Tuesday, 11 April 2017
Só Soy Candles
As cliché as it sounds, the idea to create my own candles came to me in a dream (well, more of a duvet-day nap to be honest). I remember thinking, wow - this is something I could really do. Being a lover of scented candles, and always having an interest in design, I created Só Soy in late October 2016.
'Só' is the Gaelic (Irish) word for 'Luxury', and being on the North Coast of Northern Ireland, I thought that adding a little bit of Irish character was a must. The candles I create are hand poured on the Causeway Road and only a short walk from the actual Giant's Causeway stones. The whole process happens in my kitchen at home, much to the dismay of my parents.
Before buying supplies for my candles, I researched different waxes and made the decision to use soy. Even though I've burned plenty of candles in my time, I was oblivious to the benefits of using soy wax over the typical paraffin wax that you'll find in most well known brands.
Soy wax is a relatively new product discovered in 1991, and is made from soya beans - 100% natural, renewable, and friendly to the environment. Paraffin wax however, is a bi-product of the refinery process for petroleum oil and essentially just a cheap waste product. Soy wax has a low melting point and can burn up to twice as long as paraffin wax, giving you more burn for your buck. As it's biodegradable and has a lower melting point, any spills are easy to clean. It's also made from vegetable oil, which is non toxic and gives a clean burn. Compared to paraffin, it gives off up to 90% less soot.
The first scent to join the fragrance family was 'Lemongrass, Lime & Ginger Root' - a sensual fragrance that my other half likes to describe as "smelling like a spa". Since the October launch, 6 other fragrances have since been added to the collection - available in 3 different sizes. We've also teamed up with The BeauBox - a new baby and mama luxury gift box brand - as well as securing a few stockists.
You can buy Só Soy candles directly from the website, with international delivery available. To keep up to date with special offers and fragrance launches, be sure to follow us either via Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, or sign up to our mailing list.
For safety information and candle burning tips visit the FAQ section of the Só Soy shop,
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