Hey Everyone 😃 It’s me again, your Friendly Neighborhood Tu at TPSBestCandles.com. There are many candles to choose from. But remember I’m here to pair you up with the best candle for you.
I always thought candles were all made of the same bulky wax that I grew up seeing in the old movies with the old dude using it as a light looking out the window. Boy was I misguided.
In an effort to keep you from the dark candle place I was in, I decided to check how candles are made and candle making supplies. I came across 5 basics when it comes to making candles. There’s the soy wax, the paraffin wax, the beeswax, the gel candle and of course the infamous flameless candle. The one for you will really depend on your sense of self. Dramatic but true. Let’s explore.
Paraffin Wax Candles
The solid candles we often see are usually made with a paraffin wax. It’s a harder wax, thus making it more hassle free and it has a good burn life span.
Soy Wax Candles
There are soy wax candles and there are soy wax blend candles, which are a vegetable wax blend from soy wax and palm wax. These candles are more creamy looking often used in jars or other containers.
There is so much you can do with Gel Candles. Since gel has a clear rubbery texture, it tends to burn twice as long as paraffin. Gel candles are also super easy to make should you choose to really go deep creating the best candle for you.
Standalone candles like candlesticks, and small votive candles are sometimes made from beeswax. Often this material is from local beekeepers who help keep the ecosystem moving. So if you’re into living in a globally safe environment, this may contribute to that.
The safest candles on the block belong to the flameless candles. Get the ambiance of the candle experience without the thought of looking for a match. These are great if you have small pets or children or if you’re just clumsy like me.
So which of these Materials would you choose for your Best Candle?
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