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What are vegan and cruelty-free candles?

Updated: Aug 8, 2023

Whether you're new to the world of cruelty-free products or a total pro, the vegan and cruelty-free candle market can be confusing. It's enough to make anyone wary – with all the talk of beeswax, paraffin wax and beeswax 'carnauba' wax – it can be difficult to understand why a product qualifies as vegan. But don't worry – we're here to provide an easy way for you to work out which candles are vegan and cruelty-free.

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Vegetable Wax Candles

Vegetable wax candles are an eco-conscious way of candle making. This type of candle uses wax created from vegetables. Vegetable wax candles are a 100% natural and renewable resource. Furthermore, they are made without the use of any animal-based ingredients and are completely vegan. The wax used in vegetable wax candles typically comes from either soy, palm or coconut.

Soybean wax candles are extremely popular and make up more than half of the candles on the market today. Soy wax is a vegetable-based wax that is hydrogenated soybean oil. It is a 100% natural product and is an environmentally-responsible choice. Soy wax also burns cleaner and longer than traditional paraffin candles making them a great choice for those looking for eco-friendly candle alternatives.

Palm wax is another popular choice for vegetable wax candles, it is made from natural palm oil and is renewable and sustainable. Unlike soy wax, when solidified, palm-based produces an attractive crystallized formation.

Finally, vegetable wax candles can also be made from a combination of soy, palm and coconut waxes. This combines the advantages of each of the individual waxes, creating a more natural and longer-lasting candle.


Cruelty-Free Candles

Those looking for cruelty-free candles will find they are easy to find when they opt for vegetable wax candles. Vegetable wax candles are 100% cruelty-free, as no animal ingredients are used in the wax or ingredients used to scent the candle. In addition, most candles made with vegetable wax are also vegan, as they are free of animal by-products like beeswax and even lanolin.


Vegan Candles

Vegan candles are candles that are free from animal products and by-products, such as beeswax and lanolin found in some types of commercial candles. Vegan candles are typically made from vegetable-based waxes, such as soy, palm and coconut.

These types of candles are a great alternative for eco-consumers due to their cruelty-free status, natural ingredients and renewable resources. Not only that, but vegan candles also offer longer burning times than traditional paraffin wax candles.


So if you're looking for vegan and cruelty-free candles you're in the right place. Home Jewels Co is a leading provider of hand-poured vegan, cruelty-free soy candles and wax melts. Established in 2017, we constantly work to provide quality products, excellent customer service and the best variety of home fragrances. Shop online and find the perfect fragrance to inspire your living space.

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