5 Surprising Benefits of Coconut Wax Candles

Everyone loves the warm glow of a candle, but when you’re choosing candles for your home, you should consider more than the scent. The type of wax—or waxes—used in a candle impacts the way it burns and even the fumes that it gives off. Certain waxes are healthier and cleaner burning than others, with coconut wax being one of the best. Let’s talk about why this wax is our favorite.

What is Coconut Wax?

Coconut wax is made from refined coconut oil. The oil is extracted from coconut meat and, through a hydrogenation process, this oil is converted into wax. The finished product is a creamy, unscented, white wax with a melting point of 100° F.

Benefits of Coconut Wax

So, why is coconut wax the better choice for candles? We’re so glad you asked. Here are a few reasons we love it…

1. Coconut Wax is Clean Burning

Say goodbye to the soot emitted by other waxes. Traditional paraffin wax, derived from petroleum, releases harmful toxins when burned, contributing to indoor air pollution. Coconut wax candles burn cleanly and emit minimal soot, making them a healthier choice for both you and your home (no more black stains on your walls!)

2. You’ll Enjoy a Longer Burn Time

Compared to soy or paraffin, coconut wax candles have a longer burn time. Our 8oz candles have an average burn time of 40-60 hours! You’ll enjoy your favorite fragrance for longer and ultimately get more bang for your buck. The slower burn rate also contributes to a more even distribution of fragrance — or scent throw — throughout the room.

3. Coconut Wax is Environmentally Friendly

One of the biggest advantages of coconut wax candles is their sustainability. Coconuts are a renewable, high-yield crop that does not use pesticides. Choosing coconut wax candles helps reduce your carbon footprint, as it has a much lower environmental impact.

4. It’s a Vegan Candle Option

You might not think about it, but not all candles are vegan! Many candles contain beeswax or other animal-derived ingredients like goat’s milk. Pure coconut wax candles are vegan and cruelty-free, making them a great option for those avoiding animal products.

5. It’s Easy to Clean Up

If you’ve ever struggled with removing candle wax from surfaces, you’ll love coconut wax since it’s a breeze to clean up. If you accidentally spill some wax, it can be easily wiped away with warm, soapy water, leaving no sticky residue behind. 

Shop Handmade, Coconut Wax Candles at Cornelia Home

Cornelia Home candles are always made with 100% pure coconut wax for the cleanest burn and long-lasting fragrance. Shop the full line and find your new favorite scent today.

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