The vast majority of candles on the commercial market are made from paraffin wax. Paraffin candles are cheaper, smell good, and are what we've always burned and accustomed to. In recent times, as people have become more conscious of ingredients and how they affect the environment and their personal space, soy candles have become increasingly popular because of the benefits associated with the main ingredient.
Soy wax comes from vegetable oil (soybeans), a natural and renewable resource, sustainable and biodegradable. The candles are non-toxic and eco-friendly, and one of the main reasons consumers are making better purchasing decisions for themselves, their pets, and the environment.
Candles have such a radiant glow and calming effect on us. What´s not pleasant and calming, is when you start to see soot residue coating the sides of your decorative vessel. Soot comes from the incomplete combustion of carbon-containing fuels, primarily petroleum-based. This is not found in soy wax and makes for better air quality, less maintenance, and sets you up to experience that sought-after calming effect. Soy candles can burn anywhere from 35% - 50% longer because the wax has a lower melting point, making it a cooler burning temperature. A candle burning with cool temperatures makes for a fantastic scent throw that will fill the entire room. Soy candles also burn evenly, as long as you allow the wax to fully melt from edge to edge, creating an even melting pool.
One of the factors that played a role in our company choosing soy wax candles was knowing, that not only would we be providing a product that protects or environment, but also helps our American farmers, located in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana. When selecting your choice of candles, make sure to look into "different blends", that manufacturers use and be sure to select the right fit for your lifestyle.