Have you heard about soy candles? Soy candles are decorative, long lasting candles that are made from all natural ingredients.
Candles have been part of our lives for a long time. We use them to celebrate the seasons, to set the mood, and to refresh the air with a wonderful scent. Surprisingly, some candles have ingredients that could cause some people to get sick.
The majority of candles are made with paraffin wax. Paraffin is a by-product of petroleum after everything has been removed. It is odorless, colorless, and tasteless. According to the EPA, burning a paraffin wax candle release a host of chemicals considered to be carcinogenic.
Soy candles are made from the soybean plant. After the plant is harvested, it is cleaned, de-hulled, and crushed with a roller to extract the oil. The soybean oil is then hydrogenated to create saturated fats to make soy wax.
Soy wax candles are eco-friendly, carbon neutral, and biodegradable. Soy candles burn cleanly with very little soot and waste.
Soy wax does not contain anything artificial. Burning or melting paraffin wax is known to release at least eleven known toxins, of which two are carcinogens, into the air. This makes soy wax a much better alternative to traditional wax candles.
Soy candles are made using soy wax comes from the renewable resource, soybeans. The candles are biodegradable and burn clean without release fluorocarbons. This means the soy wax meets several requirements under federal regulations that classify it as clean burning.
Soy candles are less aggravating to people who have asthma or allergies because they are all natural and clean burning. They do not pollute the indoor air quality with chemicals.
If you are looking for an eco-friendly candle, then consider a soy candle with plant-based all-natural essential oils that will not trigger allergies.