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What’s the difference between essential oils and other kinds of oils? Why are they better?
Jade: Hey Karina!
This is a great question! You probably already know that essential oils are what we use to add the fragrance to Jackpot’s scented candles. We use them because essential oils are 100% natural, just like the all-natural soy wax that you know and love! That way, we can safely assure you that our candles are vegan, environmentally friendly, and more healthy than other scented candles too!
Listed below are a few facts about essential oils to give you a better idea of why we love them so much:
Essential oils are all-natural rather than the synthetic oils used in many other scented candles
Essential oils are made from plant extracts to produce a variety of fragrances
Essential oils are safe for use in candles, aromatherapy, vaporizers, and skin care products and more
Essential oils have natural soothing qualities
As you can see, they can be used in so many of your favorite health and beauty items and come from plants so they’re great for people who love to shop vegetarian and vegan products.
The best thing about essential oils is how well they pair with soy wax to bring you the best, highest quality scented candle (with a jewelry prize inside!) that you can get. When used with 100% soy wax and natural wicks like wood and cotton, you know you’re getting a safe product that is environmentally conscious too!
Hey Jade. You talk a lot about soy wax and why you love it. Can you give use a few of your favorite soy wax facts?
Jade: Hey Milena,
Hey there! I sure can! Keep reading for a couple of popular soy wax questions and answers that will help us all learn a little more about why Jackpot loves soy wax so much.
Is soy wax vegan?
Yes! If you’re vegan or even vegetarian, you’ll be happy to know that 100% soy wax candles are made free from any animal byproducts. High quality natural soy wax is made from soybean oil and is considered great for container candles.
Is soy wax sustainable?
Because soy wax is made from renewable resources (soy), it is considered much more sustainable than paraffin wax, which is a by-product of crude oil. Growing soy uses agricultural resources, but this process is much more environmentally friendly and leaves room for improvement where the manufacture of paraffin wax does not.
Is soy wax good for candles?
It is! There are several reasons we love soy wax so much at Jackpot but one of the biggest ones is that soy wax burns more slowly than paraffin wax, which means your candle and its scent last longer.
Is soy wax safer than other waxes?
Soy wax is safer than other waxes like paraffin wax in a couple of important ways. Since it’s a natural product you don’t have to worry about toxins mixing into the breathing air in your home. Also, soy wax burns cleaner and results in less soot in your candle.
There you go, Milena! These are just a few reasons why soy wax candles are a great choice for your home. Thanks for your question!
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