Why are beeswax candles more expensive than soy wax candles and what are the reasons
Whether soy wax candles or beeswax candles, they are all pure natural, vegan candles, why are beeswax candles better and more expensive than soy wax candles?
Please read below why:
Beeswax is harder and more suitable for column wax and carving wax.
Soy wax is softer and more suitable for filling into containers.
The higher the purity of beeswax candle, it need to be sealed and stored when not in use, otherwise the surface of the candle made of beeswax will be prone to frost after long-term contact with the air.
(Like the fructose that seeps out of the skin during the drying process of persimmons.)
The density of soybean wax is not as high as that of beeswax, and the surface of the wax is soft to the touch.
After soy wax candle contact with the air for a long time , the surface of the candle made of soybean wax tends to turn yellow.
The higher the purity of beeswax, the easier it is to frost on the surface, and it needs to be sealed and stored when not in use.
Whether it is white beeswax or yellow beeswax, the density is higher than that of soybean wax.
The surface of the new beeswax candle is flatter.
Due to the low density of high-purity soy candles, tiny bubbles may appear during production , usually we still add about 10% of white beeswax to avoid bubbles.
Or use a vacuum pump to pump out tiny air bubbles in the wax liquid in advance.
Why can beeswax fill the air bubbles in the wax liquid after the soy wax has melted?
The reason is that beeswax has higher density, smaller molecules.
Such as filling a pile of sand to a pile of stones , and the sand will flow into the cracks of the stones smoothly.
3. Light up the candles
Beeswax has a higher density, a higher hardness, and a higher melting point.
It takes longer to light a beeswax candle, because the wax solution takes longer to melt.
Soy wax is softer, has a lower melting point, and is easier to ignite.
4. After lighting
Both beeswax and soybean wax are made of natural materials and are ECO friendly .
Beeswax is more expensive and healthier, beeswax is the only natural wax substance that can release negative ions when burned .
From ancient times to modern times, edible beeswax is still used in Chinese medicine to seal.
Sealing and health are the best among all wax materials.
The ability to purify indoor air is the strongest of all candles.
Beeswax is more difficult to come by because there are fewer bee farmers than soybean growers and less beeswax yields than soybean wax.
The raw material price of beeswax is more than twice that of soy wax.
6.Smell of material
Soy wax material has a natural soy flavor.
Beeswax material has natural sourness and sweetness.
After the baptism of the COVID-19 pandemic, people pay more and more attention to health, and aromatherapy beeswax candles is more and more sought-after.