Imagine yourself at the end of a day, coming home to a cozy couch with some lovely music. Wouldn’t it be perfect if there was a lit candle and a mellow smell? Well, you’re not alone. Soy candles are on the rise among young Koreans nowadays. So, what exactly is a soy candle, and what’s all the hype about?
Soy candle parts away from its common candles made from paraffin wax, since, as the name suggests, soy candles use soy wax as its major source. Soy wax is acquired from soybean oil, and paraffin wax is derived from paraffin oil from petroleum. The use of natural ingredients could also explain why soy candles stand firmer compared to paraffin candles. It is also known that candles emit harmful substances that could harm respiratory organs or trigger allergies. Also, soy candle has a lower melting temperature than that of a paraffin candle, which allows soy candles to last longer.
Not to mention the special mood and romantic atmosphere it creates, lighting up soy candles have some other perks. Firstly, it gets rid of unwanted odor from the room. Aftermath of cooking usually leaves bad traces of smell, especially when you cook seafood. Just put a candle, and it will do the work itself by replacing the uninvited smells with sweet fragrances.
Moreover, soy candles can aid in aromatherapy, which uses fragrance to treat disorders, such as insomnia and stress management. Soy candles can even be excellent home decoration materials. For those of you who think lighting up or putting out candles are too much to do, aroma reed diffusers will do. Aroma reed diffuser is a set of glass-bottled aroma oil that fumes out aroma through the wooden sticks. Though they won’t provide the light and warmth, aroma diffusers could provide the same aromatic comfort as soy candles do. All you have to do is to uncork the bottle, put wooden sticks in the bottle, spread them and leave the glass open. Soon it will start to fill your room with nice fragrance, and even last much longer than soy candles.