Natural Wax

Sussex Special Candles Luxury Home Fragrance

Why use soy wax candles?

Our natural candles are made of 100% natural soy wax.
We use soy, rather than traditional paraffin wax, because it is: 

  • Safe, clean and non-toxic
  • Plant-based and vegan
  • High-performance and long-lasting


Sussex Special scented candles are handmade in England using pure soy wax. Our special blend of oils are selected to lift your mood and bring tranquillity


Safe, clean, and non-toxic

Natural soy wax produces clean smoke that is low in soot and non-carcinogenic, it does not contain toxins, so it will not release pollutants into the air when burnt. Have you ever burned a candle and seen a ring of black soot on the glass? That is the result of the petroleum used to make paraffin wax, and an indication of the toxins released by the flame. When a paraffin candle is burned, it produces toxic petrol-carbon soot, which can be harmful, it can also darken your walls, furniture, and ceilings. 

When you light one of our natural soy wax candles, you will not see or smell any soot.

The soy candle may accumulate some soot on the container, but the amount is much less. If your candle produces dark smoke after some time burning means the wick is too longextinguish the candle, trim the excess wick and let it cool before re-lighting. For more tips on burning, you might check our Candle Care and Safety page.

While burning our candles the only smell you will notice is the specially created fragrance that we infuse our wax with. Our soy wax candles vaporise fragrance oils more efficiently than traditional paraffin wax candles, releasing more fragrance into your home. Due to the lack of soot and toxins released into the air, our candles have a high fragrance profile. The chemicals released by paraffin wax can interfere with the scent during burning, having a natural wax clean burn really shows the candle’s actual scent.

And if you spill hot wax from one of our soy candles, the only thing you will need to clean it is soap and water – no harsh products required.

Sussex Special scented soy candles are made with natural soy wax which is 100% toxin free. The fragrances are created with fine oils for lasting scent


High-performance and long-lasting

Soy wax candles burn at a lower temperature than traditional candles, meaning they burn much slower, cooler and for longer. A natural wax candle has as much as 30-50% extra burning time.
All the burn times on our website are approximations and only meant as a guide.
Your burn rate and candle characteristics might be different depending on the temperature of the room you burn it in.

We highly recommend seeking medical attention if you begin to feel unwell while burning our candles or after accidentally ingesting wax – it may be that you are allergic to one or more of the ingredients used in the candle.

Why soy and not beeswax, or another plant-based wax? 

We do not use beeswax, because it is not vegan, something we know is important to many of our customers.

Natural soy wax has not been around a long time it was invented by a group of college students in 1996 at Purdue University.
We will continue exploring alternative natural waxes for candle making and plan to expand beyond soy wax, our mission is to develop a sustainable brand using the latest innovations and technologies.