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All You Need to Know about SOY WAX!

Are you coming across the newly trending Soy wax but don't know how it's different? We have got your back! Here is everything you need to know about the new heroic Soy wax.

Amongst other uses, Soy wax is primarily used in the manufacture of scented candles, healing candles and other decorative candles.

Soy wax is a plant-based wax derived from soybeans which is a naturally renewable source. It is also vegan, non-toxic, eco-friendly and biodegradable. No animals are harmed or disturbed during the derivation of soy wax which also makes it cruelty free. Since, it is a naturally derived and soft wax, it is water soluble and burns without any petro-carbon soot.


How is Soy Wax better than Paraffin wax?

While paraffin wax costs approximately 1/4th of what soy wax costs, it is 4 times dangerous than soy wax.

Paraffin wax, that one can easily get in the local markets is actually a by-product of the petrochemical industry and hence, is a highly toxic product. When a paraffin candle is lit, it burns hydro-carbons and produces a deep black soot which is proven to be harmful. Inhalation of such toxins can also lead to common allergies, irritations and asthma.

Paraffin is also a disaster for the environment, given it is non-biodegrade, toxic and hence a pollutant.


How to differentiate between soy candles and paraffin candles?

  1. Soy Candles burn a lot slower than paraffin candles and last 30% longer.

  2. Unlike paraffin candles, Soy Candles do not produce prominent petro-carbon soot.

  3. Paraffin candles have a stronger but overwhelming scent throw while Soy candles have a comparatively milder yet soothing scent throw.

  4. Soy Wax is softer than paraffin wax. One can easily differentiate by touching soy and paraffin candles respectively. This also makes soy wax less efficient for the manufacture of free-standing candles, for instance, pillar candles.

  5. Since, soy wax is non-toxic and soft, one can easily wash the left-over wax from a jar by pouring in warm water and soap.


Scented soy candles are a great way to amp up your homes, accentuate the mood of a place while also soothing your mind.

Serrein offers a variety of scented soy candles hand-made in India by Indian craftsmen.

To buy or explore an exquisite collection of scented soy candles, visit our website.



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