Soy Candles burns longer and cleaner than paraffin candles. Soy Candles are a renewable resource, environmentally friendly and support economic growth for the farmer. Soy Wax is easier to clean than paraffin. Soy Candles do not pollute the air and are healthier to breathe. 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. Ours are made with pure Soy Wax. They burn cleaner and longer than paraffin candles. Soy wax candles are non-toxic and do not cause petroleum carbon soot. This avoids blackening of walls, ceilings and furniture. Additionally, burning soy wax does not contaminate ventilation duct work in your home. You can breathe easier because they do not add toxic carcinogens into the air you are breathing.