Are Soy Candles Safer Than Paraffin Candles?
There’s nothing like welcoming guests into a fresh, beautiful smelling home. The way your home smells says a lot about you, so it’s important to choose the best scented candles to represent your style. However, you hear that burning traditional paraffin candles can be bad for your health.
So, are soy candles safer? Today's blog dives into all of the details and breaks down what to look for when shopping for your next best smelling candle.
Do Paraffin Candles Have Chemicals?
Paraffin is a byproduct of petroleum. So, when you burn paraffin wax, even with the best smelling candles, it’s like letting a diesel truck put exhaust in your home. Both diesel gas and paraffin wax produce a carcinogenic smoke that contains a chemical called toluene, which is found in metal cleaners and adhesives. Yuck!
Okay, Are Soy Candles Safer?
Yes, soy candles are a lot safer for several reasons. The main reason to choose a 100% soy candle over a traditional paraffin wax candle is for your health. Soy candles are made from a natural resource, and do not emit toxins like paraffin candles.
Soy wax is a derived from the oil of soybeans making it a vegetable wax. This high quality wax is eco-friendly, renewable, American-grown, sustainable, and carbon neutral.
The coolest part about our soy wax is that the beans used to provide the wax were grown likely less than a year ago, and those same fields are likely growing new soybeans as we speak. We love sustainability!
Great! Do Soy Candles Burn Longer and Stronger?
Candles made with 100% soy wax burn longer than candles made with paraffin wax. That’s because they have a lower burning temperature and burn cleanly and evenly. This means you get to enjoy your favorite scented candle for even longer.
Soy wax is excellent at keeping the scent from essential and aroma oils. They also create a better atmosphere for you and your guests because they release a consistent, pleasant smelling aroma, unlike heavily perfumed paraffin wax. Soy candles release a beautiful cold and hot throw compared to other waxes on the market.
100% soy wax candles are often on the higher price end due to the high quality of the ingredients. You essentially get what you pay for.
Fill Your Beautiful House with Candles from Citrus & Cane!