The health of your family and friends is important. Yet almost every candle sold in stores is made with paraffin wax, obtained from crude petroleum that releases toxins when burned, just as gasoline does. Soy wax doesn’t have all those toxins, so it burns 90% cleaner. Where paraffin comes from a non-renewable resource, soy wax comes from a renewable resource.
Soy candles last up to 30% longer than paraffin candles. Because soy candles have a lower melting point than paraffin, the wax pool around the wick is bigger with soy candles. Thus soy candles “throw” fragrances better, so you enjoy them more. Soy wax is easier to clean. If you’ve ever tried to clean a paraffin wax spill from furniture or fabric, you know it’s almost impossible. Soy wax cleans easily with hot soapy water.
You can tell when a candle is made with paraffin wax by the absence of a container. Because soy wax melts at a lower temperature, soy wax candles can only be delivered in glass or metal containers.