Why Soy Wax Over Paraffin?
We want you to have a clean, healthy, long-lasting burning candle which is why we chose Soy wax for our candles.
The differences between soy and paraffin wax is their creation methods. Soy wax is natural, environmentally friendly, non-toxic and biodegradable. It is made from a renewable source (soybeans). Paraffin is made petroleum based that is made from crude oil (fossil fuel) which is considered non-renewable.
Paraffin is the most popular form of wax because of the strength at which the fragrance emits from the candle. However, there are some things to look out for when burning a paraffin candle. The soot emitted from paraffin wax is generally darker and is considered unhealthy.
Paraffin wax produces certain emissions that can jeopardize the air quality in your home/ space. Some chemicals that can be released may include: alkanes, toulenes, etc. which have been reported to have detrimental health effects on humans.
So why are there so many paraffin candles? Well, since paraffin is less dense than soy and doesn’t require a long “cure” time, the fragrance is stronger in a paraffin candle, compared to a soy candle. The soy candle requires more time and heat in order for the fragrance to be released. But, you will receive a long lasting, clean burn, with no black smoke or toxins from your soy candle.