Coconut Wax vs. Soy Wax: Which is Better for Your Candles?

If you’re a candle enthusiast or a home decor fan looking to elevate your space with the perfect ambiance, you've likely heard of coconut wax and soy wax.

While both are popular choices in the candle-making world, understanding their differences can help you make an informed decision. This blog post will explore the nuances of each wax type, ultimately guiding you to the best option for your needs.

Why Choose Coconut Wax?

Lower Melting Point

Coconut wax boasts a lower melting point compared to soy wax. This means it requires less heat to melt, which can be beneficial in various ways:

  • Slower Burn Time: Because it melts more easily, coconut wax burns slower and lasts longer. This gives you more enjoyment from each candle.
  • Better Scent Throw: The lower melting point allows the wax to release fragrance more efficiently, filling your space with a consistent and delightful aroma.

Clean Burning

One of the standout features of coconut wax is its ability to burn cleanly. It produces minimal soot, which is a significant advantage for maintaining a healthy indoor environment.

Eco-Friendly and Non-Toxic

Coconut wax is derived from the meat of coconuts, making it a sustainable and eco-friendly option. It's also non-toxic, ensuring that you’re not inhaling harmful chemicals while enjoying your favorite scents.

Soy Wax Benefits

Renewable Resource

Soy wax is made from soybeans, a renewable agricultural resource. This makes it an environmentally friendly option as well, though not quite as sustainable as coconut wax.

Affordable Option

Soy wax is generally more affordable than coconut wax, making it a popular choice for those on a budget or looking to create candles in larger quantities.

Which Wax Should You Choose?

While both coconut wax and soy wax have their benefits, the best option ultimately depends on your priorities. If you prefer a slower burn time and cleaner burning experience, coconut wax may be the way to go. On the other hand, if you value affordability, soy wax could be the better choice.

It's also worth considering that some candle makers ( like Flicker and Twinkle) even combine these.

The Perfect Blend at Flicker and Twinkle

At Flicker and Twinkle, we believe in offering the best of both worlds. We blend a little soy wax into our coconut wax to harness the benefits of both materials. Here’s why our unique blend stands out:

Balanced Wick Performance

By blending soy wax with coconut wax, we can achieve the perfect wick performance. This balance ensures a steady, even burn with no soot, maximizing the candle’s lifespan and efficiency. Coconut wax is known for its high viscosity and vaseline-like texture, often requiring small wick sizes and causing flames to drown. By incorporating soy wax, the coconut wax becomes slightly firmer and more manageable, making it easier to achieve the perfect burn.

Enhancing the wick's efficiency offers you the following benefits:

  • Enhanced Scent Throw
    • Our blend also allows for an enhanced scent throw. The soy wax helps carry the fragrance oil, allowing for a more potent and consistent aroma throughout the candle’s life.
  • Longer Burn Time
    • The combination of coconut and soy wax results in a longer burn time compared to using coconut wax alone. You’ll get to enjoy your favorite candles even longer with our unique blend!

So whether you’re team coconut wax or soy wax, Flicker and Twinkle has got you covered. Our blended candles provide the best of both worlds, offering a clean burning experience with improved performance and longevity.

Eco-conscious Choice

Our wax blend remains eco-friendly and non-toxic, aligning with our commitment to sustainability and health.


Choosing between coconut wax and soy wax depends on your priorities—whether it's burn time, scent throw, or environmental impact. Both types have their merits, but at Flicker and Twinkle, our specially formulated blend offers a harmonious balance of performance and sustainability. Experience the best of both worlds and elevate your candle experience with our expertly crafted creations.

Ready to light up your space with the perfect candle? Explore our collection today and find your new favorite scent.


Feel free to share your thoughts and experiences with coconut and soy wax in the comments below. We love hearing from our community!

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