Soy Wax Candles and Why it's Important

by Sherry Perez on May 10, 2019

We all know that Soy candles burn longer but not only that, Soy candles are better for your health. Soy burns cleaner and produces as much as 90 percent less soot than paraffin, reducing the amount of indoor air pollution produced over the course of your meal.

 

 

THE DANGERS OF PARAFFIN

Researchers at South Carolina State University tested both petroleum-based paraffin wax candles and vegetable-based candles that were non-scented, non-pigmented and free of dyes. Their 2009 report concluded that while the vegetable-based candles didn't produce any potentially harmful pollutants, the paraffin candles "released unwanted chemicals into the air," said chemistry professor Ruhullah Massoudi in a statement.

"For a person who lights a candle every day for years or just uses them frequently, inhalation of these dangerous pollutants drifting in the air could contribute to the development of health risks like cancer, common allergies and even asthma,” Massoudi said.- Huffpost

 

WHY CHOOSE SOY?

Natural
Soy candles are made from soybeans, a natural, renewable source grown in many regions by local farmers. Paraffin candles are made from petroleum, which is a nonrenewable source that contains carcinogenic substances. These substances may be released into the air while burning, according to The Daily Green. Using candles made from soy supports local agriculture and farmers, allowing them to make money and grow their operations.

Cleaner Burning
A candle made from soy wax burns cleaner with little soot released as the candle burns. Paraffin candles often create a significant amount of black soot that collects on the jar, as well as on your walls and other surfaces of the home. The soy candle may accumulate some black soot on the jar, but the amount is much less than paraffin candles. Soy candles are also non-toxic, so they won't release toxins into the air as they burn.

Longer Lasting
Soy candles typically 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.

Better Scent
A soy candle works well for holding onto the scent from essential oils, which are often used to scent candles. Because they burn more slowly, the scent is gradually released; there won't be an immediate wave of strong scent. This creates a more pleasant atmosphere for most people. The natural wax also holds onto color well, which makes it look more attractive. - Live Strong

Paraffin candles are popular in homes, restaurants, hotels, and more, but they may pose hidden dangers to our health with long-term exposure. If you’re a fan of candlelight, you may want to consider switching to soy wax candles. They’re renewable, biodegradable, and perhaps best of all, nontoxic.

So, if you are looking for the best brand of Soy Candles Aubert & Amandine offers high quality, all-natural ingredients of soy wax and cotton wicks. No petroleum products that you’ll get in less expensive candles. This means your candle burns cleaner and more evenly.  No “hollow” candles.

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