When you set out in search of the best soy candles, you realized just how many of them there are, didn’t you?
Yes! There are so many!
In our guide below, we’ve neatly sorted out all of choices for you and will be highlighting the top ten soy candles for you. Forget the guesswork – these soy candles are actually worth the purchase.
Too bad we can’t digitally share the scents with you. Some of them are good enough to eat!
Initial Shopping Tips
In order to narrow down the choices, here are a few details you should focus on as you begin your search:
- Size/Burn Time. Are you looking for tealights, votive candles or candles in a jar?
Tea lights are great if you only need something to last a few hours – a dinner party, for example. Votive candles are a step up in terms of burn time and come in a much wider range of shapes (short and round, medium, etc.)
If you want a candle to last you through a season and you plan to light it regularly, then opt for the largest size since it will be more cost effective in the long run.
Be sure to check the burn time, as well.
- Watch Out For Soy “Blends”. Some manufacturers have gotten a bit tricky with their products, using a blend of soy and other waxes that lower the cost (and the quality) of the candles they produce.
If you’re serious about finding a 100% soy candle, dedicate just a little extra time and research into ensuring yourself that the product is pure.
We did, which is why you won’t find any “soy blend” candles on our list below.
Top 10 Soy Candles Comparison Table
Soy vs Paraffin
We always like to see people make the switch from paraffin candles to soy candles since there are so many benefits to using soy.
- …provide a stronger scent.
- …tend to leave soot on anything near them.
- …don’t last as long as soy.
- …don’t provide as strong of a scent as soy.
If you were undecided, we hope we’ve convinced you to choose soy candles! The differences here speak for themselves.
It’s difficult to give scent suggestions digitally and we all have different preferences.
Some brands offer a wider scent variety than others, but if you’re just not satisfied with any of them, you might think about making your own candles.
The possibilities are endless and you can choose pre-mixed fragrances that you’d like to use from candle supply companies in order to find the perfect match for your home or the work place.
Those of you who love to have a flickering candle burning in your home but you don’t like the fragrances should look for a simple un-scented candle.
Top 3 Best Soy Candles Reviews
Soyworx has been in the candle making buiz since 2006 and even today, they’re still using the same “homemade” techniques that they used when they started. They make candles in small batches and use metal-free wicks inside. “Natural” is their moto since they don’t use any types of dyes, UV inhibitors and their cups are made of 100% recyclable polycarbonate. Rest assured that they make some of the best soy candles on our list.
Their tealights come in different quantities: you can get the 25-pack (this one), a 50-pack or a 100-pack, and while the cost may seem high, the quality is unbeatable.
These tealights measure 1.5” (W) x ¾” (H) and are unscented.
If you were looking for something a little bigger and scented, check out the next great options we have!
Since many of us with pets would like to ensure that our homes don’t smell like “pets” when guests come over (or even for us on a daily basis), these candles from One Fur All are definitely a good investment.
As you can see, each candle has a long burn time (about 70 hours), which makes it great for those of you who light candles regularly in order to keep the odors at bay in your home.
The fact that it is a 100% soy candle means that it won’t leave any soot on your walls, furnishings or accessories.
Just like Soyworx, they do not use any dyes in their candles and as an added bonus, they use essential oils to provide the candles with fragrance.
If you need a candle that will help mask the pet odors and provide you with a little aromatherapy in the process, you should definitely check out the different scents they offer (there are 15).
Finally we have the Paddywax soy candles. Those of you who love herbal smells will adore these, as they come in scents like bamboo and green tea; thyme and olive leaf; basil and cucumber; pomegranate and current or grapefruit and coriander (this one).
They’ve been making candles since 1996 and you can actually find their candles in some well-known retail stores.
Each 8-ounce candle is made of soy wax and will burn up to 60 hours. The wicks are made of cotton and – as a fun and creative way to use recycled material – the jar is made of an up-cycled wine bottle!
An excellent candle with an intense, mesmerizing scent.
It also make a great gift for any wine-drinking friends you have!