Did you know that most candles you buy are made with paraffin wax, and that despite being freely available, paraffin wax (made from petroleum waste) creates toxic chemicals when burned that are known carcinogens? If you suffer from headaches when a candle is burning or you find your allergies are triggered, it’ll most likely be caused by the paraffin fumes you’re inhaling.
You might also see some candles labelled as being ‘soy blends’, which makes them sound nice and natural, but these are usually a mixture of soy wax and paraffin or other additives, so are a far cry from being what you would call a ‘clean burn’.
So, you might ask - what’s the alternative...? Candles made of soy wax of course!
What’s the big deal with soy wax? Well, soy candles like ours are better for you, your pets, and also for the environment. Soy wax is non-toxic and burns cleaner than paraffin because it doesn’t produce any petrol-carbon soot. This means you won't get those horrible oily black marks on your walls (or your lungs).
All of our scented candles and wax melts are made from non-genetically modified soy wax that has been ethically produced. Soy wax is a derivative of soybeans, and since soybeans are vegetables, soy wax is naturally biodegradable, vegan friendly, and a renewable resource. What’s more, soy candles burn slower and at a cooler temperature, which gives them a longer life-span than paraffin candles.