8oz handmade soy wax candles

Unveiling the Allergen-Friendly Magic of Soy Wax Candles

Soy Wax Candles: A Sustainable and Healthy Choice

Candles have the power to transform any space into a sanctuary of warmth and serenity. However, not all candles are created equal when it comes to allergenic potential. Here at Zanmi , we make all of our candles with soy wax . We do this  because it is healthier and less allergenic alternative to their paraffin counterparts that are in almost every store. 

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1. Minimal Soot and Airborne Particles

Soy wax candles produce significantly less soot and airborne particles compared to paraffin wax candles. When paraffin wax burns, it releases microscopic soot particles into the air. These particles can exacerbate allergies and irritate the respiratory system, especially in individuals with preexisting sensitivities. Soy wax, on the other hand, burns more cleanly and emits fewer of these allergenic particles, making it a preferred choice for many.

2. Natural, Plant-Based Composition

Soy wax is derived from soybean oil, making it a natural and plant-based material. This inherent natural quality contributes to its lower allergenic potential. In contrast, paraffin wax is a byproduct of petroleum refining and contains petrochemicals. The presence of petrochemicals in paraffin wax can release volatile organic compounds (VOCs) when burned. These VOCs can contribute to indoor air pollution and may trigger allergies and respiratory discomfort in sensitive individuals.

3. Lower Melting Point for Cooler Burns

Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax. This characteristic results in a cooler and slower burn, producing less heat and reducing the potential for irritation. The lower burning temperature also prevents the candle from burning too hot, which is a common issue with paraffin candles. This temperature control is especially beneficial for individuals with respiratory sensitivities, as it can help create a more comfortable environment.

4. Fewer Additives and Artificial Fragrances

Soy wax candles contain fewer additives and artificial fragrances compared to some paraffin candles. Additives such as synthetic dyes and fragrances can sometimes trigger allergies or sensitivities in individuals who are prone to reactions. Soy wax candles, are a less allergenic choice for those seeking a gentle ambiance.

5. Sustainable and Hypoallergenic Choice

Soybean farming tends to require fewer pesticides and chemicals compared to other crops, contributing to cleaner air and reducing the likelihood of allergenic residues in the wax. This sustainability aspect aligns with a more hypoallergenic approach to candle usage.

6. Biodegradable and Easy to Clean

We all know accidents happen, and spilled wax can be a hassle to clean. Soy wax is water-soluble, which makes it easy to remove from surfaces, clothing, or carpets. The convenience of cleaning adds to the overall user-friendly and less allergenic nature of soy wax candles.

7. Vegan-Friendly and Ethical

For those adhering to a vegan lifestyle, soy wax candles are an ethical choice. They do not contain animal-derived ingredients, making them cruelty-free and ethically sound. This aligns with the values of many individuals seeking allergen-friendly options in all aspects of their lives.


Soy wax candles have  earned its reputation as an allergen-friendly choice. That's precisely why we make all our candles out of them.  Their minimal soot production, natural composition, lower melting point, and reduced use of additives make them a healthier and less allergenic alternative to traditional paraffin wax candles. By choosing our soy wax candles, you can enjoy the ambiance and serenity candles provide without the worry of exacerbating allergies or sensitivities.

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