No, Woodwick candles are not made 100% of soy wax. They use a special blend of soy and paraffin wax.
I can’t see a more detailed split of the wax mix Woodwick uses on their website, they simply say their candles use, ‘A premium blend of soy and paraffin wax’.
Are Woodwick Candles Soy?
If you’re looking for pure 100% soy candles, then Woodwick won’t be suitable for your needs.
However, their blend of soy and paraffin wax provides a great balance of scent throw, strong flame, and long burn time.
Woodwick candles are still a great pick if you’re looking for natural-looking candles that have a pleasant scent and long burn time, but you may want to look elsewhere if you specifically need 100% soy wax candles.
Yankee, the company that owns WoodWick Candles do offer some premium soy-wax candles, so I recommend browsing their store.
What Are Wood Wick Candles Wicks Made Of?
The unique selling point of WoodWick candles is that – as the name suggests – the wicks in their candles are made from wood.
WoodWick describes this as their, ‘exclusive, patented Hearthwick® Flame wooden wick’.
They also add that their, ‘Wicks are handcrafted for each candle to produce the optimum wax pool with a fast fragrance release.’
And as a user of WoodWick Candles, I can confirm that their wooden wicks do produce a pleasant crackling sound while burning!
So if you’re looking for candles with a distinctive crackle and long dancing flame, I recommend giving WoodWick a try.
Here is why Woodwick Candles crackle;
This is why Woodwick candles are so expensive;
Are WoodWick Candles Better for The Environment?
WoodWick candles are not 100% soy, so they won’t be as natural or renewable as pure soy wax candles.
However, their use of wooden wicks does mean this element is more sustainable than the cotton wicks more candles use.
I’ve seen WoodWick Candles being marketed as being both natural and Eco-friendly when compared to traditional paraffin candles with cotton wicks.
So there is that to think about when deciding which candles to buy.
Overall, WoodWick Candles are a great pick if you’re looking for natural-looking candles that have a pleasant scent and are better for the environment than traditional candles.
Are WoodWick Candles Vegan?
WoodWick Candles do not use any animal products and are thus vegan-friendly.
Their blend of soy and paraffin wax is also non-GMO and free of any harsh chemicals, so they’re safe to use in your home.
The wicks are all wood, so these are also free from animal products.
It’s important to note that paraffin wax is considered vegan, but paraffin can have a negative impact on your health and the environment.
Therefore, if you’re looking for vegan-friendly candles with a great scent and an enjoyable crackling sound, WoodWick candles are a great pick.
I certainly feel that I’m doing the right thing choosing Woodwick candles over traditional paraffin candles with cotton wicks, but it’s a personal choice.
Safety Precautions when Using Woodwick Candles
As with all candles, there are a few safety precautions you should take when burning WoodWick Candles.
Always ensure the wick is trimmed to 1/4 of an inch before you light the candle.
Never leave a burning WoodWick Candle unattended, and keep it away from children and pets.
The wooden wicks can be hot (of course), so never move a burning candle or pick it up without proper care.
Also, try to keep the wax pool free from debris or wick trimmings.
Finally, never leave a burning candle near anything flammable and always burn candles on a heat-resistant surface.
Follow these safety tips, and you can enjoy WoodWick Candles and all their benefits with peace of mind.
Why Are Soy Candles so Popular?
There is no question that soy candles or soy blends as with WoodWick Candles are rising in popularity.
Soy candles and their natural waxes have a number of advantages such as:
Being Non-Toxic and Burning Cleaner
This is a big one for me, especially with kids and pets in the home. Soy candles burn cleaner and don’t contain the toxins that paraffin or other synthetic candles do.
Having a Lower Melting Point
This means that soy candles burn cooler and longer than their 100% paraffin counterparts.
It also means that fragrances and oils used in soy candles are released slower, giving you that strong scent throw you’re looking for.
It’s Vegan and Renewable
Soy is a renewable source of wax, and being vegan makes it an even better choice for many.
Being Easier to Clean Up
Soy wax is much easier to clean up than paraffin, which can be quite a messy job and stubborn candle wax can be a complete nightmare.
Again, this is a pretty big plus for me!
Overall, I think soy or a soy blend of candles is way better than standard paraffin, and I certainly would never go back to paraffin.
What’s your experience with WoodWick Candles or similar soy blend candles?
I’d love to hear what your thoughts and experiences are!
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I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.