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natural soy wax

Why choose soy wax?

What is soy wax?

Soy wax is a 100% natural vegetable wax derived from soybeans. Soy wax as it is used to today is a relatively recent invention. It was discovered in 1991 by a candle maker looking for an alternative to beeswax!

How is it different from paraffin wax?

Most candles, both cheap and expensive and made from paraffin wax. Paraffin is cheaper to produce but is derived from processing around the fossil fuel, crude oil. 

why choose soy wax?

Soy wax is made from renewable resources and derived from a food we eat or come in to contact with every day. Soy wax is also known to produce much less black soot while burning, making them cleaner. They also are fantastic at carrying fragrance throughout your home . 


Whilst candles should always be burned in a well-ventilated room around pets, we have experienced and found that many pet owners are experiencing problems when burning paraffin wax candles. Sadly, our founder Sophie discovered this with her pet dog.
We cannot guarantee that your pet or dog will NOT experience an adverse reaction around soy wax candles, but from our own observation and research we have concluded that soy wax is better than paraffin for our pets. 

Luxury scented soy candles lovingly hand-poured in the heart of aberdeenshire.

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