Fact. Most store-bought candles are petroleum-based. Even big name candles like Yankee Candle are made from paraffin, a petroleum by-product.
Besides the fact that it's not eco, here’s the problem with paraffin in your home: when it burns, it releases 11 documented toxins, according to the American Lung Association, including 2 known carcinogens (cancer-causers). These toxins are the same as those found in diesel fumes. Ick.
Here's why you need to make the switch to soy candles today.