Coconut Candles are Simply Better for You and the Environment
Making Each Candle
I make each candle personally with high-quality and environmentally friendly ingredients. Each scent is inspired from different aspects I love about Charleston.
In the environmentally conscious world of what is considered “eco-friendly” & “sustainable” is ever changing. Recently there has been a surge of eco-friendly and natural candles, commonly created with soy. Soy wax is a fantastic alternative to paraffin and makes an excellent candle, however soy is not considered a sustainable crop in agriculture. Environmental advocates like the WWF have raised concerns about increasing demand for soy and the resulting deforestation and displacement of both people and wildlife. And more fears surround the risk of monoculture farming and the unhealthy amounts of pesticides and fertilizers used to grow soybeans. Searching for an alternative, I learned about coconut wax.
Coconut wax is created from coconut oil, obtained via a natural extraction process and then mixed in with other all natural waxes to create a candle that burns cleanly and in many case longer than other candle waxes. Coconuts are considered a sustainable crop as they have both a high yield and crop renewal per acre. As coconut wax is very soft and has a low melting point, it must be blended with other waxes to create a candle that won’t melt on it’s own. The coconut wax used by SheSells Candles is all natural blend made of coconut and apricot waxes.
Benefits of Coconut Wax Over Soy Wax
- Burns cleaner and slower than soy which means you will have a longer lasting candle
- Made from a sustainable, easily renewable crop (Soy is usually derived from GMO soy)
- Throws scent better than soy
- Coconut wax candles carry a great scent
- You’ll enjoy your candles longer due to a slower burn.
- Our favorite point: they’re the most eco-friendly candles on the market.