Soy Candles vs. Paraffin Candles

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Why choose soy candles over traditional paraffin candles?

Everyone loves a good smelling candle, but what if I told you some of the candles you have in your home are dangerous to your health?! Most candle companies today have switched over to using soy wax, but there are still a lot of candles on the market that is made with paraffin. Paraffin wax is a by-product from petroleum, a gas that is non-renewable and releases carcinogens and toxins into the air.  Soy candles are better for our health and our environment.

Soy candle benefits:

  • Burns cleaner –
    A candle made with soybean wax is non-toxic meaning unlike paraffin candles, soy candles do not release toxins into the air as it burns and releases very little soot.
  • Lasts much longer –
    Soy candles burn at a cooler temperature and when combined with essential oils, the smell and burn time of soy candles last much longer than paraffin candles!
  • No toxins, carcinogens or pollutants –
    Paraffin candles are made from petroleum, which is a non-renewable source that contains harmful toxins and carcinogens that are emitted into the air when burned. Soybean wax is the complete opposite, it’s 100% natural and non-toxic.
  • Eco-friendly/biodegradable –
    Soy wax is natural, making it easier to clean up if spilled.
  • Supports farmers & small business owners –
    Using soy candles not only offers better health & eco benefits, but it also supports soybeans farmers and soy candle artisans!

 

 

So, if you’re looking for the best soy candles, my favorites are from Terra Verde Soy, Ethos Handmade, Urban Wanderlust, and Shivelight Candles – you can find their candles here! But, the next time you go to the store to buy a new yummy candle, remember these benefits and make sure it’s a soybean wax candle!