Palm wax and soy wax candles are both organic waxes made from renewable resources making them much more environmentally-friendly than paraffin wax candles. Candles of the Light™ is committed to providing you with high-quality eco-friendly candles and therefor only make palm wax and soy wax candles for your enjoyment.Palm Wax Candles Soy Wax Candles Comparing Palm Wax, Soy Wax, and Paraffin Wax
Palm wax is a 100% natural wax that is made from palm berries. Palm wax is a sustainable resource, biodegradable and natural. There are a number unique characteristics relative to palm wax, these include:
Palm wax is derived from harvested palm fruit. The harvest palm fruit is then refined in palm mills and the seed is removed from the fruit which leaves a soft, fleshy outer-level. This soft outer-level is steamed and pressed to extract palm oil, distilled, and wax is recovered. From start to finish no chemicals are utilized to create palm wax.
Palm wax has a number of every day uses aside from use in the creation of wonderful palm wax candles. Palm wax production has skyrocketed in recent years as consumers have become increasingly eco-conscious. Some other palm wax usages include:
Soy wax is a processed form of soybean oil created after the soybeans are harvested, cleaned, cracked and hulls are removed. The de-hulled soybeans are formed into flakes and then the oil is extracted from the flakes.
As a vegetable wax, soy wax is a 100% renewable and in candle form it burns cleanly and slowly. The majority of soy wax is from American-grown soy beans in the midwest.
Palm wax and soy wax are extremely different from the more commonly used paraffin wax found in today's candle market. But for those interested in a more environmentally friendly alternative, Candles of the Light™ offers a large assortment of palm wax and soy wax candles.
|Palm Wax||Soy Wax||Paraffin Wax|
|Is it a natural and renewable resource?||Yes||Yes||No|
|Does it produce minimal soot?||Yes||No||No|
|Is it toxin/carcinogen-free?||Yes||No||No|
|Is it an odorless wax||Yes||No||No|
|What chemicals are used to refine the wax?||None||Hexane||acetone, ethylene, acrylic acid, benzene, toluene, & more|
|What is it made from?||Palm Fruit||Soy Beans||Petroleum (gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene)|
|Is the wax biodegradable?||Yes||Yes||No|