Best Soy Candles

Review & Comparison, Last Update August 13, 2020
Soy candles provide every benefit that paraffin candles do but without most of the downsides. The best soy candles also produce very little heat, so you can even use them when it is quite warm inside already. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2020
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OUR VERDICT
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Wick Design
Fragrance
Body Material
Burn Time
Warranty
 
PROS
Balancing brightness and warmth, the candle both looks good and smells good, with a robust fragrance profile that still lets you appreciate its layered composition. The dusky-colored jar, made from high-strength glass, shines with bronze, grabbing the guests' attention from the get-go. 
CONS

The candles come without lids. 

OUR VERDICT

HomeLights Large Jar Candle is made from the highest quality soy wax that creates an intense yet not overbearing aroma. Also, the wax and the jar's size ensure that the candle can last 55-60 hours. The elegant black box makes the product a lovely gift. 

detailed parameters
Size

6.34" x 5.12"

33.26 oz

Wick Design

3 wicks

Fragrance

Osmanthus and amber,

5 others available

Body Material

Glass

Burn Time

Up to 60 hours

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The fragrance profile, relying upon Darjeeling tea, creates a musky-sweet scent, while the radiant bergamot along with grapefruit highlight the candle's smooth texture and the Damask rose notes enhance the trail. 

CONS

The wax will sometimes burn unevenly. 

OUR VERDICT

HomeLights Luxury Scented Candle can help create a relaxing atmosphere, aid stretching during yoga, and induce more restful sleep. The matte white unglazed porcelain body makes the jars look both modern and vintage.

detailed parameters
Size

3.98" x 3.17"

6.7 oz

Wick Design

Single-nature wooden wick

Fragrance

Darjeeling tea,

3 others available

Body Material

Solid mango wooden lid, matte white unglazed porcelain body

Burn Time

Up to 35 hours

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS
The company's tins can be repurposed and used as organizers. The soy wax inside the tin is more durable than usual, so you can use the candle not just indoors but also outdoors, enjoying the scenery while the burning flame and the fresh scent deters bugs. 
CONS

Only one fragrance option available. 

OUR VERDICT

While every soy candle listed here looks attractive enough, La Jolíe Muse Citronella Scented Soy Candle is a different story. Featuring Van Gogh-inspired detailing, this candle serves an aesthetic purpose as much as the next decorative piece.

detailed parameters
Size

2" x 4.9"

11.6 oz

Wick Design

3 wicks, pure cotton wick

Fragrance

Citronella

Body Material

Metal body and lid

Burn Time

Up to 30 hours

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

The candles are vegan as well as phthalate-, petroleum-, and cruelty-free. The plastic lids that come with the company's candles will let you protect the wax from outside elements and ensure that they last at least 25+ hours. 

CONS

The scent is a little artificial.

OUR VERDICT

CoCo Benjamin Hand Poured Soy Candle will let you choose between 20 different fragrance profiles, including fruity, woodsy, earthy scents, and more. The candles are handcrafted, so they look about as good as they smell. 

detailed parameters
Size

4.4" x 3.5"

8.1 oz

Wick Design

Single-cotton wick

Fragrance

Basil, lime, and mandarin,

20 others available

Body Material

Glass body, plastic lid

Burn Time

Up to 30 hours

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Despite the affordable price tag, the candles can last above 40 hours. They are poured by hand produced without involving animals. The glass body will usually survive being dropped from a considerable (3-5 feet) height. 

CONS

The sticker on the back is very visible when the candle is 50% burned.

OUR VERDICT

The candles from the company called Lulu Candles cost less than most half-decent soy candles but are no worse than them. There are more than 20 available fragrance profiles and they all smell natural and made without harmful toxins. 

detailed parameters
Size

2.8" x 2.8"

6 oz, others available

Wick Design

Single-cotton wick

Fragrance

Fresh linen,

20+ others available

Body Material

Glass body, plastic lid

Burn Time

Up to 40 hours

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

HomeLights Large Jar Candle

Balancing Brightness and Warmth

HomeLights Large Jar Candle has a layered fragrance profile that can compete with the most expensive candles. But, before that, what makes the product as attractive as it is, is the modern-shaped, dusky-colored glass vessel that adopts shining bronze accessories, making the vessel's virtue immediately visible, while the black box that the candle comes with makes the product an excellent gift for those who can appreciate the finger things in life.

Back to the fragrance profile though, between osmanthus and amber, the candle balances brightness and warmth, with bergamot sparking at the top and lemon birthing the sweet osmanthus heart that shines atop golden amber and sandalwood hints. Almost as impressive is the product's three-wick design that ensures the candles burns and produces a consistent scent for ~60 hours.

Less impressive is the fact that the company's scents come without lids and also that the vessels weigh 33 ounces each, though the second part is understandable considering the size (6.34 x 5.12 inches) and the fact that the candles last 55-60 hours.

To summarize, again, those that have an appreciation for the finer things will not be disappointed with soy candles from HomeLights.

Review of HomeLights Large Jar Candle Natural Soy Aromatherapy Candles

 

HomeLights Luxury Scented Candle

Wood Wick Soy Candle

HomeLights Luxury Scented Candle is based around Darjeeling tea, with its musky-sweet tasting notes that are both mossy and fruity. Aside from the tea's aromatic taste, the candle introduces radiant bergamot and grapefruit, highlighting its smooth texture, and Damask rose, enhancing the trail and warming up with leather and agarwood.

We enjoy the fragrance almost as much as we enjoy the matte white unglazed porcelain body that the jar's adopting, somehow looking both modern and vintage. But we're not crazy about the soy wax sometimes burning unevenly inside this charming vessel.

Besides Darjeeling tea, you can choose between guaiac and sandalwood as well as lemongrass and ginger. The last option offers an elaborate fragrance profile that's both spicy yet zesty and energetic yet soothing, while the middle option has a woodsy scent that's warm and inviting.

The candles will last 35 hours each, which's not bad when you also take into account that they measure just 3.98 x 3.17 inches and weigh less than 6 ounces.

In closing, from bath time and yoga time to coffee time and sleeping time, HomeLights Luxury Scented Candle can elevate most moments and occasions, while the single-nature wooden wick will provide a consistent flame.

Review of HomeLights Luxury Scented Candle Natural Soy Wax

 

La Jolíe Muse Citronella Candle Scented

A Peaceful Vibe

La Jolíe Muse Citronella Scented Soy Candle does not follow the common playbook. Instead, the company's candles are using tins that feature Van Gogh’s signature painting, serving an aesthetic purpose and enlivening even the most upscale décors. Plus, when the wax's finished, you can repurpose the tins, using them as organizers or just decoration pieces.

Before the wax is finished though, you can appreciate the essential oil extracted from a citronella plant, with the classic scent combining green citrus top notes and fresh yet mossy bottom notes. This time, the citronella fragrance is the one scent that's available, so you cannot choose a different option, unfortunate news but, on the bright side, the scent's quite brilliant. What's also quite brilliant is the durable soy wax that can be used both indoors and outdoors without worrying about the elements (within reason), preventing buzzing so that you can embrace peace while the candle is keeping bugs away.

Bottom line, La Jolíe Muse Citronella Scented Soy Candle will be able to create a peaceful vibe, diffuse a refreshing aroma, and, deterring buzzing sounds, let you enjoy the scenery without worrying about bugs. Plus, as always, the candle is more eco-friendly than standard wax candles.

Review of La Jolíe Muse Citronella Candle Scented Soy Wax

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CoCo Benjamin Basil, Lime & Mandarin

Choose Between 20 Scents

CoCo Benjamin Hand Poured Soy Candle smells like basil, lime, and mandarin. The fruity scent does not sound like something you might enjoy today?

Well, there are also options that incorporate apricot, peach, bergamot, grapefruit, blue spruce, cashmere almond, vanilla, white freesia, gardenia, chamomile, peon, musk melon, cherry pie, cinnamon, apple, espresso latte, honeysuckle, jasmine, coconut, pineapple, red rose, wild fig, pumpkin, cassis, and more, so you can choose between different fruity scents, woodsy scents, earthy scents, you name them. Some scents, including this one (basil, lime, and mandarin) will sometimes smell a little artificial but most are delightful.

They come inside glass jars and are shipped with plastic lids, so you can use the candle, extinguish the wick, and protect the wax from dust and debris with the lid. The soy wax that is used here will usually last somewhere around 25-30 hours, which is respectable, though there are soy candles that last more than that.

All things considered, counting the 20 available fragrance options, CoCo Benjamin Hand Poured Soy Candle can be enjoyed by people with varying needs and preferences, provided that these needs and preferences include a beautiful aroma coming from a burning candle.

Review of CoCo Benjamin Basil, Lime & Mandarin Hand Poured Soy Candle

 

Lulu Candles Luxury Scented

Stretching the Burn Time 40 Hours

Not unlike the preceding entry, the candles from Lulu Candles are available in more than 20+ fragrance profiles. These fragrance profiles use pineapple, lemon, vanilla bean, wild lemongrass, cinnamon, bamboo rose, brown sugar, cedarwood, mango, crumb cake, espresso bean, jasmine, lily, bergamot, passionfruit, tobacco, and much, much more. The one that we have outlined here is called fresh linen, imitating, as you can imagine, the smell that comes from fresh bed linen, a smell that most people love, to say the least.

Setting the fragrance profile aside, this hand-poured candle burns clean without producing harmful toxins. Also, a little surprising given that these are pretty cheap, the company's candles stretch the burn time ~40 hours, an impressive feat considering that even more expensive soy candles usually give up before even burning for 30 hours.

What's a little less impressive is that the sticker on the back is very visible when the candle is 50% burned, making the sight less alluring. Still, Lulu Candles Luxury Scented Soy Candles are a delight. Vegan, as well as paraben- and cruelty-free, these affordable candles let you enjoy an inviting aroma without increasing your environmental footprint and inhaling harmful toxins.

Review of Lulu Candles Luxury Scented Soy Jar Candle

 

What Are Soy Candles?

Some people will not admit or are not even necessarily aware but they love candles, we all do. The smell, the sight, the burning flame dancing with the wind or filling the room with light and warmth, there's nothing quite like it. The issue here is that standard candles are made from paraffin, the problem with which is the toluene and benzene (probable carcinogens) that the wax contains, hence soy candles.

Unlike paraffin candles, the candles that are made from soy wax burn cleaner, producing 90% less soot, burn longer, are more sustainable (since soy's a renewable source), will not ruin the walls, do not produce as much eat, shall we go on? Sure, they're more expensive than paraffin candles but, even factoring in the extended burn time alone, the price becomes comparable, even without taking into account everything that we have outlined above. What's more, just like paraffin candles, the soy ones are available in countless fragrance profiles, from fruity and spicy to woodsy and earthy.

They're not as fun as floating candles or as safe as flameless candles though, so you can look into those as well.

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Publish Date: 2020-08-13 11:21:27