Don’t make light of picking the perfect candle. Soy candles aren’t only a good option for your home, but they can help make the planet a better place, too, by using renewable resources. All soy candles, including our Grove Co. Homemade Soy Candle actually burn slower than most paraffin wax candles, so they give you more burn time for the same amount of wax. Can you say, “So worth it!”
Candles made of paraffin wax can also be made from petroleum, which is pretty bad for you when burned. Instead, think about buying soy wax candles — they will impress just about anyone because they’re a healthier choice for people, pets, and children, too. Here are Grove members top pics for the best soy candles and what they're saying about them.
A warm and comforting candle made with 100% natural fragrances and soy wax.
A bright and uplifting candle made with 100% natural fragrances and soy wax.
A serene and soothing candle made with 100% natural fragrances and soy wax.
Usually we don’t sweat the small stuff, but when it comes to mosquitos, we’d rather be safe than sorry. This Murphy's Naturals Mosquito Repellent Candle is easy to use outdoors when you’re trying to enjoy a day or night outside, and it protects up to 12 feet. This mosquito repellent is DEET-free, petroleum-free, and made from natural ingredients …
If you burnt this Mrs. Meyer's Soy Candle for an hour a day, it would last almost a whole month. With 25 hours burn time, and an easy-to-reuse jar, this candle is an ideal home air freshener. It’s made from vegetable soy wax and is 100-percent cruelty-free and vegan. Plus, it comes in uplifting scents such as honeysuckle and lavender that’ll help …
A limited edition soy candle with notes of sweet mandarin, cinnamon bark, and vanilla inspired by Careyes, Jeremiah Brent’s favorite Mexican village.
When it comes to your home and the people (and pets) who live there, you’re going to want to play it safe. Soy candles can provide you peace of mind when you’re looking for mighty air-freshening powers — that’s because they don’t release any toxic fumes while burning. (Did you know that some paraffin wax candles release uber-bad toxins such as the same ones found in diesel fuel fumes — yuck!)
So, we’re basically saying this is one time we highly recommend burning a bridge — the one between you and paraffin wax that is.
Yes! When it comes to choosing a candle, we say out with the old and in with the new. Old-fashioned paraffin wax candles are harmful — plain and simple. They’re made from petroleum oil, which releases harmful toxins into the air when the candle is burned or melted. Soy candles, on the other hand, are non-toxic, so they’re not only better for your health, but they’re also better for Earth, too. Plus, soy is a renewable resource that’s biodegradable.
Fun facts about soy wax:
They sure do — typically soy candles can last up to 50% longer than traditional, paraffin candles (wow!). Because soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax, it also has a cooler burning temperature that helps with the longer burn time.
Sometimes soy candles can cost a little more than outdated petroleum candles, but that’s because the same amount of wax will last longer when you burn the scented soy candle. Picking a soy candle means you’ll have to replace it less often than if you were to go with paraffin wax.
Another thing about soy candles that gets us pretty fired up is that soy is almost always sourced from American soybean farmers, so buying your soy wax candle supports the U.S. economy — just another perk!.
At Grove, we take the guesswork out of which products are good for you and your home. Every product meets strict standards for being nontoxic, effective, sustainable, and cruelty-free. Once you find products you love, we ship to your home on a flexible, monthly schedule.
If you're ready to make the transition to natural cleaning, beauty, and household products, shop Grove Collaborative's natural products for the eco-friendly tools to tackle the job.