Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Why Should I Burn Soy Candles?

Paraffin wax is commonly used in candles, but soy candles are becoming popular in the market today. Though similar in appearance and smell to paraffin candles, soy candles offer more distinct advantages. However, not all soy candles are manufactured in the same way. This is because some tend to limit some unnecessary chemicals during manufacturing while others are blended with paraffin wax or some other additives. You should check the label on the candle so as to be sure of the ingredients used or seek advice from the manufacturer. Some of the advantages that soy candles have include;


As per their name, soy candles are made from soy beans which is a natural renewable resource that is grown by most local farmers. This is unlike paraffin candles which are made from petroleum which is nonrenewable and is said to contain some harmful carcinogens which may be released into the air when the candle is burning. Usage of soy candles provides income for American farmers who sell their soy beans to the manufacturer enabling them finance their operations.

Longer Lasting

According to Planet Green soy candles last longer than paraffin candles of the same size. This is because the soy candles are slower in burning and their soybean based wax also has a cooler burning temperature. However, soy candles are more expensive but their longevity is what makes them so worthwhile because you do not need to buy more candles in the future. The wax is also biodegradable which makes it very environmental friendly.

Better Scent

Since soy candles usually burn slowly, the scent emitted by oils used to manufacture them is released gradually. This creates a pleasant atmosphere for most people unlike other scented candles which tend to emit an immediate wave of strong scent. The soy beans wax also tends to hold on to color which makes them look very appealing to the eyes.

Cleaner Burn

Soy candles tend to produce less soot compared to paraffin candles. The fact that soy candles are made from natural renewable sources they do not emit toxins into the air as the burn.

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