All candles are enjoyable and they can brighten up your home and fill it with a rich scent of your choice. There are a lot of different types of candles that are made with different types of waxes. Candles are made of paraffin wax, beeswax, and soy wax just to name a few. And today we are going to compare beeswax candles to soy wax candles so that you will know what the differences are. So let’s get started.
One of the biggest differences of the two types of candle wax is the price. Beeswax is so much more expensive than soy wax. Beeswax candles can be up to 6 times the price of soy candles depending on where you buy them from and this is why soy has become so popular in the last decade.
Another advantage that soy wax candles have over beeswax candles is that soy wax is much easier to clean up. If some wax gets spilled or is crushed on the floor soy wax can be easily cleaned up with a bit of soap and a damp cloth. Beeswax can be a nightmare if it has been allowed to dry. You will have to chip at the hardened wax and even then it may be too late for you to save whatever the wax was spilled on.
Both candles are natural and will last longer than paraffin candles. Both of these types of wax are also better for the environment and will release minimal toxins and black smoke. In terms of which candle will last longer when burned though beeswax will last longer but not by much. Both candles last a long time when they are burned but beeswax probably because it is so much harder than soy wax lasts about 10% longer when lit.
Soy candles if they are scented will smell richer and have a smell that is more natural than a beeswax candle. The scent will fill the house at a better rate and they won’t smell fake. The natural smell of the soy candle wax alone is enough to make someone choose the soy over the beeswax.
Candles are a great way to light up your home and if they are scented it is a wonderful greeting for any guest. Soy candles are so much cheaper than beeswax candles and they almost last as long when burned. The soy candle wax smells so much better too when it is scented; the soy wax adds a richness to the smell and releases the fragrance at a better rate. If you have spilled beeswax on a piece of furniture then it can be trouble. Beeswax is extremely hard to successfully remove without damaging the fabric that it was spilled on. Beeswax last a bit longer than soy candles but when you compare the prices between the two types of wax it doesn’t make sense to buy beeswax because of this reason. Soy candles are the better value and are just as good as beeswax candles.