Coconuts are widely known as superfoods and some even consider it as the “fruit of life.” You can even survive on a deserted island with just eating coconut meat and coconut juice! But we’re not here to talk about that. We’re here to know more about the application of its products, especially if you’re talking about candle making.
Coconuts are so versatile that they are not only used to create various food and health products, they are also used in cosmetics and other things especially for coconut oil and coconut wax. Now, if you’re here because you’re into candles, then you already know that coconut wax candles are one of the best types of candles in the market.
What is Coconut Wax?
Coconut wax is a colorless and odorless wax made from cold-pressed coconut meat or coconut oil mixed with soy wax. It is considered as one of the best and healthiest types of wax to make candles because it doesn’t produce as much soot as the other types of wax. It is also commonly blended with other natural waxes to produce candles that have better burn quality and aromatic throw.
Benefits of Using Coconut Wax in Candles
Let’s take a look at the benefits of coconut wax in terms of using them for your candles.
Coconut Wax Vs. Other Types of Wax
Coconut wax has a bright and white color. If you’re into colorful candles, it’s natural color means that you can easily dye the wax and create various colored candles depending on your needs.
Candles made from coconut wax burn the cleanest compared to other types of wax. It produces less soot so you don’t have to worry about keeping your surfaces clean.
Love your scented candles? Coconut candle waxes are perfect for those who enjoy using their candles for aromatherapy. It has a superior scent throw which means you can produce long lasting and strongly scented candles using this wax.
You can also enjoy your candles longer because coconut wax burns slower than other wax and it can blend perfectly with other natural, harder waxes. This is the reason why it is usually seen in wax blends and why it is widely used in candle making.
If you’re all about saving the planet, coconut wax candles are the perfect fit for you because they are the most eco-friendly type of candle to produce. They are non-toxic and burn cleaner because as mentioned previously, coconut wax emits no smoke and is soot-free.
However, natural waxes on the market even when labeled as Soy wax or Coconut wax are actually blended with paraffin. Light 4 Life uses its own proprietary all natural coconut wax blend made from Coconut, Soy Beeswax and Apricot Oil providing a natural wax that rivals the department store paraffin candles in performance which is much cleaner and healthier for you to burn.
In my next blog post, I'll talk about the other types of waxes used to make most of the candles on the market today.
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