Why We Use Soy Wax

Behind the Scenes Candle Care

As a small business, Simply Vela Candle Co. puts great attention and thought into the products we send to our customers all across the nation.  We pay attention to every detail of our process in order to provide you with the best candle experience possible, right down to the ingredients used to actually create the candles.  All of our candles use high quality fragrance oils, cotton wicks, and most of all, soy wax. 

It is often asked what the benefits are of a soy candle and why owner and founder Noell Garza chose soy for Simply Vela Candle Co. Here are some of the incredible reasons why soy wax candles are the way to go!


  • It's Natural and Locally Sourced


Our soy wax is made from soy beans that are grown right here in the United States. The soy bean oil that forms the wax is eco-friendly, renewable, naturally biodegradable, and water soluble—which makes it easier to clean, too! Unlike paraffin wax that many candles are commonly made of (which often comes from petroleum oil), soy wax is non-toxic and supports American farmers.


  • Longer Lasting

Soy wax has a lower melting point than other wax types, which means the wax doesn’t get as hot while burning. This slower burn allows you to enjoy your soy candle 30-50% longer than other candles. Additionally, because of this lower melting point, there will be more liquid wax around the wick itself which allows the fragrance oils to evaporate into the air more efficiently, filling your space with a strong, lasting scent.


  • Cleaner Burning


Utilizing soy wax not only means your candle will produce very little black soot or smoke like paraffin candles (which can discolor your furniture and walls) but this also means soy wax produces a non-toxic burn. Because soy is a natural source, is does not increase the level of CO2 in the air. Additionally, there are no carcinogens or pollutants in soy. Compared to paraffin, soy wax is much safer and healthier for your family, pets, and the environment.



Soy wax was the only choice for Simply Vela Candle Co. and as a small business, we support local, natural, and safe resources. We care about each person who purchases Simply Vela candles and using soy wax is just one way we make sure to give you the best candle experience possible!

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