Colton Candles – Soy vs Paraffin


We are a new candle maker based in Colton and believe in quality products at affordable prices. We got fed up of paying over the odds for expensive well known brands so we decided to have a go ourselves – the feedback we’ve had is incredible and we now stock over 30 different scents in a variety of styles and sizes.

Each candle is hand poured and decorated by our own fair hands. They are a blend of natural soy wax, with the finest grade oils sourced locally in Yorkshire. Check out our website or Facebook page to see what we have for your home, wedding or special event. We also run regular competitions and special promotions!

The Benefits Of Soy vs. Paraffin Candles

Soy candles are natural since they’re made from vegetable oil (soybeans). On the other hand, paraffin candles are made from petroleum oil.  Since soybeans are vegetables, soy wax is naturally biodegradable.

Soy candles are non-toxic, have a lower melting point, produce negligible amounts of soot and release no known toxins into the air. Candle soot is more of a nuisance than you might realise. If you burn a lot of candles, over time it can discolor your walls & furniture and stain the edges of your carpet! Compared to paraffin candles, soy wax is much healthier for humans, pets, and the environment.

The scent from soy candles is much stronger and more pleasant than the scent from paraffin wax candles. It’s been noted by many that paraffin wax will give them headaches. Of course it’s not the scent itself, but the additional chemicals the paraffin is putting off.

Soy candles burn cleaner than regular paraffin candles. As a result, they don’t produce much black soot like paraffin candles do. Soy candles burn 50% longer than regular candles. Furthermore, soy candles burn evenly, leaving almost no excess wax on the sides of the jar. Soy not only burns cleaner, but slower too.

A soy candle can burn up to twice as long (sometimes even more!) than paraffin, giving you twice the candle.

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  1. nicola collins says:

    We’re are you in colton as looked but not found your shop

    • Hi Nicola, we don’t have a shop yet but message us through the website to arrange a viewing at our home.
      Karl @ coltoncandles

  2. Well I never knew about this – I will definitely be swapping to soy and trying these!

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