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Why We Love Coconut Wax Candles

Why We Love Coconut Wax Candles

Sep 16th 2021

There are so many reasons to accent your interior design with candles, both scented and unscented. Candles made with scented wax blends present homeowners with unique opportunities to create a more holistic experience for their families, friends, and guests to their homes by delivering a sensory experience that compliments the overall design scheme.

The visual allure of candles also cannot be understated. The colors, finish, and arrangement of candles can be used to cultivate a sense of harmony in your interior spaces, even when the candles are not lit; yet when they are, the soft, lambent, liquid light they produce is gentle, romantic, and pleasant. Unlike harsh, artificial, electric light, candlelight is easier on the eyes and can elevate the spirit of a setting.

But not all candles are created equal, and much of the value of a candle, in addition to its scent makeup and its physical appearance, is attributable to the wax blend used to create it. If you like candles in general, you’re going to love our coconut wax candles.

What Are Coconut Wax Candles?

Many modern scented candles are made with paraffin wax, which is a synthetic wax produced from petroleum products. While paraffin is cheap, easy to produce, and readily available, both producing it and burning it are not beneficial to the environment. In fact, paraffin candles may be considered directly harmful.

By contrast, coconut wax candles are made from blends of coconut wax, which is produced by hydrogenated coconut oil pressed from coconut meat. Hydrogenating the oil converts the oil into a solid wax at room temperature - perfect for making candles. Our coconut wax candles, for example, are hand-poured in California, replete original scent blends from fragrance oils, and made from a paraben-free natural coconut wax blend.

Benefits of Coconut Wax Candles

There are so many reasons to love coconut wax candles, but these are just a few of our favorites. Adding clean-burning coconut wax candles to your home may be able to bring you some of these benefits!

Coconut Wax Can Be Naturally, Sustainably Produced

Unlike paraffin wax, which must be synthesized, coconut wax can be produced naturally, from sustainably grown coconuts. In fact, in some ways, coconut wax is even more environmentally friendly than some other natural waxes like palm wax.

Palm wax, which is another naturally created type of wax produced from palm oil, is another sustainable wax. The issue with palm wax candles is that demand for these candles has resulted in the wholesale clearing of sensitive rainforest regions (such as the Amazon) to make way for the farms that produce the palm products. Soy candles, made from soy wax, and another alternative to paraffin-based candles, are also not always produced sustainably.

Coconuts, which are considered a high-yield crop, are able to produce much more volume for the resources put into them than other natural or sustainable alternatives. Coconut oil, by contrast to soy and palm oil, can be produced much more sustainably, and with less adverse impact on sensitive environments. It’s not just the sustainable choice - it’s the environmentalist’s choice!

Coconut Wax Burns Slowly and Offers Excellent Scent Throw (and It Can Hold a Lot of Scent!)

Coconut candles are also an excellent alternative to some other types of candles because of their extended burn time. Coconut wax has one of the longest burn times of any wax on the market, longer than soy wax (which burns fairly quickly) and even longer than paraffin, which is generally well-respected for producing long-burning candles.

Also, unlike some other candle waxes, coconut wax is renowned for the fact that it burns evenly as well. When you keep your candles properly trimmed and maintained, you can expect very little if any wax left at the bottom when the candle has burned out.

Another thing we love about coconut wax candles is that coconut wax is able to hold a high concentration of scents or essential oils. Not only is coconut wax able to hold a very high concentration of scent in its matrix, but it also offers an excellent scent throw. Coconut wax even performs well when compared to soy wax, which is highly regarded for its impressive scent throw.

Coconut Wax Burns Cleanly

Some wax blends, like paraffin blends, may release chemicals such as benzene or toluene as products of combustion. Candle makers and homeowners love coconut wax, as a natural alternative, because it is considered much cleaner. In addition to being a favorite for its long-lasting nature and excellent scent, coconut wax is considered non-toxic.

Curb Concerns about Soot and Smoke

Some homeowners abstain from enjoying the aesthetic and therapeutic benefits of candles simply because they’re worried about having to manage the effects of soot and smoke. While it is true that some wax blends can produce either soot or smoke, coconut wax candles are nearly soot and smoke-free.

Paraffin candles, for example, even when well-trimmed, will release soot and smoke in small quantities. While it isn’t noticeable at first, over time, that smoke and soot will produce a fine layer of tar over the surfaces of your walls and furniture. Being some of the most cherished items in your home, it is reasonable to want to avoid this unfortunate occurrence.

Coconut wax candles, by contrast, burn much more cleanly. When trimmed and properly maintained, emit almost no soot or smoke - perfect for your home’s interiors. You enjoy all of the benefits of the ambiance and scent throw, without having to worry about smoke or soot damage.

Indulge in Our Unique, Exquisitely Scented Coconut Wax Candles

Our coconut wax candles are made with a paraben-free coconut wax blend and are hand-poured in California. They can also be accented with a pink velvet bow at your request; please leave details in your order notes.

If you have any questions about our coconut wax candles or our other products, please feel free to contact us directly at 301-876-0661 or at info@eloquence.com. We also encourage our valued customers to follow us on social media - Instagram and Pinterest - to be the first to learn about new releases, news, or specials.