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Soy candles have taken the market by storm.  Sure,... you can still pick up your paraffin candles at a department store, online retailers, discount store, or from your local scented candle shop.  Simply put, with the concern raised about scented paraffin candle burning, we would think these retailers/manufactures would offer you a healthy alternative.  

Today you can find soy votives, soy containers, soy pillars, and soy tapers.  The technology of soy candle making has provided each and every one of us the ability to make our own choice with regards to what type of candle we choose to burn.  

With the scented candle market in the biggest boom it has seen in quite some time, many people are jumping on the candle bandwagon an producing inexpensive paraffin candles that could cause health concern to you and your family.

Before buying another scented candle, ask your local retailer or your local chandler (candle maker) if they use soy wax.  If they don't, ask them why!  I have gotten the answer several times that "Soy is too expensive," or "They don't burn as well."  These are both untruths.  Many manufactures have simply denied the health risks, or don't want to cover the expense of converting their paraffin operation to a soy-based operation.  

The benefits of soy wax over paraffin are quite amazing!  Below you will find a list of benefits that you will find pretty impressive!

  • Soy Wax burns 30% to 50% longer than paraffin
  • Soy wax is water soluble.  (No more messy cleanups)
  • Soy wax is biodegradable.
  • Burning soy wax candles helps support the American farmer.
  • Little or no soot is produced from burning soy wax.
  • No carcinogens are produced from burning soy wax.
  • Soy wax is non-toxic.
  • Soy wax hold color and scent better than paraffin
  • Soy wax will not discolor your walls or furniture from petroleum byproducts
  • Soy wax is a renewable resource, petroleum is limited.
  • Soy wax is comparable in price to paraffin
  • Animal fat is not an ingredient of soy wax

According to the American Lung Association - "slow burning, scented, paraffin candles cause lead poisoning and using slow burning paraffin candles cause poor indoor air quality, and a serious health concern."

It is also stated that the carcinogens produced by paraffin candles is equal to the damage cause by second hand smoke from tobacco smokers. Does this mean you should throw away your paraffin candles?  We have.... and we hope, for your health's sake, you do to!!

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