Soy wax is a vegetable wax made from the oil of soybeans. It is entirely natural and safe for skin and respiratory system. Soy wax is a natural, renewable source grown in many regions by local farmers. Paraffin candles are made from petroleum, which is a nonrenewable source that contains carcinogenic substances such as crude oil. These substances may be released into the air while burning. Using candles made from soy supports local agriculture and farmers, allowing them to make money and grow their operation.
A candle made from soy wax burns cleaner with little soot released as the candle burns. Paraffin candles often create a significant amount of black soot that collects on the jar, as well as on your walls and other surfaces of the home. Soy candles are also non-toxic, so they won't release toxins into the air as they burn.
Soy candles typically last longer than a paraffin candle of the same size. They burn 40-50% slower than paraffin wax because of is the slower burning time and cooler burning temperature of the soybean-based wax. You may pay more for a soy candle initially, but the longer-lasting burn means you won't have to buy new candles as often. Soy wax is also biodegradable, making it an investment that benefits the environment. It is a carbon neutral product, meaning it has a negative impact on the environment.
A soy candle works well for holding onto the scent from essential oils, which are often used to scent candles. Because they burn more slowly, the scent is gradually released; there won't be an immediate wave of strong scent. This creates a more pleasant atmosphere for most people. The natural wax also holds onto color well, which makes it look more attractive.
Washes away with warm soapy water making it easy to repurpose the container once the candle has burned down. No more soaking with boiling water and chipping away at residual wax.