Soy Versus Paraffin Wax - Which is Better?

Being a chandler for 8 years now, one of the most asked questions that I get is what type of wax do you use and do the candles produce a lot of smoke.

Well, I have good news for you – we use 100% soy wax that is actually kosher and no, our candles do not produce much smoke at all, if any. I believe in using soy wax for a few reasons, but most importantly it is a natural and renewable resource that creates jobs for our American Farmers. While many other candle companies like to cut corners by using a lower cost wax called paraffin, we strive to provide the most natural and yes, healthy candle possible. Soy candles are non-toxic and are much healthier for humans, our pets, and also the environment. On the other hand, paraffin wax produces petro-carbon soot, which is the same base that diesel fuel is made from, that can stain your walls, furniture and is circulated through your air vents in your home. This soot, according to the American Lung Association, contains 11 documented toxins, 2 of which are known carcinogens – toluene and benzene1.

Just remember next time you go to purchase a candle, ask if the candle is made from soy wax…or paraffin wax. Soy is healthier, is a renewable resource and helps boost our American economy.

 The Healthy Chandler, 

Jamie Graves