What the Heck are Soy Candles?

Benefits of Soy Wax Candles

The most commonly used wax for candles is paraffin, a petroleum product. But you have other options. Soy wax candles are a wonderful choice. Eco Life Soy candles offer distinct advantages over paraffin candles. Soy candles look and smell similar to paraffin candles. There are variations in soy candles, not all are created the same way. Some are made with pure soy wax, while others include unnecessary chemical, additives, or are blended with paraffin. Be sure to read the label or ask the manufacturer to be certain of what is the actual composition of the ingredients.

Ecologically Friendly

Paraffin candles are made from petroleum, a nonrenewable resource that contains carcinogenic substances which infiltrate the atmosphere when burned according the Daily Green. However, Eco Life Candles soy candles are made from soybeans, a natural, renewable resource grown in many regions by local farmers. Using candles made from soy supports local agriculture and farmers, thus improving local economies.

Burns Cleaner

Soy candles burn cleaner, releasing little soot as the candle burns. Soy candles may accumulate some black soot on the jar, but the amount is much less than with paraffin candles. Additionally, burning soy wax is non-toxic, so your air is much cleaner. A significant amount of black soot is released, along with carcinogenic substances from paraffin candles. A substantial amount of black soot collects on the jar as well as walls and other surfaces of the home.

Longer Lasting

Typically soy candles last longer than a paraffin candle of the same size, according to Planet Green. The reason behind the longevity of soy candles is the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the soybean-based wax. You may pay more for a soy candle initially, but the longer-lasting burn means you won’t have to buy new candles as often. Soy wax is also biodegradable, making it an investment that benefits the environment. Additionally, soy wax is much easier to clean off when spilled than paraffin wax.

 

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