Why soy wax candles hold so many meaningful benefits

There are plenty of good reasons to keep your home stocked with candles. They’re a tradition in many cultures and a luxury to treat yourself by filling the air with a beautiful scent, adding ambiance and helping set a romantic mood.  

In recent years, even psychologists and behavioural therapists have lauded the positive role of fragranced candles on our ability to cope with stress and overall mental health.

But, here's another good excuse for candle lovers to burn one daily - because soy melts at a comfortable temperature, candles made with soy wax can be used as a nourishing body lotion or massage oil, when melted (provided you don't have a soy allergy). 

Soy wax candles

To further smooth and hydrate the skin, our team of alchemists have added shea butter to our Pink Champagne soy candle, allowing you to enjoy the high-performance fragrance of NILAY, while reaping all the benefits of our soy wax and shea butter formula. The result - a luxurious body product and fragrant candle in one.

To use our soy candle safely, we suggest letting the candle burn until there's an adequate puddle of melted wax on the top. Then, blow out the flame, let the wax cool slightly, pour and massage the wax into the skin, while it’s still warm and in a liquid state.

Amongst the health benefits of soy, candles made with the product also hold many eco-friendly benefits. Here are some of the reasons we love soy wax candles:

  • It’s an entirely natural product that is safe for your skin and respiratory system.
  • It burns on average 40-50% slower than most other types of wax, resulting in a longer lasting candle, which gives you good value for your money.
  • Soy washes away with warm soapy water, making it easy to repurpose your vessel once the candle has burned down. So, there is no more soaking with boiling water and chipping away at residual wax. 
  • Soy wax burs clean and doesn’t release toxins, carcinogens or pollutants, which means it is less likely to trigger allergies.

“I just tried NILAY for the first time and I am in love!” says Nobuhle Dube, DIYgirls INTERIOR client. “They burn longer than promised and the Pink Champagne fragrance is out of this world. My skin feels super nourished after the soy wax and shea butter treatment. I can’t wait to try the other scents.”

All NILAY candles are hand-poured by the DIYgirls alchemists, at the DIYgirls workshop in Johannesburg. They are packaged in an embroidered draw-string bag, allowing you to enjoy the attention to detail and careful craftsmanship that our clients have become accustomed to. 

Soy wax candles