Yankee Candles are one of – if not – the most popular candle brands on the market.
And for good reason, they make a wide range of awesome-smelling, quality products!
While many people assume that all Yankee candles are made from regular paraffin, the company actually produces candles made from a range of waxes, including paraffin, soy, and beeswax.
Do Yankee Candles Make Soy Candles?
Yes, Yankee Candle does make soy candles.
In fact, the company offers a range of soy wax candles in a variety of scents.
Soy wax is made from soybean oil, which is a natural and renewable resource.
A lot of people like soy because it is clean-burning, produces little soot, and has a longer burn time than paraffin.
For these reasons, soy candles are often considered a more eco-friendly option.
Yankee’s soy wax candles are made by melting the wax and mixing it with fragrances and dyes to create the desired scent and color.
The melted wax is then poured into a mold and left to cool and solidify and shortly becomes the end product I’m sure you’re familiar with.
Related – Here’s more on the different waxes Yankee candles use!
Are All Yankee Candles Soy?
Not all Yankee candles are made from soy wax, so when browsing their online store you need to keep an eye out for soy products if that’s what you’re looking for.
While the company does offer a range of soy wax candles, they also produce paraffin wax candles, which is what most candles are made from, and beeswax candles.
This means that there are multiple wax options to choose from when shopping for Yankee candles.
There are pros and cons to each of the wax types, so it’s always hard to answer the question of which wax is ‘best’.
It largely comes down to personal choice and budget, so make sure to read the descriptions carefully before making your purchase.
If you’re unsure, I recommend buying a candle made with each of the wax types, giving them a burn, and deciding for yourself!
How Can You Tell If a Candle Is Made from Soy?
If you are looking for a soy wax candle and want to make sure you are getting a genuine soy candle, there are a few things you can look for.
First, you can check the label or packaging of the candle, that’s the most obvious place to start!
Soy candles will specifically state that they are made from soy wax.
You can also check the ingredients list if it’s not obvious, as soy wax should be listed as an ingredient if the candle is made from soy.
Another way you can tell is by looking closely at the sides and top of the candle.
Soy has a white-ish almost crystalline color coating, this is often referred to as frosting if that helps you better understand what you’re looking for.
Are Soy Candles Better Than Paraffin?
Soy wax candles have several benefits compared to paraffin wax candles.
For one, soy wax is a natural and renewable resource, making soy candles a more eco-friendly option.
Soy wax also has a lower melting point, which means that soy candles burn at a cooler temperature and can have a longer burn time than paraffin wax candles.
Soy candles also produce less soot when burned, making them a healthier option for indoor use.
You’ll also notice little to no soot on the side of the jar the candle is burning in, this makes it easier to clean and reuse the jar after.
Also, soybeans are biodegradable and a renewable source, making them a more sustainable choice than paraffin wax.
Why Use Soy Candles?
So, the big question is why use soy candles over the other types?
In addition to being natural and renewable, soy candles have a longer burn time and produce less soot than paraffin wax candles.
They also burn at a cooler temperature, which can make them safer to use around children and pets.
Additionally, many people find that soy candles have a more subtle, natural fragrance than paraffin wax candles.
It’s always going to come down to personal preference, but it’s hard to argue against using soy candles!
Related – More on if Yankee candles are safe around cats and if they’re vegan certified.
Are Soy Candles Safer Than Wax?
One of the big selling points is that soy candles are generally considered to be safer than paraffin wax candles.
Paraffin wax is a petroleum-based product and can release harmful chemicals when burned.
Studies have also shown that paraffin wax candles may produce higher levels of soot, which can be harmful to breathe in and make a mess.
Soy candles, on the other hand, are made from a natural and renewable resource and produce less soot when burned.
This makes them a safer and healthier option for indoor use.
I hope that answers whether or not Yankee candles are soy for you, as well as why soy candles are an awesome choice and the benefits you’ll see from using soy!
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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.