Why Soy Candles?


Soy vs. Paraffin

  • Soy wax is made from soy beans which do not contain pollutants
  • No carcinogens are produced when burning soy wax
  • Soy is biodegradable
  • Soy candles are non-toxic
  • Clean up of soy wax can be done with soap and water; therefore, containers can be reused
  • Soy candles do not use wicks which contain lead
  • Soy wax burns completely. Paraffin usually leaves a portion of the wax remaining at the bottom of the container
  • Little or no soot is produced from burning soy candles
  • Soy wax will not discolor walls or furniture like petroleum byproducts
  • Soy wax burns 30% to 50% longer than paraffin
  • Soy wax burns cooler than paraffin
  • Soy wax holds color and scent better than paraffin
  • Soy candles help to support American soy bean farmers
  • Paraffin wax is made from petroleum
  • Paraffin wax produces a black soot while burning. You, your family and friends are breathing the soot into your lungs while the candle is burning
  • Paraffin wax candles are known to have 11 toxins which are thrown into the air while burning
  • The EPA has identified benzene and toluene, two cancer-causing agents, as being present in paraffin
  • Paraffin wax can contribute to the on-set of allergy or asthma attacks

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