How We Make Our Candles
Each & every one of our candles at Maison Rose are 100% plant-based - hand-poured with only three ingredients: pure soy wax, a cotton wick and a unique blend of essential oils & fragrance oils to create a pleasing scent.
When creating candles, our priority is to make sure they are safe for your home, and pet-friendly. The products are all paraffin-free and contain no animal products whatsoever.
Our soy wax candles are eco-friendly, biodegradable and carbon neutral. The soy wax blend is combined with eco-friendly packaging, as we try to keep our environmental footprint to an absolute minimum.
The bonus with soy wax candles is that they are long-lasting. Expect 50-60 hours of enjoyment as our candles burn nice & slow, without excessive soot or smoke.
Our candles are beautiful and fill a room with a warm gaiety. A bonus, we don’t sacrifice the air you breathe for the sake of the ambience. We stay away from paraffin wax, which is one of the more common ingredients in most candles. Paraffin wax is harmful for both people and the plane which is why we stick to soy wax.
Soy wax is made from soybeans, while paraffin wax is made from petroleum (yes, unfortunately the same petroleum used to make oil and gas). Discovered in 1850, paraffin wax is made by removing the wax substance from crude oil. Meanwhile, soy wax was discovered in 1991, as an alternative to paraffin wax, and is a hydrogenated form of soybean oil. Not only is soy wax 100% natural, it is also sustainable since we can grow more soy beans. Paraffin wax is not sustainable as fossil fuels cannot be renewed.
All candles emit some sort of soot, but a paraffin candle will emit much more soot than a soy candle. This soot can discolour your candle container, and even sometimes get on your furniture. Burning or melting paraffin releases 11 unknown toxins, and two of these are carcinogens released into the air. Because soy wax is biodegradable wax made from soybeans, which we eat, it does not contain these toxins or carcinogens.
Not only is soy wax better for the environment, but also better for you, your family and your pets.
Soy wax burns anywhere between 30 percent to 50 percent longer than a paraffin candle. This is dependent on the size of the candle. We recommend that you do not burn the candle for more than four hours at a time, as it can cause the wax to overheat.
Soy wax has stronger fragrance than paraffin wax candles, due to the lack of soot and toxins released into the air by soy. The chemicals released by paraffin wax can interfere with the scent during the burning process, which can defeat the whole purpose of lighting a candle. Having a clean burn, while being able to enjoy the candles aroma is important.