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The Benefits of Soy Candles

While soy candles look and smell similar to their paraffin counterparts, they offer many distinct advantages, making soy the better choice.

Soy candles are made from soybeans, a natural, renewable source grown in many regions by local farmers, so using candles made from soy helps support local agriculture and farmers.

Paraffin candles are made from petroleum, which is a nonrenewable source that contains carcinogenic substances. Paraffin is the leftover by-product from the petroleum refining process. It is possible that the substances may be released into the air while burning.

Soy candles made from soy wax burn cleaner, with little soot released as the candle burns. They are non-toxic, so they don’t release toxins into the air as they burn.

Paraffin candles often create a significant amount of black soot that collects on the jar. Soy candles may accumulate some black soot on the jar, but the amount is significantly less than that produced by paraffin candles.

Soy candles typically last longer than paraffin candles of the same size. They burn slower and cooler with the soybean-based wax.

Soy wax is also biodegradable, making it an investment that doesn't harm the environment.

Cleaner burning

No toxins, carcinogens or pollutants which means soy wax is less likely to trigger allergies. There is no petrol-carbon soot which you get from petroleum-based paraffin candles.

 

Longer lasting

Soy wax burns cooler which means you can enjoy your soy wax candle for generally 30-50% longer than a paraffin candle.

 

Supports our American farmers

Supports local farmers instead of foreign oil conglomerates.

 

Biodegradable and water soluble

Since the candles are made from soybeans, they are natural and biodegradable.