Soy Wax Candles – A Healthier Choice! The first and most obvious benefit to soy candles is that they are clean burning. Unlike paraffin, soy wax is non-toxic, with no petrol-carbon soot which can blacken walls, ceilings, and furniture. Paraffin wax can also add toxic carcinogens into the air you breathe.
The next benefit to soy candles is that they burn much slower and cooler than paraffin wax, creating a longer burning candle. This makes them a much more cost-effective choice for consumers.
Next, soybeans are renewable source, unlike paraffin, which consists of petroleum. Also, since soy is a locally grown crop, purchasing soybean products creates important economic growth for the agricultural sector of our economy.
Lastly, because of the fact that soybeans are vegetables, soy wax (basically made from hydrogenated soybean oil) is naturally biodegradable. Soy wax is also easier to remove from materials and other surfaces than paraffin wax.
Soy wax candles are completely non-toxic, unlike paraffin wax based candles which emit 11 toxins according to the American Lung Association, 2 of which are known carcinogens.
PS, warm or not, you can use soy wax as a moisturizing lotion.
The company I use to buy my soy wax candles is no longer in business. If you can recommend a great brand, please post a message below or send me an email using the contact page in the upper right corner. Thanks and have a Green day =)