Gel Candles or Wax Candles. Which is better???

@Modelcoy (184)
Philippines
February 25, 2007 10:22am CST
In you own way and use, which of these two candles would you prefer to have in your homes: Gel Candles or Wax Candles? Why so?
5 responses
@carolscash (9498)
• United States
30 Oct 08
Well, I usually go with wax candles. I think that the gel ones are pretty but I have never seen why the companies add all those extras in with the candles as I am sure that all of those decorations don't burn. It looks to me as though it might be a fire hazard.
• United States
25 Jun 07
I make my own soy candles. They burn better & smell better. Paraffin candles are made from the crap at the bottom of the barrel of petroleum. When they burn the give off soot and carcinogens. I would rather support our farmers & burn cleaner non-carcinogenic candles.
@jlara_gtr34 (3491)
• Philippines
22 May 07
i havent used gel candles in my whole life but recently, my sister gave me a red gel candle but i havent used it yet, i just displayed it in my room. i really dont have any experience with a gel candle but maybe i will try it some other time. :)
@dcroome2005 (1211)
• United States
22 Apr 07
I make and sell paraffin wax candles. I don't like dealing with gel. I think gel candles are pretty and if you don't want to burn the, then they are nice to just look at especially with all the stuff that people put into them. But, if you are looking for a candle to burn, I would keep with wax candles.
@hezoid (2147)
27 Feb 07
I think gel candles are supposed to last longer and be more economical, and i'm sure i ehard that they also produce less smoke too. I'm not sure if you can get scented gel candles though, and i only really use scented candles, so for me wax candles would be better.