10 Best Natural Soy Candles for a Guilt-Free Ambience

Coming home to an inviting and yet relaxing environment is the one thing we all aim at. Now that we are working from home, improving your home-working environment is not negotiable. What better way to make the ambience at home a notch higher than with candles?

Candles create a warm, calm, relaxing environment, and soy candles take it to an eco level by providing you with all of that and clean air with no pollutants as the candle burns.  

Whether you like scented candles with a woody smell that reminds you of the first raindrops, the sweet lavender scent that calms and soothes you after a long day or simply love to light your candles to add more warmth to the room with no scent, we got you! We have selected all kinds of soy candles you’ll need for a relaxing evening. 

If you love candles that much, you’d love our selection of the best beeswax candles and our top vegan candles for even more options.

What do you need to know about soy candles?

Soy candles are the perfect choice if you are looking for eco friendly candles. First, due to their low melting point, soy candles are often packaged in glass jars that you can reuse. They are also affordable compared to other eco alternatives like beeswax candles. 

Also, soy candles have a clean and healthy burn, meaning it will not produce any black soot. Your walls will remain clean, and any items around the burning candle will also not collect any soot. In addition,  the air around you will not have any pollutants that are common with paraffin-based candles. Soy wax is soluble in water, which means that you can clean and reuse a container that has soy wax candles without worrying about poisoning.

The low melting point of soy wax candles leans to a cool burning compared to paraffin-based candles. It helps increase the lifetime of the candle so you can enjoy your warm glow for long, it also enhances your safety by reducing the level of a burn if the melted wax spills on you. 

If you are allergic to soy, there are other good and eco options for you. Beeswax candles are believed to help alleviate asthma and allergic symptoms. In fact, the use of beeswax candles is not new and dates back to the Middle Ages. 

Best Soy Candles UK

Kukena Coconut Shell Soy Candle 

An eco candle does not get better than this one with a coconut shell housing the candle. coconut shell is natural, renewable, recyclable and biodegradable, which makes it a perfect option to the recyclable glass jars. While you revere at that, the wax on this candle is purely natural soy providing you with a clean burn and no air pollutants.  

The coconuts shells used for these candles are ethically sourced. While there are different scents to choose from, the coconut shell provides you with added tropical scents that will have you drifting away to dreamlands with white sandy beaches. 

We love it because: everything about it is eco- from the unique, cute, natural and biodegradable coconut shell to the soy wax and natural essential oils for your preferred scents. 

Scent Free Soy Wax Candle

How about an array of scent-free soy wax candles at your disposal? All you have to do is choose your favourite design from these hand painted choices- from the dark and mysterious Monochrome to the Cornish Sunset and the Song of the Sea for your romantic date nights. All the candles are made from natural soy wax, which gives a long and clean burn. 

Our personal favourite is the Surf’s Up Style that will remind you of a warm afternoon by the beach this summer, especially now that we are staying indoors more. 

We love it because: it is made from natural wax and is packaged in reused, recycled and fully recyclable materials. 

French Lavender Soy Candle by Octo London 

Calmness, relaxation, and comfort, all the recipes lavender scent offers for a night of healthy sleep. It is hand-poured in London using 100% natural soy wax with a clean burn. There is a touch of lavender smell, all from 100% essential oils. There are no parabens, colourants or dyes. 

It comes in a brown glass jar that gives the candle a brownish warmth when it comes. The glass jar is recyclable, so is the cardboard packaging. There are 3 different sizes to pick from so you can get your preferred size. 

We love it because: everything about it is eco from the natural wax and essential oils to the recyclable glass jar and cardboard packaging. 

Blueberry Muffin Soy Wax Candle by Codandle

Codandle’s blueberry muffin scented candle manages to give your home the scent you would expect when baking a blueberry muffin. Only that this time you will be relaxing, reading a book or enjoying your evening tea while the burning candles waft away your favourite scent. 

The wax is purely from soybeans with a clean burn of 100-plus hours. Yes, you read it right! This vegan candle can be burned for more than 100 hours.  In addition, it comes in a glass jar that you can recycle. 

We love it because: it has a sweet blueberry scent that appeases the sweet tooth without having to indulge in the sugary cakes. It also comes in recyclable packaging. 

Assorted Scented Soy Candles by Rose Lavender Naturals

While we have a favourite scent, it never hurts to mix and spice up your home’s aura once in a while. What better way to do that than getting an assortment of different scented soy candles from Rose Lavender Naturals? All candles have natural soy wax, cotton wick and come in a hexagon-shaped jar that makes it decorative. 

Depending on your mood, you can have an aromatherapy therapy session with lime oil, lavender fresh, passion or hot coffee fragrances. Each of the candles has a burning time of 4+ hours. 

We love it because: all scents are from natural fragrance oils. The candles come in a recyclable jar and an option of a gift box made from recycled and recyclable materials. 

Black Wax Soy Candle by WXY

Lovers of the black colour, here is your chance to express elegance, beauty, might, and sophistication with an all black wax candle. Believe it or not, it is all 100% soy wax with no palm oil, parabens, and it is vegan friendly. It has an eco wooden wick that enhances the throw of the candle’s scent. 

There are 3 scents to pick from, Deep, Dark, and Pitch. All of these use The candle comes in a recyclable black glass and a recyclable and biodegradable cardboard box. It has a burn time of 30 to 40 hours. 

We love it because: it has an enticing black wax and glass jar, and uses natural ingredients, including essential oils for the scent. 

Fresh Mint & Rhubarb Vegan Candle by Handcrafted Candle GB

It is easy to give your house an exquisite look, but an exquisite scent, that’s a rare one. This fresh mint and rhubarb soy wax candle is what you are lacking for that exquisite feel in your home. Both scents are from pure essential oils offering a zesty but sweet and refreshing smell. 

The candles hand-crafted with 100% soy wax with a TCR cotton wick for a clean and smooth burn. There are 2 different sizes to pick from, with one burning for 25 hours and the other for 40 hours.

We love it because: it’s made with 100% soy wax, 2 natural essential oils, and comes in recyclable glass jars and box packaging. 

Natural Soy Candle Set by YMing 

YMing’s gift set of 4 natural soy wax candles is a perfect aromatherapy gift set for anyone with long and stressful days. It has 4 different scents- lavender, gardenia, vanilla, and jasmine. All 4 candles are made using 100% natural soy wax that is eco and biodegradable. 

The candles are also perfect for anyone who loves travelling. The jar has a lid that you can close for easy packing of the candles. 

We love it because: the packaging is absolutely stunning, travel-friendly and 100% recyclable. The wax is also natural and biodegradable.

Wood Smoked Vanilla Soy Candle 

Contrary to popular belief, men, too, can enjoy the relaxing greatness brought about by candles. And what better way to do it than with this wood smoked candle by Nordic Zen Candles. Its ingredients include natural soy wax, siam wood, vanilla, saffron and yellow mandarins with a base of souchong tea essence, lapsang, ambergris and coumarin. 

All these are 100% natural, weaving their complexities to give a delicate aroma. It comes in a cute matte black glass jar that you can recycle for your decor, and a wooden lid made from natural bamboo.

We love it because: the matte black jar is unique, and the candle uses soy wax, a natural and eco wick and it burns for about 40 hours. 

Organic Candles UK by Neom Organics London 

Imagine what a blend of 24 different essential oils smells like? There is a mixture of warmth, calmness, exquisite and delicate scent all wrapped up in one. It is the best mixture you need for a warm bath, romantic dinner, or stress-relieving evenings. Neom candles give you this, thanks to this natural wax candle. 

All the 24 essential oils in this candle are natural and eco-friendly. It comes in a cylindrical glass jar that you can repurpose. 

We love it because: it is the perfect stress-relieving candle you will find courtesy of its assorted natural essential oils. The glass jar housing the wax is also recyclable.

Most Asked Questions

Are soy candles better?

Compared to regular paraffin wax candles, soy candles are better. They are made from a natural and renewable resource, soybean oil, which is 100% natural vegetable oil. It is also 100% biodegradable, has a lower melting point and releases fragrance easily. Paraffin wax, on the other hand, is a by-product of refined gasoline. It is not biodegradable or renewable. 
Soy wax candles are also among the cheapest natural wax candles compared to beeswax.

Are soy candles healthy?

Soy wax candles are good for your health because it has a cleaner burn than a paraffin-based wax. Due to this, it will produce no soot and the air around you will have no pollutants.
Petroleum wax candles will produce soot, which is rich in pollutants and is hard to clean from surfaces. Some of these pollutants have been linked to cancer of the lungs and other respiratory diseases. Soot also causes allergic reactions especially for people with asthma.

What is in a soy candle?

Soy candles contain soybean oil that is derived from soybeans. Soybean, also called soya bean, is an edible legume native in East Asia. it has numerous uses like making soy milk, soy sauce, nattō, and soy candles, among others. 

What is special about soy candles?

Soy candles are an excellent choice for you to enjoy the ambient atmosphere without worrying about your health or impact on the environment. It has no soot, has a low melting point, and is made from a renewable and biodegradable resource.
The low melting point of soy wax ensures that the fragrances in your candle vaporize easily in order to release the smell more effectively. In addition, the melted wax from a soy wax candle is also easier to clean.

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