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The most popular types of candle wax

Paraffin wax is a wax made from petroleum residues. It is therefore a material that has a negative impact on the environment. Often mixed with other harmful ingredients, candles made from paraffin wax can release toxic substances, such as acetone, benzene and toluene, into the air. They are known carcinogens. Although it is not scientifically proven beyond any doubt that it releases enough of these components into the air to reach humans, it is important to know that the possibility is not ruled out either.

Beeswax, although natural, its origin is not as ecological as one would like to believe. It is important to know that the bee population is decreasing from year to year. What does it do? In fact, bees are responsible for 75% of the world's food production. The wax itself does not contain anything toxic and is natural, but there is an ethical debate about the use of bees for this type of product.

Coconut wax is a natural wax, but it is often mixed with paraffin or soy wax to complete the candle component. It is an excellent eco-friendly choice when mixed with a sustainable soy wax. What is unfortunate is that, when a certain mixing ratio is exceeded, the supplier is not obliged to disclose what is mixed with the coconut wax.

Soy wax is also a natural wax and it does not need to be mixed with another wax to be complete. It can be a great eco-friendly choice, depending on the source of the soy. And yes, did you know that soy is one of the main causes of deforestation. Although between 70% and 90% is destined for animal feed, the production of soy wax is no exception. Fortunately, we have good news, there are sustainable cultivation methods. This is why at FREYA we believe it is important to work with suppliers who have the same values ​​as us. We ensure that our soy wax comes from ethical and sustainable suppliers, so that they do not contribute to deforestation.

We hope you learned something new!

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