We're here to answer the day-old debate if coconut wax is better than soy wax candles. When choosing a candle or if you're a maker wax, you have to decide what characteristics and benefits you would like in a candle. The most common types of candle wax are; paraffin, beeswax, soy, and coconut. The truth is it's all in your preference.
Coconut wax is a colorless and odorless wax made from cold-pressed coconut meat, coconut oil mixed with soy wax or a combination of the two with a small amount of food-grade paraffin. Coconut wax formulations can vary depending on the wax manufacture, although most have these common characteristics; smooth and creamy texture, odorless, excellent cold and hot throw, and offering an even burn.
Soy wax derived from vegetable soybeans is a great alternative to paraffin wax. While soy wax has many different formulations, there are two main characteristics that distinguish a natural soy candle; uneven surface when burnt and frosting, although it is more visible on colored wax. It offers a cleaner burn than a paraffin candle.
Cali Meets NYC uses Coconut Soy Wax. Why? Coconut Soy wax lends to a slower burning candle, clean burn with an excellent hot throw. It is easy to use, and we were attracted to the creamy white color of the wax since we don't add dyes to our candles. It is single pour wax, and is not temperamental as we found when making soy wax candles.
So many times, we have unknowingly bought paraffin wax candles from big box stores, and it caused migraines or tension headaches. We wanted to create a candle free of harmful toxins, long-lasting, excellent cold and hot throw, and a unique take on fragrance. And we have done that by using coconut soy wax in our natural candles.