Please weigh in... Paraffin or Natural Candles?

candle - Magenta palm tree wax candle burning amongst rocks on ceramic candle container.
United States
July 23, 2007 3:22pm CST
Calling all candle burners... I'd like to hear your thoughts on which candles you like better -Paraffin, Beeswax, Bayberry, Soy, Vegetable, etc Candles and why. I burn a LOT of candles and found I like Bayberry Candles the best but they are too expensive and hard to find nowadays.
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• Canada
23 Jul 07
I've always used plain old paraffin wax candles. Occasionally I'll receive a beeswax candle as a gift, and those are good too. I also buy the dripless candles (whatever they are made of) at IKEA. I have candle holders hanging on the walls, so I like dropless.
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• United States
24 Jul 07
Dripless are the best but sometimes a bit smoky for me.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I always used to burn the paraffin wax candles, and I have burned some of the gel ones. The ones I like the best are the soy candles though. The scents of them are so much nicer than most of the others that I have found. If you burn a lot of candles, you might want to consider making your own. It really isn't hard to do, and can save you a lot of money.
• United States
24 Jul 07
Thanks, I do make my own soy and palm tree candles and I love it! The bayberry wax is too difficult(and pricey) for me. Which is why I always ask for those candles as presents!:) Do you make your own candles, also?
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@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
24 Jul 07
I used to make for years, but stopped a long time ago because I just got too busy between work, college and small children. I recently started making them again and had forgotten how much I enjoyed it.
• United States
26 Jul 07
Yes, I understand busyness! Keep us posted of any new candle projects you're tackling!
@bonbon664 (3470)
• Canada
23 Jul 07
I like soy candles. I find that if you have scented, they have the best scent throw.
• United States
24 Jul 07
I like soy container candles. I make those myself. So much simpler than any other wax.
• United States
30 Sep 08
Well, i just posted a discussion about being a candle burning fool, so I guess i qualify to reply here, lol I am mainly into candle burning for the scent, so my favorites that I have been able to try so far as the gel candles. I have one in my kitchen right now that has cinnamon sticks in the gel, and it puts off a great scent, and seems to last longer than some cand;es I have had.
@duck2day (317)
29 Apr 08
Definetely straight paraffin for me. I like all types of candles really, but paraffin have the biggest range of scents, colours and designs. They're also much cheaper too!!