
  • Because they are a natural, renewable source they benefit agriculture.

2 thoughts on “Why do we use soy wax for our candles and melts?

  1. HI I RECENTLY PURCHASED various JORVIK CANDLES FROM YOU. I MUST LET YOU KNOW I DON’T LIKE THEM………. I LOVE THEM!!!!!!!!!
    ONE IN PARTICULAR, RAGNAROK. I would love to perchase some more. Unfortunately I’ve looked on your website and can’t find them. Are they Discontinued ?
    I hope not. Thanks.

    1. Hi! We’re so pleased that you loved them! Yes, all of the Jorvik candles are available to buy from our website, there is a Jorvik section amongst our headers with all of them listed there. Thanks for getting in touch!

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