There are many choices of candles on the market nowadays and you can buy candles made from paraffin, soy or a blend of both.
They’re made from vegetable oil (soybeans). On the other hand, paraffin candles are made from petroleum oil. As a result, soy wax candles do not increase the CO2 level in the atmosphere like paraffin candles do. Furthermore, soy candles do not require chemicals to scent them.
Since soybeans are vegetables, soy wax (basically made from hydrogenated soybean oil) is naturally biodegradable and water soluble. Soy wax is also easier to remove from materials and other surfaces than paraffin wax.
Soy candles burn 50% longer than regular candles
Soy wax candles are sometimes more expensive than paraffin wax candles to buy, however they are still more cost-effective in the long run. Furthermore, soy candles burn evenly, leaving almost no excess wax on the sides of the jar.
Soy candles burn cleaner than regular paraffin candles do
Soy candles do not produce much black soot unlike paraffin candles. Candle soot is more of a nuisance than you might realize. If you burn a lot of candles, over time it can discolour your walls, furniture and stain the edges of your carpet.
Stronger and more pleasant scent
Soy wax candles not only have a great scent throw, but also have a cleaner smell. It’s been noted by many that paraffin wax will give people headaches. Of course it’s not the scent itself, but the additional chemicals the paraffin is putting off.
All Arcandle’s candles are made with 100% pure soy wax which is biodegradable and free of pesticides, herbicides and genetically modified materials.
Lead and toxin free cotton wicks are used to ensure a safe burn.