Did you know that most candles are made from paraffin wax?
Paraffin wax has been the most popular wax for candle making in the past few centuries due to its good burning quality and low cost. However, it is important to know where paraffin wax comes from. Paraffin wax (or petroleum wax) is a soft, colorless solid obtained from petroleum or coal. This is enough reason for us to look for an alternative that is made from renewable resources and more environmentally friendly. At Lumerie, we only use high-quality plant-based waxes, such as soy wax and coconut wax, which are renewable, sustainable, and biodegradable. 100% natural wax, which is a combination of soy and coconu Here are 5 reasons to choose natural wax:
Soy wax is probably the most common type of wax chosen by environmentally friendly sellers. However, unfortunately, the soy industry often uses pesticides and fertilizers to meet the increasing demand for soy products, as well as deforestation to create more soy fields. Soy can certainly be grown in a sustainable way, but in practice, this is not always the case.
Coconut wax is produced by pressing oil from coconut meat and undergoing a hydrogenation process. Filtered and purified, it gives us a 100% natural and completely biodegradable wax. It is a renewable crop with a high yield, which means that a considerable amount of product can be obtained from fewer coconut nuts, making it one of the most environmentally friendly waxes on the market.
2. Slow and even burning
Coconut wax burns slower than any other wax on the market, meaning that you can enjoy your favorite candle for a longer period of time.
3. Clean burning
Coconut candles are non-toxic, burn cleaner than any other candles and do not release any soot particles, so we don't have to worry about potentially carcinogenic substances being released into our home.
4. Beautiful scent
Fragrances blend seamlessly with coconut wax, which means they beautifully release their scent. This means that when the candle is burning, we are greeted with a strong fragrance that quickly fills the room with our favorite scent.
5. Deforestation is not associated with coconut wax
Farmers grow coconut palms on their land, do not use pesticides or herbicides, and harvest them manually.
Fun fact- Did you know that the lifespan of a coconut palm is 60-80 years!
Coconut wax has a very low melting temperature, while soy wax is better able to withstand temperature changes. By mixing the two waxes, our product is able to maintain an optimal temperature due to the soy wax component, while the coconut wax component makes it more sustainable.