1. It’s Sustainable
Coconut wax is produced by pressing the oil out of the meat from the coconut. The meat is then put through a process called hydrogenation, It’s filtered and then cleaned. Leaving you with 100% natural, and fully biodegradable wax. It is also a renewable and high-yielding crop which means it’s one of the most eco-friendly waxes in use today.
Coconut is also biodegradable, as there are no chemicals. Coconut was is also plant-based wax, which means it can be decomposed by organisms in the soil and will decompose quite rapidly within a matter of a few weeks.
2. A Slow Burn.
Coconut wax is one of the slowest burning waxes on the market today and if your candle is well made It creates an even burn, meaning no tunneling or waste.
3. A Beautiful Scent Throw.
Essential oils blend harmoniously with coconut wax, meaning it gives off a great scent.
4. No Deforestation
Unlike a lot of other industries, like soy, farmers grow coconut trees on their own land, there is no need for pesticides or herbicides. Very little machinery is used in the harvesting of coconuts, as the farmers harvest the coconuts by hand. The coconut trees are not cut down for the product and can live up to 80 years.
5. Soot Free.
Many candles made of paraffin wax candles produce dark spots on the glass. This is because paraffin wax contains toxins, these let off small soot particles into your home which creates the soot.
Coconut candles are non-toxic so they have a clean burn, with no soot. And when combined with essential oils and not synthetic fragrances, you don’t have to worry about carcinogens being released into the air.
6. It’s Relatively New
None of the larger candle companies are currently using coconut wax for their candles, my guess is because they have invested a lot of money in testing soy wax or they prefer to use cheaper paraffin wax. Coconut wax isn’t the cheapest, but in my opinion, it’s definitely the best.