Updated: Aug 11, 2019


Many waxes can be used to make candles, for example, beeswax, coconut wax and most commonly paraffin wax. So why did Kukena chose to use soy wax, when most companies are producing candles at a lesser cost using paraffin wax?

What is paraffin wax?

Paraffin wax comes from the process of extracting crude oil from the earth. Crude oil or petroleum is an energy supply which will eventually run out in approximately 53 years, according the BP. Which is why we must opt for renewable energy resources such as solar or wind power. Despite paraffin wax being a bi product of this industry, we have chosen not we use this type of wax so as not to support the oil industry in any way.

Benefits of a Soy Wax Candle:

  • Soy wax comes from the soybean, a natural and renewable resource

  • On average, soy wax burns 50% slower than paraffin wax and therefore releases the essential oils blended into the wax gradually, as well as giving you more value for money

  • With soap and warm water, soy wax can be washed away easily, leaving you the with a reusable container

  • Soy wax is vegan and biodegradable

  • Less 'soot' is released into the air in comparison to paraffin wax