Why Soy Wax Melts are Better for You and the Environment

When it comes to choosing wax melts for your home, soy wax stands out as a superior option for both personal health and environmental sustainability. Here's why soy wax melts are a better choice compared to other types of wax, such as pure paraffin commonly found in big box stores or MLM house parties. You know who we're talking about.

Health Benefits

Cleaner Burning: Soy wax is a natural product made from soybean oil. Unlike paraffin wax, which is derived from petroleum, soy wax burns cleaner and produces significantly fewer pollutants. Paraffin wax can release harmful chemicals such as benzene and toluene when burned, which are known carcinogens and can contribute to indoor air pollution. In contrast, soy wax emits less soot and fewer toxins, creating a healthier indoor environment​. It's worth noting: When heated gently in a wax warming dish, this Paraffin risk becomes almost non-existent.

Hypoallergenic: Soy wax is hypoallergenic, making it a better option for individuals with allergies or sensitivities. The cleaner burn of soy wax means fewer airborne particles that could trigger allergic reactions or respiratory issues​.

Natural Fragrance Retention: Soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin, which allows it to release fragrances more gradually and evenly. This means you get a consistent scent throw without the need for additional chemicals to enhance the fragrance, providing a more natural and pleasant aroma in your home​.


Environmental Benefits

Renewable Resource: Soybeans are a renewable resource, grown widely across the world. Using soy wax supports sustainable agriculture and reduces dependence on fossil fuels. In contrast, paraffin wax is a non-renewable resource, extracted from petroleum, a major contributor to environmental degradation and pollution.

Biodegradable: Soy wax is biodegradable, meaning it breaks down naturally over time without harming the environment. This is a stark contrast to paraffin wax, which can persist in the environment and contribute to landfill waste. Soy wax’s biodegradability ensures that it has a minimal environmental footprint, even after its useful life as a candle or wax melt has ended​

As a bonus, Bewilderment HQ is in driving distance of the farmers and processing plants responsible for our soy wax blend. Making the environmental impact of shipping bulk ingredients much less so.

Supports Farmers: By choosing soy wax products, you are supporting soybean farmers, primarily here in the United States. This boosts the agricultural economy and promotes sustainable farming practices. The production of soy wax also tends to have a lower carbon footprint compared to the refining process for pure paraffin wax.


Practical Benefits

Longer Burn Time: Soy wax melts tend to have a longer burn time than paraffin wax melts. Like, a lot longer! This is because soy wax burns more slowly and evenly, which means you get more hours of fragrance for your money. The slower burn also means less frequent replacements, contributing to less waste and more savings over time​.

Easier Cleanup: Soy wax is easier to clean up than paraffin wax. It can be removed from surfaces with soap and water, making it more convenient and less likely to cause permanent stains or damage. This feature is particularly useful if you accidentally spill the wax or need to clean your warmer.



Soy wax melts offer a range of benefits that make them a better choice for both you and the environment. They provide a cleaner burn, are hypoallergenic, and retain natural fragrances better. Environmentally, they are renewable, biodegradable, and support sustainable agriculture. Practical advantages include longer burn times and easier cleanup. By choosing soy wax melts, you are making a healthier, more sustainable choice for your home and the planet.

At Bewilderment, we are committed to offering high-quality soy wax melts that bring these benefits to your home, ensuring a pleasant and eco-friendly fragrance experience. Try our product for 20% off your first purchase, with code WELCOME20. 

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