Each Melted candle is made with the best quality of wax procured consciously and when we say pure, we mean 100% soy and beeswax. The candles come in our signature fragrances and are nestled in a variety of beautiful votives and jars, from classic Urlis to ethereal Bell Jars. They would take you back to childhood, remind you of festivities back home, even make your friends and family smile with wonder and a sense of luxury, yet familiarity. That’s what we love to do - create experiences. Love and light
Moving Over Paraffin
For years we have known and seen only one variant of candles – with paraffin wax. Did you know, paraffin comes from the sludge at the bottom of crude oil barrels? That’s why it contains toxins in a large quantity. Moreover, it is further bleached and treated with carcinogenic chemicals as benzene and toluene to get its white color. When burnt, paraffin candles leave black soot on the surrounding material, be it ceilings, walls or furniture.
Yes, that’s the one we have been bringing home or gifting for the longest time. It’s time to make the switch to eco-friendly, clean alternatives.
Make way for soy and beeswax candles.
Soy wax comes from the humble soybean. The freshly harvested soybeans are converted to oil and then processed through hydrogenation. That’s when its unsaturated fatty acids turn into saturated ones and the wax attains a much higher melting point. Then it is cooled down to room temperatures where it stays as solid wax.
- Eco-Friendly: Soy candles produce 90% less soot compared to paraffin and create a much smaller carbon footprint.
- Vegan: These are a dream for vegans who enjoy having candles at their homes, as it is made of harvested soybeans and don’t involve any animal testing or cruelty
- Long-lasting: Soy candles have a lower melting point, which essentially means it can burn at cooler temperatures and for long hours.
- Child-safe: Soy wax doesn’t scald the skin. Additionally, it is much easier to clean off a surface when it spills.
Beeswax or ‘cera alba’ comes from the hardest workers present in nature – the honeybees – and is the oldest material put to use for candles. It dates back to the pyramids of ancient Egypt. Beeswax is an all-natural, non-toxic substance secreted by bees. It is used to make honeycombs, and when they are harvested, make for great candles.
- Eco-friendly: Beeswax is 100% natural, biodegradable, not carcinogenic and non-hazardous.
- Hypoallergenic: Beeswax candles not only keep the environment safe from toxins, but also generate negative ions to clean the air by neutralizing pollutants such as dust, mold and odor. If you suffer from seasonal allergies or have breathing issues, these candles would be a great addition to your home.
- High Melting Point: A high melting point makes beeswax capable of burning in all kinds of weather. This also means the candles can withstand any shipping temperature and be easily transported.
There are minor differences between the two, one being the capability to withstand higher temperatures. Beeswax candles can stay lit even in hot weather, due to a high melting point. Soy wax is white and beeswax is translucent, usually a shade between white and brown depending on location and purity. Compared to soy, beeswax produces a naturally sweeter scent that lasts longer due to its oil retention. Beeswax is rarer and requires the bees to eat enough to regularly produce wax. Soy is more easily available and thus a bit more reasonable. You can shop some amazing candles from Melted .
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