Why Our Candles Are White

I think it’s safe to say that Antique Candle Works is unique for a small candle business.  We’ve definitely got a unique group of people in the studio!  Haha!  But more than that, Antique Candle Works is a Christian-focused business and is proud to share such an important aspect of our lives with all our friends that have been involved with us. 

Something else that makes us unique, which we’ve gotten many comments and questions about, involve our candles.  You may have noticed, but here it is:


Our candles are white.


All of them, from Vanilla to Apple Pickin’.  All of our fragrances share one thing in common, and that’s their color.  Most candle-makers color their wax, but not us.  So, why are our candles white?


  1. It’s the natural look.

The wax for Antique Candle Works candles are made from natural, domestically grown soy beans.  There are several reasons why we use soy wax in the first place, which you can check out in Why We Use Soy Wax, but that doesn’t explain the coloring of our candles.  Well, soy wax is naturally off-white, so why mess with the pure look of the wax?  It’s naturally beautiful.


  1. No additives.

The only things in our candles are natural soy wax and fine fragrance oils.  Unlike paraffin candles, soy candles cannot take dye as well and require more colorant with deeper colors, which means more additives to the candle.  This would not only take away from the natural quality of our candles, but it would also disrupt the balance of wax and fragrance.


  1. Farmhouse Neutrals!

Simply put, our off-white candles naturally work with the brilliance of a flame, and match any décor themes you might have in your home!  It works especially well with our personal favorite style: farmhouse!  So much farmhouse décor utilizes neutral colors to create stunning designs and settings, which is perfect for Antique Candle Works candles with brilliant white wax!


Colored wax candles can be beautiful, but are all too common.  For Antique Candle Works natural soy candles, we let our wax remain its raw color.  Not only is this cleaner, but for those of us who love the natural look, it’s a perfect addition to any home (with any style)!


There will be some extra unique soy candles available at the next Antique Candle Sale!  Be sure to visit our antique candle marketplace to find out when the next restock will be, and to try your luck at one of these gorgeous candles before they run out!


Have a beautiful day!




Photography by Ashley from Our Modern Antebellum, HJ Creative Photography, and Erica from Our Humble Nest