Why We Prefer Coconut Wax...
Have you ever thought about the type of wax that you burn around your home? Here's the basics and why we choose luxury Coconut wax for all our wax melts & candles.
*Little secret for you* We originally started with Soy Wax back in 2020, but after researching and comparing the difference in scent throw with Coconut, we didn't go back!
Coconut Wax is known for its slow-burning properties & superior scent throw compared to other waxes. Its eco-friendly, Phthalate Free, biodegradable & sustainable; but what does all this mean?
A slow-burning wax means longer scent release, and you won't have to replace your Elsie Boo wax melts & candles as often as other waxes, meaning better value for your money!
IN A NUTSHELL...
Paraffin Wax - Quick Burn - Not Eco-friendly - Great Scent Throw
Soy Wax - Slow Burn - Eco-Friendly - Poor Scent Throw
Coconut Wax - Slow Burn - Eco-Friendly - Superior Scent Throw
WE ARE PARAFFIN, SOY & PALM OIL FREE...BUT WHY?
Since the late 19th century, Paraffin has been the chandlers choice of wax due to its plentiful supply. The pros? It is very low cost and known for its strong burning, and scent properties, but Paraffin is made from petroleum and is a waste product of making gasoline; it is widely documented that paraffin wax can potentially release dangerous chemicals when burning. Paraffin also burns very quickly, so while a paraffin candle may look large on the shelf, you will need to purchase more frequently!
WHY NOT SOY WAX?
Soy wax is natural and biodegradable BUT it isn't the most sustainable option. Also, Soy wax doesn’t have ideal burn qualities; it does burn more slowly than Paraffin, but it has trouble throwing scent and has a more crumbly texture. Due to the fact that soybean oil is a byproduct of the huge soybean industry, it is a cheap wax and WWF have raised concerns that the MASSIVE Soya Bean industry now results in deforestation due to farming.
..AND PALM OIL?
Palm oil actually has fantastic properties for use in candles and wax melts but is a massive driver of deforestation in some of the worlds most bio-diverse forests, which destroys the habitats of endangered species such as the Orangutan, Pygmy Elephant and Sumatran Rhino. There also remains some exploitation of workers and child labour in this industry, so naturally, this is something we want to steer clear of in our wax.
*If you'd like to know more about palm-free brands you can visit
the WWF Palm Oil Scorecard - https://palmoilscorecard.panda.org
WHAT ARE PHTHALATES?
Phthalates are chemicals used in plastics to make them more durable. When released and inhaled or absorbed through the skin, they can aggravate allergies and asthma. If you share your home with cats, dogs or any other pets, you may also want to be aware of what you're burning!
So there you have it! This is why we choose Coconut wax for our wax melts and candles, but you don't have to take our word for it. We have lots of 5* reviews from our customers who have noticed the difference & you can find them all on our website or Google.