Benefits of Soy Candles

Why Burn Soy Candles?

Those who have burned soy already have seen the benefits of soy candles, both to both your health and the environment first hand. As with most soy wax candle websites, it’s our pleasure to present the facts, myths, and benefits of soy candles.

Clean Burning

One of the most famous benefits of soy candles is how clean they burn. Soy wax doesn’t not produce the black soot like paraffin does. While some might say “no soot”, it’s actually “little soot”. Everything that burns puts off smoke, and soy candles are no exception. However, the amount of smoke released from soy wax is so minimum, there are very few that notice it.

If you have ever had a soy wax candle in the past that did leave black soot around the jar, there are several reasons this may have happened. One explanation is it wasn’t 100% soy, but rather a soy/paraffin blend. Many advertise “soy candle” have unknown blends that you may not catch unless you search deep into their site. If it doesn’t say 100% or tell you what’s in the candles, watch out.

Another reason you see black soot could have been the use of metal wicks. While no candle made in the US has lead, they can have zinc. Zinc wicks are not toxic like lead, but they will produce more soot than cotton or hemp wicks.

There are other possible reasons, but those are a few. See our blog post to answer the question “Why Do My Candle Wicks Smoke?” for additional information and benefits on soy candles.

Promoting American Farmers

Help the farmers and everyone benefits. Soy beans are grown in American fields, and processed into soy wax in the US as well. This is one of the most important benefits of soy candles!

You don’t have to be an economic major to know cheap paraffin candles made in other countries doesn’t benefit anyone but the big business selling it. Support our farmers and our economy!

Cost Effective

A point which sometimes isn’t included in many lists of the benefits of soy candles. You may be shocked by this point, but in many cases soy wax candles can be more cost effective than paraffin. Not only in quality, but in quantity too. Soy not only burns cleaner, but slower too. A soy candle can burn up to twice as long (sometimes even more!) than parafin, giving you twice the candle.

Wonderful Scent Throw

When it’s said that a candle scent “throws well”, this means it fills the room with a strong, lasting 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 them headaches. Of course it’s not the scent itself, but the additional chemicals the paraffin is putting off. Because soy burns so clean, you’ll get a cleaner scent as well.



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