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5 Reasons To Start Buying Soy Candles

Kate De Palma
Entrepreneur
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Topic: Home & Garden
October 9, 2017 08:28
  • Most commercial candles out there are made of paraffin, a petroleum by-product created when crude oil is refined to gasoline. This means that when you burn a paraffin candle, you're releasing known carcinogens like benzene and toluene into your home. It's like bringing diesel fumes right into your living room and is considered just as dangerous as second-hand smoke. Ick. 
    So what's a candle-lover to do? Make the switch to soy, and here's 5 reasons why. 
  • #1 Soy is Plant-BasedSoybeans are a renewable resource, making soy candles more eco-friendly than paraffin candles. Plus, you can support American farmers with your purchase of a soy candle. #2 Soy Burns CleanSoy candles release none of the toxins that paraffin candles release, a list that goes on and on (Acetone, Trichlorofluoromethane, Trichloroethane, Trichloroethene, Carbon Tetrachloride, Tetrachloroethene, Chlorobenzene...and more). 
    #1 Soy is Plant-Based

    Soybeans are a renewable resource, making soy candles more eco-friendly than paraffin candles. Plus, you can support American farmers with your purchase of a soy candle. 

    #2 Soy Burns Clean

    Soy candles release none of the toxins that paraffin candles release, a list that goes on and on (Acetone, Trichlorofluoromethane, Trichloroethane, Trichloroethene, Carbon Tetrachloride, Tetrachloroethene, Chlorobenzene...and more). 
  • #3 Soy Burns Longer Soy wax burns at a lower temperature than does paraffin wax, making the same amount of candle last longer with soy. Plus, a good soy candle should burn off every ounce of wax in its container while paraffin candles tend to leave a good amount of wax at the bottom. #4 Soy Releases Scent More GraduallyBecause of that lower burn temperature, the fragrance in a soy candle tends to disburse more gradually than with a paraffin candle, which may burn all the fragrance oil off at once so that the candle loses its smell for the rest of its burn time. #5 Soy Is Easier to Clean UpAny errant spills or drips are easier to clean up than with paraffin, and at the end of a container, you can simply wash it out with soap and water, and it's safe to be repurposed however you'd like. 
    #3 Soy Burns Longer 

    Soy wax burns at a lower temperature than does paraffin wax, making the same amount of candle last longer with soy. Plus, a good soy candle should burn off every ounce of wax in its container while paraffin candles tend to leave a good amount of wax at the bottom. 

    #4 Soy Releases Scent More Gradually

    Because of that lower burn temperature, the fragrance in a soy candle tends to disburse more gradually than with a paraffin candle, which may burn all the fragrance oil off at once so that the candle loses its smell for the rest of its burn time. 

    #5 Soy Is Easier to Clean Up

    Any errant spills or drips are easier to clean up than with paraffin, and at the end of a container, you can simply wash it out with soap and water, and it's safe to be repurposed however you'd like. 
  • 100% Soy Candle - Choose a scent - 8oz tin
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    14.95
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    Indulge your senses in a beautifully-scented soy candle with a long, clean burn (~35-40 hrs) and a strong scent.

    These hand-poured soy candles are made in small batches from 100% American-grown soybeans and top-of-the-line fragrance oils containing essential oils like lavender, cinnamon, etc.

    Natural ECO cotton wicks are free from lead and other harmful metals.
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