We all love candles. We love how they smell, how they look and the ambiance a lit candle can create. I've purchased a ton of candles over the years but never really knew much about them until recently. Not long ago, my friend turned me onto soy candles and I've become a huge fan. Today, I wanted to share my latest passion with other like-minded individuals (AKA you!). So, without further ado, here are my top five reasons why soy candles are better than paraffin wax candles.
1) Soy wax is healthier. Paraffin wax candles actually release toxic chemicals when burned. These chemicals are bad for your health and many people are simply not aware of the dangers associated with these common house hold toxins. Soy candles, however, release no toxins when burned.
2) They last longer. In fact, candles made with 100% soy bean wax will burn 3 times longer than a traditional candle. This makes these eco-friendly products a great value for consumers.
3) Scented candles made with soy bean wax smell better. It's true! This is because the fragrance comes from the melted pool of wax and soy wax has a lower melting point than paraffin wax. More melted wax means more fragrance released.
4) Soy candles are cleaner. There are two main ways in which they are cleaner. First, they produce no black soot when burned. That means no black gunk on the side of the candle jar or, worse yet, on your walls near the candle. In addition, soy candles are easy to clean if spilled. You can actually clean up soy wax spilled on furniture with soapy water. The chemicals in paraffin wax stain fabric and require heavy cleaners to remove.
5) Soy candles are renewable, eco-friendly and sustainable. Soy beans are a renewable resource and also an important industry for the American agricultural community. Buying soy wax candles is a great way to support the environment as well as American farmers. It's a win win situation!
For all of you candle lovers out there who have not tried a soy candle , I highly recommend it. I suspect you'll never buy another paraffin wax candle again. There are a lot of great deals available on the web.